Cara Walker

A program manager at Home Depot headquarters, CJ Walker is also an Army veteran and realtor with a passion for inspiring growth and development. Focused on project management for more than 10 years, CJ is a strategic, results-driven learning strategist who has managed multimillion dollar accounts spanning industries including real estate property management, sales, insurance, and construction.

With experience in implementing technical deployment projects and building full-cycle learning solutions by creating engaging and impactful end-user trainer programs, CJ has worked with corporations, nonprofits, and small business owners to deliver consistent results and high satisfaction scores.

A sought-after speaker on topics such as onboarding, networking skills, brand building, presentation skills, sales, leadership, and change management initiatives, CJ earned the highest designation—Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM)—from Toastmasters International. She holds multiple certifications from ATD including Adult Learning and Virtual Training & Facilitation.

CJ studied business administration at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and serves as regional advisor to Toastmasters International. CJ lives for those light bulb moments, and with her instructional design and delivery expertise, she looks forward to inspiring others in person and virtually.