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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 to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

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Business Forum Leaders in the Oregon-SW Washington Area

MIKE BURKESMITH

Building Great Businesses for a Greater Purpose seems like the best thing to do after 40 years of delivering record-breaking…

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MIKE BURKESMITH

Building Great Businesses for a Greater Purpose seems like the best thing to do after 40 years of delivering record-breaking results in every organization served…as scientist, technology marketing professional, launching companies, running technology-oriented companies up to $20 million in revenue (within billion-dollar firms) and then going to Seminary and leading in international ministries, and finally become a consultant, executive coach and facilitator for groups of business owners, CEOs and GMs who seek to build great businesses for a greater purpose, that is, for Christ. I’ve had the privilege of serving more than 100 top executives and owners in the past 20 years. Not all of them were Christians, at least not at work, and it’s pretty easy to tell when you start watching how someone conducts themselves and makes decisions in the marketplace. Now, I only serve top Christian Executives with the largest Christian Executive development organization in the world, the C12 Group.

GRIFF LINDELL

For more than 40 years, Griff has served as a senior level marketing strategist and leader to established, reorganizing and…

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GRIFF LINDELL

For more than 40 years, Griff has served as a senior level marketing strategist and leader to established, reorganizing and emerging companies covering industries such as publishing, high-speed motion analysis, civil engineering, manufacturing, service providers and consulting firms. In each, he managed various sales, marketing, and strategy functions. Griff recently retired as the Dean of the Hoff School of Business at Corban University. His Serving-leader Attitude book was used as a text in the MBA class on leadership. He holds a Master’s in Education Administration, with post-graduate work in marketing, law, linguistics, and theatre. Griff is known as an expert at organizational and market clarity and credits his theater background for providing the foundational skill sets necessary to help companies collaborate more effectively (the script), resulting in the delivery of customer-centric thinking (delighting your audience), and yielding profitable results (the box-office). Griff believes that for a business to be effective the “corporate” heart (Values/Vision/Mission) must be in sync with the corporate “mouth” (marketing and sales). Griff has a unique ability to assist a company in articulating their purpose, goals, core values and strategy adding a biblical perspective – even in a secular setting. The results are energized, cohesive teams that can clearly communicate where the firm is going and how each person plays a role in implementing strategy. His management experience has led to insights he developed for his published materials including three books and a dozen booklets on business and leadership. He has served startup and emerging companies in a consultant capacity as VP of Marketing and COO. He is married to Margaret Ann (Richards) Lindell and they have three adult children, two grandchildren and, in 2018, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

“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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