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!

Fully accredited & web-based, we offer:

  • 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

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...

Mindfulness as An Ally for Impermanence

One spring afternoon in 1977 we were mind experimenting in the lush and aromatic garden of the Living Love Center in Berkeley. It was the last week of a 28 day retreat called “The Road to Happiness” led by Ken Keyes, Jr. author of Handbook to Higher...

Qi Gung & Mindful Coaching

The Chi Center, Galisteo, New Mexico March 1-21, 2017 by Ann-Marie McKelvey The first 21 days of March I journeyed inward through my BodyMindHeart from 7am to 8:45pm each day. It was the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage revisited, except it was my body I was traveling...

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Upcoming Classes & Events

Sep
27
Wed
11:00 am Mindful Eating: Mindful Life
Mindful Eating: Mindful Life
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Mindful Eating: Mindful Life
Our relationship with food and eating is one of the most primal aspects of our functioning in the world. Helping clients (and ourselves) unpack the nuanced layers of beliefs they hold as displayed through their eating[...]
5:30 pm ICF San Antonio – Take Responsibility End to End with Managing Progress and Accountability
ICF San Antonio – Take Responsib...
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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 San Antonio Chapter Members.
Oct
2
Mon
5:00 pm October Mindfulness Coaching Call
October Mindfulness Coaching Call
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
October 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.[...]
Oct
5
Thu
9:00 am Mentor Coach Group
Mentor Coach Group
Oct 5 @ 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. See webpage for[...]
Oct
18
Wed
11:00 am ICF Gulf Coast – Simplify: A Leadership Quality with Powerful Questions & Direct Communication
ICF Gulf Coast – Simplify: A Lea...
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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 Gulf Coast Chapter Members.
Nov
6
Mon
5:00 pm November Mindfulness Coaching Call
November Mindfulness Coaching Call
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
November 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
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.

Testimonials

This class woke me up to such incredible insight about willpower and coaching. The instructor (Kelly Gupta, MD) says, “All coaching is wellness coaching!” He’s right. I learned many strategies to use in coaching, and for my personal growth. In fact, through this new confidence, I’m going to lead a willpower workshop! I now have many tools to lead workshops, help clients, and work on my goals. This class is transforming. I guarantee you’ll grow from it.
Catherine OliphantM.Div., MSSW, Apprentice Wellness Coach