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95: Emergency Resilience - Alex Jabr

In Episode 95, Emergency Resilience, Alex Jabr sits down with Jen V and JRT to discuss the heavy–but invaluable–topic of death communication and staying present during extremely uncomfortable end-of-life discussions. 

Alex has experience as a paramedic, public speaker, and online course designer for her company, Emergency Resilience. She turned her own experiences from her mother’s passing and her career in emergency medicine into a life mission to teach others how to empathetically and effectively deliver what may be the hardest words an individual may hear in their lifetime. She pulls back the curtain through stories, revealing shocking statistics highlighting just how little guidance there is for medical professionals on end-of-life communication. She has become an expert in getting comfortable in uncomfortable situations. 

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Jen V. & JRT

Jen Vellenga and Jennifer Rettele-Thomas are the co-founders of Voice First World®, a communication and executive coaching company. They train executives and leaders on the Presence Paradigm™, a communication technique created from Jen V’s decades of training actors to perform authentically, with presence, on stages, on audio, and video. If you want to learn more about how to speak and lead confidently, book a discovery call at

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