Episode 120: Following Your True Calling with Emily Carpenter

Lindsay TitusDefine YOUniversity Podcast

Hello Define YOU Crew! I am so excited YOU are here! Welcome to the Define YOUniversity Podcast!

In this week’s episode, Emily Carpenter is joining us on the podcast! I was recently introduced to Emily via social media, as we are both local to the Rochester, NY area! I immediately fell in love with her business and knew I wanted to bring her on the show!

Emily is the founder of SAGE Rochester which stands for Support, Advocate, Grow and Educate. On her website https://www.sagerochester.com/ her mission reads: Our mission is to support families and individuals with different abilities across multiple environments, cultivate independence, and foster growth.

When asked, “Why SAGE Rochester?” Emily shares: “As a special education teacher, I commonly see the disconnect between a student’s routine and independence at school and their routine and independence at home. Often, a child is more independent at school. Schools provide supports and/or strategies such as visual schedules, visuals, timers, etc., to foster independence in the classroom.  When the strategies and supports used in schools are available for the home, a child is able to cultivate more independence, growth, and success.”

-Emily Carpenter
Founder, SAGE Rochester

As Emily shares in the episode, she was a special education teacher who turned her passion of helping students learn social skills into her career. She has built SAGE into an amazing company today and I know it will continue to grow each year!

Her message is simple, yet profound! If you have an idea on your heart…go after it! I love that so much!

I hope YOU love this episode, as I know I was inspired by Emily’s energy and passion for the field!


Take a listen and of course let me know what resonates with you and what you will taking away from the episode! As always, thank you for being YOU and thank you for supporting DEFINE YOUniversity! Please be sure to tag me @lindsaytitusedu on Instagram and share this episode with your friends, your colleagues, or anyone YOU think would love this episode! I’m always so grateful to YOU for spreading the word and the mission of Define YOUniversity!

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