Frequently Asked Questions

Are your classes virtual or held in-person?
All classes are virtual. You can call in or join on your computer from anywhere in the world.


Can I achieve ICF credentialing through the Mindfulness Coaching School?
Yes! All classes are ICF approved as part of our ACSTH (Approved Coach Specific Training Hours) Program to count toward credentialing as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation.


What does it take to become credentialed as a Coach?
– Taking classes: a minimum of 60 hours for ACC or 125 hours for PCC
– Completing ten hours of Mentor Coaching: 7 in Mentor Coach Group and 3 via one-on-one sessions with ICF Mentor Coach Ann-Marie McKelvey, MCC, LPCC
– Logging either 100 hours (for ACC) or 500 hours (for PCC) of coaching experience
– Completing the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment, becoming an ICF Member, and applying for your chosen level of Credentialing

Please click here to visit the ICF website for details.


To receive credit for classes is there anything required of me outside of being present?
You must be present for 80% of the class contact hours. Outside of this ICF requirement, it is highly recommended to participate 100% in the Weekly Coaching Practice with your colleagues. The methods work if you do! The weekly practice helps you integrate the material covered in class and develop your skills as a coach. Anticipate giving