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 on Lake Norman near Charlotte, North Carolina. They have three grown, married children, and three precious grandchildren.
Check out Lloyd’s articles:
Seeing the Hero In Being A Servant
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, owner of 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. He now serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Halftime Institute.
Reading the book Halftime and attending a Launch Event in 2010 were foundation-setting opportunities the Lord used to move Bob into the work he now considers himself privileged to do 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.
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, best-selling book focused on helping others live the intentional, authentic lives they were created for. They are blessed to have four grown children and live in Orange County, CA.
- Read Bob’s Articles on the Halftime Blog:
- Learn more about Bob and Susan’s book and watch the book trailer HERE
CAROLYN CASTLEBERRY HUX
VIRGINA BEACH, VA
CAROLYN CASTLEBERRY HUX, Virginia Beach, VA
Carolyn Castleberry Hux, MA, CPC, PCC has coached hundreds of women, individually and in groups, to find joy, peace, and purpose in their second half. She is the co-author of Women at Halftime, where she shares her own journey through pain and loss, and a process to empower others. She is a Certified Transformational Change Coach with a passion to help women embrace their next season together through the Women at Halftime Community, knowing, “God is not finished with you yet!”
Carolyn is also a Certified Executive Coach and Prosci Change Practitioner, serving national security and federal clients in change management. She shores up her People First Program as a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. Carolyn is the President and Founder of Faith and Women Ministries, Inc., a non-profit, public charity. She facilitated an event in Rome with Springtime of Faith Foundation to promote open and positive dialogue between Protestants and Catholics.
In her first half, Carolyn was a television news anchor in Virginia and Colorado, a co-host for Living the Life on ABC Family Channel, and an author with Simon & Schuster and Random House. Carolyn was the first female coach with Halftime and believes God has great plans for and through His daughters.
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 over 42 years, children and especially his six grandchildren!
PAUL STEINWAY, Florida
Filled with a desire to find something that resonated in the heart, Paul stepped away from a successful private power plant development and asset management career in 2012. Frustrated by the dearth of passionate pursuits in his life, Paul began his personal transformation journey at a Halftime launch event in March of 2013. During a year of coaching, frustration gave way to clarity. Paul gained awareness of his strengths, reprioritized his life to focus on what matters, and retooled to meet life’s next great adventures. Paul also found his calling; being a Halftime Coach.
Paul often shares, “I enjoy connecting with others, and I love to listen to each unique Halftime story. My goal, as a coach, is to bring a variety of Holy Spirit inspired skills and methods to the coaching relationship. Each coaching relationship is different and so is the process. I coach in faith knowing that God always shows up when the process honors Him. Halftime is a God honoring personal transformation process; a quest to discover, embrace, activate, and deploy God given strengths.”
Married in 1978, Paul and Merrole live in Vero Beach, Florida and share life in grateful awe of their abundant blessings. Their travels include trips to engage with their two married children and four grandchildren.
JAMES D. DEAN, Florida
Before becoming a coach, Jim was a private wealth advisor with RonaldBlue & Co, providing advice and counsel to clients seeking biblically focused guidance and strategies for their personal and family wealth. Jim knew God was using him as a voice in people’s lives, but he felt it was time for a change. Should he stay where he was, or move on? And if he moved on, to what?
When he learned about Halftime, Jim recognized this would provide the direction and guidance he needed. His coach helped him gain clarity and discover that God’s purpose was to become a Halftime coach, and in his next season it was time to transition away from the field of finance.
The deep sense of fulfillment when coaching others—guiding them to discover God’s unique purpose for their lives and get engaged in it—is confirmation this is his passion. He says, “Everyone’s journey is different, and to walk with someone as their purpose for their next season becomes clear, then comes to life, is most gratifying.”
After leaving RonaldBlue & Co, Jim also led the launch of a private charitable foundation and is currently president and chairman of the board. The John Stiger Ferry Charitable Foundation, named after the benefactor, partners with a select group of charitable organizations helping them carry out their mission. He enjoys supporting and encouraging the organizations’ leaders, and seeing lives being transformed through the work they do.
Jim and Elizabeth live in Florida close to their daughter’s family and three grandchildren. Recently moving from 8700 feet elevation in the mountains of Colorado to the abundant lakes and Spanish Moss-covered oak trees of Central Florida, they traded downhill skiing and showshoeing for pickleball and golf.
