About Me

Overcoming Adversity to Empower & Connect

Jillian Riddell is a former teen mom who defied the odds to become a Valedictorian and a certified leading expert in trauma and emergency nursing. She is highly regarded by those who need hope when obstacles seem too great to overcome.

Jillian’s insights have been honored by the Daisy Foundation, and her work has been featured on ABCnews. As a trauma nurse and the host of the Life Without Secrets podcast, Jillian understands our basic human needs to love and belong. She is passionate about helping people feel more connected by diving deep, getting real, and growing together.

Jillian’s personal journey has inspired her mission to help others. Having lived her entire childhood as a secret, she knows what it’s like to feel alone and disconnected. But she also knows that it’s possible to overcome even the toughest challenges with resilience, grit, and a supportive community. Through her work as a nurse, a podcast host, and a speaker, Jillian is committed to spreading hope and inspiring others to create the lives they truly want.

What does it mean to Live a Life WIthout Secrets?

To live a life without secrets means to be open, honest, and transparent with yourself and with others. It means being true to who you are and what you believe in, and not hiding behind a facade or a mask.

It involves being authentic and vulnerable, and having the courage to share your struggles, your failures, and your successes with others. It means letting go of shame, fear, and guilt, and embracing self-acceptance, self-love, and self-compassion.

Living a Life Without Secrets is creating a life that is aligned with your values, your goals, and your vision for the future. A journey of self-discovery, growth, and transformation that can lead to greater happiness, fulfillment, and inner peace.

Let’s embark on this journey together, towards a life filled with joy, purpose, and fulfillment.



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