North America Coaches
LLOYD REEB, Founding Partner
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 teaches, coaches, and connects 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 roadmap 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.
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BOB KARCHER, Southern California
Bob spent a large part of his career in the publishing and advertising industries. He served as a Chief Operating Officer in the Tribune Company, which at the time owned the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Hoy Publications, and multiple other properties operating in the print, broadcast, and digital media sectors. Following his publishing career, he spent several years in the nonprofit sector, serving in a variety of executive-level staff and board member roles.
Reading the book Halftime and attending the Launch Event in 2010 were foundation-setting opportunities the Lord used to move Bob into the work he now does as an author, speaker, and life coach. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Biola University and is a Certified Halftime Coach and Certified Professional Motivators Analyst.
Bob works at the Halftime Institute to support the growth and development of Halftime Coaches and our products and services.
Bob, and his wife Susan co-authored Who Are the Joneses Anyway?, a popular book focused on helping others discover who they are and why they are here so they can lead the intentional, authentic lives they were created for.
Bob and Susan have been happily married for over fifteen years and are blessed to have a growing, blended family. They live in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and enjoy writing, speaking, and coaching on a growing basis.
- Read Bob’s Articles on the Halftime Blog:
- Learn more about Bob and Susan’s book and watch the book trailer HERE
- Watch a video of Bob Speaking HERE
- Listen to Bob’s Exit Coach Radio Podcast HERE
- Read Bob’s Blog: Who Are The Joneses Anyway?
JENNIFER PARR, Canada
Jennifer is the Director of Halftime Canada and a Master Certified Coach with the Halftime Institute. 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 in 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 with Arrow Leadership and serves on the board of the Ottawa Mission Foundation. She also has a heart for supporting the development of young leaders in southern Africa. After falling in love with the Basotho people on her first of six trips to Lesotho, Jennifer has provided leadership and fundraising support to the work of Help Lesotho for over 10 years.
Jennifer lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband Paul and their son Scott. They are avid downhill skiers and take full advantage of all that the Canadian winters have to offer.
For more information on Halftime Canada visit halftimecanada.org.
PAUL MCGINNIS, Dallas, Texas
Paul McGinnis’ first-half career was filled with a variety of roles in marketing, sales, and operations, working for a Fortune 250 company, two non-profits, and a family-run business.
As he climbed the corporate ladder, God began tugging at his heart – He had more for Paul than success, wealth and a corner office. This started an incredible journey filled with wild leaps of faith, incredible lessons in humility and a life-changing shift in perspective.
Paul was introduced to the Halftime Institute by an alumnus. He enrolled and began working with his coach. At first, this led him to become a certified Halftime Coach to help other marketplace leaders navigate this unique season of “halftime” successfully, but he knew God had more for him. A few months later, the opportunity arose to join the Halftime Institute team in a full-time role. This role, plus coaching, was the final piece of his Halftime puzzle.
He is currently serving as VP Programs for the Halftime Institute, is a Master Certified Halftime Coach and one of the lead facilitators for the Fellows Program.
Paul and his wife Maryann have been married 27 years and have two grown kids, Drew and Jennica.
Check out Paul’s Podcasts:
PAUL STEINWAY, Northern Colorado
Paul Steinway spent 35 years designing, developing, financing, building, and managing operations of large-scale electric power generating facilities and commercial real estate projects. Valued at more than $1.5 billion, the projects were completed in cooperation with closely held partnerships, private equity firms, and publicly traded companies.
In 2012 Paul walked away from project development feeling called to find something that resonated in the heart. Paul enrolled in the Halftime Institute, and at the Launch Event in March of 2013, he started a personal transformation adventure filled with learning, practicing, and surrender. Paul is now committed to ongoing service as a Certified Halftime Coach.
Paul often shares, “Nothing gives me greater joy than connecting with others, learning their unique Halftime stories, and having the opportunity to bring Holy Spirit driven coaching skills to the table. I enjoy working with Halftimers as they discover, embrace, and activate their God-given strengths. My Halftime journey has opened my eyes and softened my heart.”
Married in 1978, Paul and Merrole share life in grateful awe of their abundant blessings. They split their time between homes in Northern Colorado, and Dallas, Texas; locations that allow them to be close and connected to their two married children, two grandsons, and the ongoing desire to share the fruit of faith in Christ with their growing family.
JAMES D. DEAN, Colorado
After many years serving as a financial advisor with a biblical focus, Jim had a Halftime experience. His personal coach helped Jim uncover a zeal to assist his clients discover their own passion and purpose. Recognizing the impact of a Halftime coach on his personal search for significance, Jim became a certified Halftime coach. He now guides others in mid-life and beyond as they discover and pursue their unique calling. Jim enjoys being able to assist others in their search for peace of mind, purpose, meaning, and balance in their lives
In addition to serving as a Halftime coach, Jim was also invited to become president and board chairman of a private charitable foundation and lead its formation and startup. Reflecting passions that were dormant in Jim’s life for over 30 years, he now has the privilege of being able to pursue those passions and make a difference, through his role as head of the private charitable foundation.
