Hello, eh!

I'm Cara Filler

Speaker, Author, Care Bear. Mom, Wife and Sassy Friend.
The world’s best roadtrip buddy (I’ll bring all the snacks)!

Driven to Inspire

For nearly 30 years, Cara Filler 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!

Care More. Speak Up. Stand Out.

Choose What Happens Next.

Cara believes it’s not the events that happen in our lives that make us who we are, but the meaning we give those events that control the steering wheel of our lives. The lessons Cara brings to each enthusiastic presentation are guaranteed to last long after she leaves your school or organization.


Designed to inspire high school and college students, Cara’s programs and powerful takeaways offer real-life tips for building resilience, becoming an impactful leader and making positive choices while navigating the ‘roadtrip’ of school. The Destination? A G.P.S. – Game Plan for Success in school and in life.

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Described as relevant, energetic, funny, straightforward and honest, Cara’s client-tailored conference keynotes delivers moving real-life stories and strategies that help audiences steer their personal drive to make great choices for themselves and others.

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Cara works closely with non-profit and parent organizations, law enforcement and government agencies and businesses of all sizes to engage and inspire audiences to make everyday choices count and lead by design not default. She brings 20+ years of personal development experience to each customized program for your organization.

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Cara’s heartwarming and often hilarious style has won over the hearts of students on 3 continents, and she has received tens of thousands of emails and messages from students who now understand the impact of their choices and will never be the same after hearing her story. The lessons Cara brings to each enthusiastic presentation are guaranteed to last long after she leaves your school or organization. But most of all, you will remember her for a little dance that just might save your life!

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Cara brings her heart and soul to every event, and she’s the most kind, goofy, funny person you’ll ever meet. Cara believes that everything in life is a little funny, and when you care more for others, speak up for yourself and for what you believe in, you will stand out from the crowd. If you’re looking for an unforgettable life-saving message that students will remember for years to come, you’re in the right place.

DRIVEN by Cara Filler

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How to Navigate Life's Speed Bumps, Road Blocks and Detours to Create Your Own G.P.S. (Game Plan for Success)

Do your goals always seem too far away? Do you find yourself struggling to figure out what your passion or purpose in life is meant to be? And should you even care about these things?

In DRIVEN, Cara lets you in on the 10 simple rules that you can apply to everyday life to develop your own personal Game Plan for Success (GPS). With these 10 rules, you’ll be ready to navigate your way to success, knowing where you want to go and how you’re going to get there.


Praise for DRIVEN

Sara Nilles
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I work with thousands of teens and highly recommend this book. It doesn't just talk about how to find your passion and achieve your goals - it's gives you an instant action plan to make it happen. In the classroom, you could easily break up the steps into lessons. Very versatile and for teens and adults alike.
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I'm so excited to finally have a book that my teens/young adult children can read and understand. There are lot of obstacles and "not knowing" what makes you happy and where to go from there. This book definitely has strategies to help and start figuring out "what's next."
Karalyn Christman
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Great book! Inspiring messages for anyone looking for some guidance in making their hopes and dreams come true. Especially good for those of us in our twenties beginning to ask the tough questions of who we want to be and what we want to do in life. I highly suggest taking the time to read this and ramp up your motivation to be successful.