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It can be lonely at the top, but it doesn’t have to be.

We know leaders limit their potential when they lead from isolation. But, when surrounded by trusted advisors with a common goal and a biblical worldview, they can maximize performance and energize cultures. With faith as the foundation, this powerful group of peers meet in an exclusive, confidential forums in the Phoenix metro to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

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MIKE STANLEY

Mike brings three decades of success growing privately-held companies, developing leaders, and advising CEOs and business owners. His work a…

MIKE STANLEY

Mike brings three decades of success growing privately-held companies, developing leaders, and advising CEOs and business owners. His work a C12 Greater Phoenix builds upon more than 30 years of executive experience in the medical, pharmaceutical, consumer products, food service, and technology sectors. Mike has guided companies of all sizes and maturities:  From start-ups to over $200M in revenue, from sole ownership to complex shareholder structures including private equity. Mike’s professional background includes: C-level experience with companies ranging from 25 to 2,500 employees Led 20 M&A transactions both as buyer/integrator and as successful exit seller Built cultures that excelled during explosive growth Served on Boards for diverse organizations including HonorHealth Active community volunteer focused on the education and healthcare needs of Arizona Education: Master of Business Administration from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Arizona State University Mike and his wife, Cheryl, live in Phoenix and are members of Christ’s Church of the Valley.  They have five children and enjoy traveling—which is fortunate since their kids live out-of-state.

KATHIE JULIAN

Kathie was recently called to join C12 as a Chair in the Greater Phoenix area. This role unites her professional…

KATHIE JULIAN

Kathie was recently called to join C12 as a Chair in the Greater Phoenix area. This role unites her professional background, experience, and servant leadership to equip Christian CEOs and owners to build great businesses for a greater purpose. Kathie is a mission-driven leader with success as an executive at the Dial Corporation, Farmers Insurance, WorkBoard and other large companies; as an advisor to entrepreneurs driving critical outcomes, business transformations, and cultural change through C3, Ferrazzi Greenlight, MAP, and other consultancies; and as CEO/owner of a vertically-integrated furniture manufacturing and retail business based in Phoenix, with stores throughout the southwest. She combines her strong knowledge of strategy, leadership, and organizational development to motivate superior performance across teams—guiding C-suite officers and their companies through dynamic market cycles. As a strategic consultant and executive coach, Kathie brings deep expertise in developing future-focused organizations and aligning leaders to execute on aspirational goals and strategies that deliver the change management necessary for true market disruption. In the past several years, Kathie led strategy execution for high-growth enterprise clients across consumer, financial, technology, and pharmaceutical verticals: Each client developed transformational strategies, achieved 100% leadership alignment within 90 days, implemented strategy execution software to increase transparency and alignment, which insured continuous improvement and superior results. As a trusted advisor and coach, Kathie has proven success building and scaling organizations with high achievers that outpace their industries.  Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California; an MBA in Strategic Management and International Business from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland; and Professional Coach Certification with the International Coaching Federation. Kathie and her husband Vance live in Phoenix, Arizona and are actively involved with their community, church, and volunteering at USC and several non-profit organizations—including their daughter’s 501c3 charity, Bare Necessities 4 Teens. 

“C12 is everything I was looking for and more of what I didn’t know I needed. My peers challenge me in my blind spots, love me in hard times, and encourage me to glorify God in the way I lead my team. It’s a home for business leaders.”

Brittany Zeller, founder and director of Tiny Feet Early Intervention / South Carolina C12 member
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