Mindstorm Consulting is a communications and public policy research firm based in Austin, Texas.

Current and former clients include:

  • Ascension Seton 
  • Seton Foundations
  • Dell Children's Medical Center
  • Health Alliance for Austin Musicians,
  • Dell Medical School
  • Texas Dental Association,
  • Capital Area Dental Foundation,
  • Texas Hospital Association
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Children's Defense Fund Texas

"I know this.  Amy Spiro never missed a deadline.  Her drafts had no grammatical errors, her understanding was always top-flight and in a way that has never been paralleled in my experience, her customer service ethic always provided me with the sense that she remembered that I was the client.  Many other consultants I have dealt with in the past place too much emphasis on the term "independent" and not enough on "consultant."  Amy is different.  She is dependable,collaborative and highly competent."    Jeffrey Richard, Former President/CEO of the Austin Area Urban League

My Services

Mindstorm Consulting is available on a per-project, hourly or retainer basis. Some of the work we love to do include:

About Me

Client Testimonial

About Mindstorm 

A self-proclaimed Jersey girl, Amy Spiro moved to Austin, Texas to attend graduate school at the University of Texas where she earned a Master of Arts in Government.  

After interning at the Texas Research League, Amy worked in the Texas Senate Committee on Economic Development for five years as a senior policy analyst. She later joined MGT of America as a senior consultant where she built a busy public policy research and communications practice working with state and local government bodies, nonprofits, advocacy organizations and educational institutions.  

Amy struck out on her own forming Mindstorm Consulting in 2003 and the rest is history!


  • Communications and project management
  • Annual Reports
  • Public policy reports
  • Public policy research and analysis
  • Electronic and print newsletters
  • Brochures and collateral materials
  • Direct mail and fundraising appeals
  • Web Site copy and management
  • Blog writing and management
  • Grant writing and research
  • Strategic plans