life coach and business coach Melinda Rothouse

Coaching Since: 2009

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  • Business Soft Skills
  • Communication/EQ Skills
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership and Team Development
  • Public Speaking & Presentation
  • Team Development
  • Career Development/Transition
  • Career Management & Development
  • Career Strategy & Planning
  • Communication/EQ Skills
  • Public Speaking & Presentation
  • Writing & Creativity Coaching
  • Communication/EQ Skills
  • Confidence and Self-esteem
  • Developmental & Behavioral Coaching
  • Goal Setting & Accountability
  • Life Transition Coaching
  • Mindfulness

Appointment Types:

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Online via Zoom


  • Ph.D. in Psychology with a Specialization in Creativity Studies - Saybrook University
  • Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation
  • M.A. in Performance Studies - New York University's Tisch School for the Arts
  • M.A. in Religious Studies - Indiana University
  • B.A. in Biopsychology - Vassar College
  • Coach Training with the Coaches Training Institute

Methodologies and Tools used:

  • Co-Active Coaching (CTI Coaching Method)
  • Certified in The Leadership Circle Profile 360 Assessment (leadership coaching tool)
  • Emphasis on Mindfulness and Creativity
  • Existential, Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology


  • Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • Creating a Culture of Innovation
  • The Psychology and Neuroscience of Creativity
  • Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
  • Team Creativity and Collaboration
  • The Healing Power of Meditation and Creativity
  • Mindfulness, Creativity and the Contemplative Arts
  • Healing from Loss, Chronic Pain and Illness Through Creativity and the Arts

Ideal Clients:

  • Community Change Makers
  • Executives
  • Individual Contributors
  • Mid Level Managers
  • Mid-Career Professionals
  • Senior Level Managers

Melinda's Story

Melinda Rothouse is a professional creativity, mindfulness, and leadership coach, consultant, and educator, as well as a musician, songwriter, and performer. She is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), with over 10 years of professional coaching experience and 20 years of combined experience in creativity and career coaching, academic advising, freelance writing and teaching in higher education.

Melinda’s approach to coaching and teaching draw on the principles of learner-centered education and humanistic psychology, as well as three decades of experience and training as an educator, coach, facilitator, musician, and performer. She brings a commitment to mindfulness, deep listening, and engaged collaboration to her coaching and teaching work.

Melinda completed her undergraduate work at Vassar College where she focused on cognitive science and music, and graduating with a B.A. in Biopsychology. She also has a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from Indiana University, and a Master’s degree in Performance Studies from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts. In 2018 she completed her Ph.D. in Psychology with a Specialization in Creativity Studies at Saybrook University, focusing on using mindfulness and contemplative arts practices to facilitate team creativity and collaboration in organizations.

One of her many passions is to work with people to bring their writing and creative projects to fruition. She has taught college-level courses in academic writing, composition, and creative non-fiction and worked in academic writing centers at Tulane University, Texas State University and St. Edward’s University.

For Melinda, coaching involves a holistic and a spiritual dimension that focuses on the whole person to foster resilience, connection, creativity, authenticity, and empowerment. In addition, coaching complements all the other modes of learning and growth she has studied.

What clients are saying about Melinda...

“Melinda facilitated a career transition retreat for my staff as our organization is shutting down. She worked with me to shape the content and make sure that the sessions were relevant and useful for our staff. She led a rowdy and very connected team through some great visioning exercises and helped our staff really build a plan for successful career transitions. I’m very appreciative of Melinda’s coaching and would recommend her for any career development retreat or one on one coaching.”
-- Mimi Garcia, Texas State Director at Enroll America, June 2017
Melinda is my career coach, and finding her was a massive stroke of luck. I came to her for help in realizing my desire to become a full-time film composer. While I felt that I have the vision and the drive, the practice habits, and the practical skills to execute and create cool music, I desperately needed help with the interpersonal and career aspects that so many creative freelancers skip over. I mean what I say: It was excellent luck that I found Melinda. She's helped tremendously, and I've found plenty of new projects in a very short amount of time simply by following through with the advice she gives me...I really don't think any creative freelancer, or any person dying to go the freelancing route, could do wrong with meeting up with Melinda. She's fantastic.
-- Dave Wirth, Musician & Composer
Working with Melinda has been one of the most rewarding experiences throughout my career. I continue to recommend her to colleagues, friends and family who are looking to further their personal growth. Can’t say enough good things about working with her!
-- Loren Rutledge, Vice President at SPM Communications
I am happy to recommend Melinda Rothouse. Melinda worked with me on coaching specific to a personal goal and a life transition. She is skilled at asking the right questions and facilitating 1-1 dialogue to come around tangible actions and plans. She helped me think more creatively about my goals, what was important to me about those goals, and how to work towards achieving them. I enjoyed working with her!
-- Alana Schaal, Senior Manager, IT Strategy and Innovation at General Motors

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