North America Coaches
LLOYD REEB, Primary Spokesperson
Lloyd Reeb is a successful real estate developer and owner of retirement housing who made a mid-life transition, looking for greater meaning, joy and impact in his second half. To his surprise he discovered that he was not alone in this journey and that many talented leaders are longing for midlife renewal.
Lloyd has had the privilege of investing 20 years helping leaders plan their second half. He helped launch the Halftime Institute, a global team that teach, coach and connect successful men and women in pursuit of significance.
In Lloyd’s words, “When all you’ve done or own seems to matter less …and your heart craves more meaning, joy and balance…when something triggers in your mind that you’re entering your second half of life and you’re unsure what your calling is for the next season… you’re in Halftime.”
Lloyd has taken the Halftime message around the world: speaking, teaching and coaching individuals through the journey. As a result, he understands the issues that surround your Halftime in a deep and practical way.
He is the author of From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn’t Enough, which is a road map for this mid-life transition. His book The Second Half: Real stories, Real adventures, Real significance provides compelling evidence that your second half could be the most creative and productive season of your life.
Lloyd and his wife, Linda, have written the book Halftime for Couples. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have three adult children.
Checkout Lloyd’s articles:
Check out Lloyd’s TEDx Talk
Jeff Spadafora, Denver, CO
Jeff Spadafora is the Director of Global Coaching Services and Product Development for The Halftime Institute. He spent 20 years as a leadership and executive development consultant for Fortune 1000 companies such as Ford Motor Company, Easter Seals. Compassion International, Compuware, Domino’s Pizza, Visteon, Northern Trust Bank, and Helene Curtis.
In 2005, Jeff was inspired by Bob Buford’s book Halftime and began his journey of discovering God’s true purpose for his second half. As he worked with his Halftime coach, it became clear that his calling is to help other people discover their calling.
He has coached over 130 men and women through the Halftime Journey and continues to make this a primary part of his ministry. As the leader of The Halftime Institute’s global coaching staff, he is also responsible for recruiting, training, and managing Halftime Certified coaches throughout the world.
In addition to being the lead designer of the Halftime curriculum and one of the primary facilitators of workshops for groups of people embarking on the Halftime journey, Jeff also writes and speaks globally about the issues of life purpose, joy, and kingdom impact.
His latest book, The Joy Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Life of Peace, Purpose, and Balance, is the result of a decade of personal growth, life coaching, coach leadership and study. WWW.THEJOYMODEL.COM
He lives in Evergreen, Colorado, with his wife Michelle and has 3 children. He enjoys fishing, hunting, skiing, mountain biking and everything else the great outdoors of Colorado has to offer.
“Too many people focus the better part of their lives on the wrong things: the company’s agenda, other peoples’ ideas of success . . . money. Over time, this leads to frustration and emptiness. True freedom comes as a people discover their God-given design and pour themselves into service for others.” –Jeff Spadafora
Checkout Jeff’s Articles:
Listen to his podcasts:
PAUL MCGINNIS , DALLAS, TX
Paul McGinnis’ first half career was filled with a variety of roles in marketing, sales and operations. He worked for a large, non-profit financial institution as well as a Fortune 250 company where he led the marketing efforts in one of their fastest growing divisions.
As he climbed the corporate ladder, God began tugging at his heart saying He had more for him than success, wealth and a corner office. This started an incredible journey for Paul filled with wild leaps of faith, incredible lessons in humility and a life-changing shift in his perspective.
Paul heard about the Halftime Institute through an alumnus and enrolled and began working with his coach. At first this led him to becoming a certified Halftime Coach to help other marketplace leaders discover their next calling, but he knew God had more for him. A few months later, the opportunity came to join the Halftime Institute team and lead their marketing efforts. This role plus his coaching was the final piece of his Halftime puzzle.
Paul and his wife Maryann have been married more than 25 years and have two grown kids, Drew and Jennica.
“It’s been amazing for me to see God use every single aspect of my first half journey to lead me to a second half of joy and impact. I now see the “why” behind many things that have happened in my life, and I thank God that He loves me enough to give me just a small glimpse into His plan, purpose and process.”
