Meet The Team
All About Melinda
Melinda Chinen is an ICF Certified Life and Grief Coach who works with individuals committed to creating a life of meaning after unimaginable loss.
Her journey of integrating life and grief coaching began after working with doctors, entrepreneurs, and creatives who struggled to thrive relationally and professionally while navigating the grief of loved ones passing, divorce, and personal health challenges. Her fundamental belief is that intentional grieving is essential for our health, wellbeing, and the future of humanity.
Being born and raised in Hawaii, Melinda credits the influence of culture and community for nurturing her values. She approaches everything with an unwavering dedication to intuition, compassion, and honesty. Her passion for this work stems from her own experiences of loss, which lovingly ruptured her perception that “there is a perfect and right way to live.”
Melinda sees herself as an artist, and is the creator of a successful grief group program called, Rising, that has changed the lives of numerous individuals seeking the guidance and tools to grieve meaningfully. She also designs unique grief programs for families enduring loss and provides monthly grief workshops for the general public. In addition, her love for pure life coaching continues to persist, as she still coaches’ entrepreneurs and creatives who desire to live a brave and bold life.