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David Ellis

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I began began my career in the Hospitality Sector, attending college and graduating in Business Management, I have worked in a number of Irish hotels in various senior management roles, which all seemed to revolve around “trouble shooting”, which prompted me to open David Ellis Consulting in 1988. I offered advice and mentoring to many failing and troubled restaurants and hotels. But during that time, I began to open my own businesses.

In my career, I have owned and operated over 20 restaurants, hotels, pubs, retail outlets, online businesses, holistic schools and several other business modalities.
I now owns and operates one of the most successful traditional Irish restaurants in Dublin – The Shack Restaurant in Temple Bar and have written a cookery and a brief of Temple Bar and the Irish Famine.

I also operates a counselling practice, The Positive Mind to help others with mind troubling issues, and have written a small book, Mind Heart Connection, filled with inspirational quotes and stress management.

My academic qualifications include: Business Management, Marketing, Nero Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Colour Psychology and a host of business and human behaviour modalities.

In business as well as in life, I have failed as many times as I have succeeded. In failure I learned more, than any course could teach me, and in that learning, I learned to try again, but differently. Failure has been my greatest learning.

In 2019 David set up The Consultant, a consutancy to help new Restaurant owners to understand the business they are investing in and to guide and help them through the difficult times of Birth and Growth and indeed Death.

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Current project

I have written a new book, A guide to opening your Restaurant, it will be published later in 2019, it is an autobiograpical account of my journey in opening almost 20 Restaurants, Hotels and Bars and the pitfals to avoid.





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