If you're tired of leading alone, we can help.

Let's be honest.  You started your leadership journey with vision, passion, and excitement - but now you feel tired, stuck, and alone.  Your quest as a leader comes with a price and you've definitely paid your dues.  But now what?  How are you going to navigate the challenges of succession, transition, and growth?  Good News.  We can help.

After more than 25 years of serving clients, ministries, non-profits, and business teams all over the country . . . Eric is strategically positioned to bring experience, solutions, and connections to you and your team.  Are you ready to get the conversation started?

What We Bring.


Experience is the one thing you can't get without earning it.  At the Conduit Group, we bring 25 years of experience to the table and share what we've learned along the way.


No matter how experienced you are, you'll eventually encounter a problem you don't know how to solve.  And the smartest leaders know when to ask for help.


The old adage is true, "It's not what you know, it's who you know."  That's why we strategically partner with industry professionals and invite them to the table.

Eric Hehman

CEO @ Austin Asset, Author, Speaker

About Eric.

Over 25 years ago, Eric Hehman was given an opportunity as an unpaid intern @ Austin Asset to connect with an experienced founder in 1997.  Austin Asset grew from $25 million in assets under management (AUM) to $350 million in their first ten years together. The needs of the business expanded in a material manner during that time and planning for the succession of the founder became their focus. The founder retired after a seven-year succession plan with a team of three successors leading the firm to $625 million in AUM.  As of March 2023, the firm oversees over $1.3 billion in AUM.

In 2014, with the succession plan completed, Eric experienced a newfound tension for the relationship of founders and successors.  The concept of being a conduit took form. How could he hold on to what he knew and who he knew when so many other firms were struggling with succession planning.  Just over a year after completing the founder’s succession plan, Eric co-authored Success and Succession to examine the leadership transition process from the successor’s point of view, and outline the considerations and strategies that lead to a better future for the business.

Problems We Solve.


Succession is the "elephant in the room" that nobody talks about, but everybody knows it's there.  We help you get the conversation started and we stay with you till the end.  You can't have success without succession.


It's easy to "set it and forget it," but leading a team is a constant process of evaluating your strategy, your team, and your goals.  Sometimes an outside voice is what you need the most to help you be your best.


You can't have growth without growing pains.  We're often tempted to settle for less instead of fighting through the pain to get to the other side.  We believe that your best days are still ahead if you stay in the fight.

Get Your Copy.

Success and Succession examines the leadership transition process from the successor’s point of view, and outlines the considerations and strategies that lead to a better future for the business.  With a focus on practical planning and execution, this insightful guide provides insight into the strategies that smooth the transition and help the new leadership make better business decisions.  

How We Help.


Eric has been a featured speaker at multiple conferences, summits, podcasts, discussion panels, and industry events.  Fill out the contact form below to let us know about your event and see how Eric can help your team.


Consulting is for those who need strategic help on a specific project.  We customize our engagement level to match your unique needs and your budget.  Fill out the contact form below to get the conversation started.


Coaching is for teams that are ready to invite us to walk beside them for a season.  Utilizing on-site visits, team summits, 1-1 meetings, and on-going calls - our coaching clients are poised to WIN at work and at life.
{ J. Huffman  @ MANUP.org }

"Eric's wisdom and counsel helped us grow from a neighborhood  non-profit to a city wide ministry.  Not only has he been a valued ADVISOR, but most importantly he's become a trusted FRIEND."

{ Bob Veres @ Inside Information }

"Eric has confronted and overcome virtually all of the challenges that advisory firms face when they undertake the daunting task of succession planning.  I consider him an accomplished EXPERT in the field."

{ Scott Johnson @ Decision Point Financial }

"Eric's real world experience, and his ability to help us see beyond the mark, has made an immediate impact on our business.  In addition to being our MOST TRUSTED consultant, Eric has become one of our most trusted friends."

{ Kendall King @ Castle Point Wealth }

"I have great RESPECT for Eric and his leadership with growing Austin Asset to one of the leaders in our industry.  He has already helped me become a stronger leader and CEO, and I feel empowered to make better decisions on how to navigate in the future."

Let's work together.

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