The Big 6 Program

If you haven't started planning your business transition, you might be too late.

Most owners underestimate the time it takes to execute a successful business transition by two to five years.

Registration closes March 21st at 7pm ET


If you imagine transitioning within the next two to ten years, The Big 6 Program will help you lay the foundation for a succession plan that protects your financial future, the health of your relationships, and the ongoing success of your company. 

The Big 6 Program is a six-week online program. Join our waitlist to be the first to know when we launch future cohorts.

Is The Big 6 Program for you?

You want to keep important relationships healthy during and after your transition.

Believe your business can continue to be successful in the hands of the right successor(s).

You know you deserve to reap a fair return on your investment in your business.

Understand that the process of transition will be complex and the opportunity of a lifetime.

Business owners attend The Big 6 Program for different reasons. You might:

Have already identified a successor, but don't quite know what you'll do after you leave your business.

Be parents who want to see the next generation assume ownership but aren't quite sure how to treat everyone fairly.

Need a crash course in a succession planning process that has a 100% success rate.

Know you need to do something about your transitions but don’t know where to begin.

Your reason may be as unique as you are, but if you are looking for tools, inspiration, and community support as you plan your business transition journey, this Program is for you.

When you complete our six-week program, you will have answered the six critical questions every owner must answer utilizing our proven tools


Why do you want to transition your business?
Proven tool: The Objectives Matrix


What do you have and want to transition?
Proven tool: What You Have & What You Want to Transition


Who will succeed you in ownership?
Proven tool: The Who Matrix


When will the transition begin and end?
Proven tool: The Many Whens


How will the transfer be structured?
Proven tool: The Transaction Guide


How much do you need for your ownership interest?
Proven tool: The How Much Calculator

By the end of The Big 6 program, you will...

Complete an exercise for each Big 6 question

Hundreds of owners have used these tools to create their successful transitions. We provide several versions of each tool so you can work in the way that’s best for you.

Engage in peer learning with other business owners​

Our live sessions will be highly interactive and provide the opportunity for you to learn in community with others in similar and unique situations.

Walk away with confidence in your next transition steps

You’ll be empowered to create a plan for your next transition steps. Whatever step you need to take next, you’ll be ready to take it with confidence.

The Big 6 Program makes it easy to begin your transition planning journey

$2,982 VALUE

Six live calls with The Transition Strategists team

March 26 from 11am-12pm ET April 2 from 11am-12pm ET April 9 from 11am-12pm ET April 16 from 11am-12pm ET April 23 from 11am-12pm ET April 30 from 11am-12pm ET
$1,782 VALUE

Lifetime access to six online learning courses

The Why Online Course The What Online Course The Who Online Course The When Online Course The How Online Course The How Much Online Course

Over $4,764 of value. Plus, this bonus:

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A copy of It’s A Journey: The MUST-HAVE Roadmap to Successful Succession Planning Book

This book will enhance your experience in The Big 6 Program by showing you how to:

  • Set and meet your emotional and material goals
  • Communicate compassionately and effectively even in difficult situations
  • Resolve dilemmas to achieve the outcomes you desire
  • Maintain and enhance relationships with the people you value
  • Mentor and teach a successor, then step away
  • Assess various succession strategies
  • Calculate how much you need to live the next chapter of your life
  • Install corporate governance to replace unspoken rules
  • Create wins for yourself, your successors, family and company

What is the investment for this program?

Big 6 Transition: Essentials

$ 1497 $8,800 VALUE
  • Six one-hour live sessions & recordings ($6000 value)
  • Lifetime access to six Big 6 online courses ($1,800 value)
  • Community with other business owners ($1,000 value)

Big 6 Transition: VIP

$ 2497 $11,300 VALUE
  • Everything in Essentials ($8,800 value)
  • BONUS: 1-hour private strategy call with a Guide ($1,500 value)
  • BONUS: Q&A Session with Elizabeth Ledoux ($1,000 value)

Registration closes March 21st at 7pm ET


As a VIP you will receive personalized attention to answer your specific transition questions

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$1,500 VALUE

FOR VIPs: A 1-hour private strategy call with a Guide

It’s never too early to start thinking about the who, how, and why of transitioning out of your business because it takes time to prepare yourself, your company, and your successor(s). The Big 6 program will help you do exactly that! 

