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Renée Hock, MEd, RCC, MPC 

Renée (she/her) feels honoured and privileged to live, work, learn, and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Coast Salish peoples. She employs a people first approach in her work with others, and actively works towards creating a world where everyone feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. This is accomplished through her awareness of the importance of meeting people where they are at, and by approaching others with a sense of curiosity and humility. Her collaborative and thoughtful process seeks to highlight and incorporate individual and group strengths with the goal of empowering others to maximize their potential.

Renée is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), a Professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA), and a Certified Coach through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Renée holds a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, a Professional Teaching Degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. She currently pursuing a Doctor of Counselling in Psychotherapy through Yorkville University with a focus on faculty development, mentorship, and training.

Her professional experience encompasses a diverse range of roles, responsibilities, and business models. In addition to her role as an Associate Director at City University in Canada, Renée has worked as a Clinical Counsellor and Mental Performance Consultant in private practice, as a Counsellor, Teacher, Mentor, and Diversity Consultant for the Vancouver School Board, as the Head Coach, Sport Director, and Executive Director of Judo BC, and in Public Relations for Seiko Sangyo Company Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan.  She presented live on stage at the Dalai Lama Youth Dialogue, is a recipient of the Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award, and delivered a Ted Talk on the “Future of Learning”.

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