Time For Your Loved Ones

A Coaches Point of View: Get Ready to Take Back Time! - Part 3 By Carolyn Castleberry, Halftime Coach With regard to time, the Bible consistently helps us focus on the two things that matter most— our relationship with God and our relationships with people.  In our first two parts, we discussed ways to manage our time for better focus and to strengthen our relationship with God. These next few parts will help us learn how to invest in our relationships with others, our work and our finances so

Time For Your Loved Ones 2016-07-01T12:20:56+00:00

It’s Time To Say No

By Diane Paddison, Halftime Institute Alumnus and Founder of 4word Women Everyone I know experiences some kind of pressure to do more, whether at work, with family, at church or with countless worthy causes. We live in a culture that values achievement so highly, it's nearly impossible to imagine not loading up our plates with responsibilities. We pressure ourselves, too. We pressure ourselves with unreasonable expectations, with false comparisons to what we imagine or assume others are handling. Our choices and circumstances are leading to a growing number of professionals who are

It’s Time To Say No 2016-03-23T16:16:41+00:00

This Is My Halftime Story: Brad Jeffery

Being on the Forefront of Cause Consumerism Brad Jeffery is a man with a cause. As the founder, President and CEO of CAUSEGEAR (an L3C low profit social enterprise), his mission in life is to bring justice to the lives of the poverty-stricken people in majority world countries. His journey to discovering what true justice means has been long but fruitful, not only for him but for the many changed lives that testify of his influence. Involved in a family business for most of his life, he enjoyed that

This Is My Halftime Story: Brad Jeffery 2018-01-04T22:11:32+00:00

Who Are The Joneses Anyway? – Part 3

By Bob and Susan Karcher, Authors, Who Are the Joneses Anyway? Read Part 1 & Part 2 “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.” Ephesians 1:11 (MSG) Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? The answer to this has less to do with the amount of what we have and more to do with why we have it and what we do with it. We are familiar with the idea that too much of a good thing can

Who Are The Joneses Anyway? – Part 3 2016-03-11T09:57:33+00:00

My Halftime Coach Changed My Life: Tom Cooper

Do you wonder whether a year of coaching is worth investing in as you explore your second half purpose in life? Tom Cooper does. So much so that he was willing to share his story and the impact his coach has had on his Halftime journey. He hopes to encourage others to take advantage of this powerful element of the Halftime Experience. Mr. Cooper is a successful executive who has made the transition from “success to significance,” serving God most recently by spearheading an affiliate of  New Horizons Southwest

My Halftime Coach Changed My Life: Tom Cooper 2016-11-18T12:17:32+00:00

Stay Your Shape

       By Lim Kim Pong, Halftime Coach and Founder/CEO of StrengthsAsia My first encounter with Curt Lisveld was in a classroom on the Gallup Campus.  Curt is the guy that taught me everything I know about strengths.  He made it real for me. I was seated in the last row for the first ever Gallup Accelerated Strengths Coaching Course in the world. Curt was up front facing all of us.  To this day, I can still hear that distinct voice of his.  It is uniquely Curt’s with

Stay Your Shape 2016-02-05T21:50:25+00:00

The Silver Lining of An Economic Downturn

By Lloyd Reeb If you’re beginning to seriously think about your second half of life, and the markets drop like they’ve done recently, it can cause even the bravest soul to stop and think. What if this is the beginning of a long period of low or negative growth? Maybe I should just sit tight and wait out this volatility until I can see some economic blue sky ahead. I’ve been watching my investments, some of which are in Canadian currency (which has dropped from 92 cents to 68

The Silver Lining of An Economic Downturn 2016-02-03T16:09:33+00:00

And Just Like That…

By Chris Sharber (Halftime Institute Alumnus 2010) Whenever I have dared to contemplate it, I have found it difficult to understand the reality that God exists outside of the bounds of time. Strapped as I am to the relentless “arrow of time” that marches inexorably from left to right, past to future, I can’t begin to wrap my brain around the concept that God is not limited to that one-way flow. He sees everything - from the beginning, now, and to the end - all in the same instant.

And Just Like That… 2016-01-13T14:01:17+00:00


By Bob Buford I have worked hard to be apolitical for years and intend to stay that way.  Who knows how the 2016 presidential election will turn out-we are down to 14 candidates (per on one side and two on the other.  I had a 2005 interaction with one of the candidates and met another just last week.  Here is the recounting of the conversation and a little about an encounter I had last week. This is not an endorsement – just interesting conversations. In 2005 I was on

TWO TIMELY CONVERSATIONS 2015-11-20T10:50:04+00:00

Business, Faith and the Second Half – Part 2

CLICK HERE to read Part 1 God Lives with the Poor When I began searching for what God wanted of me, I received some unsettling counsel from a Rwandan bishop: “Our country needs jobs and a vibrant economy or our best and brightest will leave. You’re a businessman. You’ve spent your whole life buying, financing, building and selling businesses. Why don’t you spend the rest of your life building businesses in Rwanda?” Having never been to Africa, I was intimidated by the challenge but curious about what kind of business

Business, Faith and the Second Half – Part 2 2015-11-19T15:21:26+00:00