HEAR FROM HALFTIME LEADERSHIP
We recently sat down with Jim, Tom, and Dean to discuss their new roles and explore the future of Halftime:
Q: How has Halftime impacted your life so far?
Jim: Like many, I first heard of Halftime through the book. It was given to me by a mentor of mine when I was in my late 20’s. I loved it, but found myself committed to achieving “success” above all else. About 25 years later (and much wiser), that same mentor recommended I participate in the Fellows Program, which I did in 2019. It was nothing less than transformational for me.
Tom: I had the privilege of working with Bob Buford and Lloyd Reeb to help launch the Halftime Institute back in 2003. I designed and facilitated the initial materials and sessions we did for clients. It’s amazing to see how much that content has evolved into several program offerings today. I participated in the Fellows Program in 2020 and it has been meaningful to be back working shoulder to shoulder with my Halftime Family.
Q: How does this new role align with your own Ephesians 2:10 calling?
Jim: My mission statement is: To bring Christ-centered leadership to my relationships. I can’t think of a better platform from which to make that mission a reality, both for my current relationships, and new ones that develop through Halftime. I can’t help but be energized by the stories I hear of Halftime transformations and the personal joy and Kingdom impact that comes from them.
Tom: My mission statement is: To help people have the best conversations they can, to do what God is calling them to do. For more than twenty years, I have primarily “lived out” my Eph. 2:10 Calling through my work facilitating various small and large groups. About two years ago, I felt God calling me to focus more on working with individuals. I am very humbled and excited about bringing my expertise in facilitation and passion to help people live a truly abundant life to Halftime.
Dean: As Chairman, I will be able to leverage my Relator (my CliftonStrengths top strength) skillset in order to act as an Ambassador for Halftime, creating spaces for transparency, connection, learning, and growth. This role will allow me to support and encourage members of the Halftime Family as they discern how God has uniquely wired them and then maximize those skills by getting connected.
Q: Dean, what would you share with Jim and Tom as a note of encouragement/support moving forward in their new roles?
Dean: Don’t overthink things. God puts us in our roles, so go with your gut/instincts and trust them. You plant the seeds… let God handle the results. Don’t get discouraged when things don’t quite work the way you want them to; God often uses our efforts in ways we may not see. Don’t be afraid to fail, continuously try new things.
Q: What lies ahead for the future of Halftime?
Tom and Jim: The future for Halftime is one of increasing impact. We are positioned globally to not only grow in the number of high-capacity leaders we work with, but also to begin to really connect Halftimers to create collaborations that multiply the power of each individual calling. We will be expanding our services to leverage our great, global community of friends.
Dean: We are in a position to expand and serve countless folks around the world who are in their own season of “smoldering discontent”. We have the right board, leadership, staff, and strategy to make the next few decades the best ever for Halftime – and we are in times where what we do is needed like never before. Our dream is to serve new and existing Halftimers throughout their lives and become a global family that leans, learns, and loves each other in a way that glorifies God.
Q: Is there anything else you would like the Halftime community to know?
Jim: Our mission and vision at Halftime has never been more relevant. We have a unique ability to impact the world through helping leaders find and live out their Ephesians 2:10 Callings in a community of like-minded friends. Collectively, we have the ability to change the world and serve the kingdom.
Tom: Like many businesses and ministries, the pandemic has prompted Halftime to innovate and evolve in order to not only fulfill, but also expand our mission. Last year, in the midst of a global pandemic and so much uncertainty, 260 clients from around the world boldly took the first step toward greater clarity and impact. We plan on continuing to innovate so we can help as many high-capacity leaders around the world as possible both find and live out their Ephesians 2:10 Callings.
Dean: As a good friend once said, “If everyone around the globe knew their Ephesians 2:10 calling, we would have Heaven on earth.” Invite your friends to experience what it is like to be in God’s uniquely designed sweet spot for their lives. Transformation takes time and never fully finishes this side of Heaven.