February 11, 2013

Wendy Cohen

Wendy Cohen grew up in a home filled with love and laughter. Born and raised in Queensland, Australia she now lives in Bountiful, Utah. 

Wendy has served in many church callings which include; Primary presidency, Primary teacher, Faith in God leader, Stake YW presidency, YW presidency, RS teacher, Stake RS presidency, RS president, seminary teacher and now serves as a Sunday school teacher to the 14/15 year olds. 

Wendy and her husband Robert are parents of four children. 

Wendy loves ice cream and cereal for birthday breakfast, doing laundry, any opportunity to teach, people watching, making people smile, and hearing her children say ‘I love you mum’.   

Wendy not only has her own blog, 'Fairy Thinking......and other stuff' (that she readily admits isn't kept as up to date as she'd like) but has also been an occasional writer on A String of Pearls, an international e-magazine for women. 

You can find Wendy on Facebook and on Pinterest.

Presentation information:

Taking Time for Self’ 
(aka: 'I don't give a darn day')
 As women we get caught up in our busy day to day lives taking care of everyone around us. We sometimes forget that in taking care of people we also need to take care of ourselves. This presentation is full of fun and laughter as Wendy points out the importance of taking time for YOU.

'My Savior My Friend'
We all need a friend who understands what we're dealing with. Whether it's loneliness or sorrow or pain of any kind. We need someone who 'gets it'. The Savior 'gets it'. He's been there done that.

  ‘Uniquely You’
It is the differences in the flowers that make a beautiful bouquet or the different voices that make up a beautiful choir. Oscar Wilde once said “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” In this fun presentation, Wendy discusses how we are the same, but different and how to love and accept those things that make us different...or unique.

'Hearts Knit Together'
"Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters...."  My sisters are my best friends but when I live so far away from them I am grateful for my other sisters.....YOU. Sisters in the gospel. We'll celebrate the sisterhood we enjoy in Relief Society...and we'll laugh.

Each presentation runs about 40 minutes long.


Wendy tends to downplay her gifts and talents. She has a heart of gold and arms that reach around many, many people. Wendy knows what Christlike service is, and she lives it. A presentation by Wendy will delight, inspire, and give you the gift of laughter. Wendy sees the humour in day to day life.  Spend time with Wendy and you will see your world differently.....Jane (Brisbane Australia)

Sister Cohen's sharp wit and down-to-earth humor will lift and inspire, cause you stop and reflect on the truths she speaks, and then send you joyfully on your way, much richer for the experience......Marilyn Atkinson (Hyrum, Utah)

Wendy Cohen teaching or speaking is an event not to be missed. I love the way she teaches, she is able to talk in a way that motivates and uplifts.....Lynette King (Brisbane, Australia)

Laugh-out-loud good times!.....Julie Kland (Bountiful, Utah)

True wit and wisdom delivered with an Aussie accent - what could be better than that?! Listen, laugh, and learn - this amazing lady will change your life! .....Stacie Stone (Bountiful, Utah)

Wendy is 'just what the doctor ordered'. She reminds me of an LDS 'Erma Bombeck'. She has a wonderful sense of humor and can make you laugh one minute and cry the next. She is very knowledgeable about the gospel and has an uncanny ability to tie everyday life into gospel principles. I smile every time I think of Wendy and am blessed to have her in my life........Juleen Bell (Bountiful, Utah)

Wendy is resourceful, she is sensitive, she is direct and will always give her honest opinion.
I have left Wendy's company knowing at least three things
1. I can do it
2. I am happy again
3. I am blessed
.......and remember to laugh...........Kirsten Faloon (Limerick, Ireland) 

Wendy is the "silver lining" to every dark rain cloud. She will support you through anything with humour and sensitivity. If Wendy's on your team, you cannot fail......Deonne Bailey (Brisbane, Australia)

1 comment:

Laurel N said...

you are the best, Wendy....i feel honored to hav grown up with you n be your friend....i apreciate your wit n perspecti e....your kindness n the friendship you hav shared over the years....you're interesting, knowegable and inspiring...
keep shining on...God bless