Mel Robbins Biography & Facts
Melanie Robbins (born Schneeberger on October 6, 1968) is an American lawyer, television host, author, and motivational speaker. Robbins is known for covering the George Zimmerman trial for CNN; her TEDx talk, How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over; and her books, The 5 Second Rule and The High 5 Habit. She also has multiple podcast series hosted on Audible.
She suffered from depression and anxiety and was diagnosed with ADD.
Early life and education
Robbins was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in North Muskegon, Michigan. She attended Dartmouth College. She received a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School in 1994.
Prior to joining CNN as a legal analyst, Robbins worked as a criminal defense attorney and hosted Cox Media Group's The Mel Robbins Show, A&E's Monster In-Laws, and Fox's Someone's Gotta Go.
In 2011, Robbins published Stop Saying You're Fine: Discover a More Powerful You. She spoke at TEDx San Francisco about a psychological trick that she termed "the five second rule". Her talk, viewed more than 20 million times on YouTube as of August 2019, launched her public speaking career. According to Speaking.com, Robbins is the most-booked woman on the speaking circuit.On February 28, 2017, Robbins released her second book, The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage. It was the top non-fiction book on Audible and sixth most-read book on Amazon in 2017. It was named Audible's 2017 Book of the Year in the category of Self-Development.She collaborated with Audible to release the Audible Original programs Kick Ass with Mel Robbins in June 2018 and Take Control of Your Life in 2019.Her syndicated daytime talk show with Sony Pictures Television, The Mel Robbins Show, premiered on September 16, 2019. On January 29, 2020, Sony announced that the show would be canceled following its first season due to low ratings.In 2014, Robbins received the Gracie Award for Outstanding Host–News/Non-fiction.
In 1996, she married entrepreneur Christopher Robbins. She has three children.
Stop Saying You're Fine: Discover a More Powerful You. Harmony, 2011. Also published with the subtitle The No-BS Guide to Getting What You Want.
The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage. Savio Republic, 2017.
The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit. Hay House, Inc. 2021.References
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