"Current research shows that creativity and innovation at the organizational level require empathy, sensitivity, and skillful communication for effective collaboration and the most elegant solutions to challenging problems. In recent years, the Harvard Business Review and other financial publications have emphasized the importance of communication and listening skills, lamenting the failure of MBA programs to produce good communicators. Corporate recruiters now prioritize communication skills, along with leadership ability, as the most important traits they look for in candidates. Business and thought leaders increasingly recognize the power of storytelling to establish credibility, build teams, and communicate vision.
Our Consulting Services:
- Facilitate organizational creativity, communication, and collaboration.
- Enhance team building and organizational culture.
- Support leadership development and strategic planning for growth and change management.
Syncreate’s organizational workshops and retreats:
- Offer practical tools and values-driven inspiration for working creatively.
- Clarify and demonstrate the creative process.
- Illuminate the benefits of creative thinking and creative living.
"Dr. Rothouse recently facilitated our Foundation's latest Strategic Planning Meeting. She was great at thinking outside the box and getting our board and invited guests to open up. Having her facilitate our meeting was extremely helpful as we work on our long-term planning. Thank you Melinda for being such a great help to our organization!"
- Pat Kostial, Executive Director, San Diego Spine Foundation
"Exceptional! Came away with some great ideas for breaking through creative blocks."
- 2019 Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference participant
"Charlotte manages to make collaborating successfully with people with disparate personalities and objectives look easy. She is committed to diversity and to making sure that all opinions get heard. Yet at the same time, when a decision needs to made and acted upon, she does not shy away from the task."
- Carla Jackson, Project Manager/Producer/Marketing & PR Professional
“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
"I went to the "Storytelling for Life" workshop and was surprised at how many discoveries I made over the course of a few hours. Charlotte and Melinda created a comfortable space for all participants and, in the calmest manner possible, encouraged, prodded, and 'cajoled' everyone in the group to re-interpret or discover their personal and professional stories. As much as I enjoyed the personal discovery, I was mesmerized by the skill of these two who were funny, charming, humble, and expert.
- Eric S. Brown, architect
Please contact us for more information on our organizational consulting, workshop, and retreat plans and fees.