Checkout Paul’s Podcasts:
JENNIFER PARR, Canada
Jennifer is the Director of Halftime Canada. She is a professional leadership coach and strategic facilitator with more than 25 years of experience in strategy, organizational and personal transformation, as well as change leadership. She has an eclectic background that spans business, politics and the not-for-profit spheres.
After reading the Halftime book in 2000, Jennifer made a decision to trade her role as Vice President of Human Resources for a major Canadian corporation for a career that provided her with greater margin to pursue activities of eternal significance.
In 2002 she co-founded Leadership That Matters™ and has provided executive coaching and strategic facilitation to hundreds of leaders in the marketplace, the not- for-profit sector and the church.
With a consistent passion for supporting leaders who yearn for a life of significance, Jennifer has pursued a portfolio approach to her Halftime journey.
In addition to her work as a Halftime coach, Jennifer is a faculty member for Arrow Leadership and serves on the board of the Ottawa Mission.
Jennifer lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband Paul and their son Scott. They are avid skiers and Scott and Jennifer enjoy exploring the world together.
For more information on Halftime Canada visit halftimecanada.org.
WILLIAM J. BANTZ, Charlotte, NC
Bill J. Bantz was a commercial real estate investor / developer and information technology professional for 15 years before he realized he was being called to something more. After moving from New York to North Carolina, he began an intentional search for his “Life II” calling and was introduced to the Halftime Institute and the Halftime Roundtable concept by his dad, ultimately coming out of the Roundtable process with the clarity and focus for his second half calling that he’d been looking for.
Considered an Advisor / Creator and Resource Aggregator, he is passionate about helping leaders solve their most troubling personal & professional issues to create greater significance, wellness, and harmony in their lives.
In addition to being a Certified Halftime Coach, Bill has an Advanced Diploma in Christian Life Coaching with special focus on executive and wellness coaching, is credentialed as a Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach, and is the founder and primary Transformation Guide at The Transformative Connection (www.transformativeconnection.com).
Bill lives in Charlotte, NC with his incredible wife, JoAnn, and their 4 children. He enjoys spending focused time with his wife, helping his children grow to love God and love people, and taking family trips to the beach.
VIRGINA BEACH, VA
CAROLYN CASTLEBERRY, Virginia Beach, VA
Carolyn Castleberry has more than 25 years of experience in business journalism and is a nationally recognized author with Simon & Schuster and Random House on time and money management. For the last several years, she has worked in financial services with prominent national firms.
Carolyn’s halftime call came in the mid-2000’s when she walked away from a successful career as a newscaster to balance family and search for significance in her work life. What followed was a decade-long ride of great experiences in ministry and the corporate world, along with excruciating trials. Carolyn paid the “dumb tax,” ending up in places and positions – with well-intentioned people – that were the wrong fit. Thankfully, God’s grace won the day and the decade.
These challenges led Carolyn to the season of Halftime and a more thoughtful, process-driven approach to discerning God’s call. Her mission is to empower leaders for Christ in a safe, non-judgmental, protected environment to create enduring impact for the Kingdom. Carolyn is also excited to be part of Halftime Institute’s Women’s Initiative, as some women have expressed feeling “put out to pasture when they reach age 50.” No more.
Carolyn lives with her family in Virginia Beach and raised 3 children, ages 20, 22 and 33.
Check out Carolyn’s website: www.carolyncastleberry.com
Listen to her interview with Sandy Betner, co-founder of Chaikin Analytics HERE
Read Carolyn’s book, iCompete: How My Extraordinary Strategy for Winning Can Be Yours, with entrepreneur expert, John T. Hewitt.
ROD STEWART, Southern California
Rod Stewart, spent 34 years with Teradyne in the electronics market providing leadership to various Engineering, Marketing and Business groups around the world. When he read Bob Buford’s Halftime book, his journey to discover God’s will for his second half began to unfold. Through God’s loving pursuit over a number of years, he decided to retire from the high-tech world and surrender to God’s leading, wherever that might take him. Throughout his career, Rod has enjoyed leading teams and coaching people to achieve their goals, in the workplace and the church. Now his passion is to use those skills and experience to help others discover their significance in Christ and move toward living a life of greater joy and impact as they respond to God’s call on their second half.
