Rae Carter is the founder of EmpowR—a social enterprise to encourage individual and collective empowerment to heal, speak, advocate, and be in relationship with each other and the Earth to support shared visions for cultural transformation. EmpowR provides communication strategy, change management facilitation, empowerment coaching, and healing navigation services to movements, organizations, and people to raise the impact of our voices for change. EmpowR is the inspired culmination of Rae’s transformational cancer healing journey, her 20-year career in communications, the diversity of her expertise and knowledge, and a shared vision that individual and collective healing is the path to transforming our culture to one of love, hope, dignity, and respect for all. She writes, speaks, and advocates for empowerment, healing, and cultural transformation at the EmpowR Voice Blog.
Rae’s 20-year career includes running a public relations business and serving as communications director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (2013-2018), where she was instrumental in efforts to implement Vermont’s Farm to Plate food system plan, a VBSR sponsored public policy effort. She serves on the steering committee for Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer (VTAAC), is active in Northeast social change facilitation efforts, and volunteers with several cancer organizations and initiatives. She is an active member of the Vermont Reiki Association, United Plant Savers, and is an ordained minister.
Rae lives in Plainfield, Vermont with her partner and animals where they grow medicinal herbs and facilitate healing events at the Forest Magic Healing Sanctuary and create downtempo music with the Hygge Den music collective.