This is my Halftime Story

HT Alum Steve Nooyen Made God the CEO of His Company – Then the Real Adventure Began

Most people don’t begin intentionally planning for their second half of life while in their first half, much less at the outset of their career. Such was not the case for Halftime alum Steve Nooyen. Newly married and stepping off the starting line of his career at the age of 22, he clearly recalls outlining a set of goals for his future: Start a company by age 30. Run that company for 20 years. Make a transition after those 20 years are complete. Little did Steve know, he was

HT Alum Steve Nooyen Made God the CEO of His Company – Then the Real Adventure Began 2017-11-08T13:52:13+00:00

HT Alum Tom Cooper is Finding New Horizons – By Helping Others Do the Same

“I went from praying for a great quarter-end to praying to hear God and how I can best serve the Kingdom.” Tom Cooper was surrounded with challenges early in life - living on his own by age 16, a mother with severe mental issues, his own substance abuse struggles and living a very un-Christian life. Tom was fortunate that his mother, even in her toughest times, followed Jesus and he could witness the power of God in the saving of his mom. Through God’s will and plan Tom

HT Alum Tom Cooper is Finding New Horizons – By Helping Others Do the Same 2017-10-18T11:36:45+00:00

HT Alum JT Olson Making an Impact in the Lives of Orphans and Widows

“You have to live like there’s a God. God is wanting us to do something that requires His help. Let’s do something that’s only going to work if God does it.” Halftime Alum JT Olson is clear on what matters to him at his core - making an impact. After spending even ten seconds with JT, his energy, excitement, encouragement, and inspiration are sure to rub off on you. In his second half, JT is channeling his infectious energy and all his time into making an impact on

HT Alum JT Olson Making an Impact in the Lives of Orphans and Widows 2017-09-06T16:17:13+00:00

What is Your Success Costing You?

Everyone knows that to be successful we have to make some sacrifices. Great athletes spend a lot of time in the gym and doing roadwork and preparing both mentally and physically. Great musicians we admire write, perform, and practice endlessly to get it right. Business leaders educate themselves and work tirelessly to be their best. There is nothing wrong with all of this striving as long as it is all in line with what really matters most to us. But oftentimes, that is not the case. I meet successful

What is Your Success Costing You? 2017-07-28T10:58:41+00:00

HT Fellow Mark Barfield Responds in Widowed Mom’s Time of Need

“You don’t always have to search for what God wants you to do. Sometimes, it’s right in front of you.” Mark Barfield’s Halftime journey began shortly after retiring from RadioShack Corporation. Mark had a desire to create low-income housing opportunities in the Fort Worth area, but his initial housing endeavor resulted in a “false start.” Then, Mark’s new part-time CFO position temporarily turned into a full-time occupation. As a result, Mark “turned his dreamer back off” – until the day he received an email from Cornerstone Assistance Network (CAN)***

HT Fellow Mark Barfield Responds in Widowed Mom’s Time of Need 2017-08-10T18:24:31+00:00

HT Alum Dave Sanderson’s Interview with Entrepreneur Magazine After Surviving Plane Crash

Do you recall the story of Flight 1549, dubbed the "Miracle on the Hudson"? Halftime Alum, Dave Sanderson, was on that flight. In fact, he was the last man off the plane after it landed on the Hudson River! As he patiently waited in the 36 degree water of the Hudson River, Sanderson clung to a lifeboat until he was rescued. Flash forward, Sanderson has endeavored upon a new life path using public speaking and entrepreneurship to inspire leaders across the nation. In some respects, Sanderson, president of Dave Sanderson Speaks

HT Alum Dave Sanderson’s Interview with Entrepreneur Magazine After Surviving Plane Crash 2017-08-09T22:23:50+00:00

VIDEO: Alum Leslie Doll – From Faith in the Dark to Bringing Hope to the Hurting

"God has changed my heart in terms of my faith. I'm seeing that what He is doing is greater than what I ever could have imagined or wanted, or hoped for - and I don't know if I would have come to that realization without going through halftime." Bob Buford always said of his second half, "The fruit of my life will grow on other people's trees." This month's Halftime Alumni Spotlight, Leslie Doll, is one such example. The fruit of Bob's wisdom is growing in Leslie's life.

VIDEO: Alum Leslie Doll – From Faith in the Dark to Bringing Hope to the Hurting 2017-08-10T05:08:10+00:00

Alumni Spotlight: John Ramstead Goes From Tragedy to Transformation

What have you been surprised by in your second half? Each month, we highlight a story of a Halftime Institute Alum in the hopes that their story will encourage and inspire many others in their second half journeys. Our alumni network, which we affectionately refer to as “Halftime Nation,” is full of surprises. Two really pleasant ways I’ve been surprised in the last year are the subject of this month’s alumni spotlight. First, I’m constantly surprised by the diversity of the people who have benefitted from (or are currently

Alumni Spotlight: John Ramstead Goes From Tragedy to Transformation 2017-08-09T22:23:07+00:00
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What Lies Beyond the Corner Office?: Discover What Makes You Tick

We’ve all heard the story of David and Goliath. David was an afterthought in everyone’s mind when he showed up with his slingshot and his five smooth stones. What happened next has lived on in legend for many centuries and will continue to live on for many reasons. I think one of those is the powerful question that David asked of his brothers and those who stood nearby, cowering in Goliath’s shadow and presence: Is there not a cause? Notice that David didn’t ask to see a battle plan

What Lies Beyond the Corner Office?: Discover What Makes You Tick 2017-07-20T09:56:20+00:00
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New Video – Alum Vince Leone: Veterans Gain New Hope and Purpose

Vince Leone knew from childhood that he wanted to be a soldier. He spent eight years in the U.S. Army, and that season of Vince's life has shaped the man he is today. The structure, training, and guidance he received allowed him to discover and live into his innate creativity, finding innovative solutions to strategic challenges. Vince served as a commanding officer in the Gulf War, and that experience has shaped his leadership and character - and his second half mission. Shortly after he returned from the desert,

New Video – Alum Vince Leone: Veterans Gain New Hope and Purpose 2017-08-10T05:15:13+00:00