Check out Jim’s Writing:
Article: THE PURSUIT OF SECURITY
MARSHA GORDON, Madison, Wisconsin
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 space. After hearing God’s whisper that it was time to move on to a new adventure, 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 is now serving as a Certified Halftime Coach where she walks alongside others as they discover all that God has in store for them. She believes that what we do in our second half should be as easy as breathing and that the very best is yet to come! For her, there is nothing more exciting than seeing someone discover their “sweet spot” of God’s purpose and plan.
She simultaneously serves on the board of a Halftime alumni organization, Bridge2Rwanda whose mission is to globally educate the brightest African students and return them home to Africa to start businesses and become Africa’s next generation of leaders. She is passionate about Rwanda’s unique potential to lead the African continent in business and economic development. She is constantly amazed at what God’s people can do when they join forces to empower a country…a continent…our world and experiences first-hand the power of “Business as Mission”.
In 2017, she and Dale made their escape from the Boston winters and moved to California. Most recently, however, they have moved to Madison, WI and are digging out the winter coats once again. Their 28 year old son, Chace, lives and works in New York City. In between trips to Africa, Marsha can often be seen walking 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. 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.
Chip walked away from his faith in high school. His solitary purpose in ’Life I’ was to prove his identity and worth through his career. He achieved that goal, but his singular drive took a toll on his family.
The trajectory of Chip’s life changed dramatically in 2006 when he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. From that point on, Chip began to re-orient his life toward the priceless things—family, Christ-centered relationships, and serving his employees and church. Still, he found it challenging to balance work, home, and faith.
Another turning point for Chip was reading Halftime in 2011. The book inspired Chip to prepare for a “second half” pursuing Kingdom-facing passions rather than laying on a beach and playing golf. In 2015, Chip took the plunge. He retired early from Enterprise while still had “gas in the tank” to pursue his Ephesians 2:10 calling.
Chip 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 Institute coaching helped Chip discern a shared vision of “Life II” with his wife, and to get clear on his mission. After a series of diverse experiences, Chip concluded that becoming a Halftime Certified Coach was the most leveraged way to “transform leaders so that they transform their world.” He is also a Business and Leadership Coach and Facilitator with a local firm—PCS Global.
Chip and his wife, Karla, have been happily married for 33 years and enjoy living among the lakes in Michigan with their adopted daughters, Emma and Sophie. Chip’s eclectic tastes in sports and music reflect his independent attitude. His greatest joy is 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 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. She also serves on the Board of Directors with Good Works, Inc.
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.
STEVE IVASKA, Peoria, Central Illinois
Steve spent more than 35 years working with Caterpillar in sales and marketing, public relations, human resources and logistics leadership functions, including accountability for global distribution of Caterpillar parts. His Halftime journey began with a severe ankle fracture while running one icy winter morning, resulting in two questions God brought to his mind during the recovery process: “How much time do I have left and what am I to do with that time?” A financial planner recommended the book Halftime to Steve and he connected with a Halftime coach to begin to discover the vision of where God might be taking him in his Ephesians 2:10 calling. After participating at the Halftime Institute in 2010, Steve decided to retire from Caterpillar and focus on three key areas: deepening his faith and walk with Christ, investing more time in the life of his family, and pursuing a Halftime “mission” of “building leaders with Christ-centered priorities”. Within that mission, Steve is leveraging his Halftime experience by serving others as a certified Halftime Coach to discover where God might be taking them on their Halftime journey.
Steve and his wife Pat live in Peoria, Illinois and spend considerable time on a lake in southern Michigan with their four grown children and spouses, and their twelve grandchildren. Steve serves on the faculty of the Professional Christian Coaching Institute and enjoys fitness training, kayaking, camping and reading.
“Through leaving the marketplace and concentrating initially on the ‘head journey’ of Halftime and answering ‘what should I do’, God has really shown me how important the ‘heart journey’ of ‘who is He having me become’ is. It is exciting to see how important relationships are in life… with God, my family and those I might serve in my second half.”
“We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
First Thessalonians 1:2-3
CLAUDIA CANTRELL, Atlanta, GA
Claudia practiced as a Physician Assistant after graduating from Duke University for over 30 years in the medical areas of emergency/trauma, cardiology, electrophysiology, and orthopedic surgery. She also worked in the medical device industry for a Fortune 500 company where she held a leadership role in both the United States and Europe.
After working for more than 30 years in the medical field, Claudia experienced increasing discontent and believed God had to have more for her. She struggled with crucial questions such as “What’s my purpose?”, “What matters?”, “What’s missing?” These questions led her to the Halftime Institute where she realized her unique identity, her deepest passion, and her purpose. Subsequently, Claudia attended the Professional Christian Coaching Institute and founded Cantrell Christian Coaching.
