Who We Are

Barbara McFarland, EdD
Psychologist, Author and Motivational Speaker
Co-Founder FlexLife™, LLC


As a psychologist, corporate coach, author, and motivational speaker, Dr. McFarland is well known for developing powerful programs for all types of organizations. From individual coaching, train the trainer, to leadership and team solutions, she has trained thousands of clinicians, counselors and executives how to successfully manage careers and corporations. Her consulting and training programs have developed change agents who must meet the challenges of effective leadership, team performance, mentoring, diversity, negotiation, and conflict management.


Dr. McFarland's programs and keynotes have been successfully scaled for success from small organizations to global corporations including Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Cinergy, The Health Alliance of Cincinnati, the State of Nebraska Office of Women’s Health, Ernst & Young, and the Xavier Consulting Group of Cincinnati, OH. She has designed and developed programs related to diversity and work life balance and change management throughout North America, Asia, South America and Western Europe.


Dr. McFarland's extensive work with Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield was key in their Healthy Woman program. At Jones of NY, she was instrumental in the success of their workplace wellness program.


Her body of work includes seven books, the latest of which, The Balanced Life, (2006), serves as the core curriculum for the FlexLife™ seminar, Choices & Strategies. This book focuses on behaviorally based life balance solutions and strategies for greater productivity and morale.


Dr. McFarland has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Diane Rehm of NPR and PBS, as well as many others to talk about her work, books and programs.


Dr. Barbara McFarland
+1.859-630-9129 (mobile)


Kristen K. English
Coach, Consultant and Facilitator
Co-Founder FlexLife™


Kristen K. English, Founding Partner, FlexLife™ LLC, has over 20 years of experience working with international organizations, in cross-cultural leadership and management, strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives, work-life balance blended learning, team development, corporate culture assessment and design, direction-setting and more.


Originally from the US, Kristen has worked with clients on all 6 continents, has lived in Asia for 15 years and currently resides in Singapore.


Kristen works with business leaders and leadership teams to set diversity and inclusion strategy and curriculum and has designed and delivered workshops for thousands of participants from all over the world. Recent projects include work-life balance web learning, corporate culture integration for a major international merger; multi-cultural leadership team development; and executive coaching for performance improvement. Her clients are international organizations, including Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Lubrizol, GlaxoSmithKline, Infosys, American Express and The Boston Consulting Group.


Ms. Kristen English
+65.9823.1738 (Singapore)
+1.517.410.3663 (US)