Affirmations & Testimonials from Colleagues & Clients

Rae Carter, Vermont facilitator, culture builder, communications strategist & healing navigator

Rae Carter, Vermont facilitator, culture builder, communications strategist & healing navigator

“Rae Carter is a human of high integrity committed to authentic, wholehearted living—with a mission to help others activate their gifts for social change and cellular healing.”
Marybeth Redmond, Vermont State Legislator

“Rae’s ability to reach deep inside and turn tragedy into a way to help others has been truly inspiring. Her vulnerability is both refreshing and inviting and makes her approachable with your own questions and challenges. I think one of Rae’s greatest gifts is an ability to listen deeply. She feels real empathy and asks questions that make you think without any judgement. Rae’s ability to focus on helping others, a gift she has been given through her experience with cancer, is one she has decided to share with us all.”
Mark Johnson, Journalist

“EmpowR founder, Rae Carter, has a unique skillset that many others working in collective impact and social change movement spaces would benefit from. She not only has the ability to understand an issue at the systems perspective, but the skill to operationalize processes to effectively manage change and develop and communicate the most impactful messages for intended audiences. Rae developed communication systems, outreach and engagement strategies, and educational content which enhanced and continue to support the Farm to Plate Network’s implementation of Vermont’s food system plan, including her leadership role in creating and launching the Rooted in Vermont local food campaign.”
Jake Claro, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

“Rae conceptualized a grassroots marketing initiative designed to increase consumer demand for local food. Using her creativity, tactical guidance, and ability to mobilize networks, the Rooted in Vermont marketing campaign grew out of the Farm to Plate Network and is achieving its goals. Rae’s creativity and ability to facilitate the communication strategy contributed to the impact Rooted in Vermont continues to offer the local food movement.”
Jane Kolodinsky, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, University of Vermont

“When I first moved to Vermont, I learned about #RootedinVermont, a grassroots movement designed to increase consumer demand for local food. I was immediately drawn to the campaign, and wanted to learn more about the individual behind it. That’s when I learned about the work of Rae Carter, who was responsible for rolling out the campaign and making it a success. Her dedication, passion, and commitment to anything that she puts her mind to is absolutely remarkable. I have also had the opportunity to connect with her personally via social media and have been touched and motivated by watching her incredible strength and grace while undergoing a journey to health and healing. Rae has vision, perseverance, talent, and the fortitude to accomplish anything she sets her heart and mind on. She would be an asset to any entity or individual that seeks a motivating spirit and guide to help them achieve a goal.”
Amy Overstreet, Natural Resources Conservation Service/United States Department of Agriculture

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“Rae brings compassion, experience, and collective wisdom to the work of culture change. She understands that in order to dismantle oppressive systems and structures, we must first transform ourselves. Her guidance and perspectives are invaluable as we navigate the journey of becoming an equity-centered organization, with deep personal impact for all involved.”
Roxanne Vought, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

“I have had the pleasure of working with EmpowR’s founder, Rae Carter, through the years. Her creativity, professionalism, and warmth have always made these engagements enjoyable and beneficial. She’s an excellent communicator and dedicated collaborator on projects. Working with Rae as a facilitator for the Vermont Story Lab summit created a powerful, emotionally moving and transformative experience for participants.”
Becky Holt, Vermont Story Lab

“Rae genuinely cares about diverse vantage points and perspectives in workshop facilitation. She approaches the interaction with integrity and a commitment to positive outcomes. Her clear mind and warm heart make workshop collaboration truly enjoyable.”
Flip Brown, Business Culture Consultants

“I had the pleasure of working with Rae during the five years she served as the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund’s communications director as well as the work she did with the Flexible Capital Fund, L3C. Rae was instrumental in helping both organizations find their voice and communicate strategically about their work. Rae is passionate about building a more sustainable world and her care for others and for the planet is integral to her work.”
Janice St. Onge, Flexible Capital Fund, LC3

“Rae embodies a special gift of empathy that informs her power to open space for exploring healthy communications. From my personal experience with Rae’s talents as a thoughtful speaker and writer, her clarity is refreshing and consequently motivating for a path to change. When you are lucky enough to connect with Rae you will be rewarded with a new lens on life that includes positive impact.”
Patricia Sears, NEKTI Consulting

“Rae has knowledge and wisdom about how to make things happen. She understands what hides below the obvious and she knows how to lure the important details to the forefront. She does this with compassion and support and has a heart of gold at the core of her business sense as well as her daily living. Rae helps people do better by bringing her vast experiences in business, life and health to a unique spot for each project she takes on. She is an asset to any project that needs clear and unobstructed thought for outcomes. She is a breath of fresh air and an important guide in the complicated world of health care.”
Lauren Parker, owner North Branch Cafe & former health care professional

“Rae offers a powerful voice as a cancer survivor and as a lifelong communicator. Her journey exposed the challenges facing cancer patients. She now gives voice to empowering cancer patients and making organizational changes to better serve this (and other) populations.”
Sarah Lemnah, Cancer Patient Support Foundation

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“Rae is timely, clear, and concise. She speaks from the heart with genuine knowledge of alternative health options and spiritual practices and how to organize them into life. Her care and compassion is evident and she has a warm, comforting energy.”
Sharon O, Barre VT
“Rae helped me realize I have the power to change the course of my life by connecting with energy that makes my heart happy instead of what the lifestyle of perfection and high achievement told me I should do. After a retreat with Rae I began to change my views and how I treat myself and now understand the mind body connection. Rae gave me amazing insight, ideas, and clarity that were both calm and invigorating—and the healing sanctuary is truly magical!”
Audrey C, Savoy, MA
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