Since 1982, Olivia Mellan has been a groundbreaker in the field of money psychology, couples communication, stress management, and conflict resolution. Her monthly column, The Psychology of Advice appears in Investment Advisor, and she has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, and ABC's 20/20, and other nationwide media. She also speaks all over the country to businesses, professional groups, and to the general public.
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About Olivia Mellan
Take the Moneyharmony Quiz!
What's your money personality style? Are you a hoarder? A spender? A money monk? An avoider? An amasser? Take Olivia's and Sherry Christie's Money Personality Quiz from their newest book, Money Harmony: A Road Map for Individuals and Couples, and find out how much of each of the first 5 money types rule your actions and attitudes.
"Olivia's Secret Language of Money" available for download!
Olivia's Secret Language of Money - which will take you on a personal and relationship journey to achieve what she calls "Money Harmony" - is now available on the web as a digital download for only $30!
Hear her talk you through and walk you through childhood messages and vows; money myths; what money types are you and how to reach balance; creating money dialogues; couples depolarization; and much more...
Olivia's Latest from ThinkAdvisor — Six Advisor Experts on Client Setbacks
Olivia's article from the August 2016 issue of Investment Advisor, Six Advisor Experts on Client Setbacks, is available online at ThinkAdvisor.com. From the article:
Anyone in the planning business knows the humbling adage, “Man proposes, but God disposes.” Or more colloquially, “Stuff happens.” When bad things happen that disrupt a client's plans and peace of mind, the advisor relationship can be another casualty. ...
Video: "In the Prime: Couples and Money with Olivia Mellan"
Olivia has released In the Prime: Couples and Money with Olivia Mellan to the public for all to watch! It is a workshop for individuals and couples that includes money personality types, couples polarization patterns, childhood messages and childhood vows, how to debunk money myths and move toward rational decision-making, both individually and as a couple, and an interview with Deborah Potter from a PBS-TV talk show on couples and money, including discussion of merged vs. separate money.
Video: Are you being ruled by a money myth?
Taken from the 2016 InvestmentNews Women Adviser Summit in Dallas, Olivia briefly touches on how money myths can affect your life.
From ThinkAdvisor — Say No to Your Boss With ‘Intelligent Disobedience’
Olivia's article from the April 2016 issue of Investment Advisor, Say No to Your Boss With ‘Intelligent Disobedience’, is available online at ThinkAdvisor.com. From the article:
We all like to imagine ourselves as original thinkers. So it was a shock to read in a Jan. 30 New York Times op-ed by Adam Grant that even the most gifted people often fail to be truly creative. They “learn to play magnificent Mozart melodies, but rarely compose their own original scores,” wrote Grant, a professor of management and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. “They conform to codified rules, rather than inventing their own.” This immediately made me think...
ThinkAdvisor.com Special Article — Collaborative Divorce: A Win-Win Dissolution
Olivia's article from the August 2014 issue of Investment Advisor, Collaborative Divorce: A Win-Win Dissolution, is now available online. From the article:
When my first husband and I decided to end our marriage more than 30 years ago, we wanted to avoid ugly confrontations and create a solution that would give our young son a loving home with both of us sharing custody...
ThinkAdvisor.com Special Article — Women, Money and the Confidence Gap
Olivia's article from the August 2014 issue of Investment Advisor, Women, Money and the Confidence Gap, is available online at ThinkAdvisor.com. From the article:
In recent years, banks, brokerage firms and fund companies have pulled out all the stops to make women more confident about money. Prompted by surveys showing women's feelings of helplessness around money management, discomfort with investing and greater risk aversion, the financial industry has sprouted women's initiatives, hosted seminars and published educational brochures by the ream...
Olivia is currently the author of five critically acclaimed books, including:
- Money Harmony: A Road Map for Individuals and Couples - Hot off the presses - New edition with cartoons!
- Overcoming Overspending: A Winning Plan for Spenders and their Partners
- The Client Connection: Helping Advisors Build Bridges That Last
- Advisor's Guide to Money Psychology (updated) - Taking the fear out of financial decision-making
- Money Shy to Money Sure: A Woman's Road Map to Financial Well-being
Find out more about other books and products from Olivia...
Events & Teleclasses
Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events section to see where Olivia will be speaking!
Mellan will schedule workshops in various cities as interest arises. If you are interested in setting up or organizing a workshop in your city, or you would like to book Olivia for keynotes or other speeches, contact Olivia directly.
Olivia is now offering three-session teleclasses to coaches, therapists, counselors, and financial advisors on money psychology, skills and techniques.
Find out more about Money Psychology Teleclasses.