I’m Dr. Melanie Gallo and I’m a cognitive behavioral coach with a background in business psychology, a certified essential oil specialist, 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".

One day, after having spent many years coaching professionals on thinking habits and emotional wellness, I was introduced to Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils and aromatherapy. After about A WEEK, I fell in love with how powerful and effective they were, and I particularly wanted to tell everyone about their impact on brain health! So, it was at that point that I was inspired to incorporate aromatherapy into my own business as a coaching tool. I wanted to offer a more holistic approach to mental and physical wellness.


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 programs and services help professionals navigate through this fog within the Work-Life overlap to holistically 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



  • Workplace Big Five Profile

  • EQ-i 2.0 

  • dōTERRA Certified Essential Oil Specialist

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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