About Speaker Cara Brookins…
Cara Brookins is a self-empowerment speaker and bestselling author best known as “the mom who built her own house using YouTube tutorials”. Her from-the-trenches advice challenges people all over the world to do hard things.
Her memoir, Rise: How a House Built a Family, tells the story of building her 3500 square foot home with the help of her four young children by watching YouTube videos. The family escaped from domestic violence and used their strong will to build a better life to mix concrete, raise walls, and even run the plumbing and gas lines. Together, they built the house of their dreams and rebuilt their family.
Her story became a worldwide viral media sensation overnight and gained more than two billion media views. Rise has now been optioned to become a major motion picture with Escape Artists producers Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tish. An a-list actress is attached to play Cara, and A major studio purchased the rights, with Kate Angelo and Cara co-writing the script.
Cara was a computer programmer who knew nothing about construction when she began her house, but every victory proved that an unlikely team can overcome doubts and fears to do the extraordinary. This story of grit and determination does more than inspire as Cara shares actionable strategies to help every audience member achieve extraordinary goals.