March 26, 2016

David Welday – President of HigherLife

ALEX3584David Welday is president of HigherLife Publishing and Marketing, Inc.

David brings to clients more than three decades of results-oriented marketing experience. He began his career in direct response marketing, where early mentors taught him the value and the art of writing copy that was “benefit-driven,” pulling the customer in through emotionally compelling writing. His initial work was with a boutique publishing house outside Chicago. From there, he ventured into magazine marketing and created strategies that propelled the publications he served to record-breaking circulation growth.

He and his family moved to Central Florida in the early 80’s to join a fledgling media company. During his 20+year tenure, David served as publisher of the curriculum division, publisher of the book publishing division, director of marketing and circulation, and vice president of product development, acting as a strategic catalyst for growth at every post.

He is an out-of-the-box thinker, gifted communicator, marketing strategist, publisher, author, and coach.

David served as president of the Florida Magazine Association as well as on the board of directors for numerous respected non-profit, charitable organizations. He founded HigherLife Publishing and Marketing in 2005 in order to serve a broad variety of authors, speakers, businesses, foundations, and charitable organizations. The consulting and coaching that he does now is a natural extension of his core beliefs and passion to make the world a better place by serving his clients with personal care, creativity, and strategically innovative solutions.

David also has a passion for envisioning and encouraging parents to raise their kids with significance, purpose, and joy and has started a non-profit organization called Next Generation Institute (NGI).  He is a consultant with The Savage Group. You can contact him at:

David and his wife Amy have been married for 38 years, and are the parents of three grown sons. As a child, David was a Boy Scout, and recently added the “Grandpa” merit badge to his collection.

Clients David has served include: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, New Tribes Mission, Voice of the Martyrs, Assist Network International, The Climb, World Compassion, Feeding Children Everywhere, David C. Cooke, Gospel Light, Charisma Media, BOSS the Movement, Kingdom Global, Lionshare, Jeanne Mayo, Zenspirations, and many others. He is a member of the Christian Chamber of Commerce and Christian Small Publishers Association.

Certified Professional Coach


To book David as a speaker or contact him call: 407-563-4806 or e-mail

In Honduras with the leaders of Change this World

David and Amy with Livingston Taylor

David with Marc Mero, former WWF champ

Now that is a truck!