Anxiety Issues

Years in Practice

25 years +


Carbondale CO 81623 - United States



Additional Expertise

Confidence Coach, Personal Development Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

"Paint your day with vibrant colors of joy and create a masterpiece". ~ Melinda Fouts

About Melinda Fouts

Melinda is a published author and an international executive coach bringing to the coaching world her 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist.  She leverages her strengths and insights from her psychology background to help leaders and managers in all aspects of being successful. Owner and founder of Success Starts with You, is based upon the premise that you are 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 you are a leader or manager in transition, need a thought partner, need to improve your professional presence, or want to perform at your fullest potential, Melinda has developed unique and innovative techniques from her background to help you reach higher heights. Global coaching has broadened the range of coaching through the phone and Skype.  Melinda is assessable wherever you reside. Her mission statement: “My ultimate goal is to help an individual have more inner peace. When that happens, we can then have more peace in the world.”

After 20 years as a consultant and psychotherapist, Dr. Fouts has unlimited experience and knowledge in helping people make the changes that they seek. She knows how to ask "the" question that brings results. Her skills flush out the obstacles and challenges to improve effectiveness, enhancing growth, performance and leadership effectiveness without wasting time. Her method has been described as executive coaching with an iron fist in a velvet glove. 

Melinda is a certified executive coach and received her Ph.D. in Jungian Psychology from Saybrook University and her Masters in Psychology 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 craft to fine-tune leadership development for peak performance. She lives in Colorado with her big, beautiful dog, Stryder. She is a contributor to Forbes Coaches Council.

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