Stephen Buckley was an award-winning journalist whose success earned him high-profile roles in the US and abroad at prestigious organizations like the Washington Post and the Poynter Institute.
Knowing God had something else for him but not knowing what it might be, he and his wife Cathleen enrolled at the Halftime Institute and participated together in the year-long journey.
See how the Halftime process and a connection with Halftime Talent Solutions paved the way for the Buckley’s to find their next chapter impacting the lives of vulnerable children and engaging in a role that Stephen says “is a vision from God’s own heart”.
Paul McGinnis’ first-half career was filled with a variety of roles in marketing, sales, and operations, working for a Fortune 250 company, two non-profits, and a family-run business.
As he climbed the corporate ladder, God began tugging at his heart – He had more for Paul than just success, wealth and a corner office. This started an incredible journey filled with wild leaps of faith, incredible lessons in humility and a life-changing shift in perspective.
Paul was introduced to the Halftime Institute by an alumnus. He enrolled and began working with his coach. At first, this led him to become a certified Halftime Coach to help other marketplace leaders navigate this unique season of “halftime” successfully, but he knew God had more for him. A few months later, the opportunity arose to join the Halftime Institute team in a full-time role for a period of time. This role, plus coaching, was the final piece of his Halftime puzzle.
He is currently serving as a Master Certified Halftime Coach and one of the facilitators for the Fellows Program.
Paul and his wife Maryann have been married 28 years and have two grown kids, Drew and Jennica.
“It’s been amazing for me to see God use every single aspect of my first half journey to lead me to a second half of joy and impact. I now see the “why” behind many things that have happened in my life, and I thank God that He loves me enough to give me just a small glimpse into His plan, purpose and process."