John Ramstead’s first half experiences were diverse and adventurous, but nothing compared to what he encountered in mid-life. Imagine this: John started out in the United States Navy where he served as a fighter pilot. Then he transitioned to an entrepreneur and then to leading a Fortune 500 management team. Then life threw him an enormous curve ball - a tragic accident that no one thought he would come back from. After 23 surgeries, he not only survived, but he now lives a very full life and
A systematic way to creatively design your second half serving context Once you know what your calling is, how do you design the best way to live it out? Gal 6:1-5 in the Message translation says: “Live creatively, friends, make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” I
You want to answer “What’s Next?” but you’re not sure where to start. You know something has to change, and you may even have a sense for what it is, but you don’t want to act hastily. You can sense that a transition is coming. Lingering restlessness brews under the surface. This is complicated by the fact that you have a pretty great life by most accounts. You don’t want to be ungrateful, but you feel a lack of purpose in your everyday, and it is starting to
[Written by Lloyd Reeb, Halftime Founding Partner & Coach] I am a hard-driving, goal-oriented person. But I hit a point in the mid-1990s where closing the next deal and cutting another ribbon just didn’t have the same appeal. And I began to ask, “Is there more to life than this?” and “What’s next for me?” I knew I needed a halftime – a time to refocus and make a game plan for the second half of life. Fast forward to today, and surprisingly enough, my second half has
by Halftime Fellows Alum, Griff Jones It’s easy to keep moving forward, isn’t it? But I have learned that sometimes it’s best to stop, press the pause button, rethink, and get intentional about why we are here. Entrepreneurship is in the fiber of my being. We started our company, Twin Eagle Resource Management, in 2010. Twin Eagle is a recognized leader in the wholesale marketing of energy-related commodities including natural gas, power, and liquids. I am grateful for the success we have enjoyed over the years. I have
By Halftime Institute Alumna: Cristin Parker When I attended the Halftime Institute, my breakthrough came as a result of the process: taking a step back, in order to move forward with purpose and direction. As a mom and former business consultant, the halftime process inspired me to use both my business background and parenting experience to focus on helping others build strong families. My Halftime Coach helped me break down barriers to pursue my vision. Now, I have a coaching/consulting practice coming alongside families in their desire to be
By Matt Levy, Halftime Alum There’s been a lot written about finding our purpose in life. While our purpose may be fixed throughout our time here on earth, how it plays out as we move along can change. At least that’s how it has worked for me. Thankfully I have found my purpose, and that drives me every day to live it out and to be intentional in doing so. Living Out My Faith in the Business Sector At my core, I think I have always been an entrepreneur.
Last week we shared Part 1 of Halftime Alum Toby Kilgore’s story. After a Harvard MBA, Toby’s career in management consulting was thrilling but he came to realize his success was costing him his most treasured relationships. Toby entered a Halftime program with a strong desire to re-align his life with his priorities and make a lasting and sustainable change. So, where is Toby now? Toby’s first question to solve in halftime was “How am I going to cultivate my relationships with God and my wife?” The initial task
It’s Never Too Late to Re-Align Your Life With Your Priorities – Halftime Alum Toby Kilgore Shares His Journey (Part 1 of 2)
"There’s a comfort in knowing that I didn’t have to tackle this alone. I’m not the only one making this kind of change.” - Toby Kilgore, Halftime Alum Toby Kilgore spent his early career working in financial services before he transitioned to consulting financial services companies for the bulk of his career. Toby describes his personality as very “focused, head down, driven to excel.” The problem was that, over the years, Toby found himself excelling at his career often at the expense of his most treasured relationships. It
HEAR FROM REAL HALFTIME FELLOWS... ...He's an investment banker specializing in M&A negotiations ...He's Global VP at Proctor & Gamble... ...She's a C-Suite Executive in a Fortune 500 company... ...He's Pharmaceutical Exec... ABOUT WHAT QUESTIONS THEY WANTED TO SOLVE FOR... "I felt unsettled about different aspects of my life" "What is next? How do I prepare for the next 20 years?" "What has God prepared me to do in my next season?" AND WHAT TRANSFORMED IN THEIR LIVES AS A RESULT OF THEIR FELLOWS EXPERIENCE!