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

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  • Innovation for the New Year with Peripheral Thinking
    by Deborah on November 26, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    You may wonder as I did, “What is peripheral thinking?” Paul Daniels has trademarked a system for peripheral thinking™ so I felt it was a good idea to hear directly from him. A standard definition of peripheral thinking is to not think too hard to come up with solutions and ideas. Instead, try to incorporate The post Innovation for the New Year with Peripheral Thinking appeared first on My Blog.

  • Just Knowing is Not Enough-Just Do It!
    by Deborah on November 18, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    The phrase Just Do It is associated with the sport brand Nike and was coined in 1988 at an advertising agency meeting. One of the founders, Dan Weiden, credits the slogan to Gary Gilmore’s last words, Let’s do it. Those words weren’t associated with inspiration or athletics. They were Gary’s last words before being executed The post Just Knowing is Not Enough-Just Do It! appeared first on My Blog.

  • How to Survive Inflationary Times
    by Deborah on November 12, 2022 at 12:28 am

    It’s the end of another year with the holidays upon us. Prices are going up faster than Superman can leap off a tall building and that makes the topic of how to survive inflationary times especially relevant. Over the last twelve months, all items in the consumer price index (CPI) increased 8.2 percent. This number The post How to Survive Inflationary Times appeared first on My Blog.

  • What Does Your Current Work Say About You?
    by Deborah on November 4, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    As I write this, we are in the middle of the first round of Grammy Award® voting and the amount of current work artists put out is truly admirable. These are a group of independents and creatives that just can’t help but create additional innovative product. However, I don’t always see that type of new The post What Does Your Current Work Say About You? appeared first on My Blog.

  • Writing a Book and Bookbaby with Tony van Veen
    by Deborah on October 28, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Since I’ve self-published five books at the time of this writing, I was interested in the large sign I saw for BookBaby. I was in Nashville, TN at our NSA (National Speaker’s) Conference and asked if BookBaby was somehow related to CDBaby, which has been one of the top sites for independent artists to release The post Writing a Book and Bookbaby with Tony van Veen 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