Wendy Ulrich
Wendy Ulrich’s columns for the Deseret News and Mormon Times reflect her background as a psychologist, business consultant, educator and parent. Her writing explores personal change, relationships, meaning-making and spirituality. Wendy is the founder of Sixteen Stones Center for Growth (sixteenstones.net), providing seminar-retreats for LDS women in Utah and Arizona. Wendy has been a licensed psychologist for 25 years, and has been president of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists. She has co-authored the Wall Street Journal #1 Bestselling business book, "The Why of Work" with Dave Ulrich, as well as many books and articles on faith and healing including "Weakness is Not Sin," "Forgiving Ourselves," and "The Temple Experience" (to be published fall 2012). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and an MBA from UCLA, and has taught at Brigham Young University. She is a popular speaker with both business and faith-based audiences (such as Time Out for Women) and is featured in "Why I’m a Mormon," recently released by Deseret Book.
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