Rae Carter is a bridge builder, change maker, healing navigator, and web weaver. She is the founder of EmpowR, a healing and social justice enterprise centered in co-creating personal and cultural transformation. EmpowR provides facilitation, healing navigation, culture change services, intuitive counsel, and workshops to create space for healthier lives and a more just, inclusive, and compassionate society. Rae is trained in healing modalities including meditation and embodiment practices, vocal and cultural somatics, council facilitation, and Reiki. She serves on the Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer steering committee, Vermont Farm to Plate health cross-cutting team, Vermont Council on Rural Development’s Leadership Council, and is engaged with the Peace & Justice Center and Central Vermont Showing Up for Racial Justice.
Rae’s career background spans strategic planning, organizational communication and marketing, grassroots organizing, human behavior and trend examination, systems thinking, and root cause analysis. She served as the communications director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund where she was instrumental in food system, bioenergy, impact investing, and environmental technology economic development, including co-founding the Rooted in Vermont movement. She owned and operated Rachel Carter PR, a public relations, grassroots marketing, and social media agency, working with clients in most industry sectors across Vermont. Rae is a published author and former journalist, college instructor, marketing and public relations executive, Girl Scout, and Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star in its inaugural year.
She and her partner steward and regenerate land at the Forest Magic Healing Sanctuary in Plainfield, Vermont, where they hold space for healing retreats and events as well as cultivate organic and wild medicinal plant harvest and medicine making. She is also a singer and songwriter, creating downtempo music with the Hygge Den music collective.