Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market. While in Chicago, he and his wife, Lisa, traveled many times to Africa and, seeing the abject needs of widows and orphans, made life changes that enabled them to get involved, such as helping to complete an orphan home and a hospice home in Durbin, South Africa.

In 2010, Dean left his marketplace career to help more people who, like him, wanted to expand their own first half success and skills into passion and purpose for meeting human needs and making a significant difference. Dean joined the Halftime Institute as Managing Director and in 2011 became Chief Executive Officer. He speaks at events around the world, encouraging business leaders to channel first half achievement into a second half defined by joy, impact and balance.

In 2017, Dean authored his first book, Trade Up. In it, Dean shares candidly about his personal transition into a second half of meaning and significance and the learnings of the Halftime Institute over 20 years of helping marketplace leaders do the same. Trade Up is available for pre-order on Amazon.com, Christianbook.com, and Barnes&Noble.com.

Having grown up playing sports—eventually in college and semi-professional baseball—Dean still enjoys coaching his son and attending his games. He and Lisa and their two children live in Southlake, Texas.

“The appetite for significance is at an all time high, yet most people have no idea where or how to identify their gifts and talent—and to connect to their passions. And that’s my love for Halftime. Nothing satisfies more than to help a man or woman say, ‘This is what God has for me to do.’”   — Dean Niewolny, Halftime Institute CEO

Check out Dean’s articles:

The Sanity of an Insane Choice
What Could be Keeping You from being Both Successful and Content?
What Lies Beyond the Corner Office: Discover What Makes You Tick
When Success Isn’t Enough
Unwrapped
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