Relationship Solutions

DR. GILDA CARLE is the only internationally-known relationship expert who speaks to corporations, adults, teens, and children. She is seen, heard, read, and clicked on worldwide by over 5 million people each week.

DR. GILDA was the Relationship Expert on the TV show, "50 Ways to Leave your Lover," on the Investigation Discovery network. The New York Times called her "the busiest television therapist in the business." Gannett named her "TV's #1 talk-show therapist, hotter than the Sahara, part philosopher and part stand-up comic." DR. GILDA responds to worldwide fans on her web site, www.DrGilda.com, and she has a private practice worldwide, on Skype, telephone, and email. She did Relationship Wellness consulting at Columbia University Medical Center. She was an associate professor of business, psychology, and communications at New York's Mercy College. Today, she has the honorable title of Professor Emerita.

DR. GILDA has authored 15 books, including: "Don't Bet on the Prince! How to Have the Man You Want by Betting On Yourself" (a test question on "JEOPARDY!,") "He's Not All That! How to Attract the Good Guys," and "Teen Talk with DR. GILDA: A Girl's Guide to Dating." Her other books include: "How to WIN When Your Mate Cheats," "99 Prescriptions for Fidelity: Your Rx for Trust," and "Why Your Cheater Keeps Cheating -- And You're Still There." The hundreds of GILDA-GRAMS® in her books, columns, and motivational speeches keep us going when life gets tough: "You will never be loved if you can't risk being disliked;" "What you accept, you teach;" "We attract not who we want, but who we are."

DR. GILDA has served as a Product Spokesperson for Hallmark, Harlequin, Cottonelle, Sprint, Galderma Pharmaceuticals, Match.com, Lavalife, Project: Time Off, and other major corporations. For these clients, she has done keynote & motivational speeches, satellite media tours, video news releases, columns, infomercials, podcasts, advertorials, public service announcements, and media appearances. Her media coverage includes print, radio, and television, syndicated and worldwide.

DR. GILDA was the Love Doc for two New York off-Broadway shows: "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" and "Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage!" She answered relationship questions from the audience, delivered her special brand of advice and GILDA-GRAMS®, and did book signings.

Education and Career History

A licensed educator, GILDA CARLE holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from New York University, with a concentration in psychology, sociology, and social psychology. Her doctoral research explored self-esteem, role expectations, interpersonal communications, and relationships, and she received certification from New York State as a teacher, principal and school superintendent. As a youngster, she danced on TV. As a young adult, she taught and administered educational programs in New York's inner city schools in the South Bronx. Later heading her own firm, she became a management consultant and motivational speaker for Fortune 500 companies. The Wall Street Journal called her "a woman warrior who trains executives in Sun Tzu's The Art of War [She prefers its other translation, "The Art of Strategy"], as it applies to communications." She has published papers in technical and company journals, and has delivered some of them abroad for IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

The Dean at Mercy College praised DR. GILDA by calling her, "Mother Theresa with lipstick and The Wall Street Journal." But she says it's her clients, students and fans who deserve the credit, because it is they who continue to teach her how to serve people best.

The Media and the Movies

DR. GILDA warns, "We declare our destiny, so either choose to be a victim and remain stuck in the past, or choose to use your power and live your passions NOW." Having spent years in crime-ridden schools, she is fearless about calling people on their actions. Her TV appearances have included Oprah, Dateline, The O'Reilly Factor, Larry King, Joy Behar, Sally Jessy Raphael, Ricki Lake, Montel, The View, Fox & Friends, Weekend Sunrise in Australia, Wolf Blitzer, Inside Edition, Howard Stern, and more. She also occasionally hosts TV shows on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Her print interviews span The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Cosmo, Glamour, Redbook, The National Enquirer, Star, In Touch, OK, Time Out New York, YM, Teen People, Seventeen, CosmoGIRL!, Men's Health, Details, and Maxim. She has also been a guest on thousands of radio shows worldwide.

In reality film, she was the therapist in HBO's Emmy Award winner, "Telling Nicholas." The movie depicted DR. GILDA's heart-wrenching task of guiding a grieving family to tell their 7-year-old that his mother died in the World Trade Center attack. In addition to winning an Emmy, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Academy Awards) named the film one of the 12 most outstanding documentaries of 2002, and segments of the movie aired on Oprah. In "The Working Girl.com," she confronted a porn mom on her parenting. In the "Games People Play" series, she charged young actors with "emotional prostitution" for selling out for fame.