In addition to coaching, Claudia is a Christian conference speaker with The Robinson Agency. Claudia authored the book, Sacred Love; A Journey of Singleness, Belonging, and Finding True Love, in which she is both transparent and raw about her secrets, wounds, failures, and doubts, as well as the sudden and traumatic event that catapulted her into her personal crisis of faith.
Claudia’s career experiences both inside and outside the corporate world allow her to have a rich and varied perspective when coaching high-capacity leaders. She enjoys coaching clients one-on-one and in group settings. Her personal mission statement is “to help others live in the Truth, grow in their intimacy with Christ, and discover their unique design so that they can live out their God-given passion and purpose to expand the Kingdom of God.”
Claudia is a Spiritual Formation Coach, Certified Professional Leadership Coach, a Halftime Certified™ Coach, a Strengths Champion Certified Coach, a Certified Coach Presenter for Promised Land Living, and a Certified DISC Trainer and Facilitator. In addition, she has her ACC credential from the International Coach Federation.
Claudia and her husband, David, live in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with their two King Charles Cavaliers. She enjoys traveling, snorkeling, walking, baking, and interior design.
Colossians 4:17: “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord that you may fulfill it.” NASB
SHEILA BURROUGHS, Charlotte, NC
Sheila spent the first 26 years of her career at Bank of America as a leader in various functions across the company. As her career progressed, she discovered a love for coaching and leading with caring. Her Halftime Roundtable experience in 2016 led her to a new chapter as a leadership coach. She founded Enlightened Workplace, specializing in helping businesses bring God’s love into their workplaces.
Sheila is also a spiritual director, which focuses on a person’s experience of God, helping them explore how God is present and working in their daily life. Her present position allows her the freedom to combine coaching for business leadership with nourishing a leader’s spirituality.
Sheila and Richard have been married for 30 years and have two amazing grown daughters. Sheila’s favorite pastimes are reading, eating chocolate, and taking quiet pauses to listen.
TOM GUTHRIE, Greensboro, NC
Tom spent over 34 years working in the energy field with Duke Energy. Since 1999, Tom served as a plant manager for Duke Energy in California, Indiana and North Carolina. In January 2012, Tom engaged with Halftime to determine how his skills and experience could best be used for kingdom purposes.
In December 2012, Tom left Duke Energy. In early 2013, Tom began his role with Halftime Carolinas as the CFO enabling him to utilize his organizing and financial skills. He also began coaching and facilitating Roundtables in 2015. In 2019, Tom assumed the additional role of COO with Halftime Carolinas. In 2021, Tom expanded his involvement in Halftime to begin leading all Administration for Halftime Institute.
Tom and his wife, Vonnie, have been married for over 36 years and now live in Greensboro, NC. They have two grown children.
JENNIFER PARR, Canada
Jennifer is 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 also coaches marketplace leaders through One Way Ministries in Ottawa 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 eight trips to Lesotho, Jennifer has provided leadership and fundraising support to the work of Help Lesotho for over 15 years.
Jennifer lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband Paul. 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.
RICK DAVIS, Austin, TX
Rick Davis has an extensive background in building and managing teams selling numerous solutions; including software, information and data services, and consulting services across multiple vertical industries. He has managed sales teams in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, China and the Middle East North Africa (MENA). In his last corporate role, located in Dubai, he was the MENA General Manager for Halliburton’s Landmark Software and Services product line, growing the business to $100 million in annual revenue. Prior to Landmark, Rick was with TIBCO where he had global responsibility for sales, marketing and operations for OpenSpirit, their integration platform for the oil and gas industry.
Previously, Rick was with IHS (now IHS Markit) having success in various sales management roles, including VP Global Accounts, where he built the program to include 14 accounts in the Americas, generating over $150 million per year. Prior to IHS, he held sales management roles with several Austin area start-ups. Rick began his career with Schlumberger, initially in their oil field services group before moving into their software business, Applicon. Rick is currently a Professional Life and Leadership Coach focused on helping people discover and live their God given purpose as they transition into and through retirement.
Rick graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He resides in Texas with his wife, Teresa, where they raised two sons. They are the proud grandparents of two girls and two boys.
KRISTIN EVENSON, Minneapolis, MN
As a Consultant & Coach, Kristin’s life’s passion and purpose is to help leaders connect to God, trusted others, and their own truest selves in context of:
- Leadership & life challenges—Helping leaders support, sustain and strengthen their soul in leadership.
