4th Gear Consulting

Our Mission and Vision

4th Gear Consulting is a partner who will work with your team, your culture, your budget and your aspirations to make your business more successful. We help you build stronger leaders, accountable and fully engaged employees, and the capability to lead change better than your competitors.

We work to help the people and organizations we partner with achieve everything they are capable of and more than they thought they could.

Our Story

In 2009, Randy Hall left corporate America to help build better leaders. He believes if our leaders are better, our businesses and communities will be, too. He found on his climb up the corporate ladder, he encountered too many managers who were simply issuing instructions, telling people what to do, and wielding their authority like an engagement-killing weapon. Randy knew there were better ways to lead and he believed, in some small way, that he could be a force to help aspiring and developing leaders take a different path.

The name 4th Gear came about because we spend billions each year training people on skills and imparting knowledge that never gets used. We can continue to focus on knowledge, skill, and experience but without commitment, all that knowledge, skill, and experience is wasted.

The biggest challenge in business is not that employees don’t know how to do enough things well, it’s that they are not fully engaged and committed. Great leadership can change that. Great leaders know how to create fully accountable and engaged teams who apply all of their knowledge, skills, and experience to bear on the future of the business. That’s where success lives.

Randy coined the concept of the fourth gear because if knowledge, skill and experience are the first three gears of success, they are useless without the 4th Gear of commitment to drive them.

Our Team


I'm Randy Hall

Founder and CEO

Randy Hall has worked with Fortune 25 businesses and smaller organizations, to help them effectively develop leaders who can build strong teams, create fully engaged employees, lead change effectively, and achieve greater success for themselves and their business. Randy serves as a consultant, coach, and facilitator to help companies create teams of leaders that can change the game and dramatically improve results.

He leverages his sales, sales management and executive level experience to ensure that leaders he works with do not just look at leadership from an academic perspective but develop leadership skills that translate into real –world improvements in performance. He has created learning opportunities and developmental initiatives that enable leaders and managers to build and sustain high-performing teams and help capable individuals exceed even their own expectations.

In roles such as Senior Vice President, Learning and Leadership Development at Bank of America and Global Director of Learning and Development at Pfizer, Randy has orchestrated and facilitated leader development processes within the companies he was a part of. He now helps this happen for each and every client that engages 4th Gear Consulting.

Kelly St. John

Business Support Manager

As the Business Support Manager, Kelly is eager to bring her expertise and positive attitude to deliver exceptional care for every 4th Gear Client. From managing client communication and engagement to building solid business operations, she thrives in creating an environment in which client’s expectations are not only met, but exceeded. Before joining the 4th Gear team, Kelly served as a Project Manager for video production at NASCAR where she oversaw communication with multiple departments to consistently deliver stellar results.

Kelly holds a degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Business Administration and Marketing and utilizes this training to contribute her thoughts and ideas to numerous aspects of 4th Gear Consulting. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking road trips to the mountains of North Carolina.

Robert Beachum

Director of marketing

Robert’s experience spans from startups to public sector work, including ownership of a web services agency, where he focused on digital marketing, web design, user experience and corporate branding.

To the Leadership Gym, Robert applies a combination of twenty years in marketing and technology with an endless desire to learn new things. He brings experience in leading teams, project management, and communications in national campaigns, though nothing brings him more professional gratitude than the opportunity to exceed a member's expectations.

In his free time Robert enjoys baseball and most sports, and reads as much as he can. He treasures time with his two children, playing with his dog, and cooking meals the kids wouldn’t touch. He has a B.S. in Business and Marketing.