Clarify your message.  Simplify your life.

I can help you say what you want to say.  Let’s talk.



Writer, 40+ years

I published my first article over 40 years ago and have won awards in writing and editing from the Associated Press and the Educational Press Association.

I’ve been (inconsistently) blogging for over 20 years.


TEACHER, 45+ years

I started teaching 5th grade at a private school when I was a graduate student and picked up a position as an English professor right after I graduated. 

Since then I’ve taught undergraduate and graduate classes in English and communication, including public speaking, scriptwriting, journalism, copywriting, and social media.

Mentor, 55+ years

When I was in college, I worked with teenagers and soon learned you can’t control people. Or change them. But you can listen to them, encourage them, and help them.

I can help you.

Speaker, 55+ years

I taught my first class when I was 12, and have been upfront ever since, teaching classes, presenting at conferences, and leading workshops.

A natural introvert, I manage my fears by being prepared. And by focusing on others. 


Austin Anderson

Former student

Dr. Metts creates an inviting and engaging digital classroom for communication studies.

Gabriel Schray

Former student

An hour or so with you would be invaluable to anyone who is actively seeking growth.

Carrianne Gray

Former student

Wally was always clear and set high expectations for us. He taught with a sense of compassion and challenge that made the work not only enjoyable but relevant.


Amber Ellsworth

Former student

Dr. Metts is wise and professional. His voice is soft and kind, but his lessons have stuck with me for years.

Charity COle

Former student

Wally was encouraging, with a relaxed demeanor that made you feel like an equal while pushing you along.

Brad Letner

Former student

Dr. Metts was the only reason I could complete my Master’s Degree between TWO deployments to Afghanistan. I would have given up if not for his encouragement.


Emily Mitchell

Former student

I have been out of college for almost 20 years, and I know I could reach out to Wally for anything!


Julie Mauer

Former student

Through Wally’s mentorship, I not only honed my writing, but learned to pursue truth and view every situation through a lens of kindness and compassion.

Leah Rose

Former Student

Dr. Metts encouraged me to go beyond the obvious or two-dimensional answers. I am more wise, more creative, and more intentional because of him.





I can help.