- Career & life transitions—Helping them think creatively and courageously about what’s next.
- Strategic junctures—Helping leaders and teams identify what can’t change and what must.
Kristin has a BA in Religion and Psychology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and has long devoted herself to both business and ministry. Her career journey has included stints as a stockbroker, advertising executive, marketing/strategy director and consultant to companies, nonprofits and ministries in the areas of strategy, culture, communications and board governance.
Kristin spent 20 years with Fallon Worldwide, leading brand & communications strategy development for clients across a variety of industries—including Nordstrom, Holiday Inn Express and Children’s Defense Fund. Her teams’ work won multiple national effectiveness awards. She’s since served as consultant & coach to CEOs, teams & boards—helping them navigate strategic junctures by leveraging their unique brand of significance, and her consulting work resulted in a “Best Practice in People/Workplace” by Upsize Magazine.
Kristin has also served in ministry leadership roles and has developed content and curriculum for a variety of faith-related initiatives—including a 6-session business leader cohort (“Greater Significance = Greater Success”) and a Christ-centered women’s giving circle initiative, both in partnership with the National Christian Foundation –Twin Cities.
Kristin has a deep desire to help strengthen and sustain the souls of leaders in fresh, practical ways and has credentials at the intersection of neuroscience, Christ-centered mindfulness and creative prayer practices, having completed:
- The NeuroLeadership Institute’s Brain-Based Coaching Program
- Transforming Center’s two-year “Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership” program
- The Spiritual Direction training program through Sustainable Faith.
She keynotes and facilitates workshops on topics including:
- The Brain & Change, Courage & Calling: Helping our brain navigate (not circumvent!) the opportunities in change and transition.
- The Neuroscience of Creativity & Collaboration.
- The Neuroscience of Spiritual Practices: That we would discern & do the will of God.
MIKE RAUHUT, Harrisburg, PA
Mike recently joined the Certified Halftime Coaching team to help others gain clarity and conviction for God’s call and purpose on their lives. His own Halftime journey led him to coaching, discipling leaders and organizations, and serving on committees and boards focused on military families and veterans. Mike’s “significance” journey began in 1985 when he felt called to military service, attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, and spent the next 30 years leading in organizations. Mike’s wife Sandy made the journey with him from their first meeting in Berlin, Germany.
Mike and Sandy now live in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where they work, support local ministries, and love on extended family in Pennsylvania and New York. Their eldest daughter, Hannah, recently married and lives abroad in Germany with her husband Logan. Having both grown up in the military (Army and Navy, respectively), Hannah and Logan now minister to military children in Wiesbaden, Germany through Club Beyond, a Young Life ministry. Mike and Sandy’s son Jacob likewise serves as a volunteer leader in a local, stateside Young Life program. Grateful for God’s steadfast love, faithfulness, and blessings, Mike draws energy and inspiration from others’ meaningful stories and seeing God work in their lives.
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BEN DILLA, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Ben Dilla has enjoyed three distinct careers — in the military, business, and academic communities. He is grateful for the influence of Halftime in the major transitions of his career and the opportunity to support others as a coach in their life and career transitions.
In the US Air Force, Ben worked as an aircraft maintenance officer, behavioral scientist, and personnel officer. He completed a 20-year career as Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership and Associate Director of Quality & Institutional Research at the US Air Force Academy, retiring as a lieutenant colonel (O-5).
In his business career, Ben started as a Senior Consultant for Personnel Decisions International (PDI, now Korn Ferry), providing executive coaching, leadership training, and assessment services. He later led training and development teams for several large organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Fannie Mae (Credit Division), American Airlines, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Parkland Health & Hospital System.
Ben now serves as an affiliate professor of management in the Gupta College of Business at The University of Dallas, where he teaches in the MBA & MS programs and is director of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program. He is also founder and executive coach for Bold Leader Development, applying positive psychology in leadership coaching, training and consulting, and the author of Your Best Self at Work: Aligning Strengths, Emotional Intelligence & Resilience (2021).
Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences & Leadership from the US Air Force Academy and earned his MS and PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. Ben and his wife Sharon live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and have three adult children and four grandchildren.
JON & JULIE
JON & JULIE DIXON, Pittsburgh, PA
Jon & Julie Dixon are facilitators for Halftime Institute. Jon retired from a 22-year career as CFO and Executive Team member of UNIVERSAL Electric Corporation, an electrical manufacturing company, where he was responsible for Finance, Accounting, Marketing, HR and IT. Prior to manufacturing, Jon worked in the banking industry at PNC as a Vice President and Manager in Global Treasury Management in New York City, NY and Pittsburgh, PA. Jon has also served on For-Profit and Not-for-Profit boards.
