“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.”
Founder & Director, Master Certified Coach, Buddhist Chaplain, Licensed Psychotherapist
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
By Ann-Marie McKelvey, MCS Founder & Director Upaya Zen Center, May, 2008 — The very first thing I noticed about Brother David Steindl-Rast was his hands. Upon entering Upaya House he bowed, reverently greeting each of us with palms together and fingers pointed...
By Gretchen Larsen (Hochstatt, France), MCS Senior Student I have graduated twice now, once from high school and again from college. Both times, I was handed a book, the same one each time: Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (another A.M., hmmm). So, as I get...
By Brenda Fagan, Senior MCS Student New Orleans, LA I’ve been an occupational therapist for 16 years working primarily with older adults in clinical practice and managing rehabilitation professionals. Over the years my work became more and more centered around...
By Rosella Egione, PCC (new MCS graduate!) Verona, Italy As a mindfulness teacher and a graduate from two excellent coaching schools I still didn’t feel enriched nor even satisfied. I was ready and waiting for something new…something profound and yet loaded with a...
By Robin Olson, Senior MCS Student How many times have you said to yourself, “I cannot believe I just did that? What is wrong with me?” Now, consider this: Have you ever said to yourself, “I cannot believe I just did that? What is right with me?” My first class at the...
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....
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...
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...
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...
This course [Body Electric] really teaches you how to dive deep into somatic awareness. I was looking to get more comfortable with this practice and the class exceeded my expectations from the book to the instructor, Ann-Marie, to the guest lecturers. Many “WOW” moments as I used the techniques for myself and with my clients.
Ann-Marie is the most insightful and gifted teacher and coach. She is the epitome of a Compassionate Warrior… She will guide you with a gentle touch and she will hold you in the highest version of yourself so she is brave when “going in” to guide you. I highly recommend any course she teaches.
MCS continues to complement my journey as a counselor, becoming a coach. This course [The Dynamic Trio] focuses on a new paradigm in human services as well as a new paradigm in consciousness.
Ann Marie’s gentle teaching style and complete absence of judgement in The Art of Mindfulness was just what this stressed out lapsed meditator needed! Thanks to her skillful instruction, I now have a mindfulness practice that is so right for me it very quickly and naturally became part of the fabric of my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or a more interesting and loving group of fellow students with whom to share it with. Truly life changing.
Right Speech simply knocked my socks off. I eagerly read every book, every article or other reference with delight. I cannot begin to say how much I learned about myself in this course and how I can apply things like non-violent communication, vulnerability, and the 12 Pathways to my everyday life, both personally and professionally. Taking this course in tandem with The Art of Engaged Mindfulness could not have been a better pairing. I look forward to taking every course that you offer.
I enjoyed The Dynamic Trio course immensely. Learning new and effective techniques that I can use in my practice is just what I was looking for in this course. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for new ways to expand their knowledge and life coaching practices.
Ann-Marie is a master of opening people’s minds to seeing the benefits of the use of positive language to better deal with real life situations at work and at home.
Right Speech with Meg Hess is a wonderful class. I am grateful for the many communication tools I learned through the course. Meg, as an instructor, brings uplifting energy to the class, keeping the discussions engaging and memorable.
Taking this class [Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set] was essential to building my toolbox as a coach. I feel that my range of skills have broadened and that my clients can be served much better.
Mindfulness-Writing-Coaching. A happy collaboration that inspires both coach and client to move into what deeply matters. [Writing, Creativity, and the Mindful Coach]