Choosing Your Friends is Choosing Your Destiny

Presented by: Laura Welch

Know how to navigate your friendships while keeping your standards. Learn how to be a better friend to others, and the importance of seeking our Heavenly Father as a friend.


Laura Welch is a comedian, professional speaker, founder, and mother. She participated in Divine Comedy, a sketch comedy troupe. She participated in a short film for a campaign promoting service with the cast of Studio C, a popular sketch comedy show. She is an advocate for clean comedy. She has taught seminary at Pleasant Grove High School through CES and taught institute at Berkeley College of Music. For the past fifteen years, she has spoken for Especially For Youth on the topics of faith and values. She travels all over the country speaking to LDS teenagers at EFY, youth conferences, and firesides. She founded an organization for families at Harvard Business School and now is a regular speaker there, speaking on motherhood and family. In addition, she runs a parenting speaking series at Harvard Buisiness School, which has received praise from PBS for being a wonderful tool to help families. She was the founder of a female heroes speaking series in Boston during her time serving in the LDS stake Relief Society. Most importantly, Laura is the ringleader/mother of a circus called the Welch Family. She loves teaching and nurturing her four children, Rowan, Porter, Lillian, and Quinn. She spends her spare time playing pranks with her handsome husband and having dance parties with her family.

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