In his first half, Jim served in the field of finance for over 30 years. He began his career with an international CPA firm, then moved into corporate finance serving in various capacities, including the role of corporate controller. When in his 30′s, Jim sensed a strong desire to make a change in direction. He shifted his focus to providing comprehensive, biblically-based, financial and wealth counsel, to individuals, families and business owners. His most recent role before leaving finance was as a senior financial advisor with the firm Ronald Blue & Co.
Jim and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Colorado. Their two grown children are happily married, and they have three grandchildren. Jim is active in his local church leading a small group Bible study, and he and his wife enjoy hiking and the outdoors.
Check out Jim’s Writing:
Blog: WHOLE LIFE GENEROSITY
Article: THE PURSUIT OF SECURITY
CAROLYN CASTLEBERRY HUX
VIRGINA BEACH, VA
CAROLYN CASTLEBERRY HUX, Virginia Beach, VA
Carolyn Castleberry Hux is a Certified Professional Coach with a PCC credential and author with Simon & Schuster and Random House. She is the Managing Member of the International Possibility Organization, IPO LLC, helping teams and individuals create transformational change for positive outcomes.
In media, Carolyn contributes business segments to FOX News. She is a former television news anchor in Virginia and Colorado, and co-host for Living the Life on ABC Family Channel. Carolyn’s work has been featured on FOX & Friends, USAToday.com, MSN Money, Essence magazine, and major newspapers and radio programs in the U.S. and Canada. She hosted the first national radio talk show for female executives on the Business Radio Network, “Women Talk Business,” which was recognized by the American Women in Radio and Television. Carolyn worked as a financial advisor with Series 7 and 66 registrations. Her books include, Women, Take Charge of Your Money: A Biblical Path to Financial Security and Women, Get Answers about Your Money: because there are no dumb questions about personal finance.
In ministry, Carolyn serves as a Certified Halftime Coach working one-on-one with leaders to help them invest their second half of life where it matters most. Her book, It’s About Time: 10 Smart Strategies to Avoid Time Traps and Invest Yourself Where it Matters provides strategies for maximum impact and significance. She and her team also developed multimedia projects including the audiobook, More than Enough,with Life Today. She has served in leadership roles for ministries serving Asia and Latin America.
Carolyn holds three degrees: two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business and Journalism from the University of Colorado, and a Master of Arts degree in Government from the College of William and Mary. Carolyn lives with her husband in Virginia Beach and, as a blended family, has five children, ages 22-35.
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!
MARSHA GORDON, Southern California
Marsha has a passion for developing and empowering leaders to discover their strengths, embrace their passions and connect with opportunities to change the world in their own unique ways. After earning a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Leadership Development, she spent 16 years in the educational technology spaces. In 2016, during her own Halftime, she left her corporate career behind to start a school in Tanzania, Africa.
Sixteen months later, the school was thriving with 300+ students. With her goals met, she heard God’s whisper that it was time to move on to a new adventure. In 2018, she and her husband, Dale, became involved in The Halftime Institute and realized that significance in their “second half” was a journey that provided meaning and purpose.
Marsha was introduced to the organization Bridge2Rwanda and immediately knew this was her place to serve. Now, as part of the B2R initiative of globally educating the brightest African students, she is passionate about Rwanda’s unique potential to lead the African continent in business and economic development. She says “I am constantly amazed at what God’s people can do when they join forces to empower a country…a continent…our world”.
In 2017, she and Dale made their escape from the Boston winters and moved to California. They now live in downtown San Diego where they can enjoy the beautiful weather, sailing and all things outdoors. Their 25 year old son, Chace, lives and works in New York City. In between trips to Africa, Marsha can often be seen walking in San Diego with her rescue dog, Daisy, going to and from Pilates or enjoying a lovely dinner with self-proclaimed “foodie” friends.
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.
NORA MCEVOY, Philadelphia, PA
Nora McEvoy has more than 20 years of enterprise-wide Strategic Organizational Development Consulting and Sales experience in the Talent Management space with Fortune 500 companies. Her passion is to inspire and equip executive leaders to recognize their God-given abilities, leverage strengths, develop hidden talents, unleash potential, maximize performance, and achieve the highest levels of competitive advantage and business outcomes.
Nora moved from a high-intensity work life to a more balanced quality of life as she heard God’s nudging to make a change. Unaware of His plans, she simply recalled His Word in Isaiah 6:8. The ‘change’ led to increased margin and opened doors to influence Marketplace Leaders for greater Kingdom impact. In addition to being Principal Owner and Chief Consultant of her Executive Coaching and Talent Management Consulting practice, she is very involved in her church and community, a Graduate of the Halftime Institute Fellows Program, a Coach with His Way at Work, and a Halftime Certified™ Coach.
Though churched from a very young age, Nora only heard the truth of the Gospel decades later. She instantly believed Jesus as her Lord and Savior, and is now compelled to share the Good News with others – at home, in the community, and in the marketplace – with or without words.
