Motivational Speaker

Cara was chosen to speak at The Compassionate Friends National Conference in 2021 and then asked to return again in 2022. In 2021 she spoke about parenting children after losing a sibling. As this is part of her journey, Cara has become an expert in this area, often coaching other families after the loss of a child. Her living children have experienced a myriad of emotions and Cara has worked to navigate them with her boys in a world that is not always accepting of males expressing emotions openly.

In 2022, Cara’s workshop centered around connecting with a deceased child. It was one of the most well attended workshop at the conference. With practical tips, advice and resources, Cara was able to help other parents foster a connection. Many were pleasantly surprised at how inspiring Cara’s words were.


“Thank you for providing such a wonderful and educational workshop in connecting with my son.” – Janice A.

“I really enjoyed the workshop thanks for helping me understand how to connect to my son.” – Stephanie B.

“You are an inspiration. I will try to emulate your strength.” – Serena B.