The Transition Strategists founder, CEO and visionary, Elizabeth Ledoux, is a petroleum engineer by training and an entrepreneur, author, and speaker by experience. She has founded several companies and has been recognized by The Harvard Business School for her work linking the growth and development of the entrepreneur to company success.
Elizabeth created the Transition Roadmap Developer™ (TRD) after witnessing too many owners fail to realize one of the most meaningful achievements of their lives: putting their successful companies in the hands of successors who are prepared to lead. She and the Guides of TTS have fine-tuned the TRD so that 100 percent of the owners who have completed their Roadmaps have moved on to the post-ownership Next Adventures they desired.
Founder & Head Strategist
Elizabeth founded what is now The Transition Strategists more than twenty years ago to create smooth and effective succession strategies for private and family businesses. Her tools, methods, and values-based approach deliver win-win results for businesses going through transitions, whether it be succession, growth, or sale. She is a thought leader who, for 30-plus years, has worked with companies and leaders in both the US and abroad to resolve issues and maximize opportunities related to transition planning.
Elizabeth believes in guiding individuals to do what they love. Her passion is to help both companies and individuals clearly identify and reach their destinations without sacrificing personal fulfillment or relationships.
Elizabeth is the co-author of Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Flight and Understanding the Growth Mindset of the Entrepreneur, and author of It’s a Journey: Navigate the Complicated Journey of Private & Family Business Transitions. She frequently speaks to groups of business owners on the topics of succession, challenges and opportunities in family businesses, strategic growth, and the business journey.
She serves as Chair for TIGER 21 in Denver, Colorado and was Chair for 14 years of the Women Presidents’ Organization Denver chapter.
Deborah Davis, MS, PCC
Strategist & Transition Guide
Debbie brings 17 years of experience in the energy industry, multi-faceted coaching experience, and a passion for entrepreneurship to her role as a Transition Strategists Guide. As a people-first person, she also has an intuitive ability to support owners as they navigate their business transitions.
Debbie has worked with individuals, business leaders, and their teams to improve relationships, communication, collaboration, and productivity. She uses her expertise to lead teams through ERP implementation, corporate restructuring, process improvement, and succession planning. In addition to her Executive Coaching Certification and master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, Debbie is a certified Strengths Strategy Coach, Strengths for Optimal Performance Facilitator, Executive Coach with CDR Assessment Group, and Leading Out of Drama® Provider. She is certified in the GiANT 5 Voices™ System and is a member and chapter chair of the International Coach Federation. Debbie works with clients across the globe from her home base of Norman, Oklahoma.
Michelle has a passion for people and a desire to positively affect the world around her. She brings over 23 years of experience as an executive assistant to C-suite executives as well as extensive experience in event planning and implementation. Michelle has served on the board of Executive Women International since 2011, a global women’s organization that focuses on community and offers a scholarship program to help qualified adult students with economic, social, or physical challenges achieve their academic goals.
Although Michelle is extremely organized with a strong work ethic and drive to “get things done,” her greatest joy is helping those around her and changing lives for the better.
Micah left corporate America in 2014 to join The Transition Strategists where she helps people identify obstacles that limit their growth and acts as a dynamic force to support and encourage their growth.
Micah graduated with a BAS degree in psychology from Dallas Baptist University. She is a proud Texan who loves spending quality time with her family and friends and living her personal life mission to have a positive impact on everyone she meets.