The World Needs You!
“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 with kindness and love.”
Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC
MCS Founder & Director
Master Certified Coach, Buddhist Chaplain, Psychotherapist
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Monthly Mindfulness Coaching Call
On the first Monday of each month, we host a live free community coaching and mindfulness call. There’s no better way to experience what we’re all about!
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 Core Competency CCEs, Counseling CEUs, EMDRIA CEUs
• ICF Mentor Coaching
• Monthly Mindfulness Coaching Calls
Fall 2021 – Mentor Coaching
Tuesdays, Oct 19 – Nov 16, 2021 taught by
Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC
11:00-12:30pm Mountain Time *(Oct 19 11am – 12pm)
Watching Ann-Marie coach is always such a great experience. I always learn a lot from her style and approach to things. She is a gifted instructor. I love her pace and the calmness she exudes in her teaching style.
My experience being an MCS student has been one of the most enriching in my entire life. It has brought me closer to my nature. I have more faith in the process of life, in the process of coaching, and in the process of being.
I am an already-certified coach from another coaching program, who took this course [Mentor Coaching] in order to meet the needs of re-certifying my ACC credential. Joining this group was a requirement, and thank goodness that it was. Watching fellow apprentices practice Mindfulness Coaching with each other has reignited my passion for coaching. I feel that I’ve found a new learning and coaching path thanks to the power of what I’ve seen and participated in. I look forward to learning more about mindfulness and how to apply it in my coaching practice. Even in short practice sessions, it seems to me that mindfulness tools deepen the experience exponentially! What a joy it has been. I can’t wait to learn more.
Someone said “coaching starts from the 1st breath” and I truly experienced it during this class (Becoming A Mindfulness & Wellness Coach: You at Your Best). Ann-Marie’s authenticity, vivid approach and dancing in the moment impressed me very much. I can sense her true love and compassion through each discourse. Her true coaching presence was not only reflected by the one-on-one coaching demonstrations, but also through each moment… A living example of a master coach.
This class [Business Alchemy] was so valuable to me as a novice coach looking to start my own practice. Jim Butcher pulls together all the moving parts and helped me clarify my personal vision and motivation.
Simply put, when I was taught coaching by a popular institute, I learned to coach thoughts and feelings. When I was taught The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology, and Somatic Coaching at MCS, I learned how to feel those feelings and release them. The mind and body connected; this was the missing link for me.
Right Speech is a critical prerequisite to helping all conversations in life unfold with clarity and understanding. I wish something like this were taught to all students in our early K-12. Just imagine how the world would improve!
I had a superb experience in this class [Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong]. There is a universe to be explored when it comes to understanding somatic work. I just got more and more curious.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Art of Engaged Mindfulness… The format of the course enabled me to learn about the impact of meditation and therefore choose to fit more meditation into my lifestyle. Through the class, I expanded my knowledge of meditation and mindfulness, strengthened my practice, and met some great people. Special thanks to Ann-Marie, who shared her enormously rich insights, experience, and tools to help us become more effective in minding our mind.
The S-T-R-E-T-C-H! course was an amazing experience and it allowed me to grow (and stretch) as a new coach!
Full Academic Calendar here
All of our classes offer ICF Core Competency CCE’s
Wednesdays, October 13 - December 8, 2021
12:00pm – 1:30pm (*Note: October 27th class will be skipped)
More to Explore
The Dr. Rhonda Simpson Memorial Scholarship
The Simpson Scholarship is specifically for individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous People or Color. The scholarship covers any two Mindfulness Coaching School classes of the recipient’s choice or one S-T-R-E-T-C-H class.
Application deadline for Fall, 2022 and Winter, 2023 Scholarships:
March 31, 2022
From Our Blog
It will take the courage of awareness. It is not difficult. It is not impossible.
It is staying focused and refusing to go into trance.
It is remembering your strengths and your passions.
It is giving yourself the strength to say No.
So you can say YES! to what is truly important.
Remember: No guts, no glory!
Be awake! Be alert! Do not be fooled by anyone! This includes the monologues from IC, MM and G*!
They are said in many ways: slowly, quietly, loudly, persuasively, somatically, clipped, authoritatively, wisely…even happily!
Yet no matter how they are said…
Remember to Be awake! Be alert! Do not be fooled by anyone!
Here are a few to be aware of…
You just aren’t good enough yet.
This is another one of your follies.
You are out of your league.
Who do you think you are, anyway?
There is no way you can succeed.
You are too old. You are too young. You are just too much!
You don’t know how to do this.
What if _________ happens?
You need to wait until __________.
You tried before and it didn’t work.
You’ve abstained from _______, now you deserve to have just a little. One (drink, toke, dose, bite) won’t hurt. Go for it!
Being awake and alert are the first steps…more to follow on Friday!
*IC = Inner Critic
*MM = Monkey Mind
*G = Gremlin
Remember: No guts, no glory!
Remember when you were younger? Jumping over
rocks, ditches, puddles and streams? Jumping off
the swing? Jumping into adventures?
Today let’s jump over obstacles, over thoughts that
no longer serve, over negative belief patterns.
Yes, let’s jump together while shouting, “No guts, no
glory!” with a carefree grin!
Eee-la-la! Feels great!
Be gentle with yourself
Let the silence be.
Now, notice what emerges.
The Mindfulness Coaching School stands in solidarity with our Black, Latino and Indigenous communities.
The challenge of these days requires us to explore our own way of being as educators and as a community. We re-commit ourselves to learning, teaching and acting as more intentional allies.