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About Gary

Gary Warford, WPCC, PCC, coaches motivated individuals and groups that desire enhanced personal development, relationship enhancement, pursuit of their dream career, or people looking to move beyond addiction recovery and into a full and rewarding life.

 An Accredited Life Coach PCC through the International Coach Federation ICF, trained at Coach Training World, CTW recieving thier Whole Person Coach Certification CoachTrainingWolrd , and a member of the ICF Oregon.

Gary embraces a creative, innovative, and passionate coaching style, and maintains the belief that life coaching is most effective for managing the personal challenges that stretch us to our limits and for achieving those life goals that require the gentle and objective support of a caring, experienced professional. After all, if the transformations we envisioned making in our own lives were simple, we’d have made them already!  


Gary’s Transformational Life Coaching offers the tools, perspective and support you need to reach higher than you can on your own and effectively execute these changes in your own life!

 As a Recovery Coach Gary completed training in Hartford Connecticut, with Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)The Recovery Coach Academy, and is a Trainer of Trainers CCAR. He also has trained in ground breaking Couples & Addication Recovery, through The Gottman Institute.

Gary has continued his training with The Gottman InstituteGottman  to become one of a small group of people worldwide trained and authorized as a Gottman Seven Principles Program Trainer, he leads couples through relationship enhancing exercises for couples already in a long term relationship and for those preparing for the commitment of marriage.


Gary’s coaching style also draws from various areas in his life, including a strong pastoral foundation of 25 years, personal experience in recovery, and transformational work. Born and raised in Iowa and having lived in several major cities throughout the Midwest, Gary’s down-to-earth work ethic has been key to his professional success in numerous areas, including several years developing and guiding leadership, project development, and service-oriented teams for corporations and non-profits which has helped him recognize the value of the individuals well as the importance of relationships as equally vital aspects of helping his clients achieve their goals and applying this knowledge to his coaching.

Additionally, Gary’s professional experience involved marketing and interacting with companies both nationally and internationally, promoting, coordinating and supervising events, tradeshows & sales throughout the U.S., as well as several years spent successfully managing a business of his own and servicing accounts in four states.


Gary currently makes his home in Newberg, OR, and when he’s not coaching his clients in pursuit of their dreams enjoys spending time with family, walking with his dog Dutton, camping, traveling, barbecuing, hiking with friends and enjoying the rugged, scenic beauty of Oregon!

Seven Principles

Gary Warford, ACC is one of a small group of people worldwide trained and authorized as a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. He is authorized by the John Gottman Institute to use the Seven Principles Program materials and teach content that integrates research from the Seven Principles book. Life Coach Gary Warford, can lead couples through relationship enhancing exercises and is the only International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Life Coach in Oregon authorized as a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. As such he is able to facilitate Gottman Seven Principles Program for Couples already in a long term relationship and for those preparing for the commitment of marriage. These workshops are educational and not considered therapy or counseling.

For over 30 years Dr. Gottman scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method to help change the behaviors that has thousands of marriages unsatisfying and unhealthy. He helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. “

Marital coaching is helpful for all couples and can enrich the relationship of those together for many years. It is also useful for those preparing for marriage who want to do everything they can to prevent problems and build a healthy relationship, be it the first, second or third marriage. In our society around two out of three first marriages are unsuccessful and three out of four second marriages fail. With couples coaching before and during a marriage you can do something to enrich your relationship and increase the odds of a long and loving relationship. No one goes into a marriage expecting to get a divorce so do not let it happen to you.

Gary Warford is the only Life Coach in Oregon and SW Washington authorized by the Gottman Institute as a Seven Principles Program Educator and is available to teach workshops for couples using the Gottman Seven Principles Program and other techniques. He organizes retreats for couples in both Oregon and SW Washington and schedules 10 week classes in a group setting in the Portland metro area. If you would like to consider a retreat to enhance your marriage or relationship please fill in our.

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Gary Warford provides life and recovery coaching specializing in areas that include, but are not limited to: Life Coaching, Businiess Coaching, Relationship Coaching, Couples Coaching, Business Networking, Communication Coaching, Transformational Life Coaching.

Proudly Serving: Portland, Oregon Metro area as well as the entire Pacific Northwest via Online Coaching.

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