Rod lives in Southern California, enjoys all things outdoors, spending time with his bride of nearly 40 years, two grown children and especially his four grandchildren!
Checkout Rod’s Articles:
- Halftime Detox Part 1: What you can’t see in your First Half
- Halftime Detox part 2: What does it really mean to detox – Physically, Spiritually, and emotionally?
- Halftime Detox Part 3: Cooperating with God’s transformation of Your Heart
- A Coach’s Point of View: “Freedom in your Second Half” Part 1
- A Coach’s Point of View: “Freedom in your Second Half” Part 2
CHIP DECLUE, MICHIGAN
Chip has 26 years of experience at Enterprise Holdings, the global leader in transportation services. He is a results-oriented financial executive who built and retained high-performance teams by hiring, motivating and connecting individuals to the career opportunities that matched their strengths and passions. His time at Enterprise included multiple roles and moves around the country; culminating with 18 years as the Vice President of Finance of the Michigan Group.
Reading the book Halftime in 2011 radically changed the trajectory of Chip’s life. He began to dream of a “second half” where he could use his strengths and experiences in a pursuit that he was passionate about, rather than laying on a beach and playing golf. Chip intentionally created time and financial capacity in his life so he could retire early from Enterprise to pursue his Ephesians 2:10 calling.
Chip did not want to take this journey alone. Instead, he enrolled in the Halftime Institute to avoid a “crisis of creativity” and to enlist the help of people who have traveled this road before. The Launch Event and powerful Halftime Insitute coaching helped Chip discern a shared vision of “Life II” with his wife, and to get clear on his mission. Through a series of diverse experiences, Chip concluded that becoming a Halftime Certified Coach was the most leveraged way “to empower leaders to transform their lives, their organizations, and their world”.
Chip, and his wife, Karla have been happily married for 29 years and enjoy living among the lakes in Michigan with their adopted daughters, Emma and Sophie. Chip has many diverse interests, including golf, sports, theatre and music. Among these, his favorites are Formula One racing and playing electric guitar in his church worship band.
MICHAEL MAGYAR, Australia
Michael Magyar has an engineering background and after a radical conversion to Christ, felt the call to ministry which consequently led him to being involved in a number of churches.
After 12 years of serving in full-time church life, Michael felt compelled to change direction and became involved in the business world. During his time as Executive Director of an Australian company involved with hospital products, he was instrumental in the globalisation of the company through the development of strategic relationships and key alliances.
In 2003, after being impacted by Bob Buford’s Halftime book, Michael transitioned his focus from success to significance and resigned from his Executive role. He now spends the majority of his time speaking into the lives of business and community leaders.
Michael is passionate about seeing people grow in every aspect of their life. He coaches, encourages and equips business leaders for personal transformation and life change.
He travels extensively, specifically to Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia where he continues to influence, challenge and impact church and business leaders to reach their God-given potential. His global networks keep Michael culturally and professionally motivated and relevant.
Currently, Michael is also a board member of several organisations and volunteers in his local church.
Michael, his wife Marion, two daughters and son in law reside in Melbourne while enjoying time away together at their country retreat in the beautiful high country of Victoria.
GLEN WILLIAMS, Australia
Glen Williams is a former CEO and entrepeneur for several successful businesses in Australia.
Glenn brings a wealth of global experience and insight to leaders, with a career in sales for a multinational company in Australia, before working as a psychologist in the human services area working with government and non-government agencies in the state of Victoria.
In 1992, he founded Pro-Fam Australia providing a range of training programs to the corporate and community sectors. In 2004, Glenn relocated to the U.S. overseeing the global work of an international NGO, eventually becoming their COO. In this role he was responsible for global strategy, marketing and fundraising, the development and distribution of global content initiatives, community partnerships, operations, leadership development, human resources, and constituent care.
