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

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,...

The Sounds of WholeHearted Mindfulness Begin with Silence

“Eee-la-la!” Once again, my computer had frozen. It was two minutes before I was to give a presentation over Zoom for ICF Philadelphia. The talk was titled The Art of Engaged Mindfulness, yet at that moment, I was playing out  The Art of Engaged...

July 2017 Mindfulness Coaching Call

Interview with Master Mingtong Gu, founder of the Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong Monday, July 3rd 5:00 – 6:00pm MST With Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC Click here to register! The MCC is offered free of charge as a gift to our global...

Why Cats Don’t Get Overwhelmed

Hint: They Get Their Needs Met… Somatic Coaching & Co-Active Communication By Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC Unlike Dahkini, my coon cat, I sometimes get into the Overwhelm Mindset. Why? I become a brain-on-a-stick. In other words, I disconnect from my body...

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Registration is open for 2018! Core and elective classes begin the first week of January…

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Upcoming Classes & Events

Dec
4
Mon
5:00 pm December Mindfulness Coaching Call
December Mindfulness Coaching Call
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
December Mindfulness Coaching Call
This monthly call features: • An Educational Piece and/or Guest Interview • A Live Coaching Demonstration • Community Q & A … and is offered free of charge, as a gift to our global community.[...]
Dec
6
Wed
1:00 pm ICF Seattle – Take Responsibility End to End: A Leadership Quality with Managing Progress and Accountability
ICF Seattle – Take Responsibilit...
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Ann-Marie will present an hour-long webinar including an educational piece, coaching demonstration, and Q & A on the above topic for the ICF Seattle Chapter Members.
Jan
8
Mon
9:00 am You At Your Best: Mindfulness, Wellness & Somatic Coaching
You At Your Best: Mindfulness, W...
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
You At Your Best: Mindfulness, Wellness & Somatic Coaching @ Online via Zoom
What is alive in you? What is your personal definition of wellness? What will it take for you to live in wellness? How will you know when you are there? This class has been developed[...]
2:00 pm Co-Active Communication: Cultivating Connection, Courage, Resilience & Kindness
Co-Active Communication: Cultiva...
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Co-Active Communication: Cultivating Connection, Courage, Resilience & Kindness @ Online via Zoom
It’s an exciting time to be alive — a time that requires Co-Active Communication. This class is about much more than improving your communication skills. It’s about living and coaching in an environment that cultivates compassion[...]
Jan
9
Tue
9:00 am The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive...
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching @ Online via Zoom
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[...]
3:00 pm The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge
The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: ...
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge @ Online via Zoom
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[...]
Jan
10
Wed
9:00 am Mentor Coach Group
Mentor Coach Group
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Mentor Coach Group @ Online via Zoom
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[...]
4:00 pm Weight Loss Through Mindful Coaching
Weight Loss Through Mindful Coac...
Jan 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Weight Loss Through Mindful Coaching @ Online via Zoom
Weight Loss Through Mindful Coaching teaches wholistic skills, practices, and techniques that are useful for coaching effective weight loss. As always, the material presented asks coaches to first embody the teachings in their own lives before[...]

Testimonials

S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming The Incredible Coach You Truly Are is an amazing mindfulness coaching class that blew the doors open on coaching practices. A fresh, clean breeze blew in that allowed me to bring my whole self newly to coaching. As an experienced coach, I benefited greatly and I know I will use the skills and practices I learned for years to come.
Ann-Marie ArcherCEO, Executive Corporate Coach (and soon to be PCC)Archer & Associates, Inc.