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Consulting by McFarland, LLC is here to support your diversity, equity and inclusion needs.  Innovative and integrated solutions will be customized to meet your needs, whether from international assignments to large organizational projects to individual coaching.



Meet Mary McFarland

Mary McFarland is the Founder and CEO of Consulting by McFarland, LLC focused on providing solutions in the areas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Human Resources. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in Human Resources at Fortune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble, Yum! Brands, Inc. (KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell), Fifth Third Bank and GE Aviation. 


Mary is an executive coach and DEI consultant, facilitator, and strategist. She also has a comprehensive background in corporate culture, employee engagement, change management, employee learning and development, talent acquisition, project management and organizational effectiveness.


Mary is committed to making strategic investments in community organizations that build inclusion and equality. She serves on the GLAD House Board, American Legacy Theatre Board, the Human Rights Campaign Workforce Equality Committee and Greater Cincinnati Human Rights Campaign Steering Committee.


Mary has a master’s degree in Executive Human Resource and Development and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. She is certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®), the DiSC® Profile and is an accredited facilitator of Individual and Team Psychological S.A.F.E.T.Y.™ Mary is the recipient of the CAREERS and the disABLED Magazine’s National 2016 Employee of the Year Award.

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Mary was born with bilateral hip dysplasia and the above picture is after her fourth reconstructive surgery.  Experiencing what it was like to be "other" inspired a deep passion for diversity, equity and inclusion.  Mary is married to her husband, Ron, and has a son, Derek.  Being in a biracial marriage and raising a mixed race son has further strengthen her commitment to this critical work.

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Mary McFarland, MEd

CEO & Founder

Consulting by McFarland, LLC


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