meet dr. mel

relationship & friendship expert.  author.  people builder.  motivational speaker.  media expert. 

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 ranging from product launches with companies like Clinique and national marketing campaigns with 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 Today, US News and World Report, Forbes, Time, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest, Business Insider, Self, Women’s Health, Brides, Chicago Tribune, Essence, Bravo, Where, Inside Fitness, Park Cities People, Good Life Family Magazine, and many more.

Melanie continues to join the digital space in the creation of the LIFE BONDS™ Channel which offers insight and inspires reflection on life topics worth contemplating. This web series offers humor, whit, and wisdom as she uses real life people- their stories and expertise to inspire and ignite our hearts. All while helping us navigate various parts of life relationally.

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. University of Texas at Austin, 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 from the University of Texas at Austin.

Reminding us the time is NOW to connect, grow, and embrace one another!


Dr. Mel walks the talk and helps others live their truth. Many are wandering, living inauthentically, and unsure of their purpose. She guides you back to your authentic self and gives you tools to embrace the new path courageously. I've been fortunate to attend her workshops, have one-on-one sessions, as well as, read her books. Regardless of the platform, Melanie pours fuel into your soul and ignites the fire within to live the life you're meant to live. I'm forever grateful for her ability to focus on your strengths and draw out your greatness.

Tiffany Hendra

TV Personality & Empowerment Coach 


As our ‘go-to’ Relationship Expert, Dr. Melanie Ross Mills lends her insightful voice to hundreds of FOX News Radio stations nationwide. Her message promotes positive change for listeners. The Supplemental activities in her series of books leaves readers hungry for more. Her work has helped me nurture productive interpersonal relationships in and out of the newsroom. If you want to improve yourself and the quality of relationships in your life, I highly recommend meeting with Dr. Mel.

Crystal Berger

Fox News Radio 


Melanie is gifted in bringing people through the complicated topic regarding identity. The Identity Bond is a must read for anyone seeking to become more of who they are created to be. 

Cary Pierce


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