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Melanie C. Gallo, PhD

Founder, WorkLifeJoy Blog & Coach2GO App

Behavioral Health Coach, Headspace Health


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! If you are ready to ditch the balancing act and gain some proven insights on how to boost your mental and physical energy, behavioral health, and productivity both in and out of the workplace… then welcome to the WorkLifeJoy Blog! I invite you to have a look around the site. 

I’m Dr. Melanie – a Certified mental health coach with Headspace Health, publisher of the WorkLifeJoy Blog, founder of the Coach2GO digital coaching app, and Forbes contributor. As a mental health coach and writer with a background in business psychology, I provide support and insights in areas including physical, emotional, and mental well-being, personal and professional development, relationships, and communication in both home and work environments. 

After decades of work, educational, and of course personal experience, I believe that work-life is not as much about achieving balance as it is about navigating through the mental fog that can disrupt our emotional and physical wellness and ultimately our productivity – it's about feeling WorkLifeJoy.

Psychological science provides the foundation for understanding human behavior in both our personal and professional lives. So using methodologies from social & personality psychology, positive psychology, cognitive psychology, and business psychology, I am able to live out my own passion of helping people navigate through the fog within the space where work and life overlap.


  • Headspace Health

  • Melanie C Gallo Coaching & Consulting, LLC 

  • dōTERRA International

  • MelMessage Designs, LLC

  • Edward Jones Investments

  • Miller Zell Integrated Retail Design

  • The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company

  • Hyatt Hotel Corporation


  • CMHC, Certified Mental Health Coach, Headspace Training Institute

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

  • MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management

  • BA, Psychology, The University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!)

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.

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