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I help attorneys, creatives, and other service-based professionals and entrepreneurs through coaching, legal services, and continuing education.

If you know what you’re looking for, book time with Sheila!

If not, continue on for more about Sheila M. Wilkinson and the services she offers.

Empowerment Coach

1:1, live/virtual coach for lawyers, creatives, and other service-based professionals create the life they deserve!


I tend to Coach three types of professionals:

  1. Those in need of a better work/life/self balance – what I fondly call a “happy, healthy, rich life”
  2. Those looking to grow their careers, negotiate a raise or promotion, or who want to leave current job, find a new job or start a new business
  3. Those who are starting a firm or other business from scratch, or who are within the first few years of owning one or more advanced owners who need a more concrete plan to grow or evolve

I’ve been called lots of things over the years – life coach, business coach, career coach, job coach, mentor, magical energy lady, and more.

The easiest way to describe the work I do is as an Empowerment Coach. I help you break down the barriers preventing you from living the happy, healthy life you want and deserve, transforming pain, frustration and unreasonable expectations into happiness, success & healthy boundaries!!

Louisiana Legal Services

I provide Louisiana legal services and ongoing legal advice for current & future service-based business owners of all types


As your Attorney, I am your partner in success.

I will help you incorporate your business in Louisiana (and coach you to make sure it’s the right business with the right structure and services from the start).

I love to draft and review contracts, resolve contract disputes with clients, vendors and business partners, advise on licensing/franchise agreements, help you protect your Intellectual Property Rights, and create a variety of legal docs that meet your needs!

I also coach wannabe new business owners to build the right business the first time so they can be successful in the long-run, and I coach current business owners to revamp their businesses, price their services properly and create work/life balance.

While I no longer litigate (15 years in a courtroom was amazing), I do still work with clients to resolve disputes outside of court – through negotiation, mediation and arbitration. In these ways, I can handle issues like contracts, employment discrimination, contractors, clients, vendors & LGBT issues.

Continuing Ed / Speaker

Continuing Education Seminars for Louisiana Social Workers and Lawyers, in multiple formats: on-demand, virtual and live


I provide Louisiana Social Workers and Lawyers fun, engaging & practical opportunities to learn!

I formed Law & Social Work because I was seriously bored with the CEU options that were available for us and I knew I could do better. I believe continuing education shouldn’t be boring.

From legal issues to ethical issues and everything in-between, I want you to have the information you need so you can grow as a person and as a professional.

For over 15 years, I’ve been empowering Social Workers (and their clients!) with the legal information that Social workers need to know, in a fun, easy to understand, informal and informative way!

In the last 10 years, I’ve been teaching Lawyers how to be more empathetic, talking about health and allowing them a judgement-free space.

I’ve served over 5,000 Social Workers and over 2,500 Lawyers, and we’re still going strong!

Need help or guidance?

It’s easy to procrastinate and come up with excuses about why you’re not running the business you want or living the life you deserve, but avoiding how you’re feeling about your life, business, or legal issue won’t get you where you want to go. Now’s the time to start. Today.

The first step to working with me is to put time on my schedule that works for you. Because I split my time between New Orleans and Brussels (yes, Belgium), our first meeting will always be virtual, but don’t worry: clients often say that I make virtual meetings feel like real-life, which makes me super happy to hear every time!

Click “Book Time with Sheila” below to get started. 👇🏽 Or, if you need more information, that’s fine, too. Pick the right website to visit from the list above. ☝🏽

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I’ve always been a writer, storyteller, energy lover. Explore some of my latest posts here; you’ll also find case studies that highlight the results of my coaching, teaching, speaking and legal services. Empowerment is at the heart of everything I do, say and believe.


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