Linda Yaven

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Elle is Founder, ELLEVATE, a coach agency providing an original high performance methodology based in creative drive. She is Associate Professor, MBA Design Strategy CCA. 

Elle's 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, Tipping Point Community, Swisscom, Oru Kayak and Linked-In.

Elle also coaches music bands on strengths based 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 Assessment: 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.



Associate Professor, Design MBA