I’m Dr. Melanie Gallo – a worklife psychology coach with a PhD in business psychology. Some might also recognize me as a Forbes contributor specializing in interpersonal and group relationships, and personality within the world of work. 

Psychological science provides the foundation for Melanie C Gallo WorkLife Coaching and understanding human behavior within the Work+Life overlap. Using methodologies from social & personality psychology, positive psychology, cognitive psychology, and business psychology, you will be armed with the tools to achieve true personal & professional fulfillment.

After 25 years of work in the private sector, research and of course personal experience, I realized that work-life was not as much about balance as it is about navigating through the mental fog that can disrupt our emotional and physical health – and ultimately our productivity. Trying to actually balance work and life is like wobbling around trying to balance like a juggler on a unicycle. If that's balance, then I'll pass on that circus act!

My passion is in helping professionals navigate through the fog in that space where Work & Life overlap to boost mental and physical energy. The end result should be Work+Life = Joyful.


Hyatt Hotel Corporation, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Miller Zell Integrated Retail Design, Edward Jones Investments, Melmessage Design Company, Melanie C Gallo Coaching & Consulting, LLC, dōTERRA International



  • The University of Georgia, BA, Psychology

  • Keller Graduate School of Management, MBA

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PhD, Business Psychology

Professional and Civic Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

  • APA Div. 8, Society of Personality and Social Psychology

  • Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology

  • Forbes Coaches Council

  • The Magnolia (GA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

  • The University of Georgia Alumni Association

  • The UGA 1961 Club, a giving society founded to honor the legacy of desegregation and in support of the Black Alumni Scholarship Fund.