Why Book This Speaker
Gigi speaks from the heart and loves interacting with her customers and fans. At every personal appearance engagement, Gigi offers a question and answer period as well as a meet-and-greet session where attendees have the opportunity to say hello, get some words of encouragement, get a photo taken and have Gigi autograph a copy of her autobiography. Gigi receives scores of letters every month from people who have learned about Gigi’s story by attending one of her speaking engagements, seeing her on TV or reading about her. They all appreciate Gigi for providing hope, inspiration and belief that they too can become just as successful as Gigi.
Traveling From: Fernandina Beach, FL
RISE – RECOVER – RECREATE
Gigi Butler is a remarkable entrepreneur and inspiring speaker who has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide with her incredible story. As the founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes, her journey started with only $33 left in her bank account when she decided to open up a single cupcake shop in Nashville, Tennessee, which she courageously built into a $33-million-per-year company and nationwide phenomenon.
Gigi’s relentless determination, resilience, and unwavering passion made her small business a sweet success story. However, her path to success has not been without its challenges. In her latest speech, Rise, Recover, Recreate, Gigi openly shares her experiences and imports lessons on rising from the ashes, recovering from loss and adversity, and recreating from scratch to shine bright.
Gigi says, “Life isn’t about being perfect, it’s about being original.” Her engaging presence, captivating storytelling, empowering messages, and genuine spirit resonate with audiences as she imparts valuable lessons on entrepreneurship, leadership, and the importance of pursuing one’s dreams.
Gigi Butler, entrepreneur and founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes, admits her story of success is full of sweet irony. Gigi opened her first Gigi’s Cupcakes location just off Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee in 2008. Gigi’s Cupcakes is now the largest cupcake franchise in the world.
With an entrepreneurial spirit that needed an outlet at the age of 15, Gigi opened her first business, Gigi’s Cleaning Company, which she continued to grow once she moved from California to Nashville in 1994. She cleaned houses during the day and sang at downtown Nashville honky-tonks at night. After a decade of pursuing a career as an entertainer, the heartaches of the music industry hit home.
The Secret Ingredient
Gigi’s autobiography “The Secret Ingredient: Recipes for Success In Business and Life” was released in December 2018. Gigi shares her personal success story, her hard-won business acumen and the life-changing inspiration that she’s gained from a challenging life. Each chapter includes a piece of business advice and a delicious sweet and savory recipe.
Listen to Gigi on The Action Catalyst Podcast
Gigi was the keynote speaker for our “Learn. Grow. Connect Conference for Women. She was humble, humorous, and relatable. We received great feedback from Attendees, who loved hearing the unexpected twists and turns of her incredible success story.
Gigi Butler was fantastic. She was able to craft a message for our students that combined her story, expertise, and success that translated into principals of do’s and don’ts for any innovator. Her delivery was exemplary. By combining humor, examples, singing, and an informal but highly focused presentation, she demonstrated her command of delivering a keynote speech and gave our students immediately useful takeaways. True inspiration took place. The students left feeling excited and motivated and ready to tackle their first year at UF.
[Gigi] was vibrant and energetic! Her story and her message were so inspirational. All of our guests loved meeting her one-on-one. Thank you Gigi!
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