I’m Dr. Melanie Gallo – a behavioral health coach with a PhD in business psychology, publisher of WorkLifeJoyBlog, and Forbes contributor specializing in personality, thinking habits, and group dynamics in that space where work and life overlap.

Psychological science provides the foundation for understanding human behavior in both our personal and professional lives. 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 work-life overlap.

After over 30 years of work experience, research 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 wellness – 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! 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! I invite you to have a look around. 


  • Headspace Health

  • dōTERRA International

  • Melanie C Gallo Coaching & Consulting, LLC

  • MelMessage Designs, LLC

  • Edward Jones Investments

  • Miller Zell Integrated Retail Design

  • The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company

  • Hyatt Hotel Corporation


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

  • Keller Graduate School of Management, MBA

  • The University of Georgia, BA, 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.