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Meet Melva

Hi! I’m Dr. Melva Robertson, The Strategy Coach. Whether I’m your coach, keynote, facilitator, or consultant, think of me as your guide on this journey.
We’re in this together to map out your blueprint for success. It’s not about me giving you all the answers; it’s about us teaming up to tailor a plan that fits your goals.
I won’t be steering the bus, but consider me your trusty navigator, making sure you’re headed in the right direction. Let’s embark on this adventure together!

Melva B. Robertson, DSL

Dr. Melva Robertson brings over two decades of expertise in leadership, coaching, branding, and communications. Currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business at Clayton State University, her extensive research focuses on leadership, organizational behavior, communications, and branding. Most recently, she was awarded Teaching Professor of the Year and has served as a subject matter expert on topics around employee engagement and retention, leadership, The Great Resignation, communications, and branding.

In addition to being an accomplished author and award-winning communicator, Melva holds a doctorate in Strategic Leadership Development and is a Certified Gallup Strength Coach. As an Associate Certified Coach trained through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Melva has distinguished herself as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and subject matter expert at conferences and media outlets.

Notably, Melva is driven by a profound commitment to empowering individuals with the essential tools and strategies needed to achieve their goals. Possessing strengths in relator, achiever, restorative, individualization, and empathy, she naturally embodies the qualities of an effective coach. Melva’s coaching approach is grounded in partnership; she views each engagement as a collaborative journey. Clients under her guidance emerge with a personalized strategy and renewed confidence, knowing that Melva is fervently championing their success.

Dr. Robertson earned her bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College, master’s degree from Kennesaw State University, and doctorate degree in Strategic Leadership Development from Regent University.

I want to help clients achieve their goals by implementing intentional strategies that lead to successful outcomes.


Dr. Melva B. Robertson is an established leader committed to helping clients successfully achieve their goals. Through success coaching, workshops, customer service for business and individuals, media trainings, and consultations, the objective is to equip clients with successful strategies. She is the founder of the Own Your Own (OYO) Movement which consists of empowerment tools for entrepreneurs through summits, workshops, and broadcasts such as the Own Your Own TV show.


For years, Robertson has created successful strategic plans that have resulted in local, national, and global media coverage. She is experienced in crisis communications management, website content consultation, writing, and relationship-building. Additionally, as a strategy coach, she has helped numerous clients start their businesses and/or emerge as leaders in their industries.

Throughout her career as a professional and entrepreneur, Robertson has worked with clients ranging from professional athletes, authors, designers, thought leaders, magazine editors, to non-profits. Her newsroom experience as a freelance journalist as well as writer for local FOX and CBS affiliates garnered her ability to communicate message to various audiences. She has connected with contacts from major networks such as NBC, BET, ESPN, CNN, FOX NEWS, ABC Network, and others.


Robertson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Media Communications from Morris Brown College, a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University, and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.



Robertson has authored chapters in three books, Community Voices: Health Matters, the PR News Writer’s Guidebook, and PR News’ Media Guidebook. She is also the author of her debut book titled, Congratulations! It’s a Brand: The entrepreneur’s guide to birthing the brand, identifying the target audience, and increasing visibility. In late 2020, Robertson will launch her second book titled, The Brand New Leader: Recognizing the Impact of Your Leadership Brand.


Melva is the proud wife to her husband Dereko and the mother of her amazing daughter Aria.

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