Family Legacy Planning


Family Legacy Planning

Rich will cover how to create a family legacy and pass this on to our heirs for generations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to leave a legacy of family, values, rights of passage, and traditions and not let money ruin our relationships.

About the Presenter:

Learn from industry expert Richard Christiansen, Founder, Legado Family, Chair, Board of Trustees, Southern Utah University, Serial Entrepreneur and creator of over 50 business.

Meet the Presenter

Thank you to our Sponsors:

This meeting will be held at Millrock Business Lounge, 1st Floor.

Address: 6510 South Millrock Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121


The EPI Chattanooga Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

About the Presenter


Richard Christiansen

Richard Christiansen

Founder, Legado Family

Meet Rich Christiansen:

Richard J. Christiansen is a thought leader, educator, mentor, parallel entrepreneur, and humanitarian.  He has founded or co-founded 51 businesses, of which 16 have become multimillion-dollar successes.  Each was capitalized with $10,000 or less.  His businesses have ranged from technology, import/export, SEO, lead generation, online sales, innovative products, real estate, worm poop, and most recently a gift and grief  registry.

Rich has authored a Wall Street Journal & USA today national best-selling book, The ZigZag Principle (McGraw Hill, 2011) and co-authored Bootstrap Business (Wizard Press, 2007), in which he outlined the lessons he learned while creating these businesses. He has lectured around the world, giving keynote presentations at universities, conferences, and corporate events. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as Forbes and USA Today, and he has been interviewed on countless radio, podcast, and television programs.

He recently founded Legado which is a program that stabilizes families and tribes through a framework that helps them create Symbols, Traditions, Doctrine, Defining Events and the Supporting Structure.  This is step-by-step instructions on how to better create unified values within your family.   This program was as spawned from a book he and his son Tim co-authored the Amazon Best Seller, “Even If Your Toes Turn Purple  – Raising Teenagers that are Confident, Happy, and Stand Out.”

Together with his family, Rich loves to explore and spelunk slot canyons and crest the summits of high mountain peaks.  He has stared up the throat of Mt. Everest three times, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro with his wife and youngest 2 sons two summers ago and this summer trekked the Mount Blanc Route.  Long boarding weekly with his youngest sons and zipping down the ski slopes like a teenager are among his hobbies. He is a passionate golfer and loves fast zippy cars that are technology loaded.

He and his wife are the parents of five amazing sons as well as a daughter who came from Nepal.  Rich is passionate about educating youth in third world countries.  He builds and lifts wherever he goes.

One of Rich’s significant talents is spotting and mentoring winners, having launched and trained hundreds of young women and men over the years.  He is presently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Southern Utah University and a Founder at Brigham Young University.

Currently, he does business in 14 countries and is a principle founder of HooDoo Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm.