Barefoot Expands into the Digital World with New Senior Consultant

I am delighted to announce that Rachel Sumner has joined the Barefoot Facilitation Inc. team as a contractual Senior Consultant, based out of Burlington, Ontario.

Rachel will expand our team’s capacity as we continue to help existing and new clients shift to the online space and adapt to this new environment.

While Rachel has significant experience leading large scale, multi-million dollar projects, she is particularly drawn to working with clients on projects, no matter the size, where learner outcomes and impact are considered critical to success. She provides proven expertise in facilitating the;

  • design and execution of digital learning and development strategies
  • acquisition and adoption of digital learning platforms and tools
  • co-design of both in-person, online and blended/hybrid learning experiences
  • digital transformation of in-person learning experiences e.g. moving from ‘classroom’ to online
  • development of online training and facilitation skills and competencies


Through her private practice Rachel has lead client projects leveraging a wide array of learning technologies to develop innovative and impactful learning experiences. Examples include her work to support the on-boarding of new employees at one of the world’s largest professional services firms, the up-skilling and re-skilling of employees impacted by job displacement in a variety of sectors, the development of leadership skills in construction, aviation services, education, entrepreneurship and non-profit organizations and the job-readiness of new graduates in health care and engineering as well as the job-readiness of newcomers to Canada.

Rachel was instrumental in supporting our work with the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories to develop an online community portal for people living with dementia and their care partners.  We’re excited to welcome Rachel back to our ‘virtual table’ and we look forward to shining a light on our growing capabilities in the online world.

Please join me in welcoming Rachel to the Barefoot team.

You can reach Rachel at


Gerard Murphy

President, Barefoot Facilitation Inc.

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