Cara Filler
Driven to Inspire

I'm Cara Filler

Cara is a compelling author, entrepreneur and North America’s leading youth motivational speaker on peer pressure, building resiliency, risk taking and traffic safety. With more than 1700 assemblies delivered, Cara has inspired 2 million young lives around the world.

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 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 save a life!!

“There are few speakers that have the ability to relate to an audience as Cara does. Cara’s passion and commitment to her message is obvious, and her ability to connect with an audience is outstanding!”


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.