At bravework we are professional, compassionate, enthusiastic, collaborative
We are based out of Winnipeg and travel to surrounding communities.
We are proud to be Manitoban.
We believe in thriving together
E. Anne Macgregor
Founder & Vocational Rehabilitation Practitioner
I created bravework in late 2017 to service individuals, employers and insurance agencies by offering disability and vocational rehabilitation solutions with a focus on occupational wellness and thriving.
I've been providing Manitobans with vocational rehabilitation services to assist with their return to work after job loss, injury or illness since 2007. My experience has been a combination of public and private practice.
I am skilled in working with clients with functional, psychological, cognitive and emotional and health impairments. We work together to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to employment, to a position in the community and/or to the quality of life. I am a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional #1169 (College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals), Registered Rehabilitation Professional (Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada), hold a Bachelors of Human Ecology with a minor in Commerce, Certifications in Career & Employment Coaching, Rehabilitation Case Management, Motivational Interviewing, ASIST and others.
The key to my passion for the field has been exploring and discovering new ways of working with clients. In 2018,
I completed a certification in Applied Positive Psychology to access additional tools and interventions for working with clients to break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Special PERMA-V (Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement, Vitality) interests include: applications of neuroplasticity, post-traumatic growth, growth mindset and character strengths.
The pursuit of vitality has been one of my life long passions; I've held certifications in Group Fitness and Resistance Training from the Manitoba Fitness Council since 2002. In addition, I am a committed volunteer in my community. As a Cancer survivor, I am honoured to be a Speaker for the Terry Fox Run.
Amanda Murray, Employment Specialist & Research Analyst
Amanda holds a Career Employment Coach Certificate (CECC),
a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Winnipeg as well as a Bachelor of Management Degree from Athabasca University.
She works alongside her colleagues at bravework to deliver job search assistance services including interview and resume/cover letter coaching as well as career and education exploration. Amanda is highly resourceful and skilled at performing labour market research to access hidden job markets. She is passionate about supporting clients with their pursuit of meaningful work.
Don Bruin, Vocational Rehabilitation Professional
Don graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph in 1984. He has worked as a Vocational Evaluator since 2003. He is a member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (Registration # 3492) and holds the Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) designation. He is also a member of the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (Registration # 347) and has achieved the Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional credential.
Don is certified to administer and interpret the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB). His training and qualifications enable him to assess an individual’s potential for employment and opine on an individual’s employment capabilities and the vocational implications of a medical impairment.
Don administers, scores, and interprets vocational psychometric tests, and systematically assess an individual’s worker traits, such as vocational aptitudes, interests, functional abilities, academic competencies, and employment and training potential. He has prepared reports for insurance companies, Workers Compensation Boards, Veterans Affairs Canada and legal firms. His primary areas of practice and expertise include Vocational Assessments and Evaluations, Transferable Skills Analysis, Labour Market Surveys, Employment Readiness, Return to Work Plans, Occupational Profile Analysis and Vocational/Rehab Counselling.
Jenna Edwards, Rehabilitation Counsellor
Jenna has 8 years of experience working as a Counsellor with adults in mental health. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work in 2014 and is currently working on her Masters of Social Work. Jenna also has strong case management skills for working with clients in return to work plans. Her tailored approach in rehabilitation counselling involves psycho social education, affect regulation, behavioural activation, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, self compassion, and solution focused therapies. She is client centered, collaborating on therapy to ensure the best fit for each individual. Experienced as a Trauma Informed Practitioner, Jenna supports and empowers her clients to achieve therapeutic goals.
Lisa Senebald, Administrative Coordinator
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree in Entomology both from the University of Manitoba. She has worked for 12 years in payables and administration. Lisa is creative and has developed her skills over the years in research, accounting and detail management.