Welcome to the Women at Halftime Podcast

Resources & ideas for those at mid-career or the halftime of life to maximize skills, resources and talent to pursue their goals and dreams to make their second half even better than their first.

Practical tools and principles for both business and life. A new episode comes out every Tuesday! We have one guest a month and both Greg & Deb are on together once a month--a treat!

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Mark Malbon

Mark Malbon

Retired "Big Four" Audit Partner and CFO

Deborah is equally adept at performing onstage or diving into technical IT details. A recent podcast with her talented husband Greg about cryptocurrency is another example of her wide-ranging skillset.



Apple Podcast  Review

"A Must Listen!" As a brand new listener, Deborah provides a fresh perspective on goal setting for any business owner!

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Apple Podcast  Review

"Very Insightful!" Great insight and very helpful

Blog Pages include Weekly Podcast, Video & Article! See some of them here!

  • Roundabout Position – Starting the Journey
    by Deborah on July 1, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Where Are You?Along the journey of life, we experience unexpected delights and disappointments. At times, our route is clear, smooth, and obvious - and then there are other times when our path is uncertain, muddy, and completely unclear. Sometimes we are moving forward with lots of momentum, but then we either hit a plateau or The post Roundabout Position – Starting the Journey appeared first on My Blog.

  • Many Start, Few Finish. How to Finish
    by Deborah on June 17, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    How to FinishTo answer the question how to finish, you need to first ask yourself the question how did you start? Did you start with the intention of finishing? I think most people would answer yes! But really, did you? Life gets in the way. Shifts in priorities, time restraints, health issues and even lack The post Many Start, Few Finish. How to Finish appeared first on My Blog.

  • Can You Ever be Over Organized?
    by Deborah on June 9, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Over OrganizedOver Organized is not a term I use for my life and business. In fact, I’m usually looking for ways to be more organized to free up time, mental space and gain productivity. However, what is missing for most is the commitment of time to put a system in place. In interviewing Laura Leist, The post Can You Ever be Over Organized? appeared first on My Blog.

  • Don’t Rush to the End of the Story
    by Deborah on June 3, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    End of the StoryDo you ever open up a book and after reading the beginning, skip to the end of the story? It’s tempting at times, especially when there is so much suspense and you want to make sure the hero or heroine lives! It’s a vivid illustration of how we can write much of The post Don’t Rush to the End of the Story appeared first on My Blog.

  • The Power of Why and Your Story
    by Deborah on May 31, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Power of WhySimon Sinek wrote the popular book Start With Why which has been widely received and welcomed and the power of why should not be ignored. When embarking on a career, your what may be to make a living. To survive in today’s world, that is usually a necessary element of a person’s life. The post The Power of Why and Your Story appeared first on My Blog.

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Discover Our Hosts

They met on a blind date, then married 4 1/2 months later. (They don't advise their kids to do this!) But they have survived many years of raising kids, balancing finances, reinvention and changing jobs and most recently, caring for aging parents.

 Deborah Johnson, M.A. 


International award-winning music artist, author and speaker. She loves to help others get unstuck with mindsets to reinvent their life and reach expansive goals. She can do all this while playing on a grand piano and singing!

 Greg Johnson, M. Div. 

 Guest Co-Host  1x month!

Former professional baseball player (Cleveland Indians-Triple-A), sales expert and registered financial advisor, Greg provides great insight and fun as a "Type B" to Deborah's "Type A" personality! Bonus: Yes, they've been married over 40 years so there's a lot to share!

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Recommended Books

The Summit Book-Front

The Summit

Journey to Hero Mountain: Available Hardbound, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

To review a book like this one is a huge privilege BECAUSE it previews the multitude of readers who will be deeply challenged & inspired in their life journey to 'go big', to 'go beyond' to believe where others doubt and diminish their dreams.  -Naomi Rhode, CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, Past NSA National President, Past President International Federation of Professional Speakers.

Women at Halftime Book

Women at Halftime

Principles for Producing Your Successful Second Half: Available Hardbound, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Deborah has provided women approaching their second season with a real life conversation and roadmap to move from stuck to success. An excellent read for all women.- Joyce Odidison, Founder, President Interpersonal Wellness Institute

Personal Development-Bad Code

Bad Code

Overcoming Bad Mental Code that Sabotages Your Life: Available Hardbound, Paperback, eBook

A good book for students, counselors, social workers, pastors and other people in the helping profession as they help people reframe or restructure the lenses they use to view and interpret life. -Jamie E. Mendoza, Psy.D.

Personal Development-Stuck

Stuck is Not a Four Letter Word

Seven Steps to Getting Unstuck: Available Hardbound, Paperback, Kindle

A "must have" book to move forward with your career and life at any stage! Deborah has a fresh way of putting a new spin on important concepts for your life and career with good application steps. Helpful bedside table book to review sections as you need them. -Peggy Duguesnel Malbon, International Recording Artist

Music for Kids Deborah Johnson

Music for Kids

When to Start Piano Lessons: Available Paperback, Kindle

Music Education is an important and worthwhile endeavor for any family, but most people don't know where or how to begin. I heartily endorse this book, which is the only one I've ever seen that succinctly and directly addresses many of the questions and concerns I frequently hear from parents who are interested in starting their children in their musical journey. -Laura Sullivan, Grammy Award® Winning Composer & Recording Artist