About Dr. Mel, Top Motivational Speaker

Dr. Melanie Ross Mills is a nationally recognized “influencer” in her field. Mills is a Life Strategist, Relationship Expert, and licensed Temperament Therapist with heart and a message. Known by her audience as “Dr. Mel,” she’s made her way into the hearts of many nationwide. She uses insight, experience, sense of humor, and an authentic approach to life to instigate thought on relational topics worth discussing.

As creator of the Life Bonds™ Book Series (The Friendship Bond, The Identity Bond, and The Couples Bond), host of Life Bonds™ iTunes podcast, and conductor of Life Bonds™ Workshops – Mills has gained an audience. Her reach continues to expand as she uses social media (over 75K Instagram followers), one-on-one sessions, and creative business partnerships to make an impact and inspire.

Since 2014, Dr. Mel’s been described as FOX News Radio’s “go-to” Relationship Expert. Melanie’s a recipient of the 2016 Women of Excellence Award for her dedication to young women and espousing the ideals of women of excellence. In addition, she was recently chosen to partner with world renowned make-up company Clinique®.

Mills has been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX and quoted or featured in publications such as Reader’s Digest, Women’s HealthBRIDESEssenceBravo, WHEREInside Fitness, Chicago Tribune, Park Cities People, and many more. She’s a regular contributor to Good Life Family Magazine.

Melanie enjoys public speaking and engaging with different types of groups that vary in age. (National Charity League, Mothers of Pre-Schoolers, Mom to Mom groups, Career Connection, City Chambers, Parent Teacher Association’s, Women’s Clubs, and many others.)

Regardless of the setting, the message Melanie hopes to bring is that life is meant to be lived in life giving ways as you embrace your identity and relate in healthy ways to those around you.


Education & Training:

Dr. Mills holds magna cum laude Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Temperament Therapy. She’s certified and licensed in Clinical Christian Counseling. Melanie’s received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin – where she was awarded an Endowed Scholarship Academic Excellence Award, as well as, an Order of Omega for the Dean’s list.



Dr. Melanie is happily married to Michael of 20 years and the mother to an 18 year old son. In her free time she enjoys volunteering with her son, vacationing with her husband, spending time at their family place in East Texas, and playing rummicube with her friends and family. She resides in Dallas, Texas.