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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 Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.


Business Forum Leaders in the Western NC Area


Prior to becoming a Principal Chair with C12 Group, Scott Whitley was part of executive management in a Fortune 500…


Prior to becoming a Principal Chair with C12 Group, Scott Whitley was part of executive management in a Fortune 500 company and most recently managing partner of a start-up entrepreneurial organization. Having over 30 years within the financial services industry, Scott has gained experience, expertise, and insight in sales, marketing, business operations, strategic planning, P&L management, business succession, and acquisition.   A Registered Corporate Coach with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches®, Scott coached and consulted many independent advisors within the firm and facilitated scores of roundtable groups to aid advisory practices achieve success in business growth, team development, operational efficiencies, and work/life balance.   Feeling the Lord leading him on a new journey, Scott is following God’s calling to use his unique gifts and skill set to serve the marketplace for a greater purpose. As a C12 Principal Chair, Scott focuses on helping CEOs, business owners, and executive leaders throughout Western North Carolina live out Christ’s plan for their lives, their businesses, and their families.  One of Scott’s passions is mentoring and ministering to young people.  He teaches as a volunteer at Asheville Christian Academy, has been involved with non-profit organizations, facilitated church plants, and served on various ministry teams.  Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Winthrop University and a Masters of Education at East Carolina University.  He and his wife of 35 years and their 2 married sons call the mountains of Asheville home.


Have you ever wondered why you feel that there is more that you can or should be doing with your…


Have you ever wondered why you feel that there is more that you can or should be doing with your company?  Scott Van Ness is a C12 Chair in Western North Carolina who can help answer that question.  

Scott Van Ness is a recovering attorney who spent 28 years helping businesses and individuals set up and run successful operations, purchase and lease residential and commercial property, manage property, and resolve conflict both legally and biblically.  He is a seasoned real estate investor, licensed real estate broker, and long-time landlord.  He has run the finance department for a $5 million dollar a year pest control company.  Scott has served on multiple non-profit boards as an executive member as well as president and treasurer.

Scott Van Ness has been trained as both conflict coach and a mediator by Peacemakers Ministries, as well as a Money Map coach by Crown Ministries.  Scott has been called to help you work on your business instead of just in it.  His life mission is to encourage, empower and equip people to live life God’s way.  His work mission is to equip Christian CEOs and business owners to create GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose. 

Scott Van Ness is a husband to Kristin; a father to Alex, Andrew, and Mike; and a step-father to Zak, Cody, and Kylie.  He spends his free time officiating football games, swimming, boating, and trying to find ways to help others find their passion in life.  

If you are interested in what God can do in and through your business and want to learn more, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and let’s see what comes next.  What are you waiting for?

“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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