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Dr. Carrie Manke is an author, motivational speaker, and coach, specializing in helping individuals find freedom from their pain and experience life to the fullest. She is a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence, and speaks openly about her experiences to help others break through their past, overcome obstacles, and find empowerment in healing. 

A former advanced practice nurse in the emergency department, she now devotes her life to helping others outside the hospital.


Her strong analytical background in mathematics and process improvement working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist lend for a solution-focused approach to her coaching and speaking as she helps individuals take practical steps to find healing and life to the fullest.

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“Carrie’s lived experience combined with her depth of knowledge make her an invaluable resource. However, what truly sets her apart is her innate moral compass and profound desire to help others. She is a tremendous gift for those who have experienced trauma and desire to move forward in a healthy way.”

- Jenny Thrasher, CEO, All That We Are

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Dr. Carrie is author of the book Hope in the Darkness: Finding the Light After the Trauma of Rape, available in print and audible on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In her story, she shares about her experience with sexual assault and how it shaped the person she has become today.

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