Linda (Elle) Yaven

I'm an experienced Executive & Team Coach, design thinker & Founder, E L L E V A T E, a boutique coach agency. We provide talent & leadership development programs rooted in design thinking. I am honored to count both experienced & emergent leaders among my clients.

It is my privilege to roll up my sleeves & work with clients at Apple, Pixar Animation Studios, Google, The World Bank, FuseProject, Gannett, Samsung, Tomorrow Partners, Intuit, Workday, AutoDesk, Iron Creative Communication, The Nature Conservancy, Gensler, Strong Brew, Rootid, Tipping Point Community, Swisscom, Oru Kayak, Riddle& Bloom, Full Circle Fund, Linked-in, Dye-Hard Fan Supply, DBOPartners & Teall Capitol.   

As Associate Professor MBA Design Strategy, California College of the Arts, I teach an original communication course based in talent development. Am honored to serve as "Sage" for DMBA’s Women in Leadership.

As Faculty, Zoo Labs Music Entrepreneurship Accelerator, Oakland I guide musicians on talent development & group dynamics. I've presented at Berklee School of Music, Boston.

Am honored to have led trainings at African & African American Studies, Stanford University, IDEO, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum & Blackboard. I’ve served as Advisor/Documenter for The Making Learning Visible Institute at Harvard & consulted to the Education Branch of the Department of Defense on "Meaningful Critique".

What you won't find out from my credentials is I have a studio practice as a painter & for quite awhile now have been a meditator.