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!

ICF accredited + web-based, offering:

  • Live + interactive classes via phone or Internet
  • Training to become credentialed as a Coach
  • ICF CCEs, Counseling CEUs & EMDRIA CEUs
  • Group & individual ICF Mentor Coaching
  • 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

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 3rd...

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...

Smart with Smart Phones

Today’s edition empowers you to cultivate a healthy relationship with your smartphone – so that you can own it versus it owning you. Join Dr. Gupta for the Mindfulness Coaching Call this coming Monday, October 2nd for more on this...

The Sticking Points – Weight Loss Plateaus

By Dr. Rhonda Simpson, MD, CPC Everyone who has tried to lose weight is familiar with this scenario: you start out like gangbusters. Your refrigerator and pantry are full of healthy veggies, lean proteins, and even some healthy fats like nuts and avocados. You make...

We’ve added another session of S-T-R-E-T-C-H!

The Fall 2017 session filled up so quickly! And you were still asking for more… so we’ve added another session of S-T-R-E-T-C-H ! Becoming The Incredible Coach You Truly Are beginning January 11, 2018 AND we have asked Mary Riley to teach it! Mary is the...

Summer School...

It’s a good thing!

Join us for a course this summer to begin or continue along your path. Right Speech, Engaged Mindfulness, Qigong with Somatic Coaching… and more.

Upcoming Classes & Events

5:00 pm Mindfulness Coaching Call
Mindfulness Coaching Call
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mindfulness Coaching Call
This free, monthly call features: • An Educational Piece and/or Guest Interview • A Live Coaching Demonstration • Community Q & A Visit webpage for details and registration.
9:00 am Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong
Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somati...
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong
Join us to explore the interweavings of Somatic and Mindfulness Coaching through the wholistic lens of Qigong. Together, we will cultivate and balance our life energies to “pack the Qi” into our coaching relationship with[...]
2:00 pm Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth
Right Speech: Listening Deeply, ...
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth
It’s an exciting time to be alive — a time that requires listening deeply and speaking our truth. This class is about much more than improving your communication skills. It’s about living and coaching in an[...]
9:00 am The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge
The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: ...
Jun 12 @ 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 & Somatic Coaching
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive...
Jun 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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[...]
9:00 am Mentor Coach Group
Mentor Coach Group
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Mentor Coach 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[...]
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...
Aug 28 @ 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[...]
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[...]


I not only enjoyed this course (The Art of Engaged Mindfulness) but have personally benefitted from the techniques and behaviors that were introduced in the class which I in turn introduced in my life. I am a true beneficiary of this program.
Farooq NazirPCCPakistan