Dr. Melonie Boone is the author of HEROic Leadership: The Secret to Budling Stronger High-Performing Teams Using Psychological capital based on several years of research on positive psychology and real-life experience gained from a dynamic career. Over the past 25 plus years she has been a global executive leader and trusted advisor senior leadership on strategy, operations, P&L management, leadership development, and human resources for organizations from startups to large global companies. She has devoted herself to being a passionate leader with an eye on growth while maintaining a people-centric focus on providing value-added services that get results.
Dr. Boone currently serves as Partner at RHR International, the preeminent leadership consulting firm bringing a behavioral science point of view, working side by side with leaders, helping them acquire the knowledge, wisdom, and skills necessary to achieve business results. RHR focuses on the specific needs of CEOs, boards of directors, senior management, and key leadership talent of global organizations. Dr. Boone works with top-of-the-house leadership using a combination of skills and experience as a Business Psychologist to deliver highly predictive assessments and deep insights about senior executives that help clients identify and best deploy their top talent. In addition to her work with RHR International she also provides operational support in the areas of strategic business planning and growth as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Havana Chicago Inc., Blue Havana Clothing, Inc and Founder of B Ana Studios, Inc.
In her previous role, Dr. Boone held the position of Sr. Director of Global Advisory helping large to mid-sized multinational organizations. There she advised clients on managing global operations and mitigate the risks to protect their businesses through Advisory services. She was also previously Director of Studio Operations and HR for Iron Galaxy Studios. There she oversaw Operations, Human Resources, and Talent Acquisition teams while advising Senior Leadership. She held the position of Global Director of HR for Ventiv Technology serving as a Project and Change Management Lead supporting a multinational team in seven countries. Before that, she was Founding Principal, Operations & Business Development of Boone Management Group where she led a team of experienced consultants supporting business strategy and HR initiatives for clients throughout the US.
Dr. Boone has also held various positions from entry-level HR roles to Adjunct Faculty at Southern New Hampshire University, Kendall College, INSEEC University, and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a Master of Jurisprudence in Business Law and Corporate Governance from Loyola University Law School, an MBA from Florida Metropolitan University, and a BBA in HR Management from Loyola University of Chicago School of Business.
When I'm not working, I really love to read, workout, and practice mindful meditations. I am an avid Star Trek fan, 100% super nerd, and love to practice self-care in various ways.
I love hitting the gym to burn off stress, creating elaborate costumes for my princess, and having short but thoughtful conversations with my son. Spending time with my family is always the best.
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