Cara Filler is Driven to Inspire. For the last 18 years, Cara has shared her powerful positive leadership and prevention programs with more than 2 million people in 5 countries. She has become one of the most sought after female motivational speakers in her field. She empowers students, teachers, parents and complete strangers to make everyday choices count. Why? Because if it causes just ONE person to care more, speak up and stand out – IT’S ALL WORTH IT!
Cara believes that it is not the events that happen in our lives that make us who we are, but the meaning we give to those events that control the steering wheel of our lives. The road hasn’t always been ‘easy’ for Cara. The day before her 18th birthday, Cara’s world was devastated and forever changed when her identical twin sister, Mairin, was killed in a high speed car crash. From that day forward, Cara committed to helping others put life and its challenges in perspective. She is a dedicated Safety Spaz and encourages everyone no matter your age to listen to your inner voice, stand up to a bully, get out of a speeding car, take the keys from a friend who has been drinking, ask for help or make a hard decision. It could just save a life!!
Cara keeps it real. She’s an incredible storyteller, a bad dancer, and totally unashamed to make a fool of herself. Cara remembers what it’s like to be a student, what it’s like not to fit in, what it’s like to lose someone you love, and what it’s like to want something better for yourself and the world.
She works closely with ASB, SADD, FCCLA, 4H, FFA – among other community organizations worldwide to educate, entertain and empower students.
Cara is also an entrepreneur and founder of the Drive To Save Lives Tour, a hand-selected group of high quality, high impact, prevention speakers who have banned together to create a positive lasting difference for audiences across North America, and the founder of iSPOKE UP, a campaign for students to share their voice and their impact by speaking up for others and themselves and empowering positive choices.
Cara loves singing, dancing with her son, visits to Panera Bread – Mmm soup! and she’s Canadian. Eh. Just for fun, ask her to say any of the following words: sorry, Mom, about, decal, route, North Dakota or pasta.