About

Melissa A. Rosati

Melissa A. Rosati, CPCC

Welcome to Melissa's Coaching Studio!

If we met at a networking event or you are a new visitor here today, here's my commitment to you.  

I Help Creative People Become Powerful, Creative People. 

​What I love to do is to ask creators like you about your creative process and purpose. During these conversations, I help you articulate and define what your personal brand stands for, and how you communicate it to your audience.

Then, we pull back the camera for the long view. 

What does the future look and feel like for your career?

What is the market value for your creative work and/or your skill sets?

This is where the conversation takes you to new places.

Drawing on my coaching expertise and career experience in acquiring manuscripts and contract negotiations with agents, authors, and media professionals, I teach creative people how to frame opportunities, assess the risks and rewards, negotiate for what they want, and build on their successes.

Where appropriate, I also draw on my experience as a senior executive, boss, co-worker, team member to point out opportunities for you to sharpen your communication skills, including how to engage with others more effectively, how to network within your field, and how to convey a compelling narrative about your personal brand, talent, and contributions. 

Whether you are a writer, independent scholar or academic, your creative work is more than your artistic vision.

Your creative work is your livelihood. It is the foundation for your personal brand. It is an asset to cultivate, protect, and pass on for the future. ​I take my responsibility to you seriously--always

Camera long view

What is your long-term career strategy for our Digital Age? 

"Glance at the sun. See the moon and stars. Gaze at the beauty of the green earth. Now think."

-- Hildegard of Bingen


"Melissa is to me what Theo was to Vincent. You can count on her support during your toughest moments." 

Dominique-Charles Janssens, Founder and President

Institut Van Gogh

Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Van Gogh's Room in Auvers

Melissa's Brief Biography

Melissa A. Rosati is an award-winning publisher, who has acquired nonfiction titles and led editorial teams for HarperCollins, Van Nostrand Reinhold and Routledge in New York, and served as editorial director for McGraw-Hill International based in London. Not only does Melissa's publishing experience span the globe, her expertise spans trade, professional, and academic markets. Melissa has co-led executive training programs for several of China's largest media enterprises, including the Phoenix Media Group, Hunan Publishing and the China Publishing Group. A pioneer in digital platforms and online education, she created the first graduate-level, accredited courses in trade publishing, marketing, and book sales and distribution methods for Pace University.

In private practice, Melissa advises clients on career strategy, content development, brand and platform. She is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) and earned her certification from The Coaches Training Institute. In 2016, she earned her certification as a television studio producer with the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). She has a television series in development for Fall 2018.

She lives in New York City with her husband and their cat, Max. ​


Melissa is an outstanding professional. She served as a professor in the graduate Publishing program for more than ten years. Her knowledge of the industry and her dedication as a teacher offered great opportunity to our students. Most important, she is nurturing, caring and brings her hard work and commitment to whatever project she is committed. 

Sherman Raskin 
Director, Publishing Program, Pace University

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