We won’t have time in our live sessions to dive into the specifics of every participant’s transition situation. Do you have concerns about family dynamics? Are you stuck on the questions of the idea time to being transitioning?

Program VIPs will have a one-hour call with a Transition Guide to discuss whatever topic they choose, e.g., family dynamics, timing, or prioritizing goals.

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$1,000 VALUE

FOR VIPs: A Q&A session with Elizabeth Ledoux

This is a can’t miss opportunity to attend an exclusive Q&A session with the other Big 6 VIPs to ask The Transition Strategists Founder and CEO, Elizabeth Ledoux, your most burning questions about business transition and succession. 

Bring questions about your specific transition situation, general transition questions, or come to hear Elizabeth give advice to others.

This session will take place on Thursday, April 18 at 11am ET for all of our VIPs.

Meet Your Big 6 Program Facilitation Team

Elizabeth Ledoux
Elizabeth Ledoux

Founder, CEO, and visionary, of the Transition Strategists team, Elizabeth has 30 years of experience creating tools, methods, and values-based approaches to deliver win-win results that deliver successful results for owners, families, and businesses going through transition.

A headshot of Andrea Carpenter, a member of the Transition Strategists team.
Andrea Carpenter

Andrea is an experienced facilitator and has a passion for bringing communities of like-minded individuals together to unlock collective potential. She designs online experiences that inspire individuals to move from ‘here’ to ‘there’ on their business and life journeys.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Big 6 is a six-week online program

Join the waitlist to be the first to know when we run it again.

We stand behind our programs. If the program does not seem like the right fit for you, you can reach out to us before the beginning of Session 3 to let us know. After a brief conversation to help us understand how we can improve, we will process a full refund. You will lose access to any materials, course calls, and bonuses.

Yes, we will record the lesson portion of each live session. Due to the personal information that participants may share, we will not post discussions.

We know a business transition is a team sport. If you have a business partner, spouse, or a business successor already identified, you might be interested in bringing them to complete their Big 6 questions. As part of your enrollment, you can bring one additional attendee. If you’d like to bring more than one person, please reach out to our team after registration to discuss pricing.

Please note, that this program is not designed as a “workshop” for business teams to have time to discuss together live on the call, but we would encourage you to discuss your answers to each Big 6 question as we work through the program.

As long as we are offering the Big 6 Program, you will have access to the Big 6 learning materials, PDFs, course recordings, and downloadable spreadsheets. This will allow you to revisit your Big 6 questions in the future.

If you’re serious about crafting a successful transition, and you’d like the benefits of personalized feedback from a Certified Transition Guide, the VIP upgrade is definitely worth your investment. Not only will you get a 1-hour strategy call with a Transition Guide, but you’ll also have access to a one-hour Q&A session with our founder, Elizabeth Ledoux, who has over 30-years experience guiding businesses through all types of business and family business transitions.

While this program is built for business owners, successors can learn much from other transitioners about their thought processes as they answer the Big 6 questions.

Plus, all successors need to answer some of these questions as well. Successors need to understand why they are interested in taking over the business, when they would like the transition to take place, and how much they are willing to invest.

While both of these programs utilize our tried-and-tested tools, The Big 6 Program is designed as an introduction to business transition planning. If you are just beginning to think about your business transition, know your transition is at least 5+ years away, or are part of a smaller organization with budget constraints, the Big 6 Program might be the perfect fit for you. Our Masterclasses are designed for a full immersion in business transition planning.

After The Big 6 Program, many participants find the next right move to be attending a Business Transition Masterclass or hiring a Transition Guide to help create a custom Roadmap.

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Registration closes March 21st at 7pm ET