Resilience Strategist

Looking for a dynamic keynote speaker, workshop facilitator or trainer for your conference, appreciation event or woman's group?

Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, CBS

Speaker, Trainer, Author 

Personal Development for Professional Success

Tel. (732) 422-0400 


Building Professional Resilience Takes Your Business to the Next Level
Speaker. Consultant. Coach.

Barbara Rubel is a speaker, trainer and consultant that creates high quality programs on stress management that minimize stress, burnout, vicarious trauma, and  compassion fatigue. Through keynotes, workshops and trainings, she helps attendees learn insightful ways to build a successful career as they survive and thrive in the workplace. 

Barbara’s 8 step stress management program is interactive and content rich and helps attendees apply their strengths and build their resilience. Her most requested programs are the FABULOUS Principle©, a stress management model, and the Palette of Grief®, that focuses on reactions to challenging life events. 

The journey Barbara took to get to the pinnacle of her profession began when her father, a retired NYC Police Officer, died by suicide while she was pregnant with triplets. Barbara devoted the first part of her career helping the bereaved and the second half advancing the wellbeing of professionals. With over twenty years’ experience teaching professionals how to overcome life's challenges, her energizing and motivating stress management programs focus on strengths, meaning, growth and self-leadership at every level. 

Whether Barbara is presenting an opening keynote at a healthcare conference, a general session closing at a mental health convention, a training at a victim witness professional conference or a workshop at an association event, her upbeat programs are always highly rated by participants. 

Barbara also works with coaches who want to learn ways to increase their impact on clients that have experienced death related loss. 

You'll often hear Barbara sharing this sentiment on the radio, 

"It is difficult to care about career management if the leaders in your workplace do not. It's everyone's job - leaders, management and staff - to be skilled at career management at every level of healthcare, mental health and victim assistance. My 8 step stress management model, The FABULOUS PRINCIPLE©, is for professionals who want to be highly engaged and connected to meaning while increasing their personal influence. 

Contact Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS today at 

Listen to Barbara's FABULOUS Interview on Building Resilience
on the Positivity Strategist Podcast which aired 
March 3, 2015 with host Robyn Stratton Berkessel. 

Barbara and her programs have been featured on
Blog Moderator
Helping Healing Hearts From Around the World
Grief Expert
Watch a 3 minute clip "Compasssion Fatigue: 8 Strengths that Build Coping Skills" from Barbara Rubel's Western Schools Webinar:

  • Listen to Barbara discuss resilient ways to cope with grief on Beverly Molander's 1 hour program, Activating the Power of Yes click here
  • Watch Barbara's talk at the Celebrant Foundation, click here  
  • Listen to Barbara describe her program, click here to listen to a 7 minute spotlight Radio interview with Marcus Edwards (starts at 24:50 - ends at 31.40).                                                                   

Barbara Rubel, BS, MA, BCETS, CBS, CPBC is a nationally recognized thanatologist, focusing on loss, personal growth, and building resilience. As a resilience consultant, she has been mentioned in Health Magazine, SHAPE Magazine, Fox Buisiness, and much more.

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Barbara's Blogs

Barbara's Articles Have Appeared in:  AOL mydaily; Business & Health Magazine; Nursing Spectrum; Catholic Cemetery Magazine; Imprint Magazine; Tragedy Assistance Magazine;Micron PC Magazine; Grief Magazine; Impact Publications; Visions Magazine; Adult Family Caregivers Network; Employee Assistance Report; School Nurse News; South Brunswick Magazine; Friends for Survival, Inc.; Thanatology Newsletter; The Forum; The Recovery Link, Lifesavers; Panic Relief News; Natural Awakenings, Monmouth/Ocean June 2015;  and more.

Contact Barbara for an entertaining interview that benefits the audience, helps ratings and gets readers.

Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine

What Every Successful Women Entrepreneur Knows For Sure: 
From Cinderella Glass Slippers to Petticoats

Program Handouts

7 Reasons to Book Barbara For Your Next Event

1. Barbara's expertise is in coping with life challenges, stress management and resilience, and her practical ideas can be used immediately.
2. She has worked with many people who were struggling with difficult situations in their personal and professional lives and her self-care strategies have helped healthcare and behavioral health professionals, victim assistance professionals, and those working in stressful careers build their resilience. 
3. Barbara Rubel has an eye on the trends and teaches women entrepreneurs resilient ways to survive difficult times. She shares her own story of being in the hospital about to give birth to triplets when her father died by suicide.
4. Barbara writes what she believes in! She’s the author of a best-selling book; a 30 hour continuing education course book for Nurses; a co-author of the compassion fatigue training curriculum for the Dept. of Justice; and is a contributing writer in the Thin Threads book series and other valuable resources. 
5. Rubel
 was in an Emmy Award winning documentary narrated by Mariette Hartley.
As a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and a Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Community Health with a concentration in Thanatology, she knows her stuff when it comes to psychology, bereavement, and stress management.
7. Barbara is easy to work with and as a trainer with a humorous interactive teaching style, she 
has an incredible gift to touch the heart and mind. Her on stage presence is the same as if you were sitting across from one another having a cup of coffee.  

Loss Can Inspire You to Help Others
Barbara Rubel and Brian Tracy at the NSA Keynote Lab in Las Vegas