MELINDA ROTHOUSE, PhD

Fostering a Culture of Creativity and Innovation
This interactive presentation explores best practices for cultivating mindful leadership and fostering organizational innovation. Drawn from her doctoral research and two books on creativity and innovation, Melinda Rothouse shares contemporary research on team creativity and collaboration, along with a mindfulness-based model for creating a culture of innovation. As featured in USA Today and the International Business Times, Melinda is a professional leadership and mindfulness coach, consultant, and educator, focusing on organizational creativity and innovation. She’s a professor of Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership at Saybrook University, and author of two bestselling books: A Mindful Approach to Team Creativity and Collaboration: Creating a Culture of Innovation and Syncreate: A Guide to Navigating the Creative Process for Individuals, Teams, and Communities (with Charlotte Gullick), winner of a Silver Nautilus Award. She’s also the creator and host of the The Syncreate Podcast: Empowering Creativity, as well as a musician, songwriter, and performer.