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 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

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...

Introducing…

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...

Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set

The original spring session of this class filled so quickly that we added another! This core class is a great place to begin or deepen your coaching journey…

Begins Monday, April 15th

Upcoming Classes & Events

Jun
17
Mon
12:00 pm Body Electric
Body Electric
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Body Electric
The Body-Mind connection is one of the most valuable approaches in coaching. This class will invite you to understand and work with the intelligence of somatic awareness and mindfulness practices through the spacious lens of[...]
2:00 pm Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth
Right Speech: Listening Deeply, ...
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth
This class is about much more than improving your communication skills. It’s about living and coaching in an environment that cultivates connection, courage, resilience, and kindness. It is about bringing compassion to the internal and external[...]
Jun
18
Tue
12:00 pm The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge
The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: ...
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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. Register Now  
Jun
19
Wed
12:00 pm Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong
Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somati...
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong
Join us to explore the interweavings of Somatic and Mindfulness Coaching through the holistic lens of Qigong. Together, we will cultivate and balance our life energies to “pack the Qi” into our coaching relationship with[...]
2:30 pm Mentor Coaching Group
Mentor Coaching Group
Jun 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mentor Coaching Group
This group is exclusively devoted to student and credentialed coaches who want to develop their mindfulness practices and coaching skills for ICF credentialing – initial or renewal. Register Now
Sep
9
Mon
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[...]
Sep
10
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 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[...]

Testimonials

I attended The Dynamic Trio with Ann-Marie at a time when I was certified on all three of the “Trio” (EMDR, Positive Psychology, & Coaching). I was curious as to how these would be blended and what new things I would learn; and I ended up learning a lot indeed. Ann-Marie has a unique style that makes attending the course worthwhile. The applications she offers do have a positive tone when used with clients facing different struggles. It certainly is beneficial to capitalize on strengths throu…
Dania Dbaibo DarwishPCC, Life & Career Coach, Psychotherapist (EMDR, CBT, & Hypnotherapy)Lebanon