Helping SOUL-INSPIRED entrepreneurs rise above the overwhelm and procrastination

to start your online business, stand out from the crowd, and work with your dream clients – all while fulfilling your divine purpose and generating financial freedom.


  • You have a passion to help people as a coach, practitioner, healer, educator, or entrepreneur, but you don’t know where to start when it comes to launching your online business.

  • You’re overwhelmed with the idea of figuring out social media, websites, landing pages, lead magnets, and all that techy stuff.

  • You launched a website and started posting on social media, but you’re having trouble landing clients.

  • You’re procrastinating on taking your next step, because you don’t want to waste any more time or money.


If you’re trying to get your dream off the ground…or your business just isn’t growing the way you want it to, you’re not alone.

So many soul-inspired women and men dream of starting and scaling a business online (whether it’s coaching or sharing your knowledge as an educator), but it’s easy to end up feeling overwhelmed and unsure about what to do next.

Whether it’s your own limiting beliefs, unending “strategies” that celebrity business coaches offer, or the barrier of all the technology choices, my guess is that you’re really feeling it now. You’re feeling the frustration, you’ve spent money on a couple of courses, and you don’t want to make another wrong move wasting time and money.

All these feelings are adding up. You’re tired of spinning your wheels, and you’re ready to get moving! I’ve been there.


Within weeks, you can reverse those feelings of paralysis, overwhelm, and entrepreneurial loneliness as you start developing….

• Growing confidence in your true identity as one who is inspired, empowered, and loved.

• Renewed understanding of your super powers as a soul-inspired coach or online educator.

• Clear vision for what you want your business (and life) to look like and what problem you want to solve for your ideal client/customer.

• An attractive brand that resonates with your audience.

• A compelling offer that makes people want to raise their hand and say “yes” to your service or product.

• A lead generation engine that brings qualified clients directly to you.

• Monthly income as you serve the people who are the best fit for you and your business.

I know you can rise above the overwhelm and fulfill your divine purpose, because I’m living proof. Thirteen years ago, I hit rock bottom due to burnout – trying to fill that place of not-enoughness deep within while leading a growing church as a pastor. I had to figure out a healthy way of living and working so I could re-launch my life. Since that time, I’ve started a successful, six-figure marketing business, started and sold a plush toy manufacturing business, produced and directed four feature films, written 12 books, and celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary.

Frankly, peace is my number one value now. I must be at peace in my mind and heart to stay present in my relationships and pour myself out in service to soul-inspired coaches and online educators like you.


Rise Up Business Academy is a business-building community of coaches, online educators, and entrepreneurs empowering you to learn how to start your online business, stand out from the crowd, and serve your dream clients – all while fulfilling your divine calling and generating financial freedom.



  • LAUNCH PAD BUSINESS-BUILDING COURSE with 14 online modules, 45 video/audio lessons, and accompanying downloadable worksheets to take you from dreaming to scaling while allowing you to learn at your own pace.  

  • RESOURCE LIBRARY with more video courses and training to enhance your learning and business-building skills.

  • PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY to connect with fellow Academy members for mutual support as well as access to feedback from David on a daily basis.


MARIA MAHBOUBI – Somatic Coach – Beverly Hills, CA
Working with David has been a game-changer for me. He truly took me from an idea to a beautiful, authentic execution of my business in a very short time. He pours everything into his work and always goes above and beyond to help his clients. He “gets” his clients and has a sensitivity to the whole person as he helps them to gently discover themselves and claim their true purpose. I’m so happy to be working with him.”

AMY VERLENNICH – Declutter Expert / Author – Boise, ID
I can’t say enough about Rise Up Business Academy (RUBA)! It’s not only THE COMPLETE step-by-step program for anyone starting a business, but it’s also PERFECT for struggling business owners. With thought-provoking insight and inspiring teaching, David’s passion to help others succeed literally oozes out of every video, Zoom call, and training session, and I’m BEYOND thankful for David’s gift to guide a person back to their divine purpose… no matter where they’re at. Bottom line?… David WANTS you to succeed, and what he’s created in RUBA gives you all the tools you need to create a thriving business with a strong foundation that aligns with your heart and purpose so you can rise up and stand out from the crowd! The world needs what you have to offer… and David had created Rise Up Business Academy to help you shine!”

STACEY ROBBINS – Hashimoto’s Life Coach / Author – Seal Beach, CA
“When I want someone who I can bring my professional or personal endeavors to…who I know is going to listen with care and share not only practical and effective action steps, but also a reminder of my greatness and purpose in the world, I call on my friend David Trotter. He knows how to listen compassionately and reflect back to you your purpose and the best ways to activate that in your life, starting now. Anyone who is fortunate enough to find themselves in the care, coaching, and coursework of David, is in for a wonderful adventure of moving their life and dreams forward into a new reality.”

