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 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

My Journey

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...

From Russell

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...

The Lake of a Thousand Dreams

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...

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...


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

Writing, Creativity and The Mindful Coach

Join Liv Syptak, ACC, M.Ed., MBA, for a lively and contemplative class!

Begins Thursday, August 1st

Upcoming Classes & Events

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[...]
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  
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[...]
2:00 pm The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching – EMDRIA Approved
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive...
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching - EMDRIA Approved @ Virtual
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. Visit webpage for details and[...]
10:30 am Writing, Creativity and The Mindful Coach
Writing, Creativity and The Mind...
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Writing, Creativity and The Mindful Coach @ Online
Writing is one of the most powerful points of attention we have as human beings, and when we focus our attention toward the realms of the possible, our lives become a living expression of possibility.[...]
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[...]
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[...]


The Writing, Creativity and the Mindful Coach class has opened new doors for me. I have kicked my inhibitions about writing to the curb and embraced the possibility of what I can create. Now, there is freedom and expansion when I have a pen in my hand and I sit at my desk.
Robin OlsonStudent CoachBryan, TX