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...

We're global!

A web-based ICF ACTP – Accredited Coaching Training Program – offering you:

  • All inclusive Coach Training
  • Live & interactive classes via phone or Internet
  • ICF CCEs, Counseling CEUs & EMDRIA CEUs
  • ICF Mentor Coaching – Group & Individual
  • Free Monthly Mindfulness Coaching Calls
  • And more!

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

“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...

July MCC

Not One Atom Opposes You… Monday, July 9th 5:00-6:00pm Mountain Time Join Ann-Marie to explore the trances we live in and how to make room for our BHAGs!* *Big Hairy Audacious Goals… (pronounced bee-hags) AKA the daunting and exciting goals that are ready to be...

June MCC: Self-Differentiated Leadership

Monday, June 11th Hosted by Meg Hess, ACC, D. Min. Self-Differentiated Leadership What does it mean to be an effective leader? How might we help our clients discover new ways they can lead (in their families, at work, in the world) with less stress and more clarity?...

Prospective Student Call

Join MCS Founder & Director Ann-Marie McKelvey for a 30-minute Q&A session to learn more about what we offer and where to begin! Tuesday, May 22nd 2:00-2:30pm Mountain Time See your time zone Click here to register for the call on Zoom! Email...

Credentialing Q&A Call

A 30-minute call, with Brittany, devoted to gaining clarity around the credentialing process. Come with any questions about our classes and the requirements involved in becoming credentialed as a coach. Offered exclusively for current MCS students. Thursday, May 31st...

Thinking Triangles in Coaching

Years ago, when I was leaving a position I’d been in for almost ten years, I was given an interesting gift at my going away party: a triangle. You know, the musical instrument in the shape of a triangle. This simple instrument is a part of the percussion...

Getting Out of Our Own Way

Or Practicing Peace In Times of War ala Pema Chodron By Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC It was an August evening in 2008. I was deep in the Colorado Rockies at Shambhala Mountain Center and, except for a skeleton staff, I was alone.  I had purposely arrived two days...

First Thought, Best Thought

Thank you… December 9, 2017 Sweetwater Cafe, Santa Fe, New Mexico I hold my chai as though it is the most sacred of all. But it’s not. It’s what I’m listening to at the next table that brings in the potent sacredness. The young man is reading...

Transformational Speaking

A Conversation with Gail Larsen, Author and Transformational Speaker & Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC, Founder & Director of Mindfulness Coaching School Gail is the author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want To Change The World, Tell A Better Story. Last...

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Upcoming Classes & Events

5:00 pm August Mindfulness Coaching Call
August Mindfulness Coaching Call
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This free, monthly call features: • An Educational Piece and/or Guest Interview • A Live Coaching Demonstration • Community Q & A REGISTER NOW FOR AUGUST 13TH 2nd Monday of each month 5:00 – 6:00[...]
2:00 pm Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set
Skillful Means: The Coaching Ski...
Sep 10 @ 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! Visit webpage for[...]
5:00 pm You at Your Best: Mindfulness, Wellness & Somatic Coaching
You at Your Best: Mindfulness, W...
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
You at Your Best: Mindfulness, Wellness & Somatic Coaching
This class has been developed for coaches to create & live a personalized wellness lifestyle, while launching and/or developing their wellness coaching business. We will delve into the necessity of fun, connectedness, meaning, and contribution as they[...]
9:00 am The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive...
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching
This course offers optional EMDRIA and/or Counseling CEUs, as well as ICF CCEs. The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching is exclusively for student coaches, professional coaches, and clinicians to explore using EMDR to advance[...]
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...
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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 practice and embody coaching skills with the intention of supporting you in realizing your current goals. Through applying[...]
1:00 pm Mentor Coaching – Group
Mentor Coaching – Group
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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 mindfulness practices and coaching skills for ICF credentialing. By attending Mentor Coach[...]


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