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Who am I?


Have you ever felt like, 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!

I’m Dr. Melanie – a behavioral health coach with thousands of hours of coaching experience, publisher of the WorkLifeJoy Blog, creator of the Coach2GO digital coaching app, and a Forbes contributor. As a behavioral health professional and business psychology Ph.D, 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


  • PhD, Business Psychology (Coaching & Consulting Track), 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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