LINDA (ELLE) YAVEN 

Elle is Founder, EllevateYou, a coach agency providing an original strengths methodology,
based in the requirements of creative drive, for higher order outcomes. She is a Certified Coach.

She is Associate Professor & Founding Faculty, MBA Design Strategy California College of the Arts, San Francisco teaching her popular communication course “Live Exchange”.

Elle has coached those at Apple, Pixar Animation Studios, Google, The World Bank, General Assembly, Fuse Project,  Steelcase,  Capgemini, Gannett, Pearson, Chrysler, Fjord, Samsung, Tomorrow Partners, Intuit, Workday, AutoDesk, Iron Creative Communication, Zoo Labs,
Blackboard, The Nature Conservancy, Gensler, Light Sail Energy, Strong Brew, Rootid,
Tipping Point Community, Swisscom, Oru Kayak and Linked-In.

Additionally Elle coaches music bands on strengths based strategies for high performance.

She has presented at IDEO, The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, AIGA, DOD Education Activity, Visual Media Alliance, IRISE, The Creative Problem Solving Institute, Blackboard & Harvard.

Elle has served as Advisor/Documenter for The Making Learning Visible Institute at Harvard and consulted on ”Meaningful Studio Critique” for the Education Branch of the Department of Defense.

She has had a meditation practice for 25 years and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where it’s perfectly okay to call yourself a Design Strategy Catalyst.

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