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 are global...

Fully accredited and web-based, we offer you:

  • Coach Credentialing & Certification Programs
  • ICF CCEs, Counseling CEUs & EMDRIA CEUs
  • Group & individual ICF Mentor Coaching
  • Live & interactive classes via phone or Internet
  • Monthly Mindfulness Coaching Calls
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 to their own lives.
Then, with integrity, these skills are blended into their coaching practice and taken out into the streets…
Bettering the world from the inside out.

Mindfulness Coaching News & Blog

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,...

Do you want to be a Mindfulness & Wellness Coach?

Start your coaching career or enhance it! A full schedule of core and elective classes are being offered this Fall!

 

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Upcoming Classes & Events

Jul
24
Mon
8:00 am Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong
Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somati...
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong
Join us this summer as we explore the interweavings of Somatic and Mindfulness Coaching through the lens of Qigong. Together we will cultivate and balance our life energies to “pack the Qi” into our coaching[...]
2:00 pm Co-Active Communication: Cultivating Connection, Courage, Resilience & Kindness
Co-Active Communication: Cultiva...
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Co-Active Communication: Cultivating Connection, Courage, Resilience & Kindness
It’s an exciting time to be alive — a time that requires Co-Active Communication. This class is about much more than improving your communication skills. It’s about living and coaching in an environment that cultivates compassion[...]
Jul
25
Tue
9:00 am The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge
The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: ...
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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[...]
3:00 pm The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Coaching
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive...
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 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[...]
Jul
26
Wed
5:30 pm ICF San Antonio – Simplify with Powerful Questions & Direct Communication
ICF San Antonio – Simplify with ...
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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 San Antonio Chapter Members.
Jul
31
Mon
8:00 am Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong
Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somati...
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong
Join us this summer as we explore the interweavings of Somatic and Mindfulness Coaching through the lens of Qigong. Together we will cultivate and balance our life energies to “pack the Qi” into our coaching[...]
2:00 pm Co-Active Communication: Cultivating Connection, Courage, Resilience & Kindness
Co-Active Communication: Cultiva...
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Co-Active Communication: Cultivating Connection, Courage, Resilience & Kindness
It’s an exciting time to be alive — a time that requires Co-Active Communication. This class is about much more than improving your communication skills. It’s about living and coaching in an environment that cultivates compassion[...]
Aug
1
Tue
9:00 am The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge
The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: ...
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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[...]

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