About Us

ALW Facilitators

Staff

Bruce Farrer

Bruce Farrer

Contract Trainer

I am a Workshop Facilitator at the Winnipeg Transition Centre. Having facilitated workshops for the past 8 years, I take great pride in my work and I am committed to the success of all participants.

I graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Commerce degree before commencing a 35-year career with The Beer Store in Ontario, where I retired as Vice President, Retail. I am a seasoned executive with years of experience in the Retail, Logistics and Human Resources fields.

It was during my career with The Beer Store that I discovered my passion for mentorship. As a personal initiative, I developed Mentorship programs for individuals who wanted to grow in their career. I took great pleasure in seeing the growth of participants and also great pride in the ultimate success of these individuals.

Following my retirement, I decided to explore the field of Facilitation, which provided an opportunity for me to further realize my passion for assisting in the development of others. I consider my role as a Workshop Facilitator very rewarding in that I am able to witness the growth and transformation of individuals that takes place during a training session.

I currently reside in Mount Brydges, Ontario with my wife, Debra. When not facilitating, I love to travel, take day-trips or simply go for walks with my wife. I am also passionate about music, photography and woodworking.

Merle West

Merle West

Contract Trainer

have over 25 years’ experience as a corporate trainer, facilitator, and entrepreneur.

I enjoy helping others develop their potential and I bring a unique combination of wisdom and insight to my workshops. I have been described as ‘impressively polished’ and I help my participants to fully engage.

As an award-winning customer service professional, I leave my audience with skills that can be applied to both the workplace and personal life.

In addition to being a graduate of the Winnipeg Transition Centre Five-Day Facilitation Workshop, I hold certification in: Program Design & Development, DACUM Facilitation, Instructional Management, Virtual Facilitator, and DISC Behavioural and Driving Forces Analysis.