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Cara grew up in the countryside in Northern Ireland where her entrepreneurial journey began at 5 years old. Growing up in a family business her education started around the kitchen table, opening her first business at 15 running buses to nightclubs for her friends.  

After working in Marks & Spencers Food Trend Studio London, Cara returned to NI and worked as a Director of her family business for 15 years. An award-winning multi-million-pound healthcare & hospitality group, which grew from 3 businesses with 250 staff to 7 businesses & 600 staff.  

Receiving a scholarship to study her MBA at Cass Business School in London, Cara gained experience in Iceland, South Africa, China and with the International Doyle Hotel Group.

With an innovative mind and ambitious drive, Cara disrupted the healthcare industry, creating Ireland’s first, ‘Lifestyle Care Home,’ cited by IoD chair as a, ‘World Class Concept’. 

Change Makers Acceleration Coaching

Cara is a ‘creative dynamo’ and has been through so many challenges herself. That is why she set up Caram; to elevate other entrepreneurs like you. She loves nothing more than inspiring entrepreneurs to achieve more than they imagined and have greater success and fulfilment in their business and life.

This programme provides a unique formula, understanding real challenges faced when trying to push boundaries and do things differently as an entrepreneur Cara knows the achievements of great leaders never outperform the investment they make in themselves. 

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Why              is the best person

Cara has gone through ...

  • Tidal waves of challenges to disrupt an industry.

  • The real-life scars and growing pains of scaling businesses.

  • Crashing and burning out herself.

  • Feeling lost, and not knowing which way to go.

  • Being frustrated that she isn’t achieving what she wants quickly enough.

  • Feeling lonely and experiencing imposter syndrome. 

to 

  • Scaling multi-million-pound businesses in healthcare and hospitality.

  • Becoming an innovative award-winning leader.

  • Successfully disrupting an industry, cited as a, ‘world class concept’.

  • Representing the NI business community internationally.

  • Inspiring thousands of people to achieve more than they imagined. 

  • Speaking in front of hundreds of business leaders. 

  • Achieving her MBA and professional ICF coach training. 

  • Feature on FOX TV, BBC and Thrive Global. 

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Mentors and Team

  • Dr. Bryan Keating CBE - Business Mentor 

Bryan is the managing partner of the CIP partnership, visiting Professor at the University of Ulster and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Northern Ireland Centre for Entrepreneurship in Belfast. He was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2006. He was appointed Commander of the same Order (CBE) in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to Economic Development in Northern Ireland.

  • Ailbhe Harrington MA PCC - Coach

Ailbhe’s 25 years of experience as a professional coach spans organisational development, transformational coaching, third level education and enterprise development within the private and not for profit sectors across Ireland, Europe and USA. Ailbhe has been recognised for her success as a coach, being awarded ICF Ireland Coach of the Year 2016 & ICF Coach Trainer 2017.

  • Michelle Stonhill - Millionaire Online Mentor

Michelle Stonhill is a 7-figure business coach to high flying female entrepreneurs and a number 1 best-selling author. Michelle’s passion is seeing women achieve wealth in all areas of their life, by building a business they love and being paid a fortune in the process. She says nothing comes from you playing small and earning small, it’s time to step up and inspire the next generation to approach business and money with passion purpose and heart.

  • Rebecca Reid - Head of Marketing

Rebecca graduated in top 3 of her year from Ulster University in 2018 with a First-Degree Honours in Communication Management and Public Relations. Since graduating she has lived and worked in Dubai; New York City; Charlotte, North Carolina; and London, as the Global Marketing and Communications for a global FinTech company, working first-hand with the world's top tier 1 banks. Rebecca oversees marketing and PR initiatives at Caram.

  • Daniel Murray - Operations Lead

Daniel is an Irish- American Law student studying at Queens University Belfast; after graduating he hopes to specialise in international contract Law. With a keen business acumen, Daniel received a $50,000 business scholarship in the USA through the British Council. As a member of Caram, Daniel oversees daily operations, from measuring the success of the business to client acquisition. Daniel has an interest in Drama, starring as lead roles in productions and hosted an independent radio show. 

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