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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“…I can teach for another year because of what I’ve heard here today…”
“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.”
“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!”