The World Needs You!

“In a world that reinvents itself on a daily basis, we empower student and credentialed coaches to adapt, integrate, and flourish from the inside out, for the betterment of all sentient beings.”

Ann-Marie McKelvey
LPCC, MCC
Founder & Director, Master Certified Coach, Buddhist Chaplain, Licensed Psychotherapist

Our students learn...

We're global!

Fully accredited & web-based, we offer:

  • Live & interactive classes via phone or Internet
  • Training to become credentialed as a Coach
  • ICF CCEs, Counseling CEUs & EMDRIA CEUs
  • Group & individual ICF Mentor Coaching
  • Monthly Mindfulness Coaching Calls
  • And more!
More About the School...

It’s never too late to be who you might have been!

To be a stellar coach in today’s world, you must walk your talk.
Our goal is to guide students to first apply the skills they learn in classes to their own lives.
Then, with integrity, these skills are blended into their coaching practice and taken to the streets…
Bettering the world from the inside out.

Mindfulness Coaching News & Blog

Receiving Gracefully, Accepting Gracefully

We all face unpleasant thoughts and feelings. Our natural tendency is to make every effort to get rid of them by struggling and resisting – both of which take a lot of energy and don’t conclusively work, even in coaching. In this video, Kelly Gupta, MD,...

The Sounds of WholeHearted Mindfulness Begin with Silence

“Eee-la-la!” Once again, my computer had frozen. It was two minutes before I was to give a presentation over Zoom for ICF Philadelphia. The talk was titled The Art of Engaged Mindfulness, yet at that moment, I was playing out  The Art of Engaged...

July 2017 Mindfulness Coaching Call

Interview with Master Mingtong Gu, founder of the Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong Monday, July 3rd 5:00 – 6:00pm MST With Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC Click here to register! The MCC is offered free of charge as a gift to our global...

Why Cats Don’t Get Overwhelmed

Hint: They Get Their Needs Met… Somatic Coaching & Co-Active Communication By Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC Unlike Dahkini, my coon cat, I sometimes get into the Overwhelm Mindset. Why? I become a brain-on-a-stick. In other words, I disconnect from my body...

Mindfulness as An Ally for Impermanence

One spring afternoon in 1977 we were mind experimenting in the lush and aromatic garden of the Living Love Center in Berkeley. It was the last week of a 28 day retreat called “The Road to Happiness” led by Ken Keyes, Jr. author of Handbook to Higher...

Qi Gung & Mindful Coaching

The Chi Center, Galisteo, New Mexico March 1-21, 2017 by Ann-Marie McKelvey The first 21 days of March I journeyed inward through my BodyMindHeart from 7am to 8:45pm each day. It was the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage revisited, except it was my body I was traveling...

March blew in today…

March blew in today along with the early arrival of Rocky Mountain Bluebird. She has been gone all winter. I’ve missed her. She is gutsy, loyal, resilient and a brilliant spacious sky blue coloration. For me, she is a symbol of Beginner’s Mind. I’m curious… What...

LoveWisdom Alignment

Listen below as Ann-Marie shares a heart-full message of inspiration and considerations to keep close as we collectively move into the New Year. Go deeper with us this coming Monday, January 2nd for the free, monthly Mindfulness Coaching Call. Join us at 5:00pm MST,...

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Start your coaching career or enhance it! A full schedule of classes begins in September…

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Upcoming Classes & Events

Aug
29
Tue
7:00 pm ICF Malaysia – Art of Engaged Mindfulness with Coaching Presence
ICF Malaysia – Art of Engaged Mi...
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ann-Marie will present an hour-long webinar including an educational piece, coaching demonstration, and Q & A on the above topic for the ICF Malaysia Chapter Members.
Sep
4
Mon
5:00 pm September 2017 Mindfulness Coaching Call
September 2017 Mindfulness Coach...
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
September 2017 Mindfulness Coaching Call
Next Call: September 4th One Dish at a Time… Details TBA! 1st Monday of each month 5:00 – 6:00 pm US Mountain Time – See your time zone The MCC is offered free, as a gift[...]
Sep
5
Tue
8:00 am S-T-R-E-T-C-H ! Becoming The Incredible Coach You Truly Are
S-T-R-E-T-C-H ! Becoming The Inc...
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
S-T-R-E-T-C-H ! Becoming The Incredible Coach You Truly Are
This class is all about YOU! Establish and grow your coaching tool kit while s-t-r-e-t-c-h-ing into your full potential. We will explore, practice, and embody coaching skills with the intention of supporting you in realizing your[...]
12:30 pm ICF Sweden – Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish: A Leadership Quality with Creating Awareness and Coaching Presence
ICF Sweden – Stay Hungry, Stay F...
Sep 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Ann-Marie will present an hour-long webinar including an educational piece, coaching demonstration, and Q & A on the above topic for the ICF Sweden Chapter Members.
Sep
18
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Mindfulness & Wellness Coach: You and Your Clients
Becoming a Mindfulness & Wellnes...
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Becoming a Mindfulness & Wellness Coach: You and Your Clients
What astonishes you about your life in this moment? What astonishes you about your clients? What astonishes you about our Planet Earth? This class continues the wellness mandala of individualized wellness plans and credos developed[...]
2:00 pm Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set
Skillful Means: The Coaching Ski...
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set
Learn the essential coaching skills through discourse, demonstrations, and small group practice. This interactive course will go deep into the indispensable method and magic of 26 coaching skills. A stellar coach is a skilled and effectual alchemist! WHO[...]
Sep
19
Tue
2:00 pm The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Coaching
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive...
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Coaching
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Coaching is exclusively for student coaches, professional coaches, and clinicians to explore using EMDR to advance the goals of Coaching and Positive Psychology. This course will ask participants to[...]
Sep
27
Wed
11:00 am Mindful Eating: Mindful Life
Mindful Eating: Mindful Life
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Mindful Eating: Mindful Life
Our relationship with food and eating is one of the most primal aspects of our functioning in the world. Helping clients (and ourselves) unpack the nuanced layers of beliefs they hold as displayed through their eating[...]

Testimonials

I’ve studied with other coaching schools, and I’ve found Ann-Marie McKelvey’s approach to be much more dynamic and in-depth than the others. The school’s focus on mindfulness-based coaching is brilliant. Basing a coaching practice in mindfulness helps us as coaches to create a space in the coaching process for our clients to become even more creative, resourceful, and whole as they move forward with their agendas.
Renee HopkinsUse Your Words Writing Coaching and Consulting