Julie enjoyed her professional years of teaching high school and middle school Spanish, followed by two years of teaching 3rd grade but resigned when their children were born. She dedicated the next 25 years to the challenging, rewarding and wonderful adventure of raising the kids. Among other community endeavors, she serves on the school board of Hillcrest Christian Academy and is also the director of a popular local Nature Club, which encourages children to learn about and appreciate God’s beautiful world.
Through their church, Jon & Julie are active in leading mission trips to Panama to help local children attend a Christian Sports Camp with Word of Life missionaries. They also teach a Living Grounded class, which introduces the foundational truths of the Christian faith. They enjoy camping, skiing, daily walks on the trail with their dogs and canoeing. They have been married 28 years and are blessed to have 3 wonderful children. They live in Venetia, PA.
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AMY WALKER BARRS, Atlanta, GA
Amy Walker Barrs is a career business-to-business marketer; a builder of brands and the marketers who deliver them. She obtained her B.A. in French from Hollins College in Virginia, and her M.B.A. from Emory University in Atlanta where she met her husband.
Amy held various marketing leadership roles over a 20+-year career in the $3 Billion professional division of Kimberly-Clark. Among her key accomplishments was leading a dramatic global brand transformation and the development of a marketing talent strategy and plan, which included programs for marketing excellence, capability and talent development.
After leaving Kimberly-Clark, Amy served a one-year term as Executive in Residence at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She then joined Teradata Corporation where she was the Director of Brand Strategy, culminating in a complete brand transformation in 2018.
Amy most recently worked at Amazon Web Services where she led product marketing for a key group of Training and Certification offerings, a position she left in April 2020.
Amy was part of the November 2020 Fellows cohort which played a big role in leading to her current roles. Currently, Amy heads Marketing Minds, a B2B Marketing Consulting firm. She also is a mentor, coach, and facilitator, as well as leading a discipleship group of young women from her church.
Amy and her husband have two grown daughters and live in Atlanta.
GLENN WILLIAMS, Australia
Glenn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHRISTABEL LO, SHANGHAI
Prior to her retirement from corporate life in early 2018, Christabel enjoyed a tremendous career for over 3 decades as a business executive. She is the former Chief People Officer with 21 years of service of Yum China, a listed restaurant company that operates over 8,000 restaurants and employs over 400,000 employees in mainland China. Prior to that she held various leadership, consulting, training and business development roles across industries including Dale Carnegie Training, Citibank and Cheoy Lee Shipyards in Hong Kong. Christabel completed her graduate and undergraduate studies in the United States and moved to Shanghai with her family in 1997.
Her encounter with the book “Halftime” took place back in 2009, right at the time when she began her deeper quest for her true calling. In late 2017, at the eve of her retirement, she participated in the Halftime Summit where she consolidated her reflection and formulated the roadmap for her second half under the guided process.
Today, Christabel dedicates herself to support social enterprises and entrepreneurs as well as non-profit organizations through consultancy, training, coaching and investment. Her personal mission is to unleash the potential of individuals and teams that share her passion to make the world a better place. Having benefitted from the process, she also sets aside time to support the Halftime program and journey with those who are transitioning into their second half. She sees herself as a seed sower and a gardener for the communities. Both her and her husband, Herbert, continue to serve in Shanghai while their 2 children pursue their education overseas.
MINLIE WONG, SINGAPORE
Minlie translates her 30 years of corporate experience at driving technology solution business on behalf of Fortune 500 companies into one that now focuses on partnering clients in maximizing their business and personal potentials. She was a business leader responsible for the Asia Pacific region, partnering cross functional teams and business alliances in complex deals.
Towards the end of her corporate life, she wandered in the wilderness, trying to reconcile her eye on the world and the inner calling for what really matters in her heart. In her 2016 Halftime transition, she realized that her past work experience was mere apprenticeship in preparing her to serve out a passionate next half. She counts it a blessing to be an instrument of God’s love in coaching and mentoring executives and professionals. Her joy is in seeing her clients achieve breakthrough, find life fulfillment and bear fruits.
She did her postgraduate work at the London School of Economics. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies from Faith Bible Institute and is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation.
Minlie is married with two adult children. She worships at International Baptist Church serving in the Couple Mentoring, Connection Group and Welcome Ministries.
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.