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Cara Brookins

Cara Brookins is a sought after speaker and a best-selling author of both fiction and non-fiction. She is reframing the way people recover from traumatic events by helping them plan a future so big it will change their perception of themselves.

These innovative ideas came from her own difficult experiences. After escaping from domestic violence with her four kids, she decided the only way they would ever build a better life was to take an impossible leap and literally build it with their own hands.

Together, they built a 3500 square foot house from the ground up by watching YouTube tutorials.

Mixing concrete by hand in a wheelbarrow, raising walls, and running plumbing and gas lines taught her that a determined human can do practically anything.  Sharing her extreme methods of leaping toward major life change eventually led to Cara’s memoir, Rise, How a House Built a Family, which sold at auction and has been optioned for a major motion picture.

Dedication to helping other men and women build an impossibly big future now takes Cara to audiences around the world.