“Interview with Jill Alban”

 Jill Alban talks about radical truth-telling.  She shares some insights about the story she shared at Tell Us Something, too. After our conversation, you can hear the story as she shared it on the Tell Us Something stage.

Jill Alban is a marketing professional based in Missoula, Montana. She serves as a Coach and Director of Marketing for Handel Group, an international executive life coaching firm based in New York City. Jill completed a two-year training program to become a certified coach in The Handel Method. Besides her full-time work, Jill is a nonfiction author and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Montana.

Jill is a dynamic public speaker and a natural leader. Over the last ten years, she has organized, facilitated, and spoken at community events in Missoula and beyond. Learn more about Jill at instagram.com/jillalban.


Jill shared her story in front of a live audience on September 15, 2015, at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, MT. The theme that night was “Oldest Trick in the Book”. Jill calls her story “Smoke and Mirrors: Watching a Night of Lies Unravel”.

Jill’s Bronco driving friend is a bad influence. She convinces Jill to engage in an herbal adult activity that is becoming increasingly legal. They get caught when Jen thinks she’s having a heart attack during the smoking event. The paramedics arrive. One lie leads to another. Jill must then talk to her hyper-vigilant father about what happened.