Melody Wilding

Melody Wilding is a coach, licensed social worker, and Human Behavior professor who helps ambitious high-achievers master their mindset for success. She also gave a TEDx talk about how to overcome self-doubt. Get free tools to go from stuck to unstoppable at work on her website,


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Anxious at Work? Try This Mindfulness Tip

by Melody Wilding  |  May 02, 2018

The world really wants us to count our blessings. News articles and blog posts tout the many benefits of gratitude, from improved health to better sleep and happier moods. Entrepreneurs and business behemoths like Oprah Winfrey swear by gratitude journals as a solution to stress and the secret to their success. Celebrities and Instagram influencers alike anoint their social media posts with the hashtag #blessed. But practicing gratitude doesn't come naturally to everyone-myself included.... Read More >

How Successful People Conquer Self-Doubt

by Melody Wilding  |  April 10, 2018

Think about the last time you felt fear and anxiety take control of your day. Maybe it stopped you from speaking up in a meeting because you felt like your opinion wasn't worthwhile. Perhaps a simple email took you hours to write because your inner critic kept telling you it wasn't good enough-that you weren't good enough. Many high-achievers struggle with thoughts that they are a fraud and that they are incompetent, despite a track record of accomplishments. This psychological phenomenon,... Read More >

10 Signs You're Becoming a Work Martyr

by Melody Wilding  |  March 19, 2018

Today being "crazy busy" is a way of life. Americans are taking less vacation time than ever before not only to show dedication, but also to simply keep up with the demands they face. This pressure to stay competitive combined with the 24/7, always-on reality has contributed to a well-documented rise in burn out. In fact, nearly 40% of employees say they actually want to be seen as a "work martyr" by their boss. According to a study by Project: Time Off, a work martyr is defined as... Read More >

How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Colleagues

by Melody Wilding  |  February 13, 2018

We're all guilty of occasionally acting in passive-aggressive ways at work. We may use humor to deflect criticism, half-heartedly say yes when we mean no or signal disinterest by waiting days before replying to an email. Identifying passive aggressive people usually isn't hard. They're the colleagues whose snide comments make your blood boil. Their pench Read More >

4 Body Language Tips for Your Next Interview

by Melody Wilding  |  January 16, 2018

You've rehearsed every interview question in the book. Your suit is dry-cleaned. Your bag is stocked with extra pens, just in case. You seem to have all the pieces in place. Now the anxiety starts to build. How do you knock an employer's socks off once you enter the gauntlet? In today's competitive market, it's not enough to have a great cover letter and pristine resume. Most job seekers make the mistake of devoting too much time to prepping documents and tweaking their elevator speech,... Read More >

The Best Time of Day to Make Decisions and Ask for a Raise

by Melody Wilding  |  November 28, 2017

Making decisions-especially the kind that lead to high-quality outcomes-can be wearing. And any number of factors can affect your ability to do so-including the time of day that you're making those decisions. While there's no shortage of tricks and tips to hack your way to more innovative thinking, timing is everything, says sleep doctor Dr. Michael Breus, author of The Power of When. He believes that working in sync with our body's natural clock is the key to unlocking success to produce... Read More >

What to Do When Someone Else Takes Credit for Your Work

by Melody Wilding  |  October 27, 2017

You're sitting in a meeting and a co-worker takes credit for your idea. Or maybe you stay late to finish a project, but your name is left off of the final presentation. Your boss grabs the limelight and accepts all the praise. Even if you work in a company that encourages collaboration, some people still go too far and inappropriately monopolize work as their own, never crediting others. It's infuriating when someone blatantly rips off your ideas. It feels wrong. Unfair. You want justice... Read More >

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