Meet David Ellis

David was born to Eileen and Edward (Teddy) Ellis from Dublin.  David began his career in the Hospitality Sector. He attended The College of Marketing and Design and graduating in Vintners Business Management. He worked in several Irish hotels in various senior management roles. Which all seemed to revolve around “troubleshooting” and “problem-solving. This prompted him to open a consultancy in 1988, specialising in restaurant and hotel operational and financial difficulties. He offered advice and mentoring to many failing and troubled restaurants and hotels.

During that time, he saw opportunities to open his own businesses. He pursued those goals and dreams and has owned and operated over 20 restaurants, hotels, pubs, retail outlets, online businesses, holistic school, and several other business modalities in his career.

David now owns and operates one of the most successful traditional Irish restaurants in Dublin – The Shack Restaurant in Temple Bar

His academic qualifications include Business Management, Marketing, Nero Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Colour Therapy, Colour Therapy, Stress Management, Past Life Regression,  REIKI, together with a host of other business and human behavioural modalities.

In business and life, he has failed as many times as he has succeeded. In failure, he learned more than any course could teach him. In that learning, he learned to try again, but differently. Failure has been his greatest learning.

Today David works between the Holistic world and the Business world. He operates and manages his Restaurant, The Shack Restaurant, and offers courses in Colour Therapy and Crystal Therapy. 

David has written many articles on health issues and holistic well-being. He has also written and published several books on the Restaurant business. He has also written books on Crystals, Colour and our Aura Enrgy. 

His motto is:

“If I have no honour or integrity – then I have nothing.”


“If I have no Honour or Integrity, then I have nothing”

David Ellis