Barbara Rubel

Member Since 2021

Barbara Rubel


Griefwork Center, Inc.

New Jersey

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, TRAINER, AND WEBINAR INSTRUCTOR • I am a leading authority and best-selling author on managing burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. As a nationally recognized keynote speaker, I motivate audiences to build their resilience and create work-life balance. My programs help leaders and teams manage workplace chronic stressors, and get over burnout at work. • Three weeks prior to my giving birth to triplets, my father died by suicide. My story was featured in the Emmy award winning documentary, Fatal Mistakes, Families Shattered by Suicide narrated by Mariette Hartley. Many employees are grieving personal loss. I offer programs for leaders on lost productivity and performance while managing grief at work. • As a sought-after keynote speaker who has presented to over 500 groups since 1991, including corporations, state and national associations and non-profit organizations, I offer work-life balance strategies for leaders to implement right away. With clarity and humor, my speaking engagements are designed to give audiences powerful and practical strategies of work-life balance,, wellbeing, and self-care that can be implemented immediately. • I'm a Board-Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and Diplomate with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. I received a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master of Arts degree in community health, with a concentration in thanatology, both from Brooklyn College. • I'm the author of But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping Families After a Suicide (3rd ed.). (2020), and the 30-hour CE course for Nurses, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement: Helping Individuals Cope (4th ed.), and the CE course, COVID-19 Loss, Grief, and Bereavement (2020). I co-authored the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime Training Curriculum, Compassion Fatigue. I'm a contributing writer to Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal; Fresh Grief; Coaching for Results: Expert Advice from 25 Top International Coaches; and Keys to a Good Life: Wisdom to Unlock Your Power Within. • Podcasts and Media Appearances: Healing Place Podcast, Results Radio with Shawn Shewchuk, Bear Psychology Podcast, Hope Illuminated Podcast, Positivity Strategist Podcast, Transformation for Success Podcast, News Radio WHAM 1180, M.P.I. Radio by James Allen, The Sanity Project Podcast, Family Circle magazine, Health magazine, Shape magazine, Jennings Wire, CYACYL, WOR the voice of NY 710, FOX Business, Open to Hope TV, TODAY, and others. Email: Website:


  • Motivational Speaking
  • Stress Management
  • Staff Development


December 17th, 2021

Nine Steps Any Entrepreneur Can Take to Build Their Personal Reputation

Establishing a personal reputation can give business leaders a wider reach and influence in their industry.

December 7th, 2021

14 Communication Strategies to Connect and Build Influence With Employees

Keeping employees consistent connected to the mission and values of the organization means building a supportive work environment.

October 25th, 2021

Facing a Setback? 16 Surefire Ways to Rebuild Team Trust

In order to maintain credibility in the face of obstacles, leaders must learn to embrace honesty and vulnerability.

July 23rd, 2021

10 Customer Behavior Trends to Keep an Eye on This Year and Beyond

With technology continuing to change how people live and work, organizations need to prioritize opportunities that better meet evolving customer needs.


Griefwork Center, Inc.

Griefwork Center, Inc. provides leaders in business, healthcare, mental healthcare, and victim services with speaker services to address employee burnout, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, and grief in the workplace. Griefwork Center is led by Barbara Rubel, BS, MA, BCETS, DAAETS, keynote speaker, trainer, and best-selling author. Griefwork Center, Inc. offers knowledgeable, engaging professionals who can speak on a variety of mental health-workplace related topics.