DALE NIELI – Holistic Healer – Santa Monica, CA
“I came with so much resistance to the process. David’s patience, kindness, and dedication to his work slowly melted away any brick walls that were holding me back from my success. I adore him!

SHONTE JAMES – Owner of Sarah Lane Candle Co. – Slidell, LA
I have nothing but high praises for David Trotter and his programs. When David and I first met, I was all over the place, because I had so many passions. Fast forward a year later, and I have narrowed down the business I wanted to start. David taught me step by step to identify my who, what, when, where, and why! I could not have come as far as I have if it were not for David Trotter.”

DR. BITA YADIDI – Doctor of Easter Medicine – Beverly Hills, CA
“There was this deep desire to launch and spread this gift I’ve received. There were moments when I’d get a glimpse of it, but it would stop. I didn’t have the structure, tools, or coach to help me create that path. I’ve got the goods, but how? I was blessed to meet David, and I was resistant the first few times. There was an inner voice that said, ‘You don’t need help. You can do this all on your own.’ I let go of my ego and dropped into my heart. For many ladies like me who are so busy…we have the vision and we’re free-spirited, but we just don’t have the discipline and structure. David provides the discipline and structure. He hears me and knows me. I’m now finding clients that are not in southern California, and that’s exactly what I wanted.”

PHOEBE RUTAQUIO – Owner of Hello & Co Cinema – Manila, Philippines
“Rise Up Business Academy was definitely a game-changer for my business. I loved how the lessons start from the inside out – going deep to how I am wired as person and as business owner and discovering my superpowers. It includes a step-by-step roadmap and strategy for launching and getting clients. This is the most complete and holistic business course I’ve ever taken! It has saved me so much time and stress because everything’s all been laid out for me. Forever grateful to RUBA!”

JACQUI KENNEMER – Owner of Front Porch Flower Farm – Portland, OR
“I’m so grateful for this program and David Trotter. He is a compassionate, available, and thoughtful coach. He really wants us to move through our stuck places and get to the dreams, the goals, the things we want to create. I’m thankful for him. He and this program have been life-changing. If you’ve been thinking about it, go for it! You’re going to gain insight and new opportunities that you never dreamed you had before.”

SABRINA ANDREN – Owner of Magic Skin Nutrients – Irvine, CA
“Before meeting David, I was feeling overwhelmed and stuck in my business. I wasn’t great at asking for help, but I was ready to make a change. Joining Rise Up Business Academy was one of the best decisions I made for myself and for my business. Because of David’s mentorship, I was able to accomplish many of my goals with growing my business. We got my website up and running, started my referral program that I always wanted, had weekly accountability meetings, made new business connections, and more! What makes this program unique and special is that David not only gets you to focus on your business growth, but also inspires you to focus on your self growth and mindset. He is so easy to work with and truly cares about your accomplishments and success. I highly recommend this program for any woman who wants to take her life and business to the next level!”

DENEKE BURFORD – Licensed Acupuncturist – Long Beach, CA
David has inspired me to dream beyond the vision I had for myself as an entrepreneur! He has the ability to tap into your potential and show you how to align your purpose with your goals as a business owner. I am encouraged by the personal and professional growth I have experienced since working with David!”

TAMMY GLASBY – Owner of Junkspirations – Arvada, CO
I was attracted to David’s down-to-earth personality immediately and discovered he had a wealth of knowledge and experience not only in the entrepreneurial world but also as a life coach. This was a double bonus for me as when I signed up with David and his Rise Up Business Academy, I wasn’t sure of the future of my business. In fact, I wasn’t sure about a lot of areas in my life and felt as most everything was in disarray. What I did know though, was that the business advice coming from friends and family who had never been entrepreneurs wasn’t cutting it, what I was doing wasn’t working, and that I needed someone with experience to guide me, even if that meant guiding me through the closure of my business. I’ve been participating in the Rise Up Business Academy now for nine months and have had some of the highest income producing months over the previous year. I have worked through building a foundation and the ideologies to guide my business and feel more equipped to make business decisions – even tough ones. More than that though, I have discovered a confidence and peace within myself knowing that my identity isn’t tied to the success or “failure” of my business (and yes, I did put that in quotes because I really wouldn’t even view it as a failure at this point). I have many gifts to offer the world and for the first time in a long time, David has me excited for what the future will bring.”

DAVID TROTTER is a former pastor of fast-growing churches and now a business growth consultant. He is the founder of Rise Up Business Academy, a community of soul-inspired coaches and entrepreneurs, as well as the founder of Rise Up Creatives, a content development platform that helps online business owners stand out and save time. He is also the author of “Empowered to Rise: The Secret to Embracing Your True Identity, Uncovering Your Super Powers, and Bringing Your Inspiration to the World.” For over 25 years, he’s helped people get unstuck and take their lives to the next level through his leadership, speaking, writing, and filmmaking.