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Covering topics on the end-of-life and more.

Speaking on the end-of-life

Are you looking to educate your audience, workplace, or other organization on end-of-life topics? I am available to speak on a variety of topics centered around end-of-life and grief. Available for online opportunities as well as in person events.


Shelly May Roby

Founder and Owner

Shelly May, LLC and “Into the Living Room”

Whenever I am witness to Gabby speaking or teaching, I am transformed in a profound way. Gabby reminds us to not wait for the bedside, while inviting in the sacredness of death and dying. She is able to shine a graceful, yet urgent light on the importance of remembering that we are still alive and what we may still have left to do. Her humanness allows me to feel the realness of death and the depth of her experience urges me to pay attention to each and every moment. When Gabby speaks, we all stop and listen. 

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A Passion for Education Around End-of-Life Topics

Education is key. I have found that when I first meet with someone who is providing end-of-life care, they have so many questions, uncertainties, and fear. There are a lot of misconceptions, which I want to clear up. The more we talk about it, the more comfortable people will be. I am always pleased when I can hand over my tools to someone and relieve them of their fear, this is my goal, something I strive for always.

Who needs to hear these topics?

It begins with anyone who works in the end-of-life care field; all members of the hospice team, those who initiate the first contact with patients and families, and anyone who takes calls from them. You do not have to be a clinician to provide end-of-life care. I especially like to speak with caregivers and hospice volunteers. Anyone who is caring for someone who is dying deserves to have the tools to provide the care well, and without fear.


Craig Schroeder

Volunteer Services Director, Mission Hospice & Home Care

Gabby Jimenez and I have been colleagues for seven years working for a community based nonprofit hospice. Throughout this time, Gabby and I have worked together in many capacities. I have trained hundreds of volunteers over these years, and Gabby has been invaluable to the training. In her presentations to new volunteers, she brings an informative heartfelt perspective, supported by her End of Live Doula training. Her teachings are a complete wholistic perspective on caring for those at the most vulnerable and intimate part of life, encompassing patient and family.


So many volunteers say that what Gabby presents is the highlight of the 26-hour training. What so many say is that her wisdom, filled with compassion and understanding, teaches them the tools to be an openhearted caregiver with strength and gentleness. Many of my long-time serving volunteers turn to Gabby’s blog and writings for more insight and perspective on caring for the sick. They find that she is an endless well of knowledge and inspiration as they sit bedside with patients and help loved ones.

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Finding new ways to discuss grief

Working in this field, has given me a front row seat to the different layers of grief, which begins as early as diagnosis, and lingers years after that last breath is taken. I am drawn to finding ways to comfort people through it. After losing my brother, grief took on a whole new meaning. When I shared my own struggles, I was surprised by the hundreds of responses I received from The Hospice Heart Community, reminding me that grief is everywhere, and within every one of us. I want to find a way to offer comfort and support to anyone who is grieving.

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Topics I can speak on

But not limited to

Diagnosis to death... what does that look like

Removing fear and uncertainty for those at the bedside

Death and dying education

Most commonly asked questions

Grief, which includes anticipatory grief

Understanding hospice

How to help someone who is grieving

Stress management for caregivers

For a full list of topics please go to Gabby's Media Kit Here


Kimberly Ryan

Hospice & Palliative Care Association of NY State

Albany, NY

As a Conference Planner who was following “The Hospice Heart” on social media for several months–we were in need of a “fresh” Keynote for our Fall Conference.  


“What the heck – let me try to reach out to this person”


About 30 seconds later, I received a response from Gabby.  We set up a phone time to chat and allow me to listen to Gabby - to get a feel if she would be a good fit for our group.  About 2 minutes into the conversation, I realized Gabby was not a good fit. She was a great one. Read that again. 


Gabby was going to be a great fit! She was sassy, quick witted, honest, and immediately grasped the message we were trying to send to our conference attendees.

I knew I wanted to hire Gabby after that conversation – so I delved in to researching her – (just to be sure – it’s a Planner thing...)


I still cannot figure out how Gabby can be so relaxed with the dying but anxious with the living – but that is for her next book.


As a Conference Planner, I try to be detail- oriented and specific to what I felt the conference attendees needed from a Keynote; Gabby and I zoomed a couple times to discuss the conference message and, from her demeanor and candor, I knew we made the right decision.


Gabby nailed it.

Our members gave positive feedback throughout the conference and purchased several copies of her books, which Gabby graciously signed for them.


It was an honor meeting Gabby, and we hope to continue to work with her in the immediate future.

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