Lynne Joy McFarland
Founder, President and CEO of
Leaders In the New Civilization - LINC
Lynne Joy McFarland is an expert on leadership and coach to world-class
leaders and celebrities. Lynne Joy has been consulting and interacting
with thousands of distinguished and successful leaders. She has appeared
on television and radio, written books and articles, taught leadership,
and done extensive public speaking. In addition, she has hands-on experience
in a broad range of leadership roles inside corporations, foundations
and community organizations.
In her worldwide popular book, 21st Century Leadership
- Dialogues with 100 Top Leaders, Lynne Joy has personal conversations with such American business legends as
Bill Gates of Microsoft , Lee Iacocca of Chrysler, Jack Welch of GE,
Richard Munro of Time-Warner and Kenneth Chenault of American Express;
exemplary women leaders as Christel DeHaan of RCI, Mary Kay, Marilyn
Laurie of AT & T and Felice Schwartz of Catalyst; Presidential candidate
Ross Perot and President Clinton.s Cabinet members Donna Shalala, Robert
Reich and Roger Johnson; major foundation heads as Rebecca Rimel of
PEW, Margaret Mahoney of the Commonwealth Fund, Kathryn Fuller of World
Wildlife Fund, Peggy Dulany of the Global Synergos Foundation, Peter
Goldmark of the Rockefeller Foundation and John Whitehead of the J.
Paul Getty Trust and United Nations Association; leaders in media as
Cathie Black of USA Today and Hearst, Marshall Loeb of Fortune and Rieva
Lesonsky of Entrepreneur; university presidents as Tom Gerrity of Wharton,
Ellen Futter of Barnard College and Derek Bok of Harvard; motivators
as Marjorie Blanchard, Patricia Aburdeen and John Naisbitt, inspirational
leaders as Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey and other leaders in education,
environment, entertainment, spirituality, the arts and philanthropy.
View the entire list of leaders who participated.
Lynne Joy McFarland's passion is what she calls "21st
Century Leadership Coaching" with top leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities,
artists and philanthropists - champions from every walk of life! All
"Olympic Champions" require very high caliber coaching, as
do other highly successful individuals who intend to go the distance
and surpass expectations. Lynne Joy's championship leadership coaching
provides life-changing powerful results and achievement through:
~ Clarifying and implementing vision and purpose with
leaders and their enterprises,
~ Creating and acting on high integrity principles and
winning shared values,
~ Empowering everyone with innovative "21st Century"
~ Continuously improving and advancing communications,
relationships and teamwork,
~ Insisting on outstanding and superior customer service
~ Encouraging championship fitness and health - physically,
emotionally and spiritually.
The bottom line results are enduring and profound: achieving
world-class performance and profitability, along with personal and professional
excellence. And very important in leadership is always expanding one's
sphere of influence and making a difference by contributing back to
our communities, nation and world with philanthropic funding and service.
Lynne Joy McFarland - President of the LINC Organization:
In 1985 Lynne Joy founded LINC with the vision to bring
top leaders together from around the world to enhance their leadership
qualities, broaden their impact and improve their enterprises, communities,
societies and ultimately civilization with creative, innovative and
far-reaching global solutions. In 1987 LINC became a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Among the many results-oriented LINC programs Lynne Joy
has established are:
~ Writing books, articles and television programs on leadership,
including 21st Century Leadership - Dialogues with 100 Top Leaders.
~ Consulting and forums with national and world leaders
on a wide range of important issues.
~ Empowering leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, non-profit
and community leaders by strengthening their vision, values, integrity,
health and prosperity.
~ Consulting on leadership education with university presidents,
deans, teachers and students, and creating effective leadership classes
based on the book: 21st Century Leadership - Dialogues with
100 Top Leaders..
~ Keynote speaking around the country and world for corporations,
high schools and universities, community organizations, television and
~ Establishing a knowledge bank on leadership based on
interaction with thousands of distinguished and successful leaders,
along with national and world visions and solutions that are being implemented.
Lynne Joy's corporate experience spans two decades in
the high tech industry and includes executive and leadership positions
in such companies as Honeywell, Bank of America, Litton, Xerox, Tymshare-Tymnet
and McDonnell Douglas.
Background as a motivational speaker and teacher:
Lynne Joy speaks on a broad range of timely subjects which
align with her leadership coaching. Here are some example topics:
~ "21st Century Leadership" - defining the new leader for
this amazing century,
~ Creating leaders throughout your organization with vision and empowerment,
~ Reshaping your business culture for a bold future,
~ Achieve world-class leadership of outstanding achievement and prosperity,
~ Champions of change - reinventing yourself and your organization,
~ Quality and service are a way of life - how to exceed your customer's
~ Honoring women with leadership roles and power,
~ Leaders In the New Civilization - how to be an inspiring leader of
Background as an author and her television appearances:
Based on the privileged interviews Lynne Joy personally
conducted with prominent leaders in every sector of society, a breakthrough
television series was written and produced for major networks in 1991
about the most advanced improvements for our educational system, featuring
a broad spectrum of leaders and exemplary K-12 school models to follow.
As a leadership coach, author and teacher, Lynne Joy has
appeared on a variety of television news and educational programs.
After accomplishing over a decade of consulting and research
with leaders, in 1993 Lynne Joy McFarland coauthored her widely read
book, 21st Century Leadership - Dialogues with 100 Top Leaders.
Through fascinating and historic conversations, America's most distinguished
leaders redefine leadership for the future.
Lynne Joy has also written articles for major magazines,
often on themes of leadership and advancing humanity. She has written
both highly complex technical manuals about software and hardware, and
easy-to-use training and educational books. Additionally, Lynne Joy
has written for sales, marketing, PR and advertising purposes as well
as legal contracts and business proposals. Her greatest passion is writing
to inspire, enhance and empower.
Monterey Institute for Foreign Languages, 1963 - received
Certification in French.
University of Bordeaux, France, 1965 - received Certificates of Honor.
University of California, Berkeley, 1966 - B.A. Degree in English, French
Post Graduate Studies - Leadership, Management and High Technology training
at IBM, Xerox and various other corporate education programs.
Personal talents and interests:
Lynne Joy has special talent as a personal and family
counselor helping people improve. She lives by high standards of excellence
for herself and creates a positive outlook daily. Very important to
her is taking time for quiet reflection.
Lynne Joy has always been a "health nut" and
a good athlete, for example she excelled in marathon running, skiing,
scuba diving, sailing, basketball, yoga, aerobics and weight lifting.
Lynne Joy is a nutritionist, fitness buff, a gourmet healthy chef, a
fine art painter, an avid gardener and she loves to arrange flowers.
She has been a fine art consultant helping local artists show and sell
their works, and establishing corporate art collections.
Having celebrity parents - her father, Arthur, was a Big
Band leader and her mother, Helen, was a singer - Lynne Joy is musically
gifted too. At six she was already an accomplished concert pianist and
she has enjoyed singing and dancing throughout her life. Lynne Joy is
fluent in French and has also studied Spanish, Italian, Swiss, German