Nora and her husband, Mark, enjoy living in Chester County just outside of Philadelphia, PA. They love the gorgeous scenery, precious time with family, including twin daughters Jaclyn and Nicole, son-in-law Steve, Mom, siblings, large extended family, and friends. They are awed to see how God is working in and through them and others. They also enjoy playing golf, attending church events/conferences and bible studies, volunteering in restoration ministries, working on a variety of projects together, and going on weekend adventures.
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 second half calling and was introduced to Halftime by his dad, ultimately coming out of the Halftime 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 clarity, harmony, and significance in their lives. In addition to being a Halftime Certified™ Coach, Bill has an Advanced Diploma in Christian Life Coaching with specialties in executive, marriage, 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).
He 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.
DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL PARTNERS
JOHN SIKKEMA, Director of Global Partners
As an accomplished business leader, CEO and the largest shareholder of a national financial planning group and Funds Management company, John successfully sold the two businesses to an Australian top ASX 200 company. He had transformed the small company he started in Tasmania into a successful franchise business with 65 offices across Australia.
Yet, it was his personal transformation in moving his focus from success to significance that remains his most satisfying and rewarding achievement.
John was inspired to bring the Halftime Institute coaching programs to Australia after reading the book ‘Halftime’, visiting Dallas, Texas, and meeting Bob Buford in 2008.
Today, as Director of Halftime Institute’s Global Partners, John is passionate about inspiring and empowering motivated leaders in different countries around the world to become part of the growing Halftime movement, by helping other high capacity leaders to become world changers.
After frequently sharing the story of his own powerful halftime journey, he wrote Enriched: Re-defining Wealth, in which he tells of the harsh lessons he learned in his pursuit of success; contrasting with the life of impact and adventure he has enjoyed since having a life-changing spiritual encounter.
John is also actively involved in the church planting movement, Empart. He regularly takes entrepreneurs, business and community leaders on trips to North India, which is truly a life-changing experience.
John and his wife Sue live near the beaches of Bayside, Melbourne, Australia and have four adult children.
Check out John’s book, Enriched here.
Check out our Global Partners Here
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 globalization 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 organizations 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 entrepreneur 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 realize 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 of 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 organization.
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 are 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.
CC CHANG, Singapore
CC is one of the founding members of Halftime Asia, an affiliate to Halftime Institute in Dallas, a global organization dedicated to serving high capacity individuals in their journey from success to significance.
Being a Gallup trained Strengths Coach as well as a Halftime trained coach, CC is passionate about coaching marketplace leaders to discover their innate talent, to follow their dreams, to impact their community and fulfill their divine destiny.
CC has a B. Engineering degree from National University of Singapore, an MBA from University of Strathclyde (UK) and completed both Senior Leadership and Senior Management Programs at IMD Switzerland.
He lives in Singapore with his beautiful wife (Phang) and two lovely children (Michael and Maria) and fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
DAVID WONG, HONG KONG
Prior to this, David was the Deputy Group CEO of the Bank, where his direct responsibility was to cover Global Markets, Investment Management, Life Insurance, Asset Management, Global Cash Management & Custody, and capital markets-related businesses across corporate and institutional client base. Before moving to Hong Kong, David was the CEO for ABN-AMRO Bank responsible for their business in 6 countries in South-East Asia based out of Singapore.
When David was in Singapore, he was actively involved in the financial sector development task-force in the Singapore Economic Review Committee, driving the strategic growth of private banking, asset management, and hedge funds initiatives. In addition, David was the Board Member of the Energy Market Authority, Vice-Chairman of FICS, and served on the Board of Civil Service College.
David and his wife, Ronnie, live in Hong Kong and worship at the Kong Fok Church. Their 4 children are in Canada, the U.K., China, and Australia.
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 marketplace, 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 of 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 a 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.
BONNIE CHAN, MMC, HONG KONG
Bonnie Chan was a successful businesswoman in trading and electronic technology in Hong Kong during the 1980s/90s when China’s doors began to open to the rest of the world. She later transitioned into an executive coaching role in the 2000s, looking for a journey in impacting people’s lives.
Bonnie engaged in her Halftime mission in 2015 and became a Halftime Certified Coach in 2017. She commits herself to assisting leaders in planning a second half filled with joy, impact, and balance.
Bonnie established a social startup to train visually impaired young people to use their strength in listening to become life coaches – transforming them from help-seekers to helpers. These coaches are now practicing coaching with NGOs and schools.
She is one of the authors of The Masteries Coaching in Chinese, which elaborates on the nine masteries of coaching by The International Association of Coaching (IAC) from the Chinese cultural perspective.
Bonnie and her husband, Benjamin live in Hong Kong. They have two adult children.
South Africa Coaches
Mathilda Fourie, South Africa
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 grandchildren. 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 center; ministry training center for church plant students and an agriculture and ICT skills development center.
“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 a 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 a lecturer in Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and part-time lecturer and mentor in a Leadership Development program at 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 (center for the care of intellectually disabled adults). He loves sports and outdoor activities like camping, river rafting, hiking, and mountain climbing. He still plays veteran tennis at a provincial level and is a qualified professional tennis coach.