Meet Dr. Drew Fockler, CVRP-TSA, ICVE/CCVE, RTWDM
Dr. Drew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts & Science, a Master’s Degree in Education and completed a Doctorate of Education from Western University.
Dr. Drew is a Master Trainer (Level III) with Personality Dimensions where he can Train-the-Trainer's Trainer, a Certified Life Coach, and received numerous awards for his contributions towards the LGBT community and Toastmasters Leadership for British Columbia in 2017.
He is a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP) and a Return to Work Disability Manager (RTWDM) from the College of Vocational Professionals.
As a professional Vocational Counsellor, Dr. Drew believes in maintaining a positive mindset, creating partnerships with a purpose, and always striving for significant outcomes.
Dr. Drew has over 15 years of experience working in the private and public sectors. In addition to his extensive background in both sectors, he is a Professor at a Community College. He is currently teaching Adult Learning theories and Curriculum Development in Ontario via online. With his teaching background of over five years, his students across Canada are utilizing the tools and resources he has provided to help grow their business/companies.
From tackling personal decisions to reaching important milestones, Dr. Drew's job is to guide you on the path of success. He is fueled by his commitment to excellence and to go the extra mile to make sure clients are fully satisfied with his work.
Meet Andrea, MC, CCC (on maternity leave)
Project Manager & Research Advisor
Andrea has worked in non-profit, government, and post-secondary institutions for 10+ years, predominately working with students seeking to enhance their professional development, skills and employability through engaging in supportive collaboration. She holds a Master's degree in Counselling from the University of Lethbridge and is currently registered as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Meet Holly, M. Ed
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Holly Norris is an educator, writer, sommelier, and Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist. Currently living and working in the Interior/Squamish-Lillooet region.
Holly attended York University in Toronto, earning a Bachelor of Arts Specialist Honours degree in English, and in 2009 she completed her Master of Teaching at Griffith University in Australia.
After completing her Masters, Holly worked as a career counsellor, where she was able to utilize her transferable skills to support her clients in achieving their educational and vocational goals.
Holly spent 6 years teaching and learning in a K-12 school in the Northwest Territories, where she was able to deeply embed land, culture, and language into her pedagogy. During this time she developed her skills as a Literacy Specialist Teacher. Holly redesigned and created new curricula, with a focus on inclusion and differentiated instruction to meet the specific and diverse needs of learners. She also obtained additional qualifications through Queen’s University, in the following courses: Special Education, English as a Second Language, Reading, Social Emotional Learning, and First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Peoples.
Before returning to education as a secondary school teacher, Holly spent many years in the food and beverage service industry working within the areas of sales, customer relations, marketing, copywriting, and trained as a sommelier. She also has experience in the financial sector working for one of Canada’s top financial institutions in Toronto.
She is a passionate advocate for inclusive education and vocational support — focusing on neurodivergence, skills-based competency development, Indigenous ways of knowing & learning, LGBTQ2S+, and trauma-informed practices.
Meet Janice, B.Ed, BA
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Janice has taken her training in education and combined it with her passion for travelling the world. She has taught all ages of children in three countries. She specializes in geography, but is qualified to teach kindergarten to high school. She maintains her certification to teach in Ontario, while expanding her life experience by working for world renowned companies, such as Disney. With over 15 years of experience in the field of education, along with her keen attention to detail makes her a welcome member of our team.
Meet Marie, HBA
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Marie has more than 15 years of experience working and training in employment services. She holds an Honours BA in Communications, English and Women’s Studies with an Honours Post-Grad Certificate in Teaching and Training Adults.
A Level II facilitator in Personality Dimensions, Certified in Strong Interest Inventory, and more than 6 years of administering and scoring vocational, aptitude, and career exploration assessments, Marie is adept at understanding and supporting her clients as they make transitions in their careers. Using Motivational Interviewing techniques, Marie strives to coach clients in the right direction while gently pushing them to move past perceived comfort-zones.
Recently, Marie has forayed into the world of community-based mental health. She manages, teaches, trains, and learns alongside others on their mental health journeys. She is trained in Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, Suicide SafeTalk, and de-escalation strategies.
With a flair for the dramatic and a love of all things that sparkle, Marie is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the learning and professional journeys of her clients and colleagues.
Test charts Dr. Drew typically uses
- General Aptitude Testing Battery
- Strong Interest
- Jackson Vocational Interest Survey
- Career Dimensions
- Wide Range Achievement Test 5 (WRAT5)
- Personality Dimensions
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)