Tommy O’Kennedy

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 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 wrote two books in this regard.

After Tommy resigned as principal he started his own business as entrepreneurship and management consultant.  He is a trained consultant for Solutionsfinding and a motivational speaker.  Later he became lecturer in Business Management and Entrepreneurship at CPUT and part time lecturer and mentor in a Leadership Development program of the University of Stellenbosch.

After reading the book "Halftime" for the first time in 1998, Tommy desired to live a life of significance. His journey towards significance started. In the middle of 2009, after a number of years in the academic and business world, Tommy was asked to become the first full-time director of Halftime South Africa.  He felt that he could realize his dream to inspire business and professional leaders to embrace their calling to 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).  For the past seven years, Tommy is the chairman of the board of directors of Horizon House (centre for the care of intellectually disabled adult people).  He loves sport and outdoor activities like camping, river rafting, hiking and mountain climbing. He still plays veteran tennis at provincial level and is a qualified professional tennis coach.

 Barry Tolmay

Barry Tolmay is a Christian business leader. He does his best to apply his personal Christianity in his day to day living. He focuses and motivates business people to apply 24/7 Christianity. 

Barry studied at four South African Universities and received a Doctoral Degree in 1995 from the University of Pretoria. He did Post Doctoral reading in 1997 at 2 universities in the Netherlands on the topic: The Burnout of Businessmen.

From 2001 to 2004 Barry was the MD of a UK company in London. He returned to South Africa in the beginning of 2005 with an International Financial Company and founded Best Global early in 2007. Presently he is the CEO of Best Global, an International Financial and Strategic Consultancy Company.

Barry has been a Life Coach & Christian Counselor since 1997. He focuses on business people and assists Company Directors, CEOs and Managers. He is presently the Chairman of a Christian Mentorship Training Institute. He joined the World Future Society as a Professional Member in 2003.

Barry is a part time Minister in Kloof, Durban and chairman of the Metro Ministry Team. He is married to Alida and has two children.