Words of Wisdom

Webinar: Using Your Platform for Good in Crisis (Part Two)

This episode is part of our special webinar series on Using Your Platform For Good In Crisis. Our culture is under siege. Isolation and economic collapse weigh heavily on many people around the globe as isolation leads to mental wellness challenges and the current state of the economy pushes millions into unemployment, eventually leading to financial hardship. But in the midst of crisis, there is always hope. Halftime Alumni are uniquely equipped to respond to these converging needs in times of crisis. This timely webinar is part of a series in which we will ask

Webinar: Using Your Platform for Good in Crisis (Part Two)2020-05-15T15:30:08-05:00

Webinar: Using Your Platform for Good in Crisis (Part One)

This episode is part of our special webinar series on Using Your Platform For Good In Crisis. During a health pandemic in Rome — when it was unprecedented to care for people outside of your own family — the early Christians combined their creativity with compassion. The Church grew exponentially as people saw real love in action and it was compelling. They brought hope and kindness in the face of fear and despair. Today, Halftimers all over the world are responding with the same blend of creativity and compassion. Perhaps

Webinar: Using Your Platform for Good in Crisis (Part One)2020-05-15T15:31:39-05:00

Five Critical Elements for Finishing Well

At the Halftime Institute we care more about how you’re doing 30 years from now, than 30 months from now. We want more for your impact than just a flash in the pan. Often, a flash in the pan does more harm than good to the people around you, forming dependencies that are unsustainable if life demands that you take a step back. There’s a big difference between heaving a healthy mid-life transition and finishing well. A few years back, we were prepping for a conference around the

Five Critical Elements for Finishing Well2019-12-19T10:52:47-06:00

Inspiring Impact: HT Alum Billy Prim’s Live Interview

When Billy sold his first company it had more locations than McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King combined. Instead of chasing the next opportunity, Billy stepped off the entrepreneurial treadmill in order to pause and think about his purpose for the next chapter. Billy Prim shared his halftime journey with us live this week during our Halftime Alumni Spotlight. After reading Halftime and praying through what God wanted him to do at that point in life, two things became clear. God had given Billy the skill set to

Inspiring Impact: HT Alum Billy Prim’s Live Interview2019-12-19T10:53:23-06:00

Feeling Unsettled? 3 First Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next

What do you do when you’ve solved complex problems your whole career, yet you get to a point where you can’t put together the puzzle pieces of your own future path? It is an unsettling place to be for sure. It happened to me, and it happens to most successful leaders in mid-life. You sense a shift of some sort is needed. You feel discontent and restless. But when you try to determine what your next move will be, you are uncertain and confused. Can you relate? Several years

Feeling Unsettled? 3 First Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next2019-10-25T09:56:22-05:00

Stepping into God’s Redemptive Story: HT Alum Barbara’s Live Interview

What does it look like to participate in the unique plan that God has for each of us? While she didn’t have all of the answers, Barbara did have the courage to take the next step in faith. We interviewed Barbara Foulkrod live this week during our Halftime Alumni Spotlight. Barbara shared her passion for the redemptive power of the Lord and how this passion manifested as a second half calling. Together, Barbara and her husband Allin walked through the season of halftime seeking clarity

Stepping into God’s Redemptive Story: HT Alum Barbara’s Live Interview2019-10-04T14:46:29-05:00

Before You Make a Halftime Transition: 5 Practical Steps to Detox

You know you need a change. But how? And where to start? You’re so used to running on adrenaline. Under the surface, you feel like you just want to escape. You want peace. You want rest. And you want to devote yourself to something that truly matters. You’re not alone. I felt that way when I went through a Halftime season, and we see it in many leaders who come through the Halftime Institute. We call it “smoldering discontent”. But how do you go from smoldering to joyful

Before You Make a Halftime Transition: 5 Practical Steps to Detox2019-08-22T17:54:04-05:00

Finding Your Mission Field (Is It In Your Career Field?): HT Alum LeAnn’s Live Interview

How do you live out a desire to serve those in need with the demands of a high-powered career? It isn't easy, and it looks different for every person. Dr. LeAnn Kridelbaugh made that transition over the past year, and she shared candidly with us this week what it has been like to live out her high-powered career alongside her passion to serve. From Hospital Executive to Refugee Health Center Dr. LeAnn Kridelbaugh describes her discovery of Halftime and the Fellows Program as

Finding Your Mission Field (Is It In Your Career Field?): HT Alum LeAnn’s Live Interview2019-10-03T16:12:02-05:00

4 Warning Signs You Need to Detox from the Rat Race (And Where to Start)

“I feel trapped. And you know I can’t talk to anyone else about this, Rod” he said to me. “I can’t afford to show weakness. It could cost too much with the people I’m leading.” I had just wrapped up a coaching session with a client talking about the frenzied pace of his life, the burden of responsibilities, and how he felt trapped, like everyone wanted something from him. Can you relate? So many leaders I coach these days come to me because they find themselves leading lives of

4 Warning Signs You Need to Detox from the Rat Race (And Where to Start)2019-06-30T17:40:47-05:00

Tragedy to Transformation: Interview with John Ramstead, HT Alum

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

Tragedy to Transformation: Interview with John Ramstead, HT Alum2019-06-05T11:55:41-05:00