Senior Transition Specialists

Meet Leah & Jon Harlig

Leah Harlig

Co-Founder,  Essential Next Steps – Organizing Life’s Transitions

Leah is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® who works with older adults needing help to age in place or transition to a new home. After working with her parents, she knows firsthand the emotional impact this challenging time may present to both parents and their adult children.

Leah’s professional background has been in the Client Services market, most recently with Discover Card and American Express. Her ability to connect with whomever she meets played a big role in her consistent achievement as top sales producer. She is also a certified Recuperative Yoga instructor.

Leah is currently President of the Bluebonnet Auxiliary (a non-profit 501c3 supporting activities at Hill Country Care in Dripping Springs). She volunteers at Hill Country Care, supports The Friends Foundation and is a member of the Dripping Springs Women’s Club.

The Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® is the leading certification for professionals serving seniors. Certified Senior Advisors are multi-disciplinary professionals who have demonstrated advanced knowledge in the multiple processes of aging.

Jon Harlig

Co-Founder, Essential Next Steps – Organizing Life’s Transitions

Jon is a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS™) who supports older adults and their families as they plan, age in place, move, organize, downsize, sell and remodel their homes. His role as an out-of-state adult child caregiver and estate executor led to his decision to assist families with the care and needs of their loved ones.

As a former executive in the hospitality industry, Jon has built his successful career by taking care of others as guests, clients, staff and friends needing assistance in the community. His attention to detail, creative problem solving and relationship building are essential to any situation, large or small.

Jon graduated magna cum laude from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona with a B.S. in Business Administration. He has taken continuing education courses at UCLA and Pepperdine University, and has earned a Business Analysis certificate from UT Austin.

The Certified Relocation & Transition Specialist (CRTS™) designation is the only certification for individuals that encompasses the Senior Home Transition, Senior Relocation, and Senior Move fields.

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