"Sometimes it takes a radical move to change your trajectory. A big crazy idea to shift your momentum toward a better life."


Cara Brookins

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Rise: How a House Built a Family ~ by Cara Brookins

I Built a House Using YouTube

(...and now it's being turned into a movie.)

Yes, my kids and I actually built it with our own hands. Not because we knew how, or because a single other person thought it was a sane idea. We built a house because we needed a radical move to shift our trajectory toward a better life.

It would be the hardest thing we'd ever done. The kids were 17, 15, 11, and 2. Together we poured the concrete, framed walls, laid bricks, ran gas lines of our two story, five bedroom house.

We knew if we could build a house through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project, we could rebuild our broken family.

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MY STORY: BUILD A BIGGER FUTURE

This presentation pushes audiences toward their biggest goals by insisting they reach for a target that’s right at the edge of impossible. Attendees learn to leap over doubts and develop strategies to keep momentum strong.

BUILD OUTSTANDING LEADERS: LEADING FROM THE TRENCHES

I encourage leaders to take on enormous hands-on challenges and create engaged and supportive teams.

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I lead ordinary people toward extraordinary action.


Using the unconventional lessons I learned while building an entire house from scratch with my four kids, I challenge audiences to identify their biggest goals and then reach them.

New strategies will recharge your leaders, create a powerful team culture, and build big-action habits in all attendees. 


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    (You're one step away from building a bigger life.)

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    Free Video Series
    Here's why we decided to do something crazy and massive to shift our momentum toward a better life, and how you can make the first moves to do the same.
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    Find Your Big Thing
    Building a house was exactly the right thing for my family. Now let's find your Everest, your Business, your next big move. Which enormous leap will change your life?
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    Write Your Story
    Your story will help other people understand their past and plan their future. And writing it will change your life in all the best ways. I put together a free guide to get you started.

    ORGANIZATIONS CARA HAS WORKED WITH


    Companies Cara has worked with

    Success Stories

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        “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

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      “I had seen her story on TV & enjoyed it. Hearing Cara’s story first hand was great! Going to be hard to top for next year.”

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      “Cara did a great job! She really connected with the audience and everyone enjoyed the program.”

       
      ~ Jenny Dodson, Director, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Student Experience Center

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      “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

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      “I enjoyed Cara’s session immensely. That was one of the most motivating stories I’ve ever heard in person and could’ve listened to her for another 30 minutes or an hour. She had me ready to write ten books and move mountains by the time she was done!”

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      “Our group was left inspired, motivated and without a dry eye. Cara was the pitch perfect speaker for our event and we feel so fortunate that she was available to talk to our group.”


       
      ~Fortune 500 Technology Group

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      “Cara is a force of nature! Her presentation is impeccable and she is able to draw the audience in making each person feel as if she is only there for that person.”

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      “I can’t get over how dynamic she is, and what all she has accomplished in spite of the obstacles she had to overcome. And yet, she is down to earth.”

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