Cara is a compelling author, entrepreneur and North America’s leading youth motivational speaker on peer pressure, risk taking and traffic safety. With more than 1700 assemblies delivered, Cara has inspired 2 million young lives around the world.Drawing from an immense personal tragedy in her own life, the loss of her identical twin sister the day after their 18th birthday in a motor vehicle collision, Cara’s life changing presentations focuses on dealing with peer pressure, avoiding negative risks such as alcohol and reckless driving and being “You-nique.”
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!
Cara created the Drive to Save Lives Tour, North America’s #1 Resource for Prevention Speakers, with the mission of helping other prevention speakers spread their life-saving messages.
Cara travels from Portland, Oregon.
Your approach to your message – that you were not here today to tell us what to do and what not to do, but instead to give us choices and the ability to apply those choices – made a stronger impact on us compared to any other adult that has spoken to us.
My daughter and I heard you speak last night, and my son heard your speech five years ago. I know some of the remarks you made then were really impactful to him and have been all this time. Thank you for sharing your story. It’s making a huge difference.
Your words really kicked in for me yesterday and already have made an incredible difference in the choices I make. I know I will carry them with me wherever I go.
Thank you for the opportunity to learn that something good can come from the bad. I loved your story, and I will always pass on your message.
I really enjoyed your presentation. It’s not easy to jump back and forth between tragedy and comedy, but you did a great job of keeping us all invested in what you had to share. Your message will resonate with us for a long time.
This was a different presentation, and something I wasn’t expecting. Thank you for giving me lessons that I can use in my life.
You did an amazing job at ISU! I was holding back tears the entire time. I have lost 5 friends in car wrecks. Your presentation was every inspiring and uplifting for me. Thank you so much for speaking at conference. Your presentation will help me cope with all the hard times I have experienced and I promise to always stick my neck out for my friends. Thanks again, you are amazing!
Cara Filler holds the perfect recipe for addressing serious issues in a memorable, relevant way with today’s young people… empathy, levity, authority and an unconditional pure interest in the choices and safety of those in her audience.
Thank you for coming to our school. Our students talked about you all day. They said it was the best presentation they had ever heard. You are changing the world — one school at a time. Can’t wait to hear it for a third time!
There are very few speakers who have the ability to relate to a student audience as Cara does. Cara’s passion and commitment to her message is obvious, and her ability to connect with a student audience is outstanding!
Cara is a remarkable young woman whose charismatic and genuine personality made a major impact on our 750 students. She told her audience that if one person got it, she would be satisfied. In my opinion, she reached hundreds!
Using humor and touching stories, Cara captivated our audience and led them on an emotional roller coaster ride. She had them laughing one minute and crying the next. But most of all, we will remember her performance of a little dance that just might save a life!
Thank you so much for sharing your story with my school. I could not stop thinking about everything you said all day. I kept replaying it over and over. You are one of my heroes and I will never forget your story.
Your presentation really touched me today. I feel like you saved my life today because I have been in cars with friends who speed and I didn’t think anything could happen to me. Now I know I have a choice. Please keep doing what you’re doing because you are preventing more tragedies.
I was truly moved by your presentation this morning. You made me think in a whole new way. The impact you have made was tremendous.