Cara Boardman is the new Talent Development Leader at the Leadership Louisville Center, responsible for trainings and workshops under the LeadingBetter brand including the LeadingBetter summit. She will also have a hand in facilitating and managing the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program.

Cara comes with over a decade of experience in education as a former high school teacher in Chicago and a corporate learning and development professional in Seattle and now Louisville. She has worked as a teen parent advocate, college advisor, and associate director of learning and development at Wiley University Services. In her most recent role as an HR Consultant at LINAK, Cara translated learning theory into real-world training applications in a manufacturing environment and implemented behavioral coaching for emerging leaders. Curiosity is at the heart of Cara’s professional work; she believes that if leaders can get curious about what scares them, there is no limit to their potential. 

Cara was born and raised in Alabama but has spent the last 6 years in Louisville embedding herself in the arts community. She is currently a member of Keen Dance Theatre and most recently performed a contemporary ballet with them at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Alabama and a Master of Art in Teaching from National Louis University. 


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