By Keith Butterfield “…You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart…” Jeremiah 29:11-14 For Dawn Atwood, seeking has never been a challenge. “I’ve always been a seeker,” she says. But finding God was entirely another matter – in fact, it was a nearly 20-year process. The sales director for Jay Franco and Sons, a licensee of Disney products, looks back and marvels at the multitude of times she now knows – but didn’t at the time – that He was fully present
By Keith Butterfield A succinctly crafted headline for Paul Roney’s life might be: “Remarkable, Rewarding and Not Surprising.” Paul himself probably would put it humbly that way. But -- as headlines usually do – it fails to tell the story completely, because Paul’s life more than “lives up” to those descriptors. Consider: He has gone from being a college student very undecided about his life path in the late 1970’s – including whether to marry or to pursue a single life of service to the Catholic Church – to
Dave Brown’s Story: Making His Practice His Ministry His dad climbed Mt. Everest, won his age group for the LA Marathon at the age of 87, and was a founder of Muscle Beach in Southern California. Dave Brown is no stranger to challenges or lofty goals. After graduating from law school, Dave founded the law firm of Brown & Streza, LLP in Irvine, California in 1975 and today serves nearly 4,000 clients as a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated attorney, the highest rating possible. However, Dave’s professional accomplishments are shadowed
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
As many of you know, we are introducing a new program this January called the Fellows Program. This new program is primarily based on Halftimer feedback over the years. We know that even within the small-but-influential population of high-capacity marketplace leaders, we can't be all things to all people. One size no longer fits all. So to our current offering, the Members Program, we now have added our Fellows Program. The Fellows Program is akin to post-graduate study, more involved and by referral. Deeper and highly personal, it combines
Greg Barnes was a leading executive recruiter whose halftime moved him to found and head Halftime Talent Solutions (HTTS) and offer top-level management recruiting and talent placement to the faith-based, non-profit community. Before launching HTTS, Greg simultaneously was vice president of US Search Operations and managing director of Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice for Futurestep, a subsidiary of Korn/Ferry International. He oversaw senior-level placement of high-demand candidates across the business spectrum and around the globe. CLICK HERE to hear Greg's story.
By Mathilda Fourie As Halftime coaches, we help people figure out what is next and how can they live purposefully in the second half of their lives. As we walk alongside them in this journey, we help them discover vision, examine their past through guided reflection, explore possible serving opportunities that fit their unique design, skillset and passion so that they can have enduring impact and leave a legacy which will live on long after they have moved on. We touch on things of the heart and things of
A couple of years ago, Tom Kessler would be the first to say he’d been thoroughly blessed: fantastic marriage of nearly 30 years to Julie, three children embarking on full and happy adult lives, and a successful business career. His career had included early runs in marketing and sales leadership in the corporate world and then in more recent times, the pinnacles and challenges -- the “startups and startdowns,” Tom calls them, laughing – of launching and running his own businesses. His latest venture, in fact -- as a
By Paul McGinnis, Certified Halftime Coach Every Halftime coach has been through his or her very own, unique Halftime experience. This fact is one of the most important things our clients have said they appreciate the most. They know their coach can relate to the craziness, confusion, joy, fear and excitement that many times describe this Halftime journey. But they also know the coach has come through it successfully. When I went through my Halftime journey, a good friend encouraged me to journal about the experience. I took the challenge and
By State Representative Tim Dukes Four years ago, I picked up a book that had been on my shelf for a couple of years. As I began to read Halftime, I was mesmerized. I had been in pastoral ministry for 25 years but sometimes felt like I wasn’t doing all that I could or should. As I continued to read, I found myself being stirred as I began to see and understand (on paper) the difference between success and significance. This stirring caused me to begin to dream in a new way.