Optimist International Leadership
Development - "Testimonals include: "Powerful and insightful." "Optimistic
attitude and demonstrates the Creed well." "Educational with a flair."
Beautiful blend of information and humor." "Articulate and thought
provoking." "I have traveled from the Philippines and this session was
worth my travel." "Contemporary approach to learning." Your 'Advanced Train-The-Trainer'
workshop for our International Governors and Governor-Elects was outstanding.
Thanks for being a part of our faculty or keynote speaker for many years." -Regional Payne,
American Society for Training and Development, North AL Chapter - "She
took our organization from 44 to 152 in one year...she knows about recruiting
and retainment." -John Haley, Past President
Pilot International - "She
gets the results her clients want! Your 'Advanced Train-The-Trainer'
workshop for our International Governors and Governor-Elects was outstanding."
-Joann Horton, International President
Y's Men North Atlantic Regional Convention
- "Outstanding presentation and workshop on Recruiting and Retention.
It was unbelievable that you kept our attention, left us wanting more,
was informative, entertaining and gave us the "how-to's". And more unbelievable
7-minutes into your 3-hour presentation you were notified of your Father's
death. We know with certainly that you 'practice what you preach'.
Your commitment touched our hearts." -David Hasenfus, Regional Director
Optimist International, Athens,
AL - "She went into Jasper and started a new club in five weeks with
47 members and knew only one person before she began developing the chapter.
Her individual efforts and commitment won the Builder of Excellence
award. The 'spirit of optimism' at
its best." -Tom Causey, President
Pilot International - "Gatha
was so well received at our International Conference in Honolulu, both as
our keynote speaker and trainer for our governors and governors-elect, that
many states have invited her to speak at their conventions. She gets
the results her clients want!" -Joann Horton, International President
American Business Women Association,
AL State Conference - "Gatha empowers women to reach for goals that previously
seemed impossible. The fruits of her presentation were immediately
apparent in our membership drive." -Ellena P. Smith
Credit Professionals International
- "Outstanding, informative, entertaining! Your time with us was
much too short." -Bonnie Jones, Regional Governor of Eight States
Shoals Optimist Club - "The
Professional Development Day 'Stepping Stones to Stress Management' was
a tremendous success. We cleared about $2400 which is $1000 more than
last year. Our professionals were so thrilled to get 7.6 CEU'S without
extra time, travel or lodging expenses. We are talking about next year
already." -Merwin Jean Clark, President
Perimeter Civitan - "The
information you shared was eye-opening and inspiring and will prove very
important as we expand our membership." -L. Kemball Evan
American Cancer - "A
highly movtivating force within any organization. She united and inspired
us to achieve more and people thrive under her direction constantly taking
on new challenges, a team player and spirited she moves organizations forward
under her leadership." Lori Lawler, Director
Pilot International, Tri-State
Conference - "Your message was most timely, welcomed and enthusiastic.
We often think that the only people who know about Pilot are Pilots. It
has been my experience, and once again you have proved, that membership recruitment
and retention, leadership development, and public relations/community visibility
are common problems in any organization, whether you belong to Pilot International,
American Association of University Women, or the Christian Church. Identifying
the problem quickly and offering "how-to" solutions was taken to heart." -Lorraine
Dothan Optimist Club - "You
touched the heart of each younger person in the audience with your presentation,
Stepping Stones to Leadership: Developing the Youth of Tomorrow.
As usual when Gatha speaks all eyes and ears are on her. Gatha
is such an inspiration, with her light-hearted way of mixing training with
fun so you don't loose interest and get bored. Everyone left the banquet
with their hearts committed to expanding our efforts to helping the youth
in our community, and our membership grew as a result of your being with us."
Spud Thomas, President
Y's Men U.S. Convention -
"Your keynote was right-on-target. I was extremely
impressed to see you networking among our members and sharing in our meals
and meetings." -Rachelle R. Reeg, Co-Chair