Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, CBS

New Jersey, USA

Barbara Rubel

She's More Than Just a Speaker
The journey Barbara Rubel took to get to the pinnacle of her profession began when her father, a retired New York City 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 well being professionals. Today as a successful keynoter, trainer, and consultant, Barbara has become a leading industry expert on coping when tragedy strikes and workplace wellness. Her insightful and humorous presentations convey optimism and hope to professionals coping with stressful careers. Barbara has appeared as a staff development keynote speaker and work life balance speaker at conferences many times over the past decade, with rave reviews. She frequently offers her expertise as a stress management speaker and respected health and wellness consultant in victim services, health care, and professional organizations across the country.

Rubel, B. (2009). But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide, (2nd Ed.), Kendall Park, NJ: Griefwork Center, Inc.
Rubel, B. (2004). Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Providing compassion during a time of need. SC Publishing, Western Schools.
Rubel, B. (2010). It was not exactly what I expected, In Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal.  Kiwi Publishing.
Rubel, B. (2007). A Doctor’s Note, In H. Stone. (Ed.), Remembering our Angels: Personal Stories of Healing from a Pregnancy Loss (12-23). Lulu Publishers.
10 Reasons to Have Barbara Speak to Your Group
1. Barbara is a thought leader in the world of coping with loss, compassion fatigue, positive growth and resiliency and has been quoted in Shape Magazine, Health Magazine, the Huffington Post and more.
2. She’s a funny motivational speaker who teaches professionals how to take a resilient stretch from unhelpful behaviors and attitudes to positive ones.
She’s a professional keynote speaker who sets a positive tone for the event and keeps attendees focused on recognizing their important roles as helping professionals
4. She will teach your audience resilient ways to survive difficult times and shares her own story of being in the hospital about to give birth to triplets when her father died by suicide.
5. She writes what she believes in! She’s the author of a best-selling book; a 30 hour continuing education course book for Nurses; co-authored the compassion fatigue training curriculum for the Department of Justice; and is a contributing writer in the Thin Threads book series.
She 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, she knows her stuff when it comes to psychology, health, and stress management.
8. She is a widely acclaimed recognized speaker on 
workplace wellness and life balance who has an incredible gift to touch the heart and mind.
9. Her humorous interactive teaching style is entertaining as well as educational and her 
giveaways will have audiences laughing while learning.
10. Her references from healthcare and wellness associations, victim assistance, hospitals and medical centers, nursing, education, faith based, and military prove that she gets the job done! 

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