Rebecca Whitehead Munn, MBA, is an award winning author, healthcare value creator and change catalyst, and public speaker. Her goal is to inspire others to be courageous and learn about their loved ones’ wishes, while creating life-long connections. The Gift of Goodbye: A Story About Agape Love, her debut memoir, launched July 18, 2017. Purchase it here. Kirkus Reviews says her memoir “tells of her own journey of self-discovery after learning of a parent’s terminal illness. Rather than give in to grief, she embarked on what she calls a ‘heart-opening journey’―one that she deftly and intensely recounts in this memoir.” Rebecca launched The Gift of Goodbye to a standing-room-only audience at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee and Book People, in Austin, Texas. Rebecca has shared her story with audiences in senior living communities, including Westminster Manor, and book clubs. Her essays have been featured on several websites, including and She earned a B.B.A. in marketing with a minor in psychology from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, an executive M.B.A. degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, and in 2017, became a Nashville Healthcare Council Fellow. The University of Texas Alcalde magazine recently featured a book review here. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her two teenage children, friends, and chocolate lab, Coco; practicing yoga, listening to live music, snow skiing, and playing golf. She was born in Bloomington, Indiana, grew up in Houston, Texas, and has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 2005.