Dr. Melony Bethala is Managing Director of Newmark’s Workplace Strategy and Human Experience Team, a specialty practice within Global Corporate Services’ (GCS) consulting group. Based in Los Angeles, California, she serves as the Western Region Lead for workplace strategy engagements and supports international accounts with change management strategy. Dr. Bethala has worked with clients across various industries, including technology, finance, energy, legal and non-profit sectors.
A proven organizational culture specialist, Dr. Bethala brings a human-centric approach to workplace projects. She is passionate about developing high-performing environments and helping leaders achieve their vision through alignment strategies, qualitative analysis of the workplace, and effective change managements. Dr. Bethala applies her deep experience in international cultural studies, human experience research and thought leadership, to lead organizational culture transformations that measurably improve employee experience of the workplace.
Prior to joining Newmark, Dr. Bethala spent several years in Europe working at international academic institutions in Spain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, where she also earned her master’s degree and doctorate.
Areas Of Specialty
- Workplace Strategy
- People Analytics
- Organizational Culture
- Leadership Alignment
- Change Management Strategy
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner
- Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) People Analytics Specialty Credential
- Member, Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP)
- Member, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Dr. Bethala holds a B.A. from Emory University in Atlanta, a master’s degree from Trinity College in Dublin, and Ph.D. in English and Comparative Cultural Studies from the University of York in England.