Internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker, author, psychologist, and go-to media wellness expert, Dr. Zelana Montminy brings a fusion of talents and knowledge in one media-savvy package. One of Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change, Dr. Z (as she’s known to many clients and fans) translates complicated research from Positive Psychology and the fields of nutrition and neurology, to create a uniquely holistic approach to health and share it with an ever-widening audience through her various projects. She is the author of 21 Days to Resilience (HarperElixir), ranked #1 on Amazon as a Mental Health Hot New Release.
Education & Background
Dr. Montminy holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Health, as well as a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. This multi-faceted background makes her uniquely qualified to explore the psychological aspects of Health & Wellness. In all her endeavors, be they on the written page or on the television screen, Dr. Zelana Montminy seeks to explore the relationship between resilience, happiness, and healthful lifestyle choices. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), an active regional board member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), a consultant for the Institute for Applied Positive Research, and on the Program Advisory Board of the Respect Institute.
Dr. Z’s media CV holds a long and impressive list of accomplishments. Appearing regularly on television, she has been a guest on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Doctors, The Dr. Oz Show, E! Entertainment Television, TV Guide Network, and Fox News. Her media skills are not limited to the world of “talking heads”, either. Dr. Z served as the Health & Wellness correspondent for Thrive Market, Suja Juice, and “PopSugar Now!” on the TV Guide Network to millions of viewers. Guiding projects from inception as writer and producer, Dr. Z also played an instrumental role in developing online content for the media brand. In October of 2015, PopSugar.com received 1 billion visitors or 23,000 page views per minute, with Dr. Z’s video segments alone receiving over 21 million views collectively. Dr. Z is a recurring contributor to the pages of Better Home & Gardens, Cosmopolitan Magazine, People, Redbook, Psychology Today, Mind Body Green, Huffington Post, The Chalkboard, and more.
Dr. Zelana Montminy is a prominent presence on the lecture circuit, addressing academic institutions, businesses, and non-profits at conferences and retreats on a range of topics related to her areas of expertise. Whether speaking at an intimate gathering for a full day retreat, parenting seminar or a large-scale auditorium, Dr. Z leverages the tenets of Positive Psychology and shares the knowledge, vision, and practical tools necessary to manifest true transformation in all aspects of life.
An avid traveler, Dr. Z speaks five languages, including Russian, Spanish, and French. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young children.