“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...
Mindfulness appears in many forms these days. In The Art of Engaged Mindfulness Ann-Marie takes us on an exploration of wisdom, understanding and practice, which nurtures the depth of our engagement with this powerful way of living.
Business Alchemy helped me grow into and clarify my purpose in coaching. I was able to create the story of me that brought me to where I am and my passion to inspire others on their journey. Ann-Marie’s guidance through understanding service marketing was heartening, powerful and inspiring. Sarah’s encouragement and gentle way of pulling the essence of us to the surface was spectacular! Thank you both, as well as my fellow students, for an incredible experience! And I’m getting clients!
Ann-Marie is a fabulous teacher and mentor. She is a superb coach who models coaching skills and mindset throughout the learning process. Coaching is an exciting profession and Ann-Marie’s passion for coaching is contagious. I have made more changes in my life in the 6 months I’ve been taking classes with Ann-Marie than I have ever made in an entire year. I am now more confident and more energized in my work. I am so happy that I’ve taken the leap into coaching with Ann-Marie leading the way!
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.
[STRETCH] offers an overview of the ins and outs of the multifaceted world of coaching. It was fluidly and efficaciously presented to allow for the most productive experience. I walk away as a better prepared and more confident coach!
If you want to know how to speak the truth and how to communicate much better, take this class [Right Speech]. You will be glad you did.
The class Right Speech took me beyond the basic coaching skills into higher-level listening and mindfulness skills I now use regularly in my coaching practice and in my life. Meg Hess is a caring and knowledgeable teacher who creates an atmosphere of trust and passion for coaching.
The life skills taught in this course [Skillful Means] are not just for our coachees, they are for ourselves, too. I plan to take it again and look forward to seeing how my skills strengthen with time – and PRACTICE!
I very much appreciated and enjoyed the content of this class (The Dynamic Trio). I was using concepts and techniques Ann Marie shared with my clients the day after training. I loved, loved, loved the inclusion of mindfulness in the training and in the concepts. I strongly believe that psychology and spirituality are synergistic disciplines that Ann Marie weaves together masterfully.
The Art of Engaged Mindfulness allowed me to become more flexible with my own established meditation practice. I really enjoyed the opportunity to dialogue with fellow coaches interested in deepening their own practice and sharing it with the world.