LaDonna Marie Cook

LaDonna Marie is an International Multi-Award Winning Bestselling Author, Evangelist, Speaker, Mother of Two, and CEO of Nonprofit Planting Positive Seeds. Her purpose is to empower and encourage others in overcoming obstacles in life.
LaDonna Marie assists individuals in transforming their lives through personal development and implementing resiliency skills with her books and her nonprofit organization. Her motto is to empower, encourage, and motivate others to take action in their life and discover their champion inside. It’s a part of her mission to reach individuals all over to the world and to assist them to LEAP into their greatness.
In addition to her extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the literary
industry, she is also a vibrant keynote and motivational speaker for several youth groups.
LaDonna has a penchant for inspiring entrepreneurs, children, artists, writers and
politicians, alike.
LaDonna Marie’s lasts accomplishments in 2020 where she was selected as Top 30 influential women: Movers and Shakers in K.I.S.H Magazine, and awarded Top 50 Women in Business by Black Women’s Expo. In 2019 She was nominated as Faith-Based Speaker of the Year at Speaker Con and received a Mississippi Success Award. As an Author in 2018, she showcased her book at the Congressional Black Caucus and NAACP’s Authors Pavilion and Winner of International Author of the Year in London, UK.

LM: Tell me a little bit about yourself.
LC: I love empowering and encouraging others to be the best version of themselves.

LM: Tell us about your business.
LC: I started writing to empower and encourage others to overcoming obstacles. As God helped to heal me and I overcame my own adversities I was able to create inspirational books that meet readers where they are.
The purpose of Planting Positive Seeds is to empower, encourage, and motivate young women and girls to live a positive life through community outreach. Funds-solicited will be used to facilitate programming, workshops, training, and outreach events.

LM: What prompted you to start your business?
LC: My desire to help individuals heal, and grow in personal development.

LM: Have you always aspired to be an entrepreneur? Why or why not?
LC: Yes, I want to write a book that was read and impacted the lives of others all over the world.

LM: What’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
LC: Meeting new customers and readers, conversing with them about the books.

LM: Who’s your inspiration? Why?
LC: Jesus is my inspiration, I aspire to love others as He did, and help them be who they were born to be.

LM: List some of your greatest achievements
LC: 2017 Red City Review Book Awards Best Social Media Winner
2017 Book Excellence Awards Finalist
2017 John E Weaver Book Excellence Award Winner
2017 Beverly Hills Book Award Finalist
2018 International Author of the Year Divas of Colour
2019 Mississippi Success Honoree
2019 Making Headline News Woman of the Year Nominee

LM: Name a time when things didn’t go right. What happened and how did you get past it?
LC: I’m resilient so most of the time, I adjust and keep moving.

LM: Where do you see your business in 3 years?
LC: I see myself writing movie scripts and plays for my books.

LM: What advice would you give a new entrepreneur?
LC: I would tell all entrepreneurs to get started, research, learn, and not to procrastinate

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https://www.ladonnamarie.org/

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