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"LIFE IS A WORK OF ART, DESIGNED BY THE ONE WHO LIVES IT" Anonymous

Design it... live it!!!

WHO IS MELANIE?

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Melanie is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, NBC-HWC, who is passionate about helping organizations and their people identify what's truly important to them so they can explore ways to make meaningful, sustainable change. She's dedicated to helping her clients thrive in their professional and personal lives.

With over 25 years of experience, Melanie has worked with many diverse populations including people with physical, developmental and psychiatric disabilities, professional athletes, medical, business and tech professionals. 

She spent several years doing hospital-based clinical research in the departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University. She also provided case management in the outpatient Sports Rehab clinic at Gwinnett Medical Center.

 

In addition to providing education, consulting and coaching services through Design It... LIVE IT!!!, Melanie was a Behavioral Coach with AbleTo for almost 5 years, providing one-on-one coaching for people recovering from or managing medical conditions, such as heart disease, depression, diabetes, anxiety, and cancer, as well as adjusting to life transitions, like career change, the birth of a child or the loss of a loved one.

Melanie currently partners with organizations as a coach and consultant to support their employees in navigating uncertainty and change in the workplace. She has also consulted with several health and wellness coaching programs as a subject matter expert (SME) and to assist with curriculum and program development. 

Current and past coaching and consulting clients include: Headspace Health; Ginger; International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP); Lactalis Canada; Emory Continuing Education

 

Melanie is in her 10th year as an Adjunct Psychology Instructor at Gwinnett Technical College and was previously a Health Coach Instructor and Mentor with the Emory Health Coach Certificate program in Atlanta, Georgia (2015-2021). Melanie has served on several committees with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) writing, editing and reviewing exam items. She was the inaugural Chair of the DEI Commission for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and is currently serving on the Program Approval and Research Commissions for the NBHWC.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

Current student in the Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development Doctoral Program (EdD): University of Georgia

Master of Science, Developmental Psychology: Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Arts, Honors, Psychology & Health Studies: Queen's University, Canada

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

 

MIEA Mindfulness Teacher (formerly Koru Mindfulness)

 

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, NBC-HWC

Emory Health Coach Certificate: Emory University Continuing Education

Wellcoaches Core Training

 

AWARDS:

2017 Adjunct Instructor of the Year, Gwinnett Technical College; 2019 Nominee

 

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