July 1, 2020
USLAW NETWORK Coffee Break
| Coffee Break with Cara Brookins
Cara Brookins built her own 3,500 square foot house by using YouTube tutorials. After surviving domestic violence, she was faced with stark challenge of providing for her four children, with no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home—but without the means to buy one—she did something incredible. She built one from scratch, while rebuilding her family.
Cara’s message helps people do hard things and frees them from the procrastination loop. She uses real-life examples from her unconventional construction site and shows productivity methods to overcome uncertainty. Her tactics of self-empowerment show how to blend an imperfect mix of personalities, talents, and temperaments into a cohesive, unstoppable team.
Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, Cara decided to build a house from the foundation up with a work crew comprised of her four children. Convinced that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls, and laid bricks for their two story, five-bedroom house. Cara’s story is an inspiring blueprint that traces her family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all thanks to one impossible, extraordinary do-it-yourself project.
Cara offers strategies that apply to every level of your organization and will change the way you live and work. The author of eight books, including Rise: How a House Built a Family, takes you behind the scenes of her inspiring, gone-viral story. Cara has appeared on The Today Show, CBS, and Inside Edition and had her story featured in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and Southern Living. Her memoir was optioned for film, Rise, which will be released as a major motion picture featuring A-list actors in 2020.
July 28, 2020
USLAW NETWORK Coffee Break
| Coffee Break with Molly Fletcher
Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word– a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. A popular keynote speaker, she shares the unconventional techniques that helped her thrive as one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur.
Formerly, as president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE, Molly spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents. She was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN as she recruited and represented hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers.
As she successfully negotiated over $500 million in contracts and built lasting relationships, she also observed and adopted the traits of those at the top of their game. Molly shares her proven approach to negotiating in her company’s Game Changer Negotiation Training workshops, teaching people how to close more deals faster, while strengthening the relationship.
Molly has been featured in ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes and Sports Illustrated. A sought after motivational speaker, she delivers game-changing messages to top companies, trade associations, and teams worldwide.
Molly is the author of four books: Fearless At Work; A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating; The Business of Being the Best; and The 5 Best Tools to Find Your Dream Career.
Molly currently serves as a National Trustee member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and on the board of directors for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and the national advisory board for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
Molly earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University while captaining the women’s tennis team. Molly’s energy and passion for life shines through everything she does. She finds her greatest joy at home in Atlanta with her husband Fred and their three daughters.
Website: www.mollyfletcher.com | Twitter: @MollyFletcher