I am not your average Franchise Advisor, Speaker or Consultant. I have over 30 years of real-world, first-hand experience in franchising businesses, having been a Franchisor, Franchisee and Supplier, with multiple brands. With more wins than losses, my goal is to help others achieve meaningful success that benefits everyone.

I help franchisor executives and franchise owners reduce risks and improve results by providing level-headed expertise.

My approach is to take the time to get familiar and connect with my clients. I like to know the situation and context and personalities involved in any business. I’m known for being a good listener, and asking good questions, then offering thoughtful advice and typically a range of options for my clients to consider as possibilities. I like to help other people do their job better, rather than doing the work for them – more of a coach or advisor.

I can offer you my “Franchise Lifecycle” program as a video series, also as a Keynote speaker at your brand annual conference, and coaching time one on one. Also, I have developed a niche for creating new Advisory Boards to help owners with improved decision making, managing risk and increased accountability structure in their organizations. Working as a consultant to set up a new board, help improve an existing board, and sometimes serving on the board to help it be effective.


My work is customized to fit my clients needs, I do not have a one-size fits all approach, I like to work on a personal level and get familiar with the people and reality of the situation and identify the true challenges at hand, which are not always the first to appear. By taking time to listen, and asking better questions I can get to the true issues quickly, then apply my experience to offer ideas and perspectives and solutions for the client to consider as possibilities. I’ve been told I have a way to help people see what they don’t see, and not make them feel stupid for not seeing it in the first place…. I sincerely want to help and can be unattached to the outcome, I don’t have to be “right” and my ego is well in check, never an issue of having to prove anything or make others know how much I know or have accomplished – genuine and authentic is my style.


Use the link below to set up a call with me, and complete the survey questionnaire to give me some background on you and your business in advance. The 30-minute call is free as an opportunity for mutual exploration to see if your needs are a match for my work, and if I believe I can truely add value to your situation. I don’t work with everyone who I speak with, I want to be selective and work with those I have confidence I can add great value for the time and investment they make by working with me. 

In any case, I will offer you new ideas and understanding, and likely give you suggestions or other resources, even if we don’t work together.


All of our franchise owners found the information and your professionally relaxed presentation style beneficial.


President & CEO, Live 2 B Healthy Senior Fitness

John’s personal experience growing up in the franchise hair care business, as well as his later involvement with other franchises and businesses, gives him a unique insight into our business.  He has excellent business judgement, and his involvement in other franchise systems is valuable in that he can share some non-confidential best practices with us.


CEO & Founder, Sport Clips

John has been a Mentor over the last year for us through the IFA mentor program. Over the year, John has been a huge help to us as an emerging Franchise to get our business going. He has give us a lot of ideas and has connected us to a number of people that we have needed. John is a great guy with a wealth of knowledge and is very well connected in the franchise world.


VP of Franchising/Co-Founder, Spring Touch Lawn & Pest Control

I was listening to a FBR (Franchise Business Review) webinar and was very impressed with John’s discussion of how to handle a struggling Franchisee (I actually used his strategy recently with success). I looked him up to learn more about his background, realized we both live in the Twin Cities, and contacted him about a personal meeting – which he graciously accepted. We met yesterday and I once again was impressed with his knowledge of the Franchise Industry, and am so grateful for his time and the “nuggets” he shared. I will continue to use these through the rest of my career. I highly recommend you too learn more about “Johnny Franchise” and follow his blogs – great stuff.


International Franchise Business Manager, Front Burner Brands, Inc.