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The Y Collaborative provides end-of-life consulting services that help Organizations, Businesses, Families and individuals to prepare and take control for the expected and the unexpected. We are based in Houston, TX.

Whether young, single or newly married, edging into middle age or moving out of it, if you have not thought about and prepared for end-of-life issues, we can help. We will speak to your organizations and employees and we have a unique facilitation process to work with small groups, families and individuals.

 

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Nancy Rust

Nancy Rust is certified by the Society of Certified Senior Advisers as a senior advisor and is a member of the prestigious American College of Healthcare Executives. She has also completed the Hospice Volunteer Training Program.
Over the course of her work, Nancy has interviewed dozens of professionals working in areas related to life’s transitions, amassed a considerable library and developed a network of resources to support clients.

After 30 years of successful business experience as President of Rust Realty, Nancy has decided to pursue her passion of helping others put life in order and put worry away by preparing for the expected and the unexpected. She does this through speaking engagements with community groups, healthcare professionals, clergy and families. Nancy is a gifted facilitator and understands the uniqueness of each individual and family. Through a customized, facilitated process, Nancy leads individuals and families through sensitive discussions and decision-making. She also helps individuals and families document their personal wishes so they can put worry away and enjoy their lives.

 

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Susan Lieberman

Susan Abel Lieberman co-founded Y Collaborative with Nancy Rust, and worked to develop the initial website before selling her share of the business at the end of 2012. Her next book, Death, Dying and Dessert, will be out in spring, 2013.

Susan directed Leadership Rice at Rice University for eight years, worked as an executive coach and is the author of eight books including New Traditions and The Mother-In-Law’s Manual. She is certified in thanatology by the American Association of Death Education and Counseling and facilitates a Death Dying and Dessert group that meets regularly to explore issues related to death and dying. Susan holds a Ph.D in public policy and is ordained as an interfaith minister.