Women In Confidence with Melissa Kelly Ph.D. - Women In Confidence

Episode 67

Sobriety and Success. From quitting drinking to building a business with Melissa Kelly Ph.D.

Melissa Kelly, Ph.D. is a psychology expert and sobriety coach for high achievers who want to change their drinking habits.

After quitting drinking in 2020, Melissa completed her PhD in consumer psychology and left academia to build her sobriety coaching business. Melissa works with high achievers who struggle with drinking by helping them change their relationship with alcohol without judgment or labels.

Her coaching practice is built upon the frameworks of cognitive behavioural psychology, helping her clients empower themselves throughout their journey by focusing on what is in their control. She also founded the Sober Girls Ireland community that hosts virtual and in-person events for sober and sober-curious women in Ireland.

Melissa’s new podcast ‘Working Sober’ is the go-to show for high achieving professionals who need practical tools on changing their drinking habits. This show also highlights the success stories of people who transformed their careers off the back of quitting drinking.

Melissa is also a professional speaker and provides keynotes on topics such as: The link between alcohol and success and limiting alcohol to boost productivity and well-being.

For more information about Melissa check out her Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/melissakelly.phd/

Hello, I'm Vanessa, the host of Women In Confidence. Welcome and thanks for listening. I designed this podcast to appeal to working women who want to understand what confidence is, what you can do to build (or rebuild) your confidence and then maintain it. I interview amazing women who have genuine stories to tell about their journey through life and how they manage the ups and downs of life. My vision is for my listeners to try something that has worked for my guests and if it changes their lives then I feel that the podcast has been a positive contribution to the world.

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Vanessa Murphy

Vanessa is a Strategy and HR Consultant and a Podcast Host.
Vanessa got her first proper job in 1998 when she joined as an Officer in the Royal Navy and then after 15 years doing that, she transitioned into senior HR and Culture roles working for organisations all over the world.
She now has 2 strings to her bow....
Firstly, she is an empath, avid people watcher and she likes to observe people when they were operating with confidence and self-belief and learn strategies, tools and techniques from them. She helps women with confidence at work and her Women In Confidence podcast is a way for her to share her knowledge and her network with a wider audience.

Secondly, she has always been fascinated by what makes a company great to work for and now devotes her time to creating workplaces that not only have impressive performance but are also human centred - hint... they are not mutually exclusive. Her Conversations About Company Culture podcast is her way of sharing ways to build great organisations.