Cara Brookins

"The Mom Who Built Her Own House Using YouTube Tutorials"

  • Cara Brookins`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Cara Brookins`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Arkansas, USA

  • Cara Brookins`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Cara Brookins`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Arkansas, USA

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The True Story of the Woman who built a House with Her Kids Using YouTube Tutorials

Cara Brookins didn’t know how to build a house. But when she and her four children escaped an abusive marriage, she decided to use YouTube tutorials to build one. Fueled by a strong will to rebuild their lives, Cara and her kids mixed the concrete, raised the walls, even ran...

Cara Brookins didn’t know how to build a house. But when she and her four children escaped an abusive marriage, she decided to use YouTube tutorials to build one. Fueled by a strong will to rebuild their lives, Cara and her kids mixed the concrete, raised the walls, even ran the plumbing and gas lines. In this motivational talk, Cara shares behind the scenes disasters and victories that show how an unlikely team can reach past doubts and fears to do the extraordinary. This story of grit and determination pushes audiences to tackle hard things.

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Building Cohesive Teams

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When Cara Brookins decided to build a house with her four young children by watching YouTube tutorials, she knew it was going to take a brand-new leadership strategy. But she never expected the same techniques to become the driving force for every team she worked with. Using stories from her unconventional construction site, Cara shares tactics to blend an imperfect mix of personalities, talents, and temperaments into cohesive, unstoppable teams. These strategies apply to every level of your organization, and will change the way you live and work.

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From Stilettos to Steel-toed Boots: Build the Life You Want

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Cara Brookins doesn’t look like someone who would build a house, but after she escaped domestic violence, she knew this unconventional move was the only way should could change the direction of her life. Building a house with her four kids forced Cara to step into her confidence (or more literally into steel toed boots), and with her proven strategies you can step into your confidence too. You don’t have to stay stuck in the same old loop, because you already have the power to shatter the stereotypes and build something bigger. This is more than motivation, this is self-empowerment that will take you exactly where you want to be.

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From Procrastination to Productivity: The Secret to Doing Hard Things

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The paralyzing sensation of feeling stuck can strike at the beginning of a new project or after you’re knee deep. Millions of hours a year are wasted as we are overwhelmed in this limbo with no idea how to move forward. Cara identifies the thought process holding us in a procrastination loop and presents an all-in strategy with actions listeners can immediately put in place to overcome uncertainty. Using real life examples from the construction site of the 3500 square foot house she built with her kids by watching YouTube tutorials, Cara shows these productivity methods in action.

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About Keynote Speaker Cara Brookins

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.

 

Testimonials

“Cara is an extraordinary individual with an extraordinary story to match. Sometimes, telling the story can be a challenge in itself but that was not the case for Cara. She built her talk from the ground up, to ensure it was a personalized message that resonated with our audience–and it did much more than that. She captivated the entire room, addressing themes that we wanted her to touch on (e.g. leadership, teamwork, resilience) and did it with humanity and humor…all the while making it so relatable and human.”

YouTube’s Global Leadership Team

 

“Cara built her talk from the ground up, to ensure it was a personalized message that resonated with our audience–and it did much more than that. She captivated the entire room, addressing themes that we wanted her to touch on (e.g. leadership, teamwork, resilience) and did it with humanity and humor…all the while making it so relatable and human.”

Global Technology Group

 

“We knew Cara had an interesting story to tell and was a good speaker – we were wrong! She had an amazing story to share and was equally amazing at holding our audience and moving them. She inspired. She uplifted. And she thoroughly convinced our attendees that they can accomplish far more than they believe is possible. I would highly recommend Cara to any audience!”

Doug Perry

Communications Director, Utah Association of Counties

“Working with Cara was so special.  She was engaged, responsive and gave her personal best to make sure that we had every detail covered.  When she arrived in town, Cara made each individual she met feel so comfortable – a very genuine, intelligent and inspirational woman.  We were blessed to have her for our event!”

Jenifer Rowray

Healthy Birth Day Inc.

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