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


June 9th, 2021

Six Effective Strategies for Integrating Machine Learning Into Business Operations

Machine learning can greatly enhance your business operations, but to maximize its impact, you'll need the right strategic approach.

June 4th, 2021

Web Traffic Plummeting? Eight Approaches to Identify the Cause

A steep drop in traffic to your website can be concerning, but with the right approach, you can investigate and identify the reason behind it.

May 24th, 2021

10 Overlooked Ways to Create a More Flexible Work Environment

Flexibility means different things to different people, so don't be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to offering workplace flexibility.

May 19th, 2021

Eight Leadership Strategies to Support Burnt-Out Teams

If your team is burnt out by remote or hybrid work, here's what you can do as a leader to get morale back on track.


Griefwork Center, Inc.

Griefwork Center, Inc. provides leaders in business, healthcare, mental healthcare, and victim services with information that addresses employee burnout, compassion fatigue, 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.