The World Needs You!

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

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

Our students learn...

We're an international, web-based, and ICF Accredited school offering:

• All inclusive Coach Training Programs
• Live & Interactive Classes via Zoom
• Small Class Sizes
• ICF CCEs, Counseling CEUs, EMDRIA CEUs
• ICF Mentor Coaching
• Monthly Mindfulness Coaching Calls
• Other Life Enriching Resources…

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.

We guide our students first to apply the skills they learn in classes to their own lives.

Then to blend these skills into their coaching practice
and out into the streets…

Bettering the world from the inside out.

Mindfulness Coaching News & Blog

Community Building Through MCS

By Ruby Orcutt (Derby, NY), Senior MCS Student One year ago I was looking for inspiration. My career was at a certain point, but my expectations were much higher. Then I bumped into Mindfulness Coaching School, and it felt like inspiration had knocked at my door....

My Journey

By Dalida Turkovic, PCC (MCS Alumna and founder of the Beijing Mindfulness Centre) Some years ago, close to a decade now, I began learning from my coach and mentor Ann-Marie McKelvey. Through her coaching I learned how to use the present moment awareness to identify...

From Russell

Since finishing my classes at Mindfulness Coaching School, I’ve been working with clients to build hours toward Mindfulness, Wellness & Somatic Coach Certification. Many of my current clients have come from the student-led Client Pool, which has been an invaluable...

The Lake of a Thousand Dreams

Once upon a time in a land not so far away there lived a princess; bright, strong, independent. Her palace overlooked the Lake of a Thousand Dreams, yet she was unable to dream passion, balance, and light-heartedness into her world. The Princess suffered. One day she...

Coaching, you say?

When I started working with Ann-Marie in 2015, I asked her, “So, what exactly do you do as a coach?” Her answer stuck with me: “I help people remember how amazing they are.” Coaching is a big, deep, creative, and connective practice. It’s...

No Guts, No Glory!

Remember when you were younger? Jumping over rocks, ditches, puddles and streams? Jumping off the swing? Jumping into adventures? Remember the feelings of excitement? Of wonder? Of just doing it because it was the next thing? Failing was not in the equation. It was...

Return To Stillness

If you find yourself asking, “How can I  stay consistent with my meditation practice?” Here are a few things to try… • Dedicate a Space – If your chair or cushion is always set, it will be much easier to arrive, and ego will have one less excuse to...

I did it! I met the deadline yesterday!

Or… did I? Mac brainstormed another way to hold and apply the brush. Lydia advised which type of canvas was best and why. Brittany gave me protected space. T-Bird showed me the Aisle of Iridescence. David reminded me to unplug. Totally. Dr. Sam (aka Simmone)...

Without A Frame

By Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC MCS Founder & Director Without a frame, potholder loops will not become potholders. They need something to hold onto to in order to become real. Duh! Without a frame, ideas cannot manifest into reality. Mmm… Without a frame, ideas...

If Steve Jobs Were Your Coach: Leadership Skills to Thrive

Join us for this unique elective offered only once a year!

Begins Tuesday, September 10th

Upcoming Classes & Events

12:00 pm Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set
Skillful Means: The Coaching Ski...
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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. The underlying intention is the help you become a stellar[...]
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 Incr...
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming The Incredible Coach You Truly Are
This course is foundational for any level of credentialing, and it is all about supporting you in discovering and embodying your potential! Establish and grow your coaching tool kit while s-t-r-e-t-c-h-ing into your potential. This isn’t just a cognitive[...]
3:00 pm If Steve Jobs Were Your Coach: Leadership Skills To Thrive
If Steve Jobs Were Your Coach: L...
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
If Steve Jobs Were Your Coach: Leadership Skills To Thrive
As a class, we will bring to life 12 leadership skills to empower, launch, and grow you and your clients’ businesses. By adapting and integrating Steve Jobs’ leadership qualities though coaching skills, applications, and ICF[...]
3:00 pm The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive...
Sep 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic 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[...]
2:30 pm Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth
Right Speech: Listening Deeply, ...
Sep 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth @ Online
It’s an exciting time to be alive — a time that requires listening deeply and speaking our truth. This class is about much more than improving your communication skills. It’s about living and coaching in an[...]
9:00 am Business Alchemy: Create Abundance & Live Your Vision
Business Alchemy: Create Abundan...
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Business Alchemy: Create Abundance & Live Your Vision
How do entrepreneurs create successful start-up companies?  By turning what they are passionate about into a business. Beginning or updating a website, writing your bio, getting photos taken, attracting clients, and getting into an abundant[...]
8:00 am Mentor Coaching – Group
Mentor Coaching – Group
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Mentor Coaching - Group
Grow into your leading edge by being coached on your coaching. This group is exclusively devoted to student and credentialed coaches who want to develop their mindfulness practices and coaching skills for ICF credentialing – initial[...]


I went into Right Speech thinking it was a way to connect through words and discovered it was much more. Transforming beliefs and behaviors, courage, resilience, kindness, listening; the qualities of how and what we communicate, nonviolent communication, connecting to self, understanding our needs and feelings as a series of openings that help us coach our clients to self-awareness and the change they want to be.
Sandy WrightM.A.Fayetteville, AR