Business development & hospitality coach, father, restaurant guru, fisherman, seldom satisfied marketer who thrives in rows and columns with an appetite for technology.

Work hard. Stay Humble.

– John Hall

This is My Story

I love the challenge of development and consulting engagements to fill a gap, turn a company around or take the company to the next level of growth, while preparing the internal team for continued sustainable success with tangible systems.

Owning your own business is a wonderful thing – I truly enjoy helping others realize their business dreams.

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Things I’ve Learned

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

A team with more than 12 people is too large; Jesus could only manage twelve. -Just sayin’.

There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.

Anything that is measured and watched, improves.

You don’t have to be sick to get better.

The Predictive Index

The Predictive Index is not just a behavioral assessment, it’s a powerful tool…

  • Restaurant Coach 95% 95%
  • Dad 100% 100%
  • Marketing Consultant 90% 90%
  • Fisherman 70% 70%

President and owner, John Hall is a hospitality professional who works with executives, owners of closely-held businesses and other clients requiring expert assistance with restaurant, entertainment, hospitality and retail related businesses; Over the years, John has earned a reputation for providing skilled and practical guidance as a project manager, operational director, property manager, website and SEO expert and business coach.

At a quick glance John has lead teams for eighteen conceptually different, full service restaurants with sales up to  $10mm annually and one world class hotel;  Managed retail and entertainment resort properties focused in experiential destination vacationing;  directed five conceptually different night clubs and entertainment venues; developed as owner/president a fashion apparel and shoe company with 7 locations in 3 states.


Work Experience - Past & Present
Experience is Everything
Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, Destin, FL
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Okaloosa Is, FL
Great Southern Restaurant Group, Pensacola, FL
Jackson’s Steakhouse, Pensacola, FL
The Fish House, Pensacola, FL
Atlas Oyster House, Pensacola, FL
Naples Soap Company
Legendary, Inc., Destin, FL
Legendary Marina Management, Destin, FL
Destin Recovery Addiction Treatment Center, Destin, FL
The Swoop Deep Sea Fishing, Destin, FL
HarborWalk Charters, Destin, FL
Destin Marine Services, Destin, FL
World Class Amusements, Destin, FL
Destin Fishing Rodeo, Destin, FL
Destin Seafood Festival, Destin, FL
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Northwest FL
Visit Florida, FL
Commander’s Palace, Destin, FL
Seagar’s, Destin, FL
Vessie b. – Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Montgomery, Fort Walton Beach, Destin
The Twisted Palm, Destin, FL
Great Southern Cafe, Seaside FL
Zampieri’s Harbor Grille, Destin, FL
Beach Walk Cafe, Destin, FL
Marina Cafe, Destin, FL
Destin Chops, Destin, FL
BeachWalk Cafe, Destin, FL
Barogo, Grayton Beach, FL
Surfside Ventures, Destin, FL
The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Is, FL
Howl at the Moon, Okaloosa Is, FL
The Swamp, Destin, FL
Chianti Tuscan Grille, Detroit, MI
The Four Seasons, Washington D.C.
Club Desiree, Washington D.C.
Aux Beau Champs, Washington D.C.
Club ZEI, Washington D.C.
Notte Luna, Washington D.C.
Select Restaurant Group, Cleveland, OH
Pier W., Cleveland, OH

John’s skill set is vast and deep. He is an asset to any organization on any level.

Bruce Craul

2014 Chairman of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. 2018 FRLA Hotelier of the Year

John Hall is a well-seasoned restaurant and retail professional with a keen understanding of how to make a business profitable.

Collier Merrill

President, Great Southern Restaurants, Merrill Development Co.

John will provide financial oversight and cost controls one day, then the next day design an ad for a local magazine. There is not much he can’t do.

Patrick Berry

GM, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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