In this role, Glenn provided leadership to major program initiatives in the U.S, Asia, South-East Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, including the introduction of a new global governance and partnership model. In 2009, he also launched a medical relief partnership in Beijing through the China Association of Social Workers.
In 2010, Glenn started Outward Looking International, a global leadership consultancy and executive coaching business. Since 2010, he has been working with a diverse range of leaders in the development of an innovative program, designed to help companies increase and transform their leadership capacity.
Glenn is an excellent communicator. He has spoken to a wide range of audiences all over the world on leadership, marriage, parenting and family issues, including the Beijing Family Forum in China and the United Nations in New York. He is a published author, and his leadership blog is widely read.
He is married to Natalie and they have three children.
KEITH REYNOLDS, Australia
Keith Reynolds is passionate about walking alongside others and helping them to realise their full potential. He is adept at supporting at an individual level and through leading or facilitating teams, motivating each person towards a higher plane of confidence and purpose.
Keith’s breadth of business leadership and governance experience, combined with his relational skills, compassion and encouragement to others, have led him to be a natural coach throughout his career.
Keith has had a corporate career with over 30 years international experience within the infrastructure sector. Keith has gained a rich cultural awareness and understanding of business and community engagement through leading large private and public listed international businesses, holding positions as Director, CEO and MD, and living and working in Ghana, Singapore, Thailand, U.K, New Zealand and Australia.
Whilst enjoying success in his career Keith felt a strong calling to a greater purpose in his life. He was directed towards Bob Buford’s book, HalfTime, and he has never looked back. Keith was subsequently elected to the Board of a strong independent Christian charity providing care to the community – and was later invited to join the executive team where he leads a broad portfolio of services and provides coaching to other leaders across the organisation.
As a qualified HalfTime coach Keith applies his open, warm personality and business skills to encourage other business leaders and to help them re-evaluate their capacity, re-discover their potential and pursue their true purpose in life.
Keith and his wife Dawn live in Sydney and are blessed with two adult children.
DAVID CLARK, Australia
David Clark’s ability to identify people’s uniqueness and help them use this uniqueness to their advantage is outstanding.
David Clark made his own Halftime transition after his senior management role in a successful company concluded when the company was purchased by a multi-national enterprise.
David has a breadth of experience in numerous corporate and not for profit entities. After years of coaching business owners and leaders, David has developed the view that identifying and playing to individuals’ strengths and motivations is key to producing outstanding results. He ensures that his clients grow in their understanding of themselves and how others perceive them before developing a plan for their second half.
David uses the Innervision DNA tool to help facilitate his coaching service. The tool has been scientifically developed to provide quality feedback for the Halftime journey process and ensure relationships are handled effectively throughout the change process.
David is passionate about helping Halftimers discover what their life might look like if they followed their true calling and reached their potential.
David is an excellent and a fun facilitator. He is actively involved in his local community and loves helping people find meaning and purpose in their lives.
David lives in Launceston Tasmania with his wife, Janene, and their two children. He enjoys all sports and he and his family can often be found at the beach.
DAVID WONG, HONG KONG
“I am currently on boards as Independent Non-executive Director in a major listed corporation and financial institution. In addition, I am the executive coach for one of the “big four” global accounting firms for their Senior Partners. On the serving front, I am the Chairman for Halftime Hong Kong Limited and the Deputy Head of the evangelical department and a member of the core-leadership team for our men-ministry in my Church in Hong Kong.
LEE HAN KIAT, Singapore
Han Kiat spent 32 years at a multi-national company in an enriching career in business & technology development. He leads a cross cultural team of sales, business development and industry solution specialists in providing clients with business transformation to meet their strategic business goals. He held various leadership roles across the Asia Pacific region. While he enjoyed the work tremendously, he was querying what God has in store for him and felt he was not maximizing the gifts from God for His kingdom purpose.
Shortly after going through the Halftime Summit in 2009, he took a year off from corporate life and went on to equip himself as a coach to others coming through their halftime transition. He found his passion lies in helping others find their calling. Today while he continues to work in the market place, he intentionally set aside time in his role as a Halftime coach and Roundtable facilitator. He continues to devote capacity to journey with those whom he has coached with their exploration of best-fitting roles. He derives great joy in seeing how they in turn bless others in God’s kingdom.
