Do you have a desire to develop the next generation of young, talented leaders?

If so, you’re in good company…

In this conversation, we focus on one element that is a priority for most halftimers — mentoring. 

After engaging with Halftime, Barbara Mulkey landed on the passion of pouring into upcoming values-based leaders. 

She then connected this passion to a platform at her own alma mater, North Carolina State University.

During the webinar, Lloyd Reeb and Doug Piper are joined by Halftime Alumna, Barbara Mulkey to discuss her journey of building a regional engineering firm to leading the renowned Shelton Leadership Center.

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During our time together, Barbara and Lloyd explore creative ways to make an impact by investing in young leaders.

3 Concepts for Effective Mentoring

1. The joy is in the results. Mentoring allows you to see life change in and through the young leader you are pouring into. Look for ways to measure and celebrate results. 

2. Set expectations upfront. While you can bring wisdom and accountability, you can’t have a solution for every issue. In addition, set practical expectations around timing, assignments, and communication practices. 

3. Mentoring goes both ways. Developing leaders enables us to clarify our own life learnings and helps us to better invest in the growth of our family members. 

As Lloyd mentioned, explore Ardent Mentoring, Telemachus Network, and Praxis for easy on-ramps to mentoring plus additional ideas around developing leaders.

Do you live in the Carolinas? 

Did you know that you can connect with Halftime in your local community?

We have multiple options for engagement from Dream Together weekends for you and your spouse, to facilitated silent retreats, and both in-person and virtual Roundtables. Click below to learn more about our upcoming opportunities!

Looking for more alignment with your spouse?

Dream Together is a 2-day experience for couples who want to LIVE a legacy, focused on combining creative possibilities with practical plans to gain margin, increase impact, and ignite your individual and collective callings.

We offer this experience in multiple settings including the beautiful scenery of Scott River Lodge in Northern California.

Just getting started?

At Halftime, our programs bring greater impact, purpose, and joy for the whole family. 

Getting connected with a group of like-minded peers and a Halftime Certified™ Coach to create a custom, holistic plan for the days ahead could be a great next step. How could our fellowship of friends best come alongside you?


Barbara Mulkey joined NC State as Director of the Shelton Leadership Center on April 25, 2016, where she served for five years before retiring in 2021. 

Prior to joining NC State, Barbara’s career was in the field of civil and structural engineering. Entrepreneurial by nature, in 1993 Barbara founded Mulkey Engineers & Consultants, Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in engineering and related services for both the public and private sectors. Begun at her kitchen table, the company made the list of Top 500 Engineering Companies nationally multiple times while under her leadership. Today Barbara is heralded as one of the most respected transportation experts in the state, as evidenced by her induction into the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame. 

Barbara’s commitment to leadership within her profession led to serving in multiple roles with the premier organization that represents engineering companies, The American Council of Engineering Companies. Her roles have included serving as President of the Board of Directors for the state organization as well as National Director. In addition, Barbara was named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE). 

In 2012 she was named to the Leadership Raleigh Hall of Fame for her years of community support. Barbara served for eight years on the NC State Board of Trustees, including two years as Chair of the Board and five years on the Executive Committee. She is also a former board member of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science; the NC State University Endowment Board; and the NC State Investment Fund Board. 

Barbara currently serves as Vice Chair and incoming Chair of the Research Triangle Foundation Board of Directors. 

Barbara received her Bachelors of Science degree, magna cum laude, and her Master of Civil Engineering degree, magna cum laude, from NC State University.

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The Halftime Institute is the leading authority on creating a next season defined by joy, impact, and balance. For more than 20 years, we’ve served thousands of men and women from varied backgrounds. The concept of ‘halftime’ was born out of the best-selling book, Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance, written by Bob Buford. Following the popularity and resonance of his book, Bob founded the Halftime Institute in order to provide a hands-on process and community for growth, support, and learning for people walking through their own season of ‘halftime’. Since then, the Institute has expanded to include world-class Coaches, Staff, and Resources – equipping leaders all over the globe. Interested in gaining clarity for your next season? Fill out the contact form below!