America’s leading Christian CEO forum.

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.

Joe Galindo

Managing Chair

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Joe founded 6th Man Executive Coaching, a strategic management and consulting firm in Dallas, Texas where he has served as executive coach, professional facilitator, and management consultant.  Over the past 10 years, Joe has successfully facilitated thousands of strategic retreats, planning meetings, and small group forums for well over 500 organizations – both business and non-profit entities – ranging from local to global in scope.  The resultant strategies and action steps addressed organizational issues and processes, provided coaching and mentoring of executives (in both business and spiritual dimensions), and developed key leadership personnel for his clients. Joe’s unique ability to facilitate, listen, and then capture vital elements of an issue or meeting, reliably produce tangible, strategic direction proven to be of great value for his clients.

 

Earlier, Joe served as Vice-President of Operations for two different companies over a 15-year period, both of which were over $25 million in yearly revenues. This experience has given Joe great understanding of the processes and operations that are needed to effectively run small to medium size companies. In addition, he has built a multitude of solid relationships with business and non-profit leaders across America.

 

Joe and Kim, his wife of 35 years, have two adult sons, Zachary and Bart. Joe graduated in 1975 from SMU, where he played varsity basketball, and has resided in Dallas, Texas for the past 40 years. His interests include people, reading, travel, sports, and hosting/facilitating gatherings for people. His favorite quotes are:

     – “We need to be reminded more so than we need to be instructed.” C.S. Lewis

     – “We are either green and growing or dead and rotting.” Unknown

     – “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Jesus Christ

 

Joe’s greatest passion is to see the Kingdom of God advanced through business leaders and the businesses where God has strategically place them.

Tom Hawes

Chair

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Tom is excited to expand The C12 Group’s reach to Christian chief executives in the northern communities of the Dallas Metroplex.  Following a 28-year career at Texas Instruments, Tom founded a consulting practice for small-to-medium size companies focused on business strategy and competitive intelligence.  He is the author of the Strategically Thinking blog.

Tom’s experiences are deep and varied.  He led product development teams, worked on business growth strategies and created a systems architecture team for a $500M business education technology firm.  His key interests were examining how to effect change in a successful organization and how to mentor others through those changes.  More recently, he spent several years in a $4B Wireless semiconductor business where the focus was on software strategy and competitive intelligence.  Tom created a division-wide competitive intelligence (CI) program that tracked 15 major competitors, established standards for doing CI, and completed many studies for senior management.

 

Along with his wife, Gerri, Tom has a passion for learning and applying God’s lessons to all aspects of life.  His entire family is involved in missions work around the world.  Tom serves as a Deacon and teacher at his church in Allen, Texas.  His life verses are Jeremiah 29:11-13 (ESV):

 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”

Tom O’Dwyer

Managing Chair

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After beginning his career in industrial sales with General Electric Company and Ling, Oliver & O’Dwyer Electric, Tom entered the commercial real estate business. His real estate career spans 29 years and association with Dallas based, national office and industrial real estate developers; Lincoln Property Company, Southland Real Estate Resources/Las Colinas, JPI Realty, Inc, and Argent Property Company.

 

Outside the office, Tom has devoted time and leadership to numerous civic and industry endeavors. He currently serves as District Chairman, North Trail District, Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America and Advisory Board, C.A.R.E.

 

His true passion, which is to disciple and mentor business leaders to become fruitful followers of Christ, has led to involvement in multiple ministry activities in his local church, Northwest Bible (Elder), the community at large and internationally for more than 20 years. Tom and wife Mary currently serve in the ReEngage Marriage Ministry.

 

Tom holds a BS degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M. His wife, Mary, is also a graduate of Texas A&M. They have three grown children, two of which are married and all of which are followers of Christ and Texas A&M “Aggies”!

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Meeting Information

Dallas Group
Northwood Country Club

Chair: Tom O’Dwyer
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 4th Wednesday of every month
Location: Northwood Country Club, 6524 Alpha Rd., Dallas, TX 75240

Dallas Group
Northwood Country Club

Chair: Tom O’Dwyer
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 4th Thursday of every month
Location: Northwood Country Club, 6524 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX 75240

Key Players Group
Northwood Country Club

Chair: Tom O’Dwyer
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM on the 4th Tuesday of every month
Location: Northwood Country Club, 6524 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX 75240

Plano Group
Gleneagles Country Club

Chair: Tom Hawes
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Friday of every month
Location: Gleneagles Country Club, 5401 Northwest Park Boulevard, Plano, TX 75093

Richardson Key Players Group
Canyon Creek Country Club

Chair: Tom Hawes
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Monday of every month
Location: Canyon Creek Country Club, 625 West Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75080

Frisco Group
Stonebriar Country Club

Chair: Tom Hawes
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Friday of every month
Location: Stonebriar Country Club, 5050 Country Club Drive, Frisco, TX 75034

McKinney Group
Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch

Chair: Tom Hawes
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch, 7910 Collin McKinney Parkway, McKinney, TX 75070

Grapevine Group
AFG Training Center

Chair: Joe Galindo
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Friday of every month
Location: AFG Training Center, 1900 Champagne Boulevard, Grapevine, TX 76051

Key Players Group
Beckett Interests Office

Chair: Joe Galindo
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 7:15 AM - 11:30 AM on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Location: Beckett Interests Office, 5750 Keller Springs Road, Addison, TX 75248

North Dallas Group
Bent Tree Country Club

Chair: Joe Galindo
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 6:45 AM - 1:45 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: Bent Tree Country Club, 5201 Westgrove Drive, Dallas, TX 75248

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Member since 2005

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Member since 2004

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Member since 2002

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