I’m Dr. Melanie Gallo and I’m a cognitive behavioral coach with a background in business psychology, and Forbes contributor specializing in thinking habits, emotional wellness, and personality within the world of work. Not to be confused with cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on repairing the psychological difficulties that impair well-being and functioning, cognitive behavioral coaching focuses on achieving personal and professional fulfillment. It is science-based and grounded in the idea that, "what we think, we become".

After 25 years of research, work in the private sector, and of course personal experience, I believe that work-life is not as much about balance as it is about just navigating through the metal 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 the circus act!🎪

My passion is in helping professionals navigate through this fog within the Work-Life overlap to boost the mental and physical energy to find your Work+Life Joyful.



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  • The University of Georgia, BA, Psychology

  • Keller Graduate School of Management, MBA

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

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

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

  • Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology

  • Forbes Coaches Council


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