LINDA (ELLE) YAVEN 

Elle is a hybrid thinker versed in the worlds of business and creativity.  She is Founder at Ellevate, a boutique coach agency providing strengths based design thinking frameworks for individuals and teams to build positive energy cultures.

Elle is a Certified Coach.  She is Associate Professor & Founding Faculty member, MBA Design Strategy California College of the Arts, San Francisco teaching her popular communication course “Live Exchange: Generative Communication".

Clients include 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, Full Circle Fund,  Teall Investments and Linked-In.

Elle is honored to also coach music bands on team strengths for optimal performance.

Elle has been a guest speaker at IDEO, The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, AIGA, DOD Education Activity, Visual Media Alliance, IRISE, The Creative Problem Solving Institute, Blackboard & Harvard.

She 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.

Elle 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.

Rapid Knowledge Transfer
”Teach Us Something in 7 Minutes”
MBA Design Strategy student videos, California College of Art