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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 around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

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Business Forum Leaders in the NC Capital Area

WILL DIXON

Will’s passion is to see dramatic advancement and improvement in people and companies. C12 offers an excellent platform to apply…

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WILL DIXON

Will’s passion is to see dramatic advancement and improvement in people and companies. C12 offers an excellent platform to apply his 40+ years of business process experience along with God’s redeeming grace, from which the Lord works incredible transformation in the businesses and lives of his clients, now 7 chapters strong in the Capital area. His spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ, business experience and academic background (MBA from Duke University) contribute to Will’s effectiveness as a C12 Area Chair and business coach. He founded the NC Capitol Area C12 Group in 2003, and lives in the Raleigh, NC area with his wife, Lynn. He has spent most of his career improving business operations to achieve greater efficiencies, quality and faster time-to-market as an employee, manager of consulting organizations and as owner of Advanced Business Strategies, a business consulting company. Personally, and through his organizations, he has provided consultation services to scores of Fortune 500 and smaller companies across many industries.

MIKE BENNETT

Mike’s experience spans multiple continents and organizations.  Mike and wife (Dawn) spent 8 years serving as missionaries in Rome, Italy…

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MIKE BENNETT

Mike’s experience spans multiple continents and organizations.  Mike and wife (Dawn) spent 8 years serving as missionaries in Rome, Italy and New Delhi, India.  Prior to that, Mike spent 20+ years in the telecommunications business starting in the infancy of wireless development and continuing to the full development of the industry.  He has been involved in various startup businesses and was responsible for sales, marketing, site building and customer service in different organizations.  As COO of a telecommunications company, he managed a revenue stream of over 500 million dollars.  In addition, Mike has operated personal businesses in the US and India.  Mike fully understands that any success in business and life is a gracious gift from God and produces a heart and life of thanksgiving. Mike has spent a great deal of his adult life mentoring others in business and Christian living.  He has been involved in various positions in churches.  He and his wife have taught parenting classes and mentored young couples, a passion God has fueled in them.  He is excited to see how God uses his years in business and ministry to help business owners and others in the marketplace reach their full God- given mission. Mike has been married to Dawn for 30 years. They have three godly sons and two wonderful grandsons.

WILLIAM RAY

William Ray has served Christian business owners and CEOs with C12 since 2015 in the Greater Triangle area. He has…

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WILLIAM RAY

William Ray has served Christian business owners and CEOs with C12 since 2015 in the Greater Triangle area. He has a passion and calling to help business owners steward and grow what God has entrusted to them. From a young age, Will sensed a call to “ministry,” but was never completely settled in a traditional church ministry role. Through the process of growing and managing a small business over the course of 12 years with his wife, Nancy, Will realized a strong inclination to business and organizational leadership. Will’s work with C12 provides the ideal opportunity to do both of those things: business and ministry, in support of Christian business owners and CEOs. A Raleigh, NC native, Will received his B.A. in Communication – Public Relations from North Carolina State University. He completed Walgreen’s Applied Drug Store Management program during his tenure with the company following college. Will is a Dave Ramsey-trained financial coach, and he and his wife have been business owners for over a decade. Will was the youngest C12 Chair to have been commissioned in the history of the organization, and received the “Rookie of the Year” award his first year as a Chair. Will resides in Wake Forest with his wife and four children: Milly, Lyndon, Beaufort, and Benji.

“When I found C12, I knew that I was among leaders who would join me in a commitment to demonstrate that we are indeed managing God’s businesses for Him. Our fight for excellence unites us in ways that transcend the diversity of industries we represent. We apply the ideas differently in each company, but as C12 members, we are united in principles of excellence.”

Cassandra Laymon | President, Beacon Wealth Consultants

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