America’s leading Christian CEO forum, building GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

Will Dixon

Managing Chair

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Will‘s passion is to see dramatic advancement and improvement in people and companies. C12 offers an excellent platform to apply Will’s 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. His spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ, business experience and academic background (MBA from Duke University) contribute to his effectiveness as a C12 Area Chair and business coach. He founded the NC Capitol Area C12 Group in 2003. Will lives in the Raleigh, NC area with his wife, Lynn.

 

Will 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 companies across many industries.

Jim Doherty

Chair

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Jim is a career global senior operations executive with extensive P&L experience in operations, sales and marketing, and product development. Rising from the hourly ranks to lead a $400 million global division, Jim has a passion for the continuous improvement of processes and products as well as the integration of Christian principles in the workplace that glorify God. He has an excellent track record with successful ‘greenfield’ startups, turnarounds, restructurings, and quality/productivity improvement on four continents. With 40+ years of experience in both union and non union environments, Jim has successfully negotiated union contracts and global purchasing agreements, implemented ISO 9000 standards and Lean Six Sigma processes in six divisions of a North American manufacturing company, and is a certified Six Sigma ‘Black Belt.’

 

Jim presently serves a large Christian non-profit organization as Board Director, in addition to his roles as church treasurer, deacon, and Gideon Scripture Distribution Chairman and Regional Program Leader. He is a graduate of Philadelphia University (B.S.), Central Michigan University (M.A. in Management and Supervision), and Webster University (MBA). Jim resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife of over thirty years and their four children.

William Ray

Chair

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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.

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Meeting Information

Wake Forest C12 Group
Wakefield Plantation

Chair: Jim Doherty
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Location: Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614

Central Raleigh C12 Group
Carolina Country Club

Chair: Will Dixon
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month
Location: Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608

Fayetteville C12 Group
Highland Country Club

Chair: Jim Doherty
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: Highland Country Club, 1105 Highland Country Club Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28305

Cary C12 Group
MacGregor Downs Country Club

Chair: William Ray
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month
Location: MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 Saint Andrews Lane, Cary, NC 27511

North Raleigh C12 Group
North Ridge Country Club

Chair: Will Dixon
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Wake Forest C12 Group
Wakefield Plantation

Chair: Jim Doherty
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614

North Raleigh Key Players Group
North Ridge Country Club

Chair: Will Dixon
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Cary Key Players Group
MacGregor Downs Country Club

Chair: William Ray
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 Saint Andrews Lane, Cary, NC 27511

Wake Forest Key Players Group
Wakefield Plantation

Chair: Jim Doherty
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of every month
Location: Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614

Raleigh Key Players Group
Carolina Country Club

Chair: Will Dixon
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Location: Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608

C12 Wives Group
Carolina Country Club

Chair: Will Dixon
Meeting Type: Wives Group
Meeting time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Location: Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608

C12 Wives Group
Carolina Country Club

Chair: Will Dixon
Meeting Type: Wives Group
Meeting time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of every month
Location: Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608

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Member since 2005

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Member since 2004

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