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Relationship Coaching

Love and Intimacy

I believe that relationships are the most important priority in life and that people are our most precious resource. Relationship counseling and coaching is designed for anyone interested in improving their connections at home, at work and in the world.  Create greater fullfillment in your dating and committment stages as well as in your long term relationship, having many years together. Family members who are having difficulty getting along and friendships that are needing healing will also benefit. Let’s work together to build connection to ourselves and our partners in life.

Navigating Life Transitions

Life offers us many transitions. We go to college, we begin careers, we enter and exit relationships, we begin families, we retire and all along the way we assess our goals and adjust our paths to move in new directions. Transitions may be planned out by us or may be tossed upon us unexpectantly. Change is a constant and navigating change is an essential skill to walking the path of life with ease and joy. Whatever your current transition in life, coaching can help you by providing a guide as you uncover your deepest desires and bring your dreams to life.

Managing Work Relationships

Having confidence and self awareness will lead to both your satisfaction and growth in the workplace. Do you want to create relationships that build strong cohesive teams that utilize people to their highest potential? Would you like to bring greater clarity to your hiring, firing and promtion choices based on each individual’s strengths and job fit.  You can begin by creating a culture in which people understand themselves as well as the members of the team.  We will work together to create a unique team building blueprint aligned to your specific carreer vision.

About Me

I have been providing insight and direction to individuals and couples for over 35 years in the areas of personal growth and relationship development. I believe that relationships are the most critical priority in life and that people are our most precious resource.  I was fortunate to learn about relationship styles in a way that easily translates to better communication, smooth conflict resolution, and increased satisfaction in the lives of people at all stages of their relationships and all stages of their career development.

I will help you to understand people and interact with them in a way that builds trust, safety, shared purpose, and lasting connection.

Sheila Walty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Professional Coach who has 35 years experience providing therapy and coaching to individuals, couples, families and teams.  She served as the Clinical Director for the Oregon Critical Incident Response Team and has been featured as a speaker regarding trauma, communication and teambuilding.

Why Work in Relationship?

“Whether we are loving each other in our bedrooms, playing games with our kids, learning to be more respectful when we think of those that are unlike us, or striving to be kinder when we speak to ourselves, we welcome the dispossed within us and without.  We emerge from the great lie of individuality and turn towards our wounded planet, our wounded neighbors.  We restore in relationship our own wounded selves.  This is our work, our calling, with luck it is our destiny. The stakes could hardely be higher.”

Terry Real



“We were looking for someone to help us move from dating to making a committment to marriage for our future. We needed to learn each other’s styles of interacting,  specific needs, and hopes and dreams in order to give our relationship the solid footing that it needed. Coaching helped us to face our fears and bring ourselves consistently into alignment. Working with Sheila was a gift we gave ourselves.  We have consistently referred friends who would benefit from relationship coaching.”

Jami and Julie

“Sheila is both knowledgeable and interactive as an instructor. Sheila is very professional and demonstrates tremendous integrity both in her work and in her field of expertise. She genuinely cares for people and also has a strong work ethic. She is an excellent role model and guide for those pursuing growth personally, socially, emotionally, and vocationally.”

Joseph Thouvenel

Organizational Transformation Consultant, Providence Health and Services

“We came to see Sheila at the end of our rope, after 22 years of marriage.  Divorce was next on the agenda and we were entering a seperation for 6 months. Were were fighting with anger issues and trauma responses that didin’t allow us to connect in a way that was kind and promoted safety.  Sheila worked with each of us on our particular blocks to intimacy. We were able to heal our individual wounds and reconnect in ways that left our partnership blooming just in time for retirement.”

Kathleen and Mark

“Our team building retreat was kick started by Sheila as she built understanding and appreciation of each others strengths and greatest possible contributions to the company. She provided us a common language for future growth.”

Dorothy Mitchell

Bike Town