Coaching, Consulting, Teaching, Music, and photography
Creativity, Leadership, and Career Coaching Organizational Coaching and Consulting
My coaching and coaching work for individuals and organizations focuses on creativity, career transitions, leadership development, executive coaching, and team collaboration. I am the founder of Austin Writing Coach and co-founder of Syncreate, through which I offer creativity coaching, consulting, workshops, and retreats designed to enhance creativity in life and work, and to foster communication, collaboration, and community.
If you are looking to enhance your current professional path, make a career transition, develop your leadership skills, or infuse more creativity into your organization, please contact me to schedule an initial consultation!
Syncreate, founded by Melinda Rothouse and Charlotte Gullick, offers creativity coaching and consulting services, workshops, and retreats to enhance communication, collaboration, and innovation for individuals and organizations. Using multiple modalities, including narrative, storytelling, embodied practices, expressive arts, and mindfulness training, we illuminate and foster the creative process.
I provide writing, communication, and creativity coaching for creative professionals, academics, and artists, as well as writing workshops, content development, and consulting services for organizations. Drawing on my teaching, training, creative, and coaching experience, I work collaboratively with clients to envision, brainstorm, and manifest their creative and professional projects.
Mindfulness and Life Transitions Coaching
I also offer mindfulness, meditation, and life transitions coaching based on my training as a coach and meditation / mindfulness instructor, and my experience in end-of-life care, as well as my background in humanistic and existential psychology and religious studies. I coach people through all kinds of life transitions, including career and relationship changes, pregnancy and birth, grief and loss, and end-of-life.
Melinda's Coaching Philosophy
Take care of your heart, and the rest will take care of itself...How can you make your life an ongoing work of art, personally, professionally, and creatively speaking? How do you bring quality and elegance into all of your endeavors? How do you infuse your relationships and projects with a sense of mindfulness, full engagement, brilliance, and compassion? How can you create a life that is satisfying and fulfilling, imbued with meaning and purpose?
Using the wide palette of academic study and research, professional training, mindfulness and meditation experience, and creative tools, skills, and insights I have received over the years, I work with individuals and organizations to cultivate and nurture their creativity throughout all aspects of life. I draw from a broad range of wisdom traditions, including Eastern and Western psychology, consciousness and spirituality studies, performance studies, communications and writing, expressive arts therapy, coaching practices, mindfulness practice, and contemplative arts disciplines to determine what is most needed for each client in each moment. Our work together is a unique collaboration in service of creative flourishing and self-actualization.
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
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
We are a small business that has, during one fast-paced year, doubled our number of employees and transitioned from working out of our front bedroom to owning our own office building. During this period, we worked with Syncreate to clarify our business priorities large and small. Melinda and Charlotte have not only helped our company focus on what we are doing and where we are going; they also helped us develop practical and sensible plans for getting there. They also bring a heart-sense to our process, helping to balance and integrate our business activities with our personal (life, family, community) aspirations. – Kristof and Diane Erwin, Owners, Positive Energy Building Science Consultants
Melinda was such a great writing coach for us! Besides providing wonderful guidance, tips, tricks, and tools, Melinda tailored everything to our industry and style of writing. We couldn't have asked for a better writing workshop! - Mandy Seay, Nutrition Educational Consultant, Texas State Department of Health Services, WIC Program
Through Melinda's guidance, my writing flourished in its creative depth. I gained confidence in my work, and took leaps of faith in both content and style. The work can be challenging, but is always rewarding. Melinda's passion for writing, and for life itself is infectious. If you have the opportunity to work with Melinda - take full advantage of it! - Zubin Segal, Public Relations Manager, Goodwill Central Texas
Melinda listened intentionally and gently nudged me forward in creating new content for my website, writing conference proposals, and finishing my E-book for educators. She has a special knack for helping individuals center their focus on their goals and objectives. I highly recommend Melinda's coaching/writing services to anyone who is passionate about becoming a writer and who wants to stand out in a noisy world. She is the one who can get you there! - Marcia Collins, Educational Consultant, Professor, and Writer