A seasoned professional, LaDonna has shared her message everywhere…from corporate powerhouses to the prison cells of death row. She truly speaks from the heart with stories that are the stuff of life, driving home common sense wisdom for everyday living in the process. LaDonna is uniquely gifted to speak and sing her message straight into your heart. Her presentations educate, inspire and entertain and are an unforgettable experience for her audiences!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
LaDonna defies conventional wisdom that says a performer must “pick a lane” and be only one thing…
a concert artist
“Why in the world would I pick only one, when I’m all of those things?
I’m a woman (I’m 63…get over it!)
a wife (married 42 years to the same man!)
a mother (2 awesome grown kids!))
a grandmother (7 of ’em…and mine are CUTER than yours!)
a daughter (Mom and Dad raised me right!)
a sister (let’s hear it for those Gatlin Boys!)
a friend (hopefully a good friend!)
…and a fun human being! Sometimes I’m even a pain!
But I bring ALL of that with me every time I step onto the stage.” ~ LaDonna Gatlin CSP, CPAE
And speaking of the stage…LaDonna was BORN on one.
The baby sister of country music’s legendary Gatlin Brothers, she began performing at the ripe old age of 5. In fact, she doesn’t remember when she wasn’t performing!
Okay.........let's cut to the chase. This HALL OF FAMER delivers the goods in every presentation
THE LADONNA DIFFERENCE
1. She connects with your group.
“Your ability to connect with the audience through your life experiences AND your music made you an instant hit with our employees!”
– Unity Health Care
2. She makes your group feel appreciated.
“Our teachers felt genuinely appreciated after hearing LaDonna’s message. Teachers who NEVER email me emailed me about how great her presentation was. One of them said, ‘I can teach for another year because of what I’ve heard here today.'”
– Hereford ISD
3. She delivers practical content.
“Her message was filled with practical, creative, immediately actionable ideas and excellent content.”
– Forest Resources Association
4. She inspires excellence.
LaDonna is inspiring and has a way of driving you to be your absolute best no matter what the situation.”
– International Assn of Administrative Professionals
5. She is totally accessible to you, the event planner and will have your group “singing your praises!”
“You were a delight to work with in planning our event. Many were overheard saying ‘maybe she can come back next year.’ These are the kinds of things volunteers and event planners want to hear!”
– Sears Methodist Foundation
LaDonna Gatlin has been WOWING audiences since she was
five years old.
Born into "showbiz," LaDonna grew up on stage performing with
her brothers, the legendary Gatlin Brothers. But in the mid
1970's, this gutsy Texas native chose to follow her heart and
“sing a different song” apart from her famous family.
LaDonna has shared that "song" everywhere...from corporate
powerhouses...to the prison cells of death row.
Her presentations resonate with audiences all over the country
because simply put, she makes people laugh, lightens their
load, and leaves them with a song in their hearts. AND...they
always learn something in the process.
LaDonna 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
She's written and recorded her own original songs and sung on
both Grammy Award-winning and Dove Award-winning records.
She's the author of The Song in You: Finding Your Voice,
Redefining Your Life, a you-can-do-it guide that offers practical,
emotional, and spiritual insights gleaned from her own life
experiences. In addition, she's a contributing writer to the bestselling
book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Married to her best friend for over 40 years, they live in a suburb
of Dallas Texas. They have 2 adult children and 7 grandchildren.
Additional Booking Notes
Discussed at time of quote
Past Booked Events
|September 07, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Lindale Chamber of Commerce Business Expo|
|August 26, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||First Presbyterian Church of Prattville Ladies Day|
|August 23, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Lindale ISD - Back to School Convocation|
|August 16, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Richardson ISD - Back To School Kick Off|
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