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
LPCC, MCC
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!
More About the School...

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

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...

Prospective Student Call

Join Founder & Director Ann-Marie McKelvey for a lively 30-minute Q&A session to learn about what we offer and to see if it’s the best fit for you! Monday, February 26 5:00-5:30pm MTN See your time zone. Follow this link to register for the call on Zoom:...

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...

MCS and ICF Converge17

In case you missed ICF Converge17, here’s the school’s page from the inside back cover of the conference program! We’re happy to be part of this global vision and movement....

Receiving Gracefully, Accepting Gracefully

We all face unpleasant thoughts and feelings. Our natural tendency is to make every effort to get rid of them by struggling and resisting – both of which take a lot of energy and don’t conclusively work, even in coaching. In this video, Kelly Gupta, MD,...

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Spring Quarter classes begin the week of March 12th…

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Upcoming Classes & Events

Feb
26
Mon
5:00 pm Prospective Student Call
Prospective Student Call
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Prospective Student Call
Join Founder & Director Ann-Marie McKelvey for a lively 30-minute Q&A session to learn about what we offer and to see if it’s the best fit for you! Monday, February 26  5:00-5:30pm Mountain Time See your[...]
Mar
12
Mon
12:00 pm And If Steve Jobs Were Your Coach… Leadership Qualities to Live & Coach By
And If Steve Jobs Were Your Coac...
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
And If Steve Jobs Were Your Coach… Leadership Qualities to Live & Coach By
Based on the business life of Steve Jobs, as told and researched by Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs.   Each week we will study a leadership quality and an ICF Core Competency. Simultaneously, we’ll experience[...]
3:00 pm Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set
Skillful Means: The Coaching Ski...
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 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 Mindfulness Coaching Call
Mindfulness Coaching Call
Mar 12 @ 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.
Mar
13
Tue
9:00 am S-T-R-E-T-C-H ! Becoming The Incredible Coach You Truly Are
S-T-R-E-T-C-H ! Becoming The Inc...
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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[...]
3:00 pm The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive...
Mar 13 @ 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[...]
Mar
14
Wed
9:00 am Mentor Coach Group
Mentor Coach Group
Mar 14 @ 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[...]
Apr
9
Mon
5:00 pm Mindfulness Coaching Call
Mindfulness Coaching Call
Apr 9 @ 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.

Testimonials

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.
Joy ChenICF ACC