If you opened your own business, what would it be?
I have owned and operated a boutique consultancy which provides human resource
and leadership support for over 20 years. I am blessed because I love what I do.

What advice would you give your younger self?
Listen more. Slow Down. Be Present.

Exceptional Skills
Energy, optimism, and curiosity.

What makes you feel fulfilled?
The quality of my relationship with my husband, my daughters, and my family.

When asked to describe yourself, what’s the first word that pops into your mind?

Favorite Book
Gone With The Wind

What makes your heart race?
And My Head Hurt… Lack of Civility, Ignorance, Abuse of Power

Organization or cause near to your heart
Women’s Reproductive Rights
What keeps you up at night?
Worrying about my mama, who has dementia, about my youngest kiddo, who has
mental health issues, and hot flashes.

What is a belief you once held but no longer do?
I use to believe that “If I can do it anyone can,” but I have learned that if you don’t think you can. You can’t.

What are you interested in connecting with other women about?
I always seek emotional, intellectual stimulation, and nourishment wherever I go. I am the happiest when I am learning something new.

Melynda DeCarlo

Business Owner

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