Corporate Services

A partial list of her clients and audiences includes: IBM, Citibank, US Army, US Army Corps of Engineers, New York Power Authority, PSE&G, Niagara Mohawk, Con Edison, ARA Food Services, Mobil Oil, Newsweek, Kraft Foods, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), LPGA Golf Clinics, The Gartner Group, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, NJ Department of Health, Cottonelle, Pepsi, Exxon, Downstate Medical School, Marymount College, Elizabeth Seton College, Pace University, Mercy College, K-Mart, Pitney Bowes, Scarsdale, Yonkers, Somers, and New York City Public School Systems, Lavalife, MSN.com, International Flavors & Fragrances, iVillage, Hallmark Cards, Project: Time Off, Harlequin Books, American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT), Galderma Pharmaceuticals, EURO RSCG LIFE Public Relations, Ketchum Public Relations, Internal Revenue Service, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Fox News Channel, TBN, MSNBC, CNN, A&E, WB, WOR, Lifetime TV, VH1, MTV, HBO, E! Entertainment, and national & international radio networks.

DR. GILDA's Power Image Products have been a resource for individuals, schools, and libraries. Her video, "How to Project a Power Image," was endorsed by Success Magazine as a "hard-hitting, high-velocity advertisement of DR. GILDA's own strategies." Her video, "Skills for Successful Business Women," was endorsed by Working Woman Magazine as "a valuable tool for women to take control of their career and make life happen." Her video, "How to Manage Anger and Take Control," was endorsed by the American Management Association and the National Association for Female Executives, and segments of it aired on CNN's Moneyline. Her nationally-distributed newsletter, "Lessons in Self-Promotion," was recommended as a networking tool by The Chicago Tribune, and she was awarded a Chair for achievement from Long Island University Graduate MBA Program. Successful Meetings Magazine honored her as "Best Speaker in America," L'Egg's celebrated her as one of their "Women on the Move," and she received many awards from Women in Communications.

Pop Culture

Always the educator, while offering relationship advice on a local TV network, syndicated television spotted DR. GILDA - and catapulted her from the corporate sector into the pop culture, where she became a recognizable media personality on America's daytime talk shows. She became the family therapist on the Sally Jessy Raphael Show on NBC-TV. She went on to host her own show as the Love Doc on MTV Online, she wrote relationship columns for Teen People, Teen, Twist, and other popular teen magazines, she became Valentine's Day Spokesperson for Hallmark Cards, and she was the Relationship Expert for Harlequin Enterprises. She wrote the "DR. GILDA Says" column in Thomson Newspapers' syndicated "HealthFile," she was on the advisory board of the National Association for Female Executives, and she was the Relationship Expert on WABC's "Success Radio."

The Fox network subsidized a pilot for her own syndicated TV show, "DR. GILDA." She also did the "Shrink Rap" column in Soap Opera Digest, she was on the advisory board of CosmoGIRL!, and she was the Relationship Expert for AMI Mini Mags, the booklets at supermarkets, Wal-Marts and mass merchandiser checkouts. Some of the Mini Mag titles she authored were: "How to Win at Love"; "10 Questions Women Should Never Ask & the 10 They Should"; "Women's 10 Big Worries & How to Beat 'Em"; "He Says, She Says: When Love Gets Lost in the Translation"; and "Your Guide to a Perfect Relationship." She wrote the "5-Minute Therapist" column for For Me magazine, and was Match.com's "Ask Dr. Gilda" advice columnist, published on MSN.com, Yahoo.com, and numerous other international sites, including Match's Happen Magazine. She also wrote the weekly "30-Second Therapist" column for Today.com, the Today Show website.

Dr. Gilda, "Country Music Doctor"

As the "Country Music Doctor," DR. GILDA uses Country Music to heal the relationships of re-entering veterans and their families. Her unique educational technique is the basis for her non-profit 501(c)(3) educational charity, Country Cures®, Inc. (www.CountryCures.org). The organization develops audios, videos, and educational training programs for veterans and their families as they return back to civilian life. Since military kids are disproportionately more vulnerable to suicide, bullying, violence, and substance abuse, Country Cures® also trains military children in preventive techniques. Yes, the "Country Music Doctor" is in!

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