Gail Rubin - NM Professional Speaker
Gail Rubin - NM Professional Speaker
Price Range
$3,000 - $10,000

Speaker Since

Albuquerque, NM

Certified Virtual Presenter
Gail Rubin, CT

Laugh & Learn with “The Joan Jett of Death Education”


Has the pandemic affected your employees? Hidden grief at work impacts productivity.

Even though we all die, less than 30% of adults do any end-of-life planning. That means employees lose productivity, association members stress, unprepared family members scramble for information and financial resources, and no one knows what to do. It doesn’t have to be that way. Gail Rubin can help your people be prepared for the only inevitability in life – and have fun doing it.

Gail Rubin, CT, works with organizations that want to connect with baby boomers concerned about end-of-life issues. She is an award-winning speaker and author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die and Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Gail Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist, a pioneering death educator who uses humor, film clips and outside the box activities to teach about end-of-life issues. She’s been called “The Joan Jett of death education,” a rock star in this field. She’s also a Certified Funeral Celebrant, coordinator of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival, a Death Café host, an expert in Jewish funeral traditions, a breast cancer survivor, and a film connoisseur.

Gail Rubin, NM Professional SpeakerShe can provide continuing education credits with her presentations to medical, legal, financial planning, hospice, funeral directors, and other professionals. Gail speaks in-person and virtually at national, state and regional conventions, to businesses and for religious and community groups. She “knocked ’em dead” as a speaker at TEDxABQ in 2015.

Program Descriptions

Hidden Grief in the Workplace

The widespread losses incurred during the pandemic can negatively impact employee productivity. Help your employees understand grief in the workplace with “Hidden Grief in the Workplace.”

Objectives for this session are to:

  • Help employees understand the many losses caused by the pandemic.
  • Recognize that reactions to grief and loss vary widely and how they may manifest. For example, using film clips, we illustrate the difference between intuitive and instrumental grieving. Gail Rubin has a license from the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation that allows the legal use of film and TV clips.
  • Offer strategies for coping with grief and loss in the workplace and at home.

Kicking the Bucket List:
Downsizing & Organizing for End-of-Life

Workers lose productivity when distracted by clutter and unanswered questions about end-of-life issues. This upbeat talk illustrates estate, medical and funeral planning issues with photos from Gail’s book, KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die, and clips from comedy films and television programs. You’ll learn:

  • Three easy ways to de-stress downsizing.
  • Key information your loved ones need before someone dies.
  • Executor responsibilities and decisions to make TODAY.

Your Customers Are Discussing Death… Where Are You?

For those in the insurance, estate planning, funeral and cemetery businesses, this talk has insights into death discussion movements that have sprung up in the US, the UK, and worldwide over the past 10 years. Tens of thousands of participants flock to these events, online and in-person. Learn how to connect with your community through:

  • Hosting local Death Café discussions.
  • Holding a Before I Die Festival with entertaining and educational events.
  • Learning tips to plan events that get end-of-life planning conversations started and generate sales.