Welcome to a collection of Jeff's Podcasts

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As both a christian life coach and author, Jeff has been interviewed numerous times about his experience coaching, his wisdom from his time as a business consultant, and, of course, his journey Toward FReedom and joy. So take some time to listen to Jeff's views on God, work, joy, and how to live a life where they all blend seamlessly together. 

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1. JEFF SPADAFORA | THE JOY MODEL: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PEACE, PURPOSE, AND BALANCE [1:03:07]

Eternal Leadership | John Ramstead & Steve Reiter |  view in itunes

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Get the balance between your energy and growth in both being and doing dimensions of your life.


2. JEFF SPADAFORA - FROM SMOLDERING DISCONTENT TO LASTING JOY! [49:54]

Eternal Leadership | John Ramstead & Steve Reiter| view in itunes

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“There was this giant dissonance between the life I was living, which was joyless, and this pathway of joy so clearly outlined in the Bible. And I said, “How am I going to bridge this gap? How am I going to reconcile this?”-Jeff Spadafora. So many people “have been brainwashed into thinking that the key to happiness is to make as much money as you can as fast as you can,” begins Jeff Spadafora in this inspiring and enlightening message of how to integrate your career with your God-given gifts and purpose.


3. JEFF SPADAFORA ON THE JOY MODEL [40:18]

Professional Christian Coaching Today | Chris McCluskey & Kim Avery |  view in itunes

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Joy - how can you and your clients find it and keep it? In today’s episode Jeff Spadafora, author of The Joy Model, helps us understand why we lose the joy in our Christian lives and then equips us with six M.A.S.T.E.R. tools for living the vibrant life both we and our clients desire. Join us as we unpack: Margin Abiding Self-Awareness Treasure Engagement Relationships About Jeff Spadafora: Jeff Spadafora is the author of The Joy Model and the Director of Global Coaching Services and Product Development for The Halftime Institute. He spent 20 years as a leadership and executive development consultant for Fortune 1000 companies such as Ford Motor Company, Sears & Roebuck, Compuware, Domino’s Pizza, Visteon, Northern Trust Bank, Helene Curtis, and Sky Chefs. In 2005, Jeff was inspired by Bob Buford’s book Halftime and began his journey of discovering God’s true purpose for his second half. As he worked with his Halftime coach, it became clear that his calling is to help other people discover their calling. He has coached over 130 men and women through the Halftime Journey and continues to make this a primary part of his ministry. As the leader of The Halftime Institute’s global coaching staff, he is also responsible for recruiting, training, and managing Halftime Certified coaches throughout the world.


4. ARE NONPROFITS MORE NOBLE THAN FOR-PROFITS? WITH JEFF SPADAFORA OF THE HALFTIME INSTITUTE [52:40]

Theology of Business with Darren Shearer | Darren Shearer| view in itunes

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Get the balance between your energy and growth in both being and doing dimensions of your life.


5. COACHES CORNER WITH JEFF SPADAFORA FROM THE HALFTIME INSTITUTE [28:15]

Eternal Leadership | John Ramstead & Steve Reiter| view in itunes

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The goal of coaching is to accelerate a leader’s development. Coaching speeds learning time, enabling leaders to make significant leaps in learning and behavior change in a matter of months rather than years. “Too many people focus the better part of their lives on the wrong things: the company’s agenda, other peoples’ ideas of success . . . money. Over time, this leads to frustration and emptiness. True freedom comes as a people discover their God-given design and pour themselves into service for others.” –Jeff Spadafora Halftime Institute Click here to get Halftime – From Success to Significance FREE. We’ll even pay the shipping! Why are we doing this? This is one of the most impactful books I have ever read. It changed the direction of my life and I know you will find huge value in it. Get this book now so that you too can: Uncover the key questions and challenges facing everyone during this unique season of life Learn how to create capacity to catch a new vision for a life of joy, Kingdom impact and balance Discover how to transition from success to significance!


6. COACHING AT MIDLIFE: JEFF SPADAFORA [43:12]

Professional Christianity Teaching Today | Chris McCluskey & Kim Avery

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Gain insight into the value of coaching at midlife, and create awareness around how you or your clients spend the second portion of your years. Chris and Kim huddle with Halftime Institute’s Jeff Spadafora to help you develop a game plan for that goal. Regroup and reconsider how to: Redefine the American dream playbook and organize your strategy. Recalibrate a life of discontent and transition toward peace. Refocus stale efforts Renew your vision. About Jeff Spadafora: Jeff Spadafora is the Director of Global Coaching Services and Product Development for The Halftime Institute. He spent 20 years as a leadership and executive development consultant for Fortune 1000 companies such as Ford Motor Company, Sears & Roebuck, Compuware, Domino’s Pizza, Visteon, Northern Trust Bank, Helene Curtis, and Sky Chefs.


7. "PERMISSION TO DREAM" WITH JEFF SPADAFORA [14:51]

1 Simple Thing | Dave Kirby | view in itunes

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Jeff Spadafora talks about giving ourselves permission to dream. Often, people get stuck once they start to dream because they may have a mindset that says, “If a revenue stream doesn’t materialize immediately the dream get’s shut down.” That’s a huge mistake and based in fear. Jeff says you can explore these dreams without quitting your day job. Instead, create the margin to explore your ideas and play them out, a little bit at a time. When you discover your calling, there is usually a way to attach a revenue stream to it. Don’t think you have to go from “quit your job” today to some fantasyland that has no income tomorrow. But, at the same time, don’t shut down dreaming if you can’t see how it will pay the bills by next week.


8. "COMMIT TO AN ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM" WITH JEFF SPADAFORA [16:07]

1 Simple Thing | Dave Kirby | view in itunes

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Jeff Spadafora says most people fail to follow through because they try to do it (whatever it is) alone. We come up with plans and dreams, then find out implementing them is harder than we think, especially over the long haul. People have more fun talking about life purpose and joy than they actually want to do it. It’s hard. It takes intentionality, and many times you have to live outside of your comfort zone. The key is to get another person, a coach, in your life to help you stay accountable to push through the tough times.


9. “ALIGNING YOUR ACTIONS & VALUES” WITH JEFF SPADAFORA [14:41]

1 Simple Thing | Dave Kirby | view in itunes

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Jeff Spadafora talks about how much of the dissatisfaction we feel with our lives comes from a dissonance between our values and our actual lives. It’s different for each person. For some, it might be the mid-life crisis: The red convertible. Quit my job. Trade-up for a trophy wife. Some opt for the big, drastic change, but it’s not for everybody. Often there’s just a subtle discontent with how we are living. That’s the time to get in touch with our values, get clarity on whether we’re living according to those values, then making some strategic, intentional adjustments.


10. “NO MARGIN. NO MISSION” WITH JEFF SPADAFORA [15:29]

1 Simple Thing | Dave Kirby | view in itunes

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Jeff Spadafora says we’re just too busy with our work and life responsibilities, and many people do not really stop to think about the trajectory of their life. Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not a life worth living.” Just creating space to think clearly and strategically about your life like you would about your business is really important. Some people just need to make some tweaks in their life to get back into the flow of “joy.” But there are others who find out they need to make some more significant or radical adjustments. The reason why margin is so critical is not just so that you can think, dream, and strategize, but so you can then turn those ideas into action. And if we don’t intentionally make the time to proactively explore things, talk to different people, and get into different environments, we’ll never move on from where we are.