Toastmaster Gail Rubin

Toastmaster Gail Rubin

Gail Rubin, a member of Albuquerque Challenge Toastmasters club for the past three years and principal of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, has earned the designation Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement (CT) from the national Association for Death Education and Counseling®.

The “CT” credential demonstrates Ms. Rubin’s expertise and involvement in the field of death, dying and bereavement. Through her company, A Good Goodbye, LLC, The Doyenne of Death® helps start funeral planning conversations with a light touch on a serious subject.

Gail Rubin, CT, is a Certified Funeral Celebrant, funeral planning consultant, TV and radio host, and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the funeral planning conversation started. She’s the author of the award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die and The Family Plot Blog. The 12-episode television series she hosts, A Good Goodbye, is now available on DVD.

Her Internet radio show, also called A Good Goodbye, helps get the conversation started with expert interviews on a wide range of topics, including funeral etiquette, green burial, consumer concerns, hospice, grief, and end-of-life issues. The hour-long program is live on Wednesdays online at at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT. Podcasts of each program can be downloaded free from iTunes, the RockStar Radio Network, and

She is also a life insurance agent specializing in final expense insurance.

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Learn more at