My guess is that you're here because you're struggling to grow your business, and you want to make a big impact in the world. You want to make more money for you and your family, and you want to decrease your stress in the process. 

But...something's not working for you. Am I right?

You've probably listened to countless podcasts trying to figure out all the secrets. Maybe you've enrolled in a couple of online courses with your favorite business celebs to learn how to grow your following. You've put in countless hours trying all sorts of tactics without seeing a pay off. 

It's super frustrating, and I know how you feel. You're definitely not alone.

Here's the good news. You can experience a breakthrough in your business and life. The tough season you're in doesn’t have to last forever. There is a solution that will allow you to develop a strategic business plan to connect with the people who desperately need (and want) what you're offering. It's not about jumping on the bandwagon of the latest tactics. It's about creating a solid, cohesive approach that offers your one-of-a-kind solution to the painful problem that your ideal client is experiencing.

I created Inspiration Rising as a community dedicated to helping women (and the men who support them) rise up in life, love, and business, and my clients have included high-performance executives, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home moms, and women from all walks of life.

I am passionate about helping you double your business online - all without the paralyzing overwhelm, feeling alone, and wondering what-the-heck to do next - guaranteed!

Below, you'll find more info about my life and experiences if you want to know more! I look forward to connecting with you. 


P.S., There are so many ways to get connected and grow around here. Subscribe to the podcast, join our Facebook group, sign up to attend my latest workshop, and enjoy the ride!

I'm so glad you're here.

Welcome Friend!

Married for over 26 years, David and Laura live in southern California with their two almost-grown children (Waverly and Emerson).

David Trotter

Business Growth Consultant
Inspiration Rising

Recent Appearances

• At 25, I helped start one of the fastest growing churches in Orange County, which grew to over 1,000 people in a year.

• Co-founded a website that was a central resource for new-fangled churches in the ’90’s. In 1998, I left ministry in order to raise $1 million to fund a massive launch, and the economy tanked. No money, but the website exploded with growth.

• Founded a church with a dozen people, and it grew to 750 people, three locations, and dozen staff within 5 years.

• Spoke to crowds of over 20,000 people in India and to thousands of others on topics of business, marketing, leadership, and personal growth.

• Started a furniture store to benefit a lower socio-economic community in southern California. We sold used hotel furniture at a massive discount

• Over a decade ago, I crashed, burned, and destroyed the relationships with my family and had a mental breakdown. I hit rock bottom, and thanks to grace, therapy, and second chances, I was able to come back stronger than ever. I carry this experience with me as I teach entrepreneurs how to cultivate a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable. 

• For the past 12 years, I've owned six-figure marketing business helping companies and non-profits clarify their existence and communicate it clearly.

• Co-founded a plush toy manufacturing company that benefits non-profits. It still exists today…they are so cute.

• Directed and produced three feature-length documentaries on social justice issues. All gained distribution, and the first was on Netflix for two years. Here’s the info on my IMDB.

• Directed and produced a scripted feature film that came out in 2018. The reviews are pretty good.

• Wrote nine books. Eight self-published, and one with a publisher. Does it really matter these days? Maybe, maybe not.

• Produced three photography books. They are self-published and available on Amazon.

• Travelled to India nine times for humanitarian projects. Picture orphans getting food and education while remote villages get water wells instead of walking through snake-infested fields to a nasty water hole where a cow is bathing.

• I love spending time with my family more than anything on earth. I love launching projects and accomplishing goals, but nothing comes close to how awesome my family is.


At 25, I helped start one of the fastest growing churches in Orange County, which grew to over 1,000 people in a year.

Co-founded a website that was a central resource for new-fangled churches in the ’90’s. In 1998, I left ministry in order to raise $1 million to fund a massive launch, and the economy tanked. No money, but the website exploded with growth.

Founded a church with a dozen people, and it grew to 750 people, three locations, and dozen staff within 5 years.

Spoke to crowds of over 20,000 people in India and to thousands of others on topics of business, marketing, leadership, and personal growth.

Started a furniture store to benefit a lower socio-economic community in southern California. We sold used hotel furniture at a massive discount

Over a decade ago, I crashed, burned, and destroyed the relationships with my family and had a mental breakdown. I hit rock bottom, and thanks to grace, therapy, and second chances, I was able to come back stronger than ever. I carry this experience with me as I teach entrepreneurs how to cultivate a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable. 

For the past 12 years, I've run my own six-figure marketing business helping companies and non-profits clarify their existence and communicate it clearly.

Co-founded a plush toy manufacturing company that benefits non-profits. It still exists today…they are so cute.

Directed and produced three feature-length documentaries on social justice issues. All gained distribution, and the first was on Netflix for two years. Here’s the info on my IMDB.

Directed and produced a scripted feature film that came out in 2018. The reviews are pretty good.

Wrote nine books. Eight self-published, and one with a publisher. Does it really matter these days? Maybe, maybe not.

Produced three photography books. They are self-published and available on Amazon.

Travelled to India nine times for humanitarian projects. Picture orphans getting food and education while remote villages get water wells instead of walking through snake-infested fields to a nasty water hole where a cow is bathing.

I love spending time with my family more than anything on earth. I love launching projects and accomplishing goals, but nothing comes close to how awesome my family is.


Professional Highlights

Professional Highlights

Education

MA in Cross Cultural Studies
Fuller Theological Seminary (1998)

MA in Church Leadership (abt)
Vanguard University (1995)

BA in Pastoral Ministries
Vanguard University (1994)

Fun Facts

I'm an only child. People ask if I missed having siblings? How am I supposed to know?

I started dunking the basketball as a freshman, but not anymore.

Built launch ramps and quarter pipes long before a skate park was a reality in Kentucky. 

Moved from Kentucky to California when I was 16.

Photo editor for my high school yearbook and newspaper. I won first place at the Fresno State University high school photo competition two years in a row.

Worked as a sports photographer at the Lodi News-Sentinel during high school. Yes, real film and developing prints in the darkroom.

Met my wife at Vanguard University when I was a sophomore. After dating three weeks, I professed my love and told her that we would get married. (She flipped out.)

We got married in between my junior and senior year of college.

Fun Facts

Education