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.
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.
Carolyn Castleberry Hux, MA, CPC, PCC is a Certified Executive Coach and Transformational Change Coach with a passion for helping women navigate change and embrace their next season with peace and joy. She is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, currently serving as a Leadership Coach with CACI and IPO, LLC: International Possibility Organization. She also serves as a Certified Halftime Coach with the Halftime Institute working one-on-one with women to help them invest their second half of life where it matters most.
Carolyn is an author with Simon & Schuster and Random House, a former television news anchor in Virginia and Colorado, and co-host for Living the Life on ABC Family Channel. 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. In the spirit of giving back, 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.
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!
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 share life in grateful awe of their abundant blessings. They split their time between homes in Northern Colorado, and Eastern Florida. Their travels include trips to engage with their two married children and four grandchildren.
Jim has always been a focused, goal oriented person. With God’s blessing, he has been able to achieve almost every goal he set. But the continued pursuit of success no longer satisfied. While feeling very thankful, something was missing.
Before Halftime, Jim served as a private wealth manager to clients seeking the timeless truths of the Bible to guide their financial decision-making. But he reached a point where the focus mostly on money and finances, and building bigger investment portfolios, was no longer enough. Jim knew he was being used by God as a voice in people’s lives. He had the desire to make an even greater impact. But what should he do? Stay where he was, or move on? And if he moved on, to what?
Soon after he was introduced to Halftime, which God used to help him recognize something different was ahead, something better. He knew he needed a coach to sort out the noise and the ideas to get focused on what was next. Through coaching, Jim learned that God had a purpose for him as a Halftime coach.
Jim is passionate about helping others discover God’s unique purpose for their lives—and get engaged in that purpose—in their second half. He says, “It is exciting to hear someone say it’s time to make a change, and they need to find out what that looks like. Everyone’s journey is different, and to walk with someone as their new second half becomes clear, then comes to life, is most satisfying.”
Jim found his second half calling and God’s purpose for this season of life. It is Jim’s desire to see everyone experience the joy he now has.
As part of their own halftime journey, God gave Jim and his wife Elizabeth the desire to start a new life 2,000 miles away from South Florida, where they lived for 27 years. As God opened this new chapter and led them forward, they moved to the mountains of Colorado. Their two grown children are happily married and they have three grandchildren. Jim is part of leadership in his local church and leads the John Stiger Ferry Foundation. He and his wife enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing.
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 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.
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 just 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 for a period of time. This role, plus coaching, was the final piece of his Halftime puzzle.
He is currently serving as a Master Certified Halftime Coach and one of the facilitators for the Fellows Program.
Paul and his wife Maryann have been married 28 years and have two grown kids, Drew and Jennica.
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. 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 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’s 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 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.
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 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.”
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 30 years in the medical field, Claudia felt God had more for her. She struggled for years with vital questions such as “Who am I?”, “What’s my purpose?”, and ”What matters?” These questions and her increasing discontentment led her to The Halftime Institute where she realized her unique identity, passion and purpose.
Today, Claudia is a Spiritual Formation Coach, Certified Professional Leadership Coach, a Halftime Certified™ Coach, a Strengths Champion Certified Coach and a Certified DISC Trainer and Facilitator. In addition, she has her ACC credential from the International Coach Federation. She founded Cantrell Christian Coaching and is a Christian Conference Speaker.Claudia authored the book, Sacred Love; A Journey of Singleness, Belonging, and Finding True Love.
Claudia’s career experience both inside and outside the corporate world allows her to have a rich and varied perspective when coaching clients. She coaches clients one-on-one and in group settings. Her personal mission statement is “to help others know the one true God, grow in their spiritual journey, and discover their unique design so that they can live out their deepest passion and purpose.”
Claudia kept her Physician Assistant certification in order to use her clinical skills when she and her husband, Dr. David Cantrell, go on medical mission trips. They live in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with their two King Charles Cavaliers. Claudia 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
“I have watched many people who are running a thriving business, or who are in the middle of a remarkable career, yet have this vague sense that something is missing; life hasn’t turned out as they’d hoped. Few things make me happier than seeing others ‘get it’ and make the necessary changes and use the unique Halftime process to discover their life purpose and calling.”
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
Chiew Chit (CC) Chang has 27 years of professional experience in various senior leadership roles in 3 different industries (Consumer Electronics, Building Materials & FMCG), based in 3 different countries (The Netherlands, Indonesia & 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 currently serves on a board as the Independent Non-executive Director in a major listed corporation and financial institution. In addition, he is the executive coach for one of the “big four” global accounting firms for their Senior Partners. On the serving front, David is the Chairman for Halftime Hong Kong Limited, the Deputy Head of the evangelical department, and a member of the core-leadership team for his men’s ministry for his Church in 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Mathilda spent 30 years in the IT industry in South Africa, of which 15 were in Senior Management positions and 8 as Managing Director of her own IT companies, one based in Northern Ireland and the other in South Africa. Currently CEO of a non-profit company where they transform the community through education, training, and mentorship following a holistic approach.
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 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.