This is my Halftime Story

This is My Halftime Story: Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams knows more than his fair share about loss. When his son Timmy died right before his 12th birthday after a long illness, he came to understand the distinctive nature of a parent’s grief.  What would normally be milestones—graduations, grandchildren, and all dreams of the future—become, instead, memorial stones, reminders of what should have been. Can such loss ever be redeemed? Gareth believes that it can, thanks to a son who believed in dreaming big, and the help of the Halftime Institute. When Timmy was given an opportunity

This is My Halftime Story: Gareth Williams 2015-12-11T17:42:24+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

This Is My Halftime Story: Lee DeRemer

By: Jennifer Callaway Why would a man with a PhD in leadership and a 30-year history of teaching leaders and mentoring others, seek the help of the Halftime Institute? Lee DeRemer is that man, and his story offers much insight into the vital role Halftime can play in the life of anyone who needs guidance on the journey from “success to significance.” Lee retired from the US Air Force in 2010, and almost immediately faced a fork in the road of his life. “I had a false start...I accepted

This Is My Halftime Story: Lee DeRemer 2015-11-06T09:10:20+00:00

Business, Faith and the Second Half – Part 1

By Dale Dawson If private enterprise, rather than charity, is the sustainable solution to poverty in Africa, then how do Americans help? One innovative idea taking root in Rwanda is to draw faith-motivated U.S. businesspeople to the country to lend their talent and invest their resources to promote entrepreneurship and private sector growth. This essay journals the transformation of one boomer-age American entrepreneur as he reignites his passion, redefines success in business into a divine calling and encourages the next generation to fuse a social mission into their careers.

Business, Faith and the Second Half – Part 1 2015-10-16T14:39:45+00:00

This Is My Halftime Story: Vince Leone

By Jennifer Callaway “I knew from childhood I was destined to be a soldier.” This statement defines the life of Vince Leone, though it has proven to take more than one shape for him, as he moves from a desert battlefield to a spiritual war, from a human and technological force of magnificent proportions to an invisible army fighting a real but elusive enemy. Spending eight years in the U.S. Army shaped the man Vince is today. The structure combined with the guidance of men who cared for him

This Is My Halftime Story: Vince Leone 2016-10-21T13:40:34+00:00

This Is My Halftime Story: Joe Sweeney

By Keith Butterfield Joe Sweeney epitomizes the expression, “that guy could write a book.”  Even a quick look at his bio provides more than ample underpinnings. “I’ve been blessed to be able to combine a love of business with a passion for sports,” Joe says of his 32 years of starting and leading ventures in investment banking and sports management, including representing professional athletes like Brett Favre. But unlike most about whom the book-writing wish is usually only casually or jokingly tendered, Joe has done it – in fact,

This Is My Halftime Story: Joe Sweeney 2015-08-07T15:01:06+00:00

This is My Halftime Story: Lisa Huntsberry

From Baylor graduate to CPA, to Chief Financial Officer...to what? This is the question facing Halftimer Lisa Huntsberry, former CFO of Interstate Batteries. Lisa remains uncertain about her next step. But what she knows- and who she knows- gives her great peace and joy while she takes an intentional pause. Born into a Christian family in Ft. Worth, TX, Lisa came to know the Lord personally at an early age. As she grew to adulthood, went to college and began her career, she repeatedly saw the Lord’s faithfulness. “I have

This is My Halftime Story: Lisa Huntsberry 2015-06-15T12:32:29+00:00

This is My Halftime Story: Scott Boyer

A New Prescription for a Better Life After almost 30 years working for Big Pharma, Scott Boyer is transitioning into his second half career by building a unique business model in the pharmaceutical industry. His experience at Abbott Labs, Bristol-Myers Squibb and inVentiv Health has given him the tools to launch a new venture to improve the lives of epilepsy patients around the world. “I didn’t think about working with missions,” Scott says. “I thought about the millions of under-resourced patients who could be easily treated by low cost

This is My Halftime Story: Scott Boyer 2015-08-28T10:19:53+00:00

This is My Halftime Story: Dawn Atwood

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

This is My Halftime Story: Dawn Atwood 2015-04-01T16:48:09+00:00

This is My Halftime Story: Stephen Buckley

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

This is My Halftime Story: Stephen Buckley 2014-12-01T21:56:49+00:00