Nisan Trotter

Nisan Trotter has creatively crafted powerful life stories of leadership and overcoming adversity to empower students to discover their unique gifts and talents in order to accelerate excellence!


▪Athletics ▪First Year Experience ▪First-Generation College Students ▪Leadership ▪Motivation & Inspiration ▪Orientation


▪Accelerating Excellence: How To Drive What’s Inside Of You Towards Success
▪The Gift Of Leadership
▪Gifted to Live My Healthiest Life



Nisan’s Bio

Growing up in the backwoods of Silverhill, Alabama, Nisan seemed to move as fast as a Nissan 370Z with lots of activity being a part of his everyday life. He loved sports at an early age and transitioned from football, basketball, and baseball year-round. By his senior year of high school, students voted him as Most Athletic and Homecoming King. Soon thereafter, he earned a football scholarship to one of the nations’s top academic universities, Bucknell Unversity.

Nisan made his impact on Bucknell’s campus in several ways. His motivation and inspiration spread across different communities, diversities, and social economic backgrounds. He was the recipient of the Most Inspirational Player Of The Year Award (voted in by his teammates) and even the university honored him with the first ever Diversity Achiever Award because of his ability to connect with such a wide group of people.

Daring to dream, Nisan’s impassioned pursuit of entrepreneurship led him to co-founding TROTFITNESS Fit Body Boot Camp, one of the nation’s top fitness boot camps. He has helped thousands of people in The Greater Susquehanna Valley in Central Pennsylvania reach their health and fitness goals. His success gradually garnered national and international attention en route to winning the 2015 Fitness Business Summit Personal Trainer of the Year Award.

Nisan is now a highly sought after motivational speaker, having presented across the nation, he has creatively crafted his life’s stories to inspire and empower college students to discover their unique gifts and talents in order to accelerate excellence!

Nisan’s Blogs

The following are past entries Nisan has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog


Promotional Materials

To help you promote your event with Nisan, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials

Logistical Materials

Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Nisan.
In-Person Event AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)

Nisan was a perfect speaker for this event. He brought a ton of energy while still being very professional the whole time. He was great getting in contact with before the event and a real stand up guy. 10/10 would recommend. I have had a ton of positive feedback from the attendees of the conference

Travis Turner

Levis Leadership, University of Toledo

Nisan is by far one of the most engaging speakers that I’ve met thus far. From the moment he arrived on campus, I knew that he was going to bring great things to Morton College. Nisan is not your typical speaker; he is THE speaker when it comes to student leadership. Through his engaging and energetic attitude, Nisan has redefined what it means to be a student leader. Thanks to Nisan, our leaders now have the tools and resources they need to overcome new challenges and make Morton College stand out as the best community college.

Gabriela Mata

Morton College

See What People Have to Say!

Mr. Nisan Trotter was the “right choice” for our event. I initially reviewed a video of Mr. Trotter presenting. It was refreshing to witness the “authenticity” of his testimonial and to learn how he overcame the odds to be who he is today. Because you see, based on his life’s journey, Mr. Trotter has the power to influence many people and to empower them beyond what they could ever imagine. This is the story that students need to hear up close and personal, particularly those from under-represented, under-resourced and historically marginalized backgrounds.

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Dr. Sandra Walker – Paul D. Camp Community College

Nisan, was definitely the speaker for our event. His experiences and understanding of the challenges for First-Gen Students served us well. Our students want more! We are going to give them more! Mr. Trotter was the most authentic and impactful speaker that we have had in a long time.

Cal Talley – Saginaw Valley State University


Accelerating Excellence: How To Drive What’s Inside Of You Towards Success

Have you ever asked yourself “what is my purpose?” or “what am I going to do next?” Nisan Trotter believes that life is more than existing – it’s about excelling! He knows the difference between living versus truly being alive. Imagine life no longer looking black and white, but instead, HD, Plasma Screen – with all the fancy colors! When you excitedly believe you are gifted, discover your gift, and begin to take it to superstar status, choosing a major, making a decision on what clubs or organizations to join, picking friends, and even figuring out next steps after school is no longer overwhelming.

In this leadership program, Nisan Trotter empowers students to explore their passions and identify their natural gifts and talents to help them accelerate their excellence.  He helps them focus on the fun of self-discovery and self-mastery as he believes students can leverage their collegiate experience to conquer gigantic goals, missions, and ambitions. After spending time with Nisan, students will feel energized to lead their own life on fire and dominate their paths.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • Why their “childish” belief in cartoon characters, superheroes and even the tooth fairy mattered
  • The seven important questions to ask en route to discovering their gift
  • How to eliminate weapons of mass distraction, keep the main thing “the main thing,” and strike out to strike it big with your gift
  • The key difference between a life structured around a gift versus a gift structured around a life (and which is better)
  • Why college life is the best life to start dreaming and growing their gift to super size
The Gift Of Leadership

If she is not among sorority sisters doing community service at the local soup kitchen, does her leadership stop? Nope! If he is not barking out commands on the basketball court as a point guard, does his leadership shut down for the weekend? Of course not. Why? Because leaders lead. What makes a leader great anytime, anyplace, anywhere? Imagine there being no turn-off valve in the life of gifted leaders. Even when they were followers, it was done in a way that suggested, “We follow so well because of knowing one day we will be leading the charge.”

Gifted leaders lean on seven pillars to help them corral, inspire, and galvanize their followers albeit frat brothers, swim teammates, or the like. They can do it anytime, anyplace, anywhere. It’s infectious. It changes trajectory. It changes cultures. Every college campus wants to be filled with these type of dynamic leaders because they are gifted to lead.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • Why gifted leadership is the best kind of leadership
  • The power of being an effective follower en route to being a gifted leader
  • The Seven Pillars of Gifted Leadership
  • Why gifted leadership can be applied anytime, anyplace, anywhere, especially when attending college
Gifted to Live My Healthiest Life

Nearly one out of every four freshmen gain five percent of their body weight the first year of school. This is an average of 10-15 pounds. Why is that? Stress of academics? Entering into a new environment? Social life choices? The answer. All of the above and more.

In this program, Nisan Trotter will explore the reality students face as they enter college and tasked with making decisions on their own. Students will learn the “Three Fs to Breaking Barriers”, as a method to overcome obstacles in life. Nisan will help students learn helpful, healthy habits to avoid the pitfalls of wellness and how to better manage stress. This high-energy program is a great way to kickstart your year or inspire students to get back on track.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • How to overcome fear and failure to thrive in the future
  • The power of a big imagination that overcomes the voices of negativity in their heads
  • Healthy eating habits and fun dorm room exercises to improve self-esteem and body image issues
  • Why generosity should be a growth strategy and tactic used to discover their gift and make a tremendous impact on campus