LaDonna Gatlin

Singer, Entertainer, Motivational Speaker

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.

To book LaDonna Gatlin call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Attitude, Change, Entertainment, Humor, Inspiration, Motivation, Religion / Faith, Women's Issues

  • Travels From:

    Texas

  • Price:

    $5,000 - $7,500

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LaDonna Gatlin

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Moon River - LaDonna Gatlin & The Lennon Sisters

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.

To book LaDonna Gatlin call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404

TUNE UP YOUR LIFE

LaDonna’s most popular presentation focuses on the wisdom found in the notes of the musical scale: DO-RE-MI-FA-SO-LA-TI-DO.

Weaving her own personal story, music, and humor throughout, this is an unforgettable experience that inspires audiences to achieve their absolute best by embracing these concepts:

  • DO Do the right thing
  • RE Realize potential
  • MI Mind your manners
  • FA Failures can become fertilizer
  • SO Solutions begin with me
  • LA Laugh
  • TI Time is valuable…that will bring us back to
  • DO Do the right thing

“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

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 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!

“Great to hear her story and recovery…very entertaining…just plain fun!”– Mental Healthcare Corporations of America

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.

Song Selections include standards like:

  • Victory in Jesus
  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  • Great is Thy Faithfulness
  • The Old Rugged Cross
  • Because He lives

CONCERTS

“I’ve often said our little sister is the best singer in the family.”-Larry Gatlin

When your last name is Gatlin, you better be able to SING…and LaDonna certainly delivers on that note!

Whether you want just a concert, or a mixture of music and message, LaDonna can customize the experience for you.

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!

THROUGH THE YEARS

Take a walk down memory lane with classic songs from days gone by! This presentation showcases LaDonna’s versatility as a vocalist with a broad musical mix from some of her favorite artists like Tony Bennett, Patsy Cline, Andy Williams, Judy Garland, and so many more.

Song selections include:

  • Sentimental Journey
  • Moon River
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  • Crazy
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Young at Heart
  • What a Wonderful World

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

These not-so-traditional arrangements of some very traditional Christmas favorites will truly put you in the spirit of the season. The title song “Christmas Memories” (written by LaDonna and her husband, Tim) reminisces about Christmas mornings from her childhood at the Gatlin household.

Song selections include:

  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Christmas Memories
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain
  • Steps
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Joy to the World
  • Away in a Manger
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Silent NightA Son A Savior

 

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International Association of Administrative Professionals

“LaDonna is one of the most effective speakers I’ve ever had the privilege of hearing She is inspiring and has a way of driving you to be your absolute best…no matter what the situation.”

Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District

“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.”

Hereford ISD

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

Unity Health Center

“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.”
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