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
Founder & Director, Master Certified Coach, Buddhist Chaplain, Licensed Psychotherapist

Our students learn...

MCS is an international web-based ICF Accredited Coaching Training Program offering you:

• All inclusive Coach Training
• Live & Interactive Classes via Phone or Internet
• Small Class Sizes
• ICF CCEs, Counseling CEUs, EMDRIA CEUs
• ICF Mentor Coaching
• Monthly Community 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.

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

Then, with integrity, to blend these skills into their coaching practice
and out onto to the streets…

Bettering the world from the inside out.

Mindfulness Coaching News & Blog


Ann-Marie’s Blog ~ Standing Tall with Big Heart: Somatically, Mindfully, Creatively, Unceasingly Have a look and follow for regular inspiration! Click...

Thoughtful Consumption

I’ve grown committed to thoughtful consumption over the past few years. This means carefully evaluating purchases, distinguishing between needs and wants, and feeling confident that what I purchase will provide a great deal of utility or pleasure. Choosing to...

Coaching Tip of the Month

It’s easy to think of a goal as a simple task or a specific outcome – such as meditating each day for ten minutes or losing five pounds. To broaden your scope, try thinking about goals in the following three categories: Experiences – What experience...

Trusting What Is Alive In You

By Zana and Ann-Marie Last night I was walking with my friend Zana and we explored feeling uninspired about deadlines and projects… This is what she had to say ~ Annie, the pressure is on when we tell ourselves we have to perform, be exciting, or lead the way...

Magic is happening…

Sarah and Ann-Marie are so excited about their new class, Business Alchemy, that they couldn’t wait until next Quarter to offer it. So we created a new schedule… three Saturday mornings and two weekday evenings, that will still provide you with 12 ICF CCEs...

Coaching Empowers Women in Developing Countries

By MCS Senior Student Chelle Johnson I’ll be going to Uganda and Kenya in November for two weeks with a group of coaches. We will be coaching women and teen girls, and helping them set motivating and clear goals for all areas of their lives. Many of the women...

Join the 165 Club!

B.Y.O.G. (Bring Your Own Gremlin) Ann-Marie suggests listening to Woman In The Moon to ready yourself for reading this article… Recently, I was coached by MCS students Lionela Torriero, and later Mac Dryden, on my beliefs about aging and dying. I saw the subtle...

Undoing Your Beliefs

Last week I was on a consultation call with a potential client and found myself feeling stuck. The client was stuck. I was stuck. Just plain stuck. After a good night’s sleep and some growth-mindset reflection, I identified the likely problem. Interestingly, the...

“Not one single atom opposes us…”

  Not one single atom opposes us. Behold the gleaming arising from the single mind. -Hongzhi   It was 4:00 am. Usually I am excited when I awake. But today I was sighing in the early morning darkness. “Ohhhhh….” I sighed, as I reluctantly got out of bed. “I...

Cozy up with MCS this winter!

Winter Quarter 2019 is open for enrollment!

Join practitioners from around the world for lively and contemplative online classes, for coaches & non-coaches alike.

Upcoming Classes & Events

5:00 pm January Mindfulness Coaching Call
January Mindfulness Coaching Call
Jan 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
January Mindfulness Coaching Call
Tuesday, December 4th 5:00 – 6:00 pm US Mountain Time See your time zone Hosted by MCS Founder & Director Ann-Marie McKelvey. Topic TBA Register here!
12:00 pm Writing, Creativity and The Mindful Coach
Writing, Creativity and The Mind...
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Writing, Creativity and The Mindful Coach
Based on the writing and teachings of author Albert Flynn DeSilver. Writing is one of the most powerful points of attention we have as human beings, and when we focus our attention toward the realms[...]
2:00 pm Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth
Right Speech: Listening Deeply, ...
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth
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[...]
3:00 pm The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive...
Jan 8 @ 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[...]
3:00 pm The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling The Mind for Intuition to Emerge
The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: ...
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling The Mind for Intuition to Emerge
This class is designed to help student coaches, credentialed coaches, psychotherapists, and other professionals explore and utilize mindfulness in their personal and professional lives. Ann-Marie will provide meditation and coaching instruction, as she shares traditional and[...]
12:00 pm Mentor Coaching Group
Mentor Coaching Group
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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[...]
3:00 pm Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set
Skillful Means: The Coaching Ski...
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 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[...]
2:00 pm S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming the Incredible Coach You Truly Are
S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming the Incr...
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming the Incredible Coach You Truly Are
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 class… you’ll actually do things! We will practice and embody coaching skills with the foundational intention of supporting you in realizing your current[...]


This class woke me up to such incredible insight about willpower and coaching. The instructor (Kelly Gupta, MD) says, “All coaching is wellness coaching!” He’s right. I learned many strategies to use in coaching, and for my personal growth. In fact, through this new confidence, I’m going to lead a willpower workshop! I now have many tools to lead workshops, help clients, and work on my goals. This class is transforming. I guarantee you’ll grow from it.
Catherine OliphantM.Div., MSSW, Apprentice Wellness Coach