Gatha has been a woman-owned business for over 35 years with a background in International Speaking – Training - Consulting. In spite of being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1977, Gatha simply used her disability as a launching pad.
Who is Gatha Crowson?
This is my task and I love it!”
Her success story has not been easy. Her life speaks for itself…
“from the ironing board to the executive board”
She traveled, speaking at international, national, state, local conventions, reaching-out to fibromyalgia sufferers offering them hope. She came early…she left late. You see Gatha had gone from a wheelchair to parasailing, riding mopeds, snorkeling in 90 days. Once again “she HAD to share her story”.
If you knew Gatha you would know why she had to share this amazing discovery with everyone she knew who had fibromyalgia. It was the same reason that caused her to share with abused women how they could rise from the depths of despair to being recognized internationally for their accomplishments. Since Gatha had always been in the people-helping business, she saw an avenue for a ministry for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue sufferers.
Why did she share this info to women internationally? She "had to" because you see she had experienced sexual, emotional and physical abuse for 17 years in a previous marriage. Raising five children in an alcoholic, rageoholic environment, teaching them they could be anything they wanted to be was no easy task, but Gatha finally learned after 15 years in this abusive environment "how-to" be everything she had been created to be. The last 2 years of this highly dysfunctional marriage Gatha functioned as a normal human being because she was learning "how-to" apply God¹s homework to her life.
Little wonder her motto is "Professional Development ALWAYS Begins With Personal Growth!" Others often say about her "from the ironing board to the executive board". Both statements are what Gatha Crowson is all about.
How could she build a business with a prolapsed mitro-valve, the debilitating fibromyalgia syndrome with chronic fatigue, arthritis, migraines, and many other problems common to FMS? This woman who drew disability for 12 years and was housebound for 10 of those years? The answer is simple...Gatha was determined to show her children and grandchildren that in spite of what she calls "life experiences" that you can do anything that you want to do.
Gatha began her career by writing her life's story and the ball began rolling and there was no stopping it. Her story went from pin to public appearances, speaking to religious audiences, telling life how it "really is" and letting women know that regardless of your level of dysfunction or the pain in your life experiences, you CAN overcome, start over, step out, and be EVERYTHING you were created to be.
Women in the business world heard Gatha speak, gave her business card to their company...and into corporate America she sailed. Through the greatest advertising known to man "word-of-mouth", Gatha has presented over 6,000 presentations in the U.S. alone. She became the President of the American Society for Training and Development and her credentials and honors go on and on.
Could Gatha relate
to these women who:
Listen to her own words. "Through the years we exhausted all monies traveling throughout the nation, in search of a cure. From the best doctors and clinics around the country, including pain clinics, holistic medicine...”You name--I've done it!” In 1986 the doctors told me I would be in a wheelchair the rest of my life. My pain had intensified and my weight had escalated. I was depressed on top of everything else. I would NOT give up. I was seen by the best doctors in the country and attended pain clinics to learn to cope with the never dying, never sleeping pain."
In spite of Gatha's pain she continued to travel and speak throughout the world. She loved the traveling (one her goals), however, when you travel the airlines change the pressure in the plane before take-off and landing. When the pressure changed her body felt it would explode with pain. Every joint, from the small joints in her toes to the top of her head, every ounce of tissue, fiber, muscle in her body would rebel, radiating pain so intense that it took all of her concentration on relaxation and control to keep her face straight so the passengers seated next to her would not know that her body's pain had escalated so high it was almost unbearable.
Going back in time….In 1975 a southern gentleman entered Gatha's life and became her knight-in-shining armor, adopting her five children (at their request). By 1980, Gatha and Carey have exhausted all of their financial resources. Carey cashed in his retirement to send Gatha to special clinics, doctors, hospitals across the U.S. in search of a cure for fibromyalgia.
Did being broke and in pain stop Gatha? She continued to travel because she was passionate about teaching people "how-to" change their lives, develop their leadership skills, and change paradigms. A mother of five and "MaMaNaN" to ten grandchildren, she brought motivation, continuing education, professional development and personal growth to corporate America, civic, business, professional and religious organizations. But...this did not give them financial freedom. And it did not give the Crowsons financial freedom.
Carey had to stay home with his JOB. They saw Social Security as
their only future…remember…Carey had cashed in his retirement
for Gatha’s health. Their future appeared dim.
Then came the time when she had more speaking requests than she could fill. She found out quickly that she could not duplicate herself. Yet she had read that Harvard endorsed and taught a business model where you could duplicate yourself and not work 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year. She began researching this industry.
Gatha was not resistant to change. Paradigms had certainly been a part of her life.
Gatha added a new industry to her resume’. Over an 18-month period she built a multi-million dollar business across the U.S. with Sales Reps in almost every state. Five years later she was marketing only the facelift. The face lift created a paradigm shift for Gatha and took her business into specialized markets.
You have probably seen Gatha on your local news station where reporters select the models. Gatha shows up for the interview and gives the models instructions "how-to" apply it.
