Imagine the best athletes in the world, the Olympians, not having a coach? As an executive coach, Melinda Fouts, Ph.D. makes sure individuals and organizations bring home the gold medal every time.
With over 25 years of knowledge as a business coach and psychotherapist, Melinda Fouts identifies what is holding someone back from being at the top of their game. Her unique approach to executive coaching requires that she asks the tough questions that challenge her clients to uncover areas of the unknown within themselves. This allows them to unleash talent leadership skills and optimize their results.
According to Melinda, “I believe enhanced emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and a better understanding of the obstacles that may lay ahead will lead to career advancement, improve leadership skills, and organizational and personal success.”
Numerous client testimonials include:
“Working with Melinda has been transformational. Her approach has helped me to identify the thought patterns, mindsets, and negative relationships that I was allowing to inhibit my personal and professional growth. Together we strategically made the changes in my life and mindset to affect real and lasting change.”
“Get ready to leave your comfort zone and work hard, transformation does not come easily, and Melinda isn’t going to do the work for you. In an incremental approach, she has guided me through unraveling false identities, limiting belief structures, and liberated my sense of self.”
“My leadership style has completely changed, instead of finding my value in a crippling work schedule in a vain attempt to prove my worth; I have a true work/life balance. I work a fraction of the hours I used to, I love what I do and who I do it with, my employees are happy and energized, and my bottom line is better than ever.”
About Melinda Fouts, Ph.D.
Author of ‘Cognitive Enlightenment,’ Speaker, Owner and Founder of Success Starts with You, Melinda brings to the coaching world over 25 years of experience as a Jungian based psychotherapist. She leverages her strengths and insights from her psychology background to help leaders and managers in all aspects of being successful based upon the premise that everyone is already successful.
Increasing self-awareness to increase emotional intelligence and unlocking blind spots are paramount to continued success. Melinda uses assessments to help bring more awareness and identify what areas need development. She is Certified to administer the EQi – 2.0, the MBTI, and a variety of leadership assessments.
Whether someone is a leader or manager in transition, needs a thought partner, needs to improve their executive presence, or wants to perform at their fullest potential, Melinda has developed unique and innovative techniques from her background to help others reach higher heights. Global coaching has broadened the range of coaching using Zoom and Skype. Melinda is accessible wherever someone resides. Her mission statement states “my ultimate goal is to help an individual have more inner peace. When that happens, we can then have more peace in the world.”
As a keynote speaker, Melinda engages her audience while empowering them with her content. Melinda received a Ph.D. in Jungian Psychology from Saybrook University and a Masters of Psychology degree from Pacifica University. Melinda has worked as a consultant with executives and businesses for over 20 years. As a result of her experience and studies, she has developed a unique way to fine-tune leadership development for peak performance.
“To deliver what I promise, I focus on teaching powerful brainstorming strategies, so that you can find answers to questions without getting stuck. Furthermore, my coaching model aims to enhance your emotional intelligence skills and develop positive leadership. I strive to help my clients realize their true potential so that they can demonstrate their exceptional leadership skills and cognitive abilities to overcome any challenging situation that comes their way successfully,” states Melinda.
About Success Starts with You
Melinda offers executive coaching to private individuals and corporate teams to heighten critical and strategic thinking, increase performance, and develop leadership skills.
The truth is, everyone has limitations, and leadership often requires a focus on what’s best for the company without necessarily taking the time to work on the individual. Melinda believes that “it’s easy to get stretched too thin and quickly lose perspective.”
Having an informed outside perspective is so valuable for growth that Melinda says, “One advantage that I have that you don’t is distance. A healthy distance from the daily pressures of your position allows me to see things from a different perspective. Having this distance allows me to uncover hidden limitations that may be holding you back from being the best version of yourself.”
Melinda is dedicated to helping good leaders become exceptional and helps others as they climb up the corporate ladder by developing and demonstrating effective leadership skills in challenging situations where they are needed the most.
To deliver what she promises, Melinda focuses on teaching powerful brainstorming strategies, so that clients can find answers to questions without getting stuck. Furthermore, her coaching model aims to enhance emotional intelligence skills, and develop positive leadership.
Melinda strives to help her clients realize their true potential so that they can demonstrate their exceptional leadership skills and cognitive abilities to overcome any challenging situation that comes their way successfully.
Success Starts with You
Melinda Fouts, Ph.D.
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