John Francis is an enthusiastic, engaging, and entertaining franchise speaker because he speaks from experience and he speaks from the heart. Franchising is in his blood, and his parents were true pioneers in the industry, turning their family haircutting business into a 1,000-salon franchise empire. He has been a franchisee and a franchisor, and has a deep understanding of the issues both face. Book John as a franchise speaker at your next event, and you and your franchisees will learn how to look at your business in new, positive, and profitable ways.

“I have a real passion for franchising done well.”

As I started planning our annual conference I had a clear vision of what I wanted. I needed someone relatable! The minute I saw John Francis speaking, I knew it was a perfect fit! John took the time to get to know our company, culture, brand and it really showed! His presentation was RELATABLE…ENGAGING & INSPIRING! We had lots of great feedback and we loved that he took the time to join our pre-conference event the night before so he could meet and chat with our franchisees. That’s someone who really cares!

Franchise Development, Go Minis

I could see a shift in our franchisees after just 90 minutes with John Francis. He offered up clear, concise best practices for our franchisees during our annual conference, and he was able to relate to each and every one of them – no matter where they happen to be in their franchisee lifecycle.

Chief Operating Officer, Lunchbox Wax


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The “Franchisee Lifecycle” program, where John shares insights into the typical 4-phase evolution of a Franchisee in their business journey. From the baby/toddler, through teenager, adult, to master/rockstar phase, John shares the good and bad of what each phase looks like, sounds like, feels like, and examples of the choices to be made at each phase by the Franchisee. This real-life comparison and perspective gives Franchisees a better understanding of what to expect and how to respond to the realities at each phase, so they can move ahead with confidence, less drama and grow more successfully in many dimensions. ** NOW available as an online video series, with one on one consulting time included. **

Advisory Board Consulting

John has a proven three-phase process to carefully help business owners develop and launch an effective Advisory Board to provide more effective and efficient decision-making, improved accountability, and many other benefits. The full program is offered from concept and understanding, setting structures and expectations, recruiting new Board members, through facilitating the first Board meeting and providing notes and takeaways for complete value.


For many years, John has coached owners, executives and leaders in their businesses, using his informal and level-headed approach on a one-on-one basis. This program is available after initial qualifications are determined, and a range of coaching opportunities are available on a limited basis. Typically, these are scheduled routine calls on a weekly or semi-weekly basis with a retainer arrangement for fees, set up on a month-to month-basis.


John is a sought-after speaker for Franchise conferences, and has been for many years. He offers a 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation of the “Franchise Lifecycle” and can adapt the content to match a particular brand or situation. Also, John can offer workshops, breakouts and other speaking opportunities in addition to the keynote presentation, all focused and customized for the audience and their needs.