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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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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 is a Raleigh, North Carolina native with a passion and calling to help business owners steward and grow…

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WILLIAM RAY

William Ray is a Raleigh, North Carolina native with a passion and calling to help business owners steward and grow what God has entrusted to them. Will and Nancy own a photography business that they’ve built and grown over the course of the last eight years. A Dave Ramsey-trained Financial Coach*, Will has worked with and coached scores of business owners and individuals to help them manage their personal and business finances more effectively. While working at Walgreens he completed the Applied Drug Store Management training program. In addition to his time as a financial consultant, Will spent nearly five years in full-time vocational ministry at Celebration Church in Raleigh. Will and his wife Nancy took their passion about stewardship seriously to the point that they became completely debt free, including their home and business. He received his B.A. in Communication/Public Relations from North Carolina State University. Will resides in Raleigh with his wife Nancy and their daughter, Milly. *Completion of this training does not make me an employee or agent of Dave Ramsey, nor give me the right to speak for or bind him, nor constitute an endorsement by him.

“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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