It’s hard to believe that anyone could take 31 Ambien and live − but LaDonna Gatlin did just that! As a result, perhaps more than at any time in her brilliant singing and speaking career, people connect with her message of struggle, hope and purpose beyond the pain; because they know she has “walked the talk.” Along with her brothers Larry, Steve and Rudy, LaDonna reached the highest highs in the music world, only to walk away from her brothers’ dreams to follow her own.
A member of the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame, LaDonna has inspired countless thousands through her wisdom, humor and song. Her new book, The Song in You: Finding Your Voice, Redefining Your Life (HCI Books), co-authored with Mike Marino, encourages the reader to identify and pursue their own passions – to boldly discover a life of purpose, victory and meaning.
Using the seven notes of the musical scale, LaDonna draws from her own personal experience to craft a moving message of hope and healing:
do (do the right thing)
re (realize your potential)
mi (mind your manners)
fa (failures can become fertilizer)
so (solutions begin with me)
ti (time is valuable)….that brings us back to…
do (do the right thing)
About the Authors:
LaDonna Gatlin has earned the highest professional designation, the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), from the National Speakers Association. In July 2005, she was one of five speakers (and the only woman that year) inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame (CPAE Council of Peers Award for Excellence), a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism.
A seasoned professional, LaDonna has shared her message everywhere − from corporate powerhouses to the prison cells of death row. She has spent her entire career empowering people to “sing their own song” through their words, deeds, and actions. Her presentations educate, inspire, and entertain, and are an unforgettable experience for her audiences.
LaDonna has also recorded four solo CDs and is a contributing writer to the bestselling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul. She lives in a Dallas suburb with her husband (and best friend) of thirty-eight years, Tim Johnson. They have two adult children who have blessed them with five grandchildren….and counting. Visit: http://ladonnagatlin.com/.
Mike Marino, PhD, is a speaker, author, counselor, and media personality with an extensive background in mental healthcare and communications. For five years he was the host of a nationally-syndicated call-in radio program and has produced broadcast programming, live events, and written materials for such diverse people as Dr. Laura Schlessinger, PBS-TV’s Daniel Amen, MD, and the Reverend Billy Graham. He has served in corporate leadership positions for the world renowned Amen Clinics, New Life Ministries (presiding over a nationwide network of over 600 mental health clinicians), and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Available at bookstores, online, or to order directly from the publisher, contact: http://www.hcibooks.com/ or (800) 441-5569
THE SONG IN YOU
Finding Your Voice, Redefining Your Life
LaDonna Gatlin & Mike Marino
ISBN: 9780757316227 — $14.95 – November 2012