Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS

Resilience Takes Your Business to the Next Level

Life-Loss Balance Speaker

Why Book Barbara for Your Next Event?

  • Barbara has more than 20 years’ experience helping professionals survive and thrive their stressful jobs.
  • Barbara captivates audiences at mental health and healthcare conferences, national associations, victim assistance trainings and stressed out workplaces.
  • Consistently top rated by attendees managing change, transition, job stress or loss.
  • Barbara offers a composite of experience, research and practical application that promotes wellness.
  • With a humorous interactive teaching style, she delivers highly content-filled, interactive seminars, keynotes and trainings.
  • She knows her stuff when it comes to psychology, bereavement, and stress management. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Community Health with a concentration in Thanatology, from Brooklyn College. She is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. 
  • Barbara is featured in an Emmy Award winning documentary, Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley where she shares the story of her father’s suicide while pregnant with triplets.
  • Barbara is the author of But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide and the 30 hour continuing education course book for Nurses, Death, Dying and Bereavement: Providing compassion during a time of need.
  • She is the co-author of the Compassion Fatigue: Vicarious trauma training curriculum for the Department of Justice: Office for Victims of Crime.
  • Barbara is a contributing writer in Coaching for Results: Expert advice from 25 international coaches; Keys to a Good Life: Wisdom to unlock your power within; Thin Threads: Grief and renewal; and Fresh Grief: Inspirational stories from opentohope.com.
  • Meeting planners consider her easy to work with while planning the program and consistently ask her to come back for additional events.

Bio for Keynotes, Workshops, and Trainings 

Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, CBS is a nationally recognized speaker on increasing self-awareness of skills and strengths that approve the ability to handle stress, job burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Barbara is the author of the best-selling book, But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide and the 30 hr. continuing education course book for Nurses, Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Providing compassion during a time of need. She is the co-author of the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime Training Curriculum, Compassion Fatigue. She is a contributing writer in Coaching for Results: Expert advice from 25 top international coaches; Keys to a Good Life: Wisdom to Unlock Your Power Within; Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal; and Fresh Grief. She was featured in the Emmy award winning Documentary, Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley. Barbara developed the Palette of Grief® Resilience Program. Barbara, a Certified Bereavement Specialist, was a hospice bereavement coordinator, bereavement group facilitator, and teacher at Brooklyn College. Currently, she is a consultant with the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Barbara received a BS in Psychology and MA in Community Health with a concentration in thanatology from Brooklyn College and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. Barbara is a member of the Association for Death, Education and Counseling; American Association for Suicidology; and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.