Select Page

business advisor

David G. Johnson

For more than 20 years, it’s been my privilege to advise businesses on sustainable growth strategies. I’ve worked as a consultant to businesses small and large alike on multiple continents. Today, I most enjoy working with business owners and their teams to put marketing systems in place to allow them to achieve their dreams!

In 2018, I discovered that I had been battling undiagnosed #ADHD for my entire life, and began a new journey of discovery that continues to surprise me the more I learn. I’m incredibly grateful to the #NeurodiverseSquad that has become a tremendous source of inspiration, knowledge, and support along the way! 

Growth for business owners
Are You Next?


my Interests

Professional: All things small business, marketing, and technology

Personal: Learning, developing people, and adventure


Grow The Dream is the marketing advisory and training firm I founded in 1998.

Sunrise over Bahia Honda. From an unforgettable motorcycle trip with my Dad to the Florida Keys


  • Taking business owners through a life-changing strategic process that clarifies their unique identity and sets them up to serve the right people in the most impactful ways
  • Quantifying ROI and creating high performance campaigns with stunning results
  • Leveraging automation tools to ensure that the most important communications and activities are executed correctly every time.

speaking, teaching, & training

  • Helping people discover and tap the deepest areas of meaning in their lives
  • Inspiring people to dream and to nourish and grow their dreams
  • Exploring the philosophical underpinnings of the most profound aspects of human existence


  • The inner workings of the human mind and brain: consciousness, thought, the subconscious, neuroscience, brain chemistry, and anything related!
  • Music composition and performance
  • Strategy games, puzzles, and challenges
  • Reading and, more recently, listening to all kinds of books
  • Motorcycling, camping, and the outdoors

Certifications, Memberships, & Involvement

Marketing & Sales Automation

Infusionsoft Certified Partner

Optimizing automation for business owners using Keap and Infusionsoft by Keap

Zapier Certified Expert

Automating workflows and connecting systems together to save businesses time and money

Open source software

WordPress Community

WordCamp speaker, co-organizer of the Sarasota WordPress Meetup

I’ve Worked With

Latest Blog Posts



There. I said it. ...and not as a punchline or as a wisecrack, which I'm embarrassed to admit I've done before. But that was before I believed it was real. Boy did I have a lot to learn. How It Happened It started nearly two years ago for me. Not the ADHD—I've had...

read more

You Can Do Anything You Set Your Mind To I've been planning to write publicly about my ADHD diagnosis for some time now. There are handful of blog posts sitting in my "drafts" here just waiting for me to take the plunge. [Update: I took the...

read more
Get In Touch

Ready to Chat?

Drop Me a Line

For speaking availability, media inquiries, consulting projects, and more, please send a message: