Powell’s Book Launch Portland, OR November 2011:

TEDx Denver, CO December 2011:

Linda Michelle Cohen

Author: 1000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life Seal Press, November 2011

Speaker: Volunteerism, Philanthropy, Mitzvahs, Motherhood

Specialities: Linda is available for keynote speaking engagements, community service day programs, conference breakout sessions, master of ceremonies or emcee, book signings.

Mother: Gabrielle 17, Solomon 14, Wife: to Aaron for 22 years

Email: lindamcohen@comcast.net  or submit a comment on the contact page

Linda Cohen brings her fundraising background, extensive volunteer service experience and unique perspective having performed 1,000 Mitzvahs or acts of kindness over two years to inspire your audience to be more engaged in daily kindness and volunteerism.

Potential Speech topics:

Volunteerism 101
Personal Philanthropy for the 21st century
1,000 Mitzvahs: Hardwired for Altruism
How to Make a Difference in a Day: Cultivating Kindness
Grieving Gracefully through Giving


“Linda’s presentation was terrific! Both the content and the delivery were inspiring and instructive for our young leaders. We all gleaned something useful while enjoying ourselves at the same time! I look forward to implementing some of her techniques, and would definitely call on her again for similar presentations. A model public speaker!” Caron Rothstein, Communicty Engagement Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

“I have seen many presentations during my 13 year tenure at the Elliott Bay Book Company and Linda’s thoughtful, warm and informative presentation was one of my favorites. She was very engaging and attentive to the attendees, which is a mitzvah in its own right.” Karen Maeda Allman, Author Events Coordinator Elliott Bay Books 

“It was such a pleasure to work with you on the Girl Scouts program – you were magnificient! The event raised $20,000 more than anticipated. You rocked the house.” Jed Shay, Executive Director, Oregon Repertory Singers

“Linda is very effective at keeping the whole audience engaged. She acknowledges and includes her audience and is a wonderful storyteller.” Don Hudson, Board Member
 Men Against Breast Cancer

“Linda is authentic and vulnerable. She deftly elicits stories from others, engaging the audience through interactive interludes. She is also a wonderful storyteller.” Craig Harrison, Expressions of Excellence San Fransisco, CA

“Linda was easy to work with in the planning process – enthusiastic, quick to respond to questions and requests and wanting to address the needs of our target audience. she also was timely and well prepared on the day of the event. Linda’s presentation style was very warm and welcoming, approachable and engaging. She balanced sharing her story with audience Q and A and answered questions sensitively. Feedback from audience members and our co-sponsors was very positive.” Marjorie Schnyder, Director of Family Life Education, Jewish Family Service, Seattle, WA

“Linda spoke to our National Charity League Mother-Daughter group and had all of us laughing, tearing up and pondering sometimes at the same time. She engaged the audience through questions tossed out and encouraged discussion within our tables, all 25 tables of 10 at the same time. It was perfect for our organization.” Joan Robbins, Blue Heron Chapter of National Charity League, Portland, OR

“Linda’s presentation was the ideal mix of warm and personable and professionally polished. She excelled at giving honest, practical, and valuable advice while making it fun and entertaining–no easy feat!” Val Mallinson, Willamette Writers, Board President

If you are interested in hiring Linda Cohen for your next event, please use our contact page to discuss your event details.