About Dr. Mel, Top Motivational Speaker on Relationships, Friendships, and Leadership

Dr. Melanie Ross Mills, burgeoning influencer, has earned national acclaim, crowned with the extraordinary gift of connection. In title, Dr. Mills is a Life Strategist, Relationship & Friendship Expert, and licensed Temperament Therapist. Dr. Mills’ expertise naturally elicits formal esteem. However, it is the magnetism of “Dr. Mel,” that captivates the hearts of her followers.  She uses insight and experience, equally paired with humor and authenticity, to instigate authentic relational discussions that incite action.

Mills stimulates her expansive audience through a purposeful range of platforms: Life Bonds™ iTunes Podcast, authors Life Bonds™ Books (The Friendship Bond, The Identity Bond, and The Couples Bond), and Life Bonds™ Workshops. In addition, Dr. Mel is mutually energized through her social media platforms (@drmelaniermills), public speaking, one-on-one sessions, and creative business partnerships with companies like Clinique® and Bank of America. All venues lead to a two-fold objective: Impact and inspire.

“Dr. Mel” has been described as FOX News Radio’s “go-to” Relationship Expert. She was the recipient of the 2016 Women of Excellence Award for her dedication to young women and espousing the ideals of women of excellence.

Mills has presence on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX networks. You will find her coveted advice, quoted or featured, in publications such as US News and World Report, Forbes, Time, Reader’s Digest, Self, Women’s Health, Brides, Chicago Tribune, Essence, Bravo, Where, Inside Fitness, Park Cities People, Good Life Family Magazine, and many more.

Regardless of the outlet, after spending time with Dr. Mel, the audience is impacted and inspired. Her contagious renown is astounding.


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 Counseling. Mills earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development (Youth and Community Studies), awarded an Endowed Scholarship Academic Excellence Award, and an Order of Omega Award 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.