Halftime Alum, John Leffin, was a Partner for global consulting firm, Accenture. Then, right at the peak of his success, he hit the season of halftime and began wrestling with the question, “Is this all there is?” in his desire to make a greater impact on the world.

We celebrate the work God has done in John’s life, and the lives of so many as a result of John’s second half journey. John’s work with Mission of Hope Haiti is making a powerful impact on some of the nation’s most pressing issues including disaster relief, infrastructure and strategic planning, education, clean water, and poverty.

John is just one of many halftime alumni who have engaged in a purposeful process to move from success to significance. May his story of struggle, transformation, and impact inspire and encourage you. If you resonate with his journey and there’s any way we can help you in your second half, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

John Leffin’s Halftime Struggle

“I ran hard for years…after twelve years I reached the pinnacle of my career at a young age, but I reached a point where I woke up one day and wondered “Is this all there is?” I had lost the lustre…and I think God was working in my heart to say “I have other plans””



John Leffin’s Second Half Purpose

“God used the 20+ years in consulting to prepare me for that moment to go out into the second half. And the impact…I go from changing large corporations to changing lives, and changing the nation of Haiti.” John says.



We feel blessed to be a part of this ripple affect of halftime alum who come from a place of “smoldering discontent” to purpose, joy, and impact.

If you resonate with John’s struggle and his desire for impact, make sure to check out the Fellows Program. Click here. 

To view more alumni video stories, click here.

Paul McGinnis
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."

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