Fellows Program 2018-04-19T23:39:53+00:00


“ The Halftime Institute is the leading authority

on creating a second half of life defined by joy, impact and balance.”

-Bob Buford, Halftime Institute Founder


What distinguishes the Fellows Program?

Among all programs and professional resources, The Fellows Program stands out for its blend of faith and leading-edge instruction, 1-on-1 executive guidance, and for an authentic peer exchange at the highest levels.

What I have learned over 20 years helping Halftimers is that you need the process, peers, case studies and one on one coaching – but that the second half can be the best season.” – Lloyd Reeb, Halftime Primary Spokesperson and Halftime Coach 

Who is a candidate?

Halftime Fellows are preeminent leaders and influencers from across the global marketplace, men and women at the top of their fields wanting to make life-determining decisions in the context of faith and in the company of a like-minded peer cohort.

Client Testimonials

“Enrolling at the Halftime Institute is a way to find your calling – what is your passion and what has God called you to do? It doesn’t mean you have to leave the workplace, but there is a time in someone’s life when there is a very natural shift to allocating your time, your energy, and your talent to something that could have a profound impact.” 

Chris Kleinert, YPO Gold Maverick Dallas, YPO Gold Dallas, Halftime Fellow

“One of the benefits of the program was pairing back. What we were doing was actually causing more stress than joy or benefit. Our kids were seeing that. Now, having gone through the halftime process, our young adult kids are seeing us find the specific passions on our hearts and the things we are best suited to impact. We are modeling healthy ways to make an impact in our family.”

Anonymous, Halftime Fellow

“It is amazing how the obstacles that I saw prior to joining the program are no longer obstacles. And the people I didn’t know prior to the program are now lifelong friends. My experience with the Fellows Program has been the most life-altering investment I’ve ever made in my 48 years. My Fellows cohort and Halftime coach helped me discover my calling, reveal blind spots in our healthy marriage, and strengthen my relationship with my wife and three children. Most importantly, I’ve deepened my relationship with God. Looking back, I have to laugh when I think about the big deal I made about how ‘expensive’ it was.”

Anonymous, YPO Member, Halftime Fellow

“We both learned that everything we’ve done in our lives professionally and personally has prepared us for what is ahead of us in this next season. The reassurance that we don’t have to make this extreme change in our life was so valuable. God was with us this whole journey and all of the experiences we’ve had were to prepare us for what’s ahead.”

Sasha Clements, Spouse of Halftime Fellow

What are the components of the Fellows Program?

  • Year-long journey with a authentic cohort of like-minded peers and expert facilitators.

  • Paired with a Halftime Certified Coach for personalized executive-style life coaching in areas including developing margin, knowing and leveraging core strengths and passions, how to have a thriving family and marriage, making a long-term impact with your time and treasure, philanthropy and legacy, and much more.

  • Access to leading thinkers and facilitators to help you navigate around potential obstacles and avoid common mistakes and missteps.

  • Four in-person events to connect with your cohort, develop a plan with your family in mind, and build a sustainable roadmap for your second half.

  • Private virtual webinars with leading practitioners making a difference in the marketplace and in social impact organizations.

For a detailed overview of the Fellows Program, watch the video below in the FAQ’s section.

For a list of some current Fellows and Fellows Alumni, click here.

Upcoming Fellows Program Start Dates

Fellows Launch Event (June 2018)

June 4 @ 7:30 am - June 5 @ 3:00 pm

Fellows Launch Event (September 2018)

September 11 @ 7:30 am - September 12 @ 3:00 pm

Coaching Overview

One of the greatest benefits of the Fellows Program is the one-on-one personalized coaching. Upon enrollment, each Fellow is matched with his/her own Certified Halftime Coach who will provide personalized guidance and support throughout the year. In your coaching sessions, your coach will work together with you on personalized goals. With the help of your coach, you will:

  • Build margin to improve and restore balance for the whole family.

  • Uncover and leverage your core strengths and passions.

  • Navigate around potential obstacles.

  • Determine low-cost probes into areas of interest.

  • Create and hone your second half plan and goals.

  • Facilitate meaningful connections with other Halftimers in your areas of interest.

The ability to be open and transparent with a group of high capacity leaders has been so valuable.

Greg, Private Wealth Advisor

I’ve always been a lone wolf, but at the Halftime Institute I found true peers that I trust during this season of halftime.

Tony, Founder and Former President of Capital Management Firm

This year in the Halftime Fellows Program was all about refinement…from God and from my cohort.

Jay, Entrepreneur with Healthcare Technology


Video: Overview of Fellows Program


The Fellows Program stands out for its unique blend of faith and instruction, for personal exposure to thought leaders and top authors, for 1-on-1 executive guidance, and for peer exchange at the highest levels with your cohort. The first year of the Fellows Program includes:

  • 12 1-hour coaching sessions with a Halftime Certified Coach
  • 4 On-site events with your Fellows cohort and Halftime Institute facilitators– 2 hosted at the Halftime Institute in Dallas, TX, 2 at premier resort locations
  • 4 Topical Conference Calls with your cohort on topics essential to having a second half of joy, impact, and balance
  • Private Webinars with Halftime Institute Adjunct Faculty who are leading practitioners in marketplace industries and nonprofit organizations making a difference.
  • 4 Coaching sessions for your spouse (optional, if applicable)

2018 Tuition Rate: $25,000*

*Of your $25,000 paid in 2018, $10,000 can be considered tax-deductible. 

The Halftime Fellows Program begins with the Launch Event. Your start date will be based on the date of the upcoming Launch Event, though we recommend each Fellow begin his or her coaching in advance of the Launch Event to prepare.

There are 4 Launch Events each year. The 2018 Cohort Launch Dates are in January, June, September, and December.


With over 20 years of experience in facilitating successful halftime transitions, we know that involving your spouse – and entire family – in the journey is vital.



  • 4 Coaching sessions for your spouse with his/her own Halftime Certified Coach.
  • Periodic 3-way coaching calls as needed throughout the year to keep everyone invested.
  • Thriving Family Retreat where you and your spouse will join your cohort for a 2-day retreat at a premier resort
for a time of learning and planning for a fulfilling, joyful, balanced, and impactful next season for your whole family.

• No. Actually, 60% of Halftime Institute clients end up staying in their industry but re-deploying their energy in a more focused, purposeful, and fulfilling way so that they can finish well.

• “A fully engaged ‘Halftimer’ is the most powerful change agent of this time and has the potential to have a transformational effect on the world.”   Jay, Attorney

Stories of Halftime Institute clients who have stayed in the marketplace can be found on our Stories Page. Click Here. 

The Fellows Program is client-coach driven, so the intensity and pace are determined by the Fellow. Four times in the year Halftime Fellows will travel to meet up with their cohort for 36-48 hours. In the remaining months, where there is no in-person event, the time commitment averages 2-4 hours per month.

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