Cara Silletto, MBA

Cara’s a game changer with a different approach!

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Industry Knowledge

From manufacturing to healthcare and professional services to non-profit, Cara’s worked with businesses in a plethora of industries. Her knowledge of industry jargon and her understanding of what keeps leaders in those businesses up at night is one of the many keys to her success.



Bachelors in Corporate Communication – University of Indianapolis – Magna Cum Laude Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) – University of Louisville – Top 10% of Class Competed in Business Plan Competitions across US in Entrepreneurship MBA program


International Adventure Germany

After completing her MBA, Cara moved to Germany where she taught business English and American business culture to German professionals and executives.

Author & Thought Leader

Cara co-authored the book What’s Next in HR in 2015 with several industry leaders, then created the little purple book on The Millennial Mindset, which you can get for free here. Her newest employee retention-focused book, Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer, launched in March 2018.  



Workforce magazine in Chicago recognized Cara as a “Game Changer” for her innovative approach to bridging generational gaps in the workplace, Louisville’s Business First named her a Forty Under 40, and listed her in their “Top 10 Company Culture Experts to Watch” list. She is also regularly featured and quoted in publications such as USA Today, Huff Post, Forbes, The Boston Globe, and many more.  

Community Involvement

Cara served as the 2016 President for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Kentuckiana Chapter and is the 2017-2018 President for the National Speakers Association (NSA) Kentucky Chapter. She is also a Founding Member for the University of Louisville MBA Alumni Network, and was the Executive Committee Treasurer for two years. She is also an active member of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL), the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), and Louisville Society for HR Managers (SHRM).

On a Personal Note

Cara has been a performer singing professionally since age seven, and she’s a football fan! She lives near Louisville, Kentucky with her cheese-selling husband Michael Bauchman and their adorable son Everett.

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