Han Kiat and Rachel live in Singapore and have 2 daughters and a son. The family worships at Mount Carmel Bible Presbyterian Church.
“The deepest experience of joy in life comes from being in the center of God’s will”
MINGYING LEE, Singapore
Mingying was trying on her own to figure out her calling by reading Gordon T. Smith’s book “Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-given Potential” when she was invited to attend a Halftime Summit in 2012. She absolutely loved the clarity from having a Personal Mission Statement and other Halftime processes, tools, stories and most important, discover like-minded people to journey with.
She is currently exploring how she can journey with, empower and energize others to live out their John 10:10 calling as a Halftime Coach since January 2014.
Mingying is also a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and a Human Capital Practitioner with keen interest in Learning and Development. She is active in her church chairing the Discipleship and Nurture Ministry.
She lives in Singapore with her husband Tim and 3 sons. Her hobbies are music, reading and sports.
I am convicted that living out our calling is about stewarding our lives the way God intended. To embrace our God-given potential and encourage others to do so too.
South Africa Coaches
Mathilda Fourie, South Africa
Mathilda spent 30 years in the IT industry in South Africa, of which 15 were in Senior Management positions and 8 as Managing Director of her own IT companies, one based in Northern Ireland and the other in South Africa. Currently CEO of a non-profit company where they transform the community through education, training and mentorship following a holistic approach.
Mathilda’s passion has always been developing leaders and growing business through her positive attitude and servant leadership management style. In 2010, God called her into fulltime marketplace ministry with her prime focus on mentoring executives, linking business to community with the purpose of breaking systemic poverty in South Africa, raising up entrepreneurs and establishing computer literacy training hubs in townships, and finally helping people in their Halftime journey to discover God’s purpose and calling for their second half. Mathilda is a certified Halftime Coach and Forum leader in South Africa.
Mathilda and her husband of 36 years, Wessel, live in Centurion, South Africa and have 5 adult children and two adopted children aged 24 and 8 years old. They are also fortunate to have 7 grand- children. They have had the opportunity to provide foster care to many children and their house has been open to friends and family going through a tough time to stay for extended periods. Mathilda enjoys playing golf, squash, cycling and going for a jog.
Mathilda and Wessel run a non-profit company in the rural area North of Pretoria, which has a private Christian School for impoverished disadvantaged children; three foster care homes for orphans; a social welfare and emotional support centre; ministry training centre for church plant students and an agriculture and ICT skills development centre.
“I’ve seen many executives live a life of imbalance who come to a point where they just don’t know how to cope and it has always been my dream to walk a road with them to help them find balance again, discover their God given purpose and refocus their energies on what has eternal value.”
TOMMY O'KENNEDY, South Africa
Tommy O’Kennedy is the first full-time director of Halftime South Africa. He started his career as a teacher and eventually became principal of Porterville High School and chairman of the Principal’s Association in the West Coast. For many years he was involved as seminar leader and facilitator for Leadership Development and Management Development programs. He also helped young entrepreneurs in schools, townships and in the business world with entrepreneurship development and has written two books in this regard.
After Tommy resigned as principal, he started a business as an entrepreneurship and management consultant. He is a trained consultant for Solutionsfinding and a motivational speaker. Later he became lecturer in Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and part-time lecturer and mentor in a Leadership Development program of the University of Stellenbosch.
After reading the book Halftime for the first time in 1998, Tommy desired to live a life of significance and his journey toward it began. In 2009, Tommy was asked to lead Halftime in South Africa. He felt he could realize his dream to inspire business and professional leaders to embrace their calling and live a life of significance.
Tommy is married to Helene, a music teacher, and has three children – John (resident at Horizon House, Stellenbosch), Morgan (electronic engineer) and Christine (fashion designer). Tommy is also the chairman of the board of directors of Horizon House (centre for the care of intellectually disabled adults). He loves sport and outdoor activities like camping, river rafting, hiking and mountain climbing. He still plays veteran tennis at provincial level and is a qualified professional tennis coach.