ABOUT DR. ZELANA
Dr. Zelana Montminy is a renowned behavioral scientist and positive psychologist, delivering a fresh perspective rooted in science. Whether it’s as a researcher, bestselling author, keynote speaker, or hosting a television show, Dr. Zelana is paving the way for mental fitness.
A prominent figure in Positive Psychology and one of Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change, Dr. Zelana is the author of 21 Days to Resilience (HarperCollins) which has been published in 5 languages. She speaks around the world and is a go-to authority in the media.
Dr. Zelana was the host of “Free Healthcare” on AwesomenessTV, the Wellness Correspondent in video content for a variety of brands including Thrive Market and Suja Juice, as well as for “PopSugar Now!” on the TV Guide Network broadcast to millions of viewers. Guiding projects from inception as on-camera talent, writer and producer, Dr. Zelana also played an instrumental role for several years in developing digital health content for the PopSugar media brand.
Dr. Zelana appears regularly on Access Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, TV Guide Network, and E! Entertainment Television. She makes ongoing contributions to the pages of Real Simple, Health Magazine, Parents, Redbook, Better Home & Gardens, Cosmopolitan Magazine, People, Psychology Today, MindBodyGreen, Huffington Post, The Chalkboard, and more.
Dr. Zelana graduated from Pomona College with honors and holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology. She also has a certification in nutrition from Cornell University. Her doctoral research is at the forefront of ground breaking new science in health, searching deeper into what drives us toward optimal well-being. Dr. Zelana regularly speaks at various academic, business, and non-profit institutions around the world. She conducts leadership seminars, corporate and private retreats redefining wellness, and hosts transformational mental fitness boot-camps. Dr. Zelana has partnered with the JUMP! Foundation to bring resilience programs to youth worldwide, and is consulting on curriculum for a variety of schools and universities. She runs a private practice as well that is rooted in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
Dr. Zelana is a member of the American Psychological Association and is active in the Young President's Organization serving in a variety of chapter, regional and international board roles. She is on the Advisory Council of Common Sense Media and on the Scientific Advisory Board of Lovevery. She is a Senior Advisor at CREO | Montminy & Co. as well as CEO of the Montminy Group.
Dr. Zelana actively supports charitable organizations related to our health, youth, and the environment, including Common Sense Media, Conservation International, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, Women’s College Hospital, Ikamva Labantu in South Africa, among others. She is based in Los Angeles and is a devoted wife and mom to two vibrant children — who are her greatest teachers!