Bio

SHORT version

Ana Melikian, Ph.D., is an optimist who had to overcome two bouts with cancer to learn that pursuing happiness is a fallacy. To choose happiness is a much more powerful strategy to tap into our highest human potential.

Either by working with leaders and their teams, or other coaches and consultants, Ana supports her clients to break through their mindset limitations and upgrade their psychological operating systems so that they achieve better results than ever in work and life while enjoying the process.

Born in Portugal, Ana now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, daughter, and dog Puffy.

You can find more about her at anamelikian.com

LONG version

Ana Melikian, Ph.D., is an optimist who had to overcome two bouts with cancer to learn that pursuing happiness is a fallacy. To choose happiness is a much more powerful strategy to tap into our highest human potential.

Ana teaches how positive psychology and personal awareness can help us to break through mindset limitations, upgrade our psychological operating system, and achieve more than we thought possible in our work and life.

For over a decade, Dr. Melikian has been a successful online business owner, working with hundreds of other coaches and consultants, helping a diverse group of companies and organizations.

Ana is the Director of Education for Book Yourself Solid®, a Board Certified Coach (BCC), and a proud member of the ICF – International Coach Federation, and the ACEC – Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.

She is also the host of the MINDSET ZONE podcast, selected for The Huffington Post‘s “15 Podcasts That Will Leave You Pondering Life's Big Questions,” listed alongside the Peabody Award-winning “On Being” and “TED Radio Hour” by NPR.

Before moving to the U.S., Ana Melikian obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Sunderland, UK, taught at several Universities in Portugal and Spain, and co-authored several articles and book chapters.

As a speaker, coach, and consultant, her focus is on applying psychological and social science insights for success and fulfillment to the power of being human.

You can find more about her at anamelikian.com

Melikian (me-LEEK-yan)

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