A Coach’s Point of View

MY HALFTIME JOURNAL ENTRY: OCTOBER 12, 2012

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

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THE HALFTIME JOURNEY AND CARING FOR LOVED ONES

By Steve Ivaska, Certified Halftime Coach   I caressed her swollen face, looking deeply into her eyes and said, “Mom, I love you, you are going to be with Jesus,” tears now filling my eyes.  The next morning she saw Jesus face-to-face. My Halftime Journey had seemingly been disrupted three months earlier when Mom, age 83, had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and we moved her into a nursing care facility.  While the staff of the nursing facility worked with Mom to strengthen her as a possible candidate for

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I LOST MY HEART

By Jeff Spadafora, Halftime Director, Global Coaching Services and Product Development   Those were the words Pat Ahern shared with me on a dreary February morning at a local Starbucks. After serving for 20 years as CEO of Red Rocks Credit Union and receiving numerous professional awards, recognition and influential political appointments, Pat had somehow, unknowingly, buried his heart along the way. As a self-admitted "go through the motions Christian," Pat was offered - out of the blue - a senior role with a global Christian nonprofit organization. The

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A JOURNEY

Editor’s note: Jeff Spadafora is our Director of Global Coaching Services, and has served on the Halftime Institute team since 2005. During a recent retreat, he wrote a poem… the first time he’s done so as an adult. In it, he surmises the Halftime experience very well.               A Journey by Jeff Spadafora Smoldering discontent just below the surface. Nameless, unidentifiable, real Seeking success and man’s approval fuels the frustration – the heat turns up. Vain attempts to apply impotent worldly salve to

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