LaDonna Gatlin

LaDonna Gatlin

Sister of the Legendary Country Stars The Gatlin Brothers

Speaker Categories: Women Achievers & Motivation | Change Management | Inspiring Lives | Motivation with Humor | Women, Children & Family | Women in the Arts, Entertainment & the Humanities

Travels From: TX, United States.

Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 to $10,000*

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Sister of the Legendary Country Stars The Gatlin Brothers

LaDonna Gatlin grew up on stage performing with her brothers, the legendary Gatlin Brothers. In the mid 1970’s, this “gutsy” Texas native chose to follow her heart and “sing a different song” apart from her famous family. That “song” has taken her from corporate powerhouses…to the prison cells of death row…and just about everywhere in between. LaDonna’s presentations resonate with audiences all over the country.

Book

She is the author of The Song in You: Finding your Voice, Redefining Your Life. She is also a contributing writer to the best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Professional Speaker

As a speaker, she is one of only a handful of professional speakers who holds both the Certified Speaking Professional designation and the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award®, two of the most prestigious honors bestowed by the National Speakers Association.

Performer

As a performer, LaDonna has excelled in the world of gospel and country music. She has performed with Johnny Cash, June Carter, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and countless others. She has written and recorded her own songs and performed on both Grammy Award-winning and Dove Award-winning records.

Experience

Through her experience as a performer, professional speaker, and author, LaDonna has developed an expertise in showing people how to tune up their lives, so that their success becomes…well…music to their ears.

Tune Up Your Life

This is LaDonna's personal story. She shares seven key principles that gave her the courage to take a giant leap of faith, find her own voice, and "sing a different song" apart from her brothers. It reinforces the importance of living your values (character, faith, integrity) while finding plenty of opportunities to laugh along the way.

Life In the Key of Change...This is NOT What I Signed Up For!

One of the few constants in life is change. How we deal with it is up to us. This presentation offers solid content and delivers practical strategies for dealing with change and the stress it can cause. LaDonna's back-to-the-basics approach empowers audiences to embrace change and use it as a positive growth opportunity.

CRAZY ABOUT RECOVERY…My Journey Back from the Brink!

How can a program about mental illness possibly be this much fun?! LaDonna’s engaging communication style tackles this tough subject mental illness and leaves your audience with a song in their heart! A strong voice for mental health, she is passionate about eliminating the stigma of mental illness. In this program, she transparently shares her own personal struggle and ultimate victory over Major Depressive Disorder. She delivers a powerful, yet UPBEAT experience on winning the war over emotional challenges. This is not a “DOWNER”…far from it!

GROWING UP GATLIN…My View from the Church Pew

LaDonna credits her mother, the church pianist, with instilling the love of gospel music into her. This “up-close-and-personal” presentation shows LaDonna “UNPLUGGED.” Her audience feels as if they are literally sitting in her living room as she candidly shares her abiding faith in God and sings the great old hymns of the church. She even takes requests from the audience! Masterfully weaving a tapestry of inspiration, music, and humor, LaDonna captivates the audience with stories of what it was like growing up in this legendary musical family.

THE SONG IN YOU

Using a powerful combination of popular music, down-home humor and captivating storytelling, LaDonna draws on her phenomenal vocal ability to entertain and engage your audience. Song selections include: Everything is Beautiful, Put a Little Love in Your Heart, ’70’s Medley, Power of the Dream, Patriotic Medley, Plus bonus songs that are sure to entertain!

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  • “Custodians, teachers, cafeteria staff, administrators, secretaries, bus drivers, and board members alike were inspired and motivated by your unique talents, your enthusiasm, and you message of hope, balance, humor, and personal responsibility. Your energetic and timely message will certainly help our district’s employees meet the challenges of the new school year.”


    Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District
  • “…I can teach for another year because of what I’ve heard here today…”


    Hereford ISD
  • “Your ability to connect with the audience through your experiences and through your music made you an instant “hit” with our employees. You made each person feel special and appreciated for all that they do each and every day at Unity Health Center.”


    Unity Health Center
  • “It was such a pleasure to work with you and listen to you motivate us to “Tune Up Our Lives.” We have heard nothing but praise and we loved seeing the audience sing along to your presentation. It will be hard to follow you at next year’s event!”


    Mercy Health Center
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