The facelift is very much like Gatha...
When asked, "What is life all about?" Gatha responds, "Life is a journey of learning, growing, developing, becoming your own best self."
What do you recommend to someone who wants to build their own business?
"Life experiences will continue...for some it will be the loss of a spouse, child, relationship that was of great value, betrayal, son in-and-out of jail, loss of a parent, drug or alcohol problems with a loved one, struggles of growth in your business, teen-daughter pregnant, building a in-law addition to your home, heart strings are stretched...Stress...yet how we handle this stress equals character building! Most quit moving when life experiences occur. One of the beauties of CPI is...that when a member of our team has life experiences someone steps in and assists them as they move through this experience so that their business does not take a nose-dive. A team of professionals is the answer!"
Listen to the oldest writings we have:
Hope is believing in something before it happens....sounds like what I call dreams and goals. Mine are EVER before me.
Today we live in an uncertain world where Social Security Residual Income is VERY unstable and uncertain. Retirements and pensions fail. When your second month's income in this industry is more than your residual income check from Social Security after 45+ years of investing....it is time to sit-up and take-notice.
"It is not what you drive or what you wear; it doesn't matter if you're high credibility or have no credibility. It is what you believe about yourself and what you market that matters. THAT'S IT! That is what got me here. Through life experiences, which are God's 'homework', I never faltered in my beliefs. The result? Mountaintop experiences that are beyond words!"
For additional information on the trillion dollar industry that changed Gatha's life...fill out the questionnaire here and an interview will be scheduled with you immediately.
Gatha is looking for Sales Reps and/or people who want to build a team. Qualifications below:
Now...Some personal thoughts from Gatha...
“I am a 65 year old grandmother of 10, who in my other life is an international speaker, trainer, consultant, columnist, and author, appearing on numerous radio and television programs throughout the country...and knew nothing about "E-commerce".
“I'm also the past-president of the American Society for Training and Development. I'm active in our community, Board of Directors Boys and Girls Club, State Ambassador and State Legislative Committee for AARP. I have been involved in training people who were starting a small business (through Chambers around the country) for many years. But none of this background has helped me to make money or to look younger.
“I have been participating in residual income for 45+ years...it's called Social Security. In 2000, I became eligible to draw my first check. My first Social Security Check was less than my FIRST MONTH's INCOME in this industry...after paying in for 45+ years. Sit up and take notice...
“Through research I discovered that most people today would like to start their own business but they know that the statistics say that 4 out of 5 fail within the first 2 years, due to a lack of training, funding, startup costs were just too great, managing employees, etc. The startup cost for most of these people starting a small business is somewhere around $40,000 - $50,000 with no guarantee of any kind (and they know going into the adventure, that the majority of small businesses fail within the first two years), versus the startup cost as a Sales Rep with my Team.
“As a speaker and trainer I also have the opportunity to spend time with the greatest trainers, and to be aware of the cutting-edge training programs in America today. In Corporate America, Fortune 500 companies know that in order for training to be effective it must be simple, duplicable and measurable. The thing that got my attention about this industry? The training program met the requirements of Fortune 500 companies which insured adequate training for each individual who wants to graduate at the top of the class.
“Our step-by-step training system has created freedom and income for people from all walks of life...ex-million dollar a month sales reps, teachers, nurses, housewives, small business owners, trainers, social workers, corporate employees, engineers, doctors, attorneys, Mary Kay, Beauty Control, and many more professionals that have been able, for once in their life, to have both the time and the money to enjoy their families. They are able to take advantage of the 24-7-365 plan (24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year). They have no problem making money while they sleep!
“Because of our business, my husband was able to retire a few years ago and now travels all over the world with me. From an eight day trip to Saint Marten Island where we took our oldest grandson as his high school graduation gift, an eight-day cruise, Trinidad and Jamaica later this year. We spent several weeks traveling across the United States this last year from Montana to Mexico to New York to Florida and states in between. Our business has given us the freedom to live our dreams. Vacationing in Maui at the Ritz-Carlton is AWESOME...if that is what you like (and I like...grin).
“I have been in the leadership development business for years, often training people who would rather be doing something else instead of educating themselves, or people who wanted something for nothing. Today, because of our business, I have the pleasure of working with leaders and sales reps, developing trainers, and helping ordinary people to realize their dreams and reach their potential both personally and professionally. Remember my motto, "Professional Development Always Begins With Personal Growth!"
“Today…I invest my time in helping people build a successful, profitable business. I personally interview, evaluate, and train those who qualify. My leadership team possess the qualities I look for in my interview...Leadership Skills, People Skills, Good Attitude, Healthy Self-Image, Dreams and Goals with an Effective-Work-Ethic (E.W.E.) to back them up...AND...they are Trainable.
“I took responsibility for my own future long ago. I am sooooo thankful that I had the courage to take that challenge.”
"from the ironing board
to the executive board"
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