"Prior to attending one of LaDonna's seminars in Indianapolis, Indiana, I must admit that my knowledge of racism was extremely limited. While listening to Mrs. Wattley's presentation, the information that was communicated was both eye opening, and supported by documented references. The presentation was extremely professional and appropriate for a diverse audience. Ms. Wattley's sense of humor made the training both informative and enjoyable. If you are seeking a speaker who encourages participants to examine their own biases, and confronts cultural myths with humor and wisdom, I highly recommend Ms. Wattley. I guarantee that previous assumptions concerning racism today will not only be challenged, but will be just the push you need to make a change in your current environment!!!"
-Rinetia Evans, workshop attendee
"When LaDonna speaks, everyone listens. She is very knowledgeable about the topics of her workshops, and also very personable. As a layman, I truly appreciate her ability to not only teach, but to relate to her audience, and engage us all. She shares her personal experiences, and speaks from her heart. The presentation was so real, I found myself experiencing a number of emotions: The anger, the hurt, tears, and happiness. All of it. Afterward, I felt so empowered by the knowledge I gained from her workshop. Since that first workshop, I happily re-arrange my schedule to be in attendance any time she is presenting in Indianapolis. "
-Aleksandra Pesalj, workshop attendee
"LaDonna was my instructor for CASA training at Child Advocates in Indianapolis. She was an excellent teacher. She didn't just explain the nuts and bolts of our duties as CASA volunteers--she really understood the viewpoints, social norms and customs of the different individuals and groups that we would be working with. LaDonna applied that knowledge, as well as her experience, to our curriculum to give us real-life, in-depth information on why and how to handle different situations we might encounter, tailored specifically to the families we would be supporting. After working with her in our training sessions, I felt confident and prepared to begin volunteering in our community."
-Kristin DiBiase, CASA Training workskop attendee
"This lady knew her subject, and shared it with such fun and enthusiasm that even though it was held late in the day, she held our attention. Refreshing!"
-Conference attendee, Los Angeles, CA
"LaDonna was Terrific! She delivered her message with laughter, but got her point across. Very valuable cultural knowledge."
-Conference attendee, Washington, D.C.