Speaker Intro:

Born in Portugal,

Ana Melikian almost had to repeat the fourth grade because of her bad spelling.

Despite being diagnosed with dyslexia,

Ana earned two master's degrees

and a Ph.D. in psychology.

She taught at universities in Portugal and Spain

and started several entrepreneurial initiatives.

Now living in the U.S.,

Ana combines her expertise in psychology

with her trademark loving optimism

to help audiences explore and embrace possibilities beyond their comfort zone.

As a keynote speaker and host of The Mindset Zone podcast,

Ana helps audiences break through their mindset limitations,

upgrade their minds’ operating systems,

and achieve better results than ever…

while enjoying the process.

Please give a warm welcome to Ana Melikian.

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Written bio:

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

Melikian (me-LEEK-yan)

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