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About the Book
CHRIS-TIA DONALDSON knows what it means to beat the odds. Going from the inner city of Detroit to the Ivy League to founding a successful hair care company and facing brutal trials like breast cancer along the way, she embodies the strength so many women in America aspire to have—and knows how the challenges women face can create remarkable perspective, calm, and understanding. In This is Only a Test, Chris-Tia reflects on her journey as a black woman in corporate America and shares the lessons that life has taught her. From faith, family, and relationships to the importance of embracing gifts and defining success on one’s own terms, she shows how all women can follow their dreams while still staying true to their own needs, physically and emotionally. Letting the world go and finding their own pace.Every woman’s path is different. But the way to get there is the same: keep your head up, rely on your true self, and ultimately, pursue your dreams—no matter what stands before you.
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About the Author
CHRIS-TIA DONALDSON was once just a street-smart girl from Detroit with a passion for hair and a dream of owning her own business; A two- time Harvard University graduate, bestselling author, and founder/ CEO of a nationally distributed beauty brand, Thank God It’s Natural (tgin). tgin is sold in Target, Sally’s Beauty Supply, Walgreen’s, and Whole Foods, and the company continues to grow. Chris-Tia had been named one of Chicago’s 40 Under 40 and has been featured in USA Today, Marie Claire, Essence, Black Enterprise, Heart & Soul, and the Chicago Tribune.
Ladies, we must take the time to care for ourselves from the inside out. In her memoir, CEO of tgin (Thank God It's Natural) Chris-Tia Donaldson shares the true grit of building a haircare brand from the ground floor. While I have read about and witnessed the birth of beauty brands, what I loved about this story is the author's heartwarming transparency about her battle with breast cancer in the midst of her brand gaining traction in the industry. She was literally fighting for her life and ambitions at the same time. I had goosebumps while reading about her Target meeting in 2016. [From the book: On March 15, 2016, after receiving my first chemo treatment, I traveled to Minneapolis to meet with the Target buyer and discuss our year one financial performance. While I was undergoing treatment, our revenues doubled, and door count quadrupled. God is good!] If you are an ambitious woman who is living in the reality that pursuing your dreams does not come without challenges, This is Only a Test is the narrative that will give you the strength to push forward, pray and trust that God will work it out in your favor.
Wow, ahhh-freaking-mazing! I completely adore her for writing this book, it s more than just a cancer story, it s so motivating! Thanks Chris-Tia Donaldson!
I just finished, This is Only a Test, in 3 days! I saw myself in so many ways from CEO to someone in need of more self-care. I loved how Chris-tia kept it real while also teaching very important lessons. Thank you for sharing your story Chris-tia! The world needs to read this!
This book spoke to me on so many levels. So glad Chris-Tia Donalson shared her story.