Adjunct Spotlight – Melody J. Wilding, LMSW | Adjunct Instructor of Human Behavior

Melody J. Wilding, who became an adjunct faculty member in 2015 and previously worked with the Social Work Leadership Institute (precursor to the Strell Executive Leadership program), is a nationally recognized Master Coach. Using psychological insights to help professional and entrepreneurial women achieve greater success, Melody has counseled dozens of CEOs, startup executives, media personalities, and prominent authors. She is also a widely published expert in workplace mental health.

Melody was recently invited to deliver a TEDx talk, Trying to Change? How Self-Doubt can Actually Help, which has been enthusiastically received. It distills a key concept from psychology and social work – “naming and reframing” anxieties instead of suppressing them –  for viewers at any career stage. View the talk here.

“I continue to be so impressed by the caliber of students”, says Melody. “The strength-based perspective, focus on resilience, and belief in human resilience and capacity [which inspired the TEDx talk] … is what the Silberman School of Social Work represents. It is instilling that resilience in students, giving them skills to use these evidence-based techniques, backed by research and academic rigor.”