LaDonna Gatlin believes one defining moment can
redefine our lives. She knows firsthand that we can’t live someone else’s
dream—that in order to be our personal best, we must find our own song to
She literally grew up on stage singing with her brothers, country music’s
legendary Gatlin Brothers. In the early 1970’s the Gatlins took their family
harmony to Nashville. But a funny thing happened on the road to stardom.
LaDonna got married. At this defining moment, she realized success could be
measured in many different ways. So she took a giant leap of faith, chose to
follow her heart, and “sing a different song” apart from her brothers.
LaDonna Gatlin has spent her entire career
empowering people to “sing their own song” as well. She inspires audiences
to live a value-driven life from the inside out…through their words, their
deeds, and their actions.
Her keynotes and concerts put her on the road more than one hundred days per
year. She has shared her message everywhere from corporate powerhouses to
the prison cells of death row. Her unique ability to combine a strong
message and music has made her an instant hit with audiences all across
Up Your Life
This is LaDonna’s personal story. In this inspiring presentation she
shares seven key principles that gave her the courage to take a giant leap
of faith, follow her heart, and “sing her own song” apart from her brothers.
||Do the right thing.
||Mind your manners.
||Failures can become fertilizer.
||Solutions begin with me.
||Time is valuable.
|...and that will bring us
||We end where we began, by doing the right
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.
LaDonna’s back-to-basics approach offers five common sense strategies that
will help us embrace change.
I. GET REAL!
Change is one of the few
constants in life.
- Where we are
- Where we’ve been
- Where we’re going
II. GET READY!
How do we deal with
- Victim—“Shistle Pot” Technique
- Victor—“Hoosier” Technique
- Lessons from Apollo 13
Recognize the Processes
- Present State
- Transitional State
- Desired State
III. GET SMART!
Five common sense
|"Your presentation was entertaining, filled with talent,
compassion, fun and a message that we could all carry throughout our meeting and
|"Simply put she was sensational. Not only did she
deliver a motivational message, but utilizing music to do so was simply
inspiring. Her presentation earned her a well deserved standing
Jersey Association of School Business Officials
|"It was the perfect start to our convention, sending attendees
off with a positive message and a song to start their day."
Iowa Bankers Association