Melanie Gorman, Business Coach

Melanie Gorman - Business Coach, Counselor/Therapist, Dating Coach, Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter - Crownsville, MD

Business Coach

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Call Me 410-923-6905
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I Believe

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardner of his soul, the director of his life.

~James Allen

About Me

Hello and thank you for taking a moment to read a bit more about me. My name is Melanie Gorman and I am the Senior VP of YourTango Experts. I am also the moderator of our wonderfully successful video program, "The Experts"

Like most of the other professionals here, I went to undergraduate and graduate school.  I have a master's in counseling psychology and worked for several years as a relationship counselor and coach. 

In 1999, to supplement my private practice I started teaching a workshop created by Dr. John Gray, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus that specifically gave singles the tools needed to be more successful in the dating process. Those workshops were a gem for me both personally and professionally.  I was single at the time, and really teaching the skills I needed to learn. I put the same skills into practice in my own life and they led me to my relationship with my husband.

Professionally, John told me that in the two years I taught the workshops, I had taught more singles to date than anyone else in the organization.  A great feat indeed! This work lead to a conversation in 2001 where I was asked to join John's team and create a "coaching program" based on his body of work. 

Consider that coaching in 2001 was nothing like it is today and working on this avant garde methodology was light years ahead of its time. I worked with a small team to create the curriculum for the Ask MarsVenus Coaching program and soon became the Director of Operations for the MarsVenus sites.

My two worlds collided to bring together the academic training of a classic counseling background and the mentoring and daily work with the "king of pop psychology".  For Expert's today, there are many gems to learn from my experience. My time with MarsVenus taught me the daily operational needs Experts have when bringing their business out of “one-to-one” services and into “one-to-many”, how to create virtual income to either supplement, reduce your practice or even consider retiring.

In 2009, I came to YourTango to help their visionary team create our Expert's platform. In addition to my daily work building the program and talking/mentoring members, I also coach Experts on how to evolve their business to its next level so they can do more of the work they truly love.

How can I help you? If you have a book in your head, an idea you want to explore or you're simply curious about how to take your practice/business into a more "thriving" arena, my team can help. As a member of YourTango Experts, you'll learn the business of creating a successful practice and how to use the Internet to draw in a more attractive, interested and successful client basis. 

Whether you're looking to find clients, build your marketing list, make more money or explore expanding your business, being a member of YourTango Experts can do this for you and more.  Most importantly, we will help you to serve more clients and do more of the work you truly love.

On a more personal note, when I'm not helping people with their love lives, I divide my time between being a mom, wife, foodie and Huffington Post blogger.

If you have questions about YourTango Experts or want to reach out for a business consultation, please call me directly at 1-410-923-6905 or send me an email at

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The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

When I first started out, I couldn't imagine a different profession than the one I'm in. Helping people is both instinctive and natural to me.

Over the years I have learned that there is a time and place for everything and when someone is genuinely ready for change, I am honored to be the one there to help and assist. I know that the person I'm helping with is doing all of the work and that they are the one making changes. My job is to guide, encourage, support and lead towards change, but the real work is done by the individual.

I can honestly say that it's a privilege to work in this field. After more than 15 years, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Success Stories

Ever since I was coached by Melanie...

Ever since I was coached by Melanie and took advantage of what the YourTango team has to offer its contributors, it has been like a series of lights going on for me. The coaching helped me to break through the divide that I struggled with in recent months trying to build the bridge between my writing and the audience. Instead of feeling I had to build the bridge from my message out to my audience, I am learning to build the bridge from the audience to my brand and my services. Instead of trying to alter my natural energy, humor, authenticity and enthusiasm, I learned to honor those.

I am now increasingly matching my message to my values and speak to the audience in areas where they are most receptive to new ideas. It was a bit of a leap of faith indeed! Most of all, I feel I am going to be able to touch many more lives and make more of a positive difference in the world. More good things are on the way!


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Main SpecialtyCareer
Communication Problems
Empowering Women
Time in Practice10 years +
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
Dating Coach
Life Coach
Relationship Coach
I offer my servicesAt my office
By Email
Via Skype
I am fluent inEnglish
Latest Expert Videos
My Store

Cheat On Your Husband (with Your Husband): How to Date Your Spouse

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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

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Life Is a Verb: 37 Days To Wake Up, Be Mindful, And Live Intentionally

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And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives

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