The Art of Halftime: Of the Heart

The Art of Halftime: Of the Heart

By: Michael Lagocki

We enjoyed having Claudia Cantrell attend a recent Halftime Launch Event in Dallas, and her story inspired the painting above.

Claudia was only 22 when she lost her father. She shared the story of being there in the moments when his heart failed him. Since then, her professional life has been dedicated to medicine. Over a successful career, Claudia has assisted and taught many physicians, including those who repair and perform transplants on hearts.

Claudia is at a different stage of her life now, and her dream has shifted. She sees herself teaching, speaking, and motivating others.  Plus laughter and play are becoming more and more important to her.

For Claudia’s painting, I chose to depict the elements she’s now seeking as listed on an anatomical painting of a heart. I imagine it’s reminiscent of many drawings that Claudia has studied, or taught from in the past. Except now, all the parts of the heart are hers. They will, hopefully, remind her of what she’s dedicated to pursuing and creating at this precious time.



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Paul McGinnis
Paul’s first half career was filled with a variety of roles in marketing, sales and operations. He worked for a large, non-profit financial institution as well as a Fortune 250 company where he led the marketing efforts in one of their fastest growing divisions.

As he climbed the corporate ladder, God began tugging at his heart saying He had more for him than success, wealth and a corner office. This started an incredible journey for Paul filled with wild leaps of faith, incredible lessons in humility and a life-changing shift in his perspective.

Paul heard about the Halftime Institute through an alumnus and enrolled and began working with his coach. At first this led him to becoming a certified Halftime Coach to help other marketplace leaders discover their next calling, but he knew God had more for him. A few months later, the opportunity came to join the Halftime Institute team and lead their marketing efforts. This role plus his coaching was the final piece of his Halftime puzzle.

Paul and his wife Maryann have been married more than 25 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."

Check out Paul's article, My Halftime Journal Entry:  October 12, 2012

Check out Paul's Podcasts:
God Said Go So I Did - Eternal Leadership
When You Feel Restless in Your Career - Entrepreneur on Purpose