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Experts in leadership coaching

With over 35 years of experience, Debra and Howard have provided tailored consulting services for the hospitality industry. They have successfully coached and mentored a plethora of people who have become highly effective and dynamic leaders.

There is and will continue to be a high demand for qualified restaurant managers. This is a great opportunity to promote within, giving front of the house and back of the house employees opportunities to grow within your company.  We will assist you in promoting the right people. We will coach, mentor and teach your new managers how to be great leaders. It is essential to have a strong management team in place in order to grow your business. Many restaurants experience high turnover due to managers lacking the proper skills or leadership abilities.

Our company bridges these gaps, bringing teams together to create longevity; this leads to higher profit margins and happier people.




Deb Solomon

Founder + Coach

Deb is the Co-Founder of Solomon 2.0. She is a seasoned leadership coach with over 20 years experience in Hospitality and Education.

Deb’s passion is helping people reach the next level whether it is in business or in life. Her comforting approach allows the people she is working with to open up and truly think about how they can develop their skills to be a more effective manager or leader. 

Deb started her career working for great brands, like the Hard Rock Cafe, Southwest Airlines and Noah's Bagels. The majority of her career was spent leading The Solomon Group, where she developed and built their Mystery Shopper division to over 200 accounts. She trained the company's "mystery shoppers" to embrace the philosophy, “Catching people doing things right, so that they will do the right things better and more often.”

Just prior to founding Solomon 2.0, Deb worked for the Poway Unified School District at Meadowbrook Middle School. During this time, she built strong relationships with the staff, students and parents. She was passionate about making a difference in the lives of students who faced obstacles, whether it was social, personal or educational. Deb coached, counseled and mentored students; she was always there to listen and help guide them in their decisions. Deb left behind her legacy of empowering others through listening, compassion, and empathy. 

Today, Deb enjoys working with young leaders. Her greatest strength is helping managers create visions that lead to professional growth, personal happiness and financial success.






Howard Solomon

Founder + Mentor + Speaker

Howard Solomon is a true student of leadership. Howard’s leadership experiences encompass over 40 years since his first leadership role in high school government. Howard sought leadership roles throughout his entire career, starting off as s a dishwasher, cook, busser, food server and bartender. Howard worked his way up through every level of management and has held executive positions with the Hard Rock Café, Cheesecake Factory and Wolfgang Puck Food Company.

Howard sought these leadership roles because he wanted to impact the lives of the people around him. People have always gravitated towards Howard and his leadership style because he is honest, wears his heart on his sleeve and he has an incredible work ethic. No matter what the job or project, Howard puts his all into everything he does to be successful.

It wasn't until his professional career truly began, that Howard started to understand what great and inspiring leadership meant. Howard was blessed to come across some great mentors in his career path that molded his leadership mindset. Mentors like, Jim Rees, Owner and Operator of Hash House A Go Go, Mike Vucurevich, Founder of Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group and Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40, just to name a few.

Howard has mentored hundreds of managers to rally their people and build confidence, this has ultimately led to personal growth and the next level of success for the businesses they are operating. Howard believes the time is now to pay it forward and bring his leadership passion to the next generation of leaders.


We can't wait to work with you.