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

Cara Brookins


"If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable."

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

I Built a House Using YouTube

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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"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."

My Presentations

I want to 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.

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    "Cara's energy level and enthusiasm were contagious!! Wow. Just wow. It was exactly what I needed"


    (It's time to build your big thing + book me to speak now.)

    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.
    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?
    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.

    Still Rising

    I understand how it feels to know you can do more in your business or personal life but you don't know how to get from here to there. When I struck on an idea that worked—that changed everything for me and my family—I did what anyone else would do, I decided to share it.

    Sharing my story in a book was difficult but a pretty natural move since I was already an author. But I never imagined how much more powerful my story could be when I speak in person to groups and organizations.

    Of course I love meeting people across the world. I love pushing people an enormous leap closer to a better life, But you want to know the best part of every trip? It's hearing your stories in person.

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    Companies Cara has worked with

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    There's a lot more to my story.
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    (It's time to build your big thing.)