MELANIE GALLO, PhD
I’m Dr. Melanie Gallo – a cognitive behavioral coach with a PhD in business psychology. Some might also recognize me as a Forbes contributor specializing in thinking habits, emotional wellness and personality within the world of work.
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". It is distinct from cognitive behavioral therapy, which focuses on repairing the psychological difficulties that impair well-being and functioning.
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 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 the circus act!
My passion is in helping professionals navigate through this fog within the 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
American Psychological Association (APA)
APA Div. 8, Society of Personality and Social Psychology
Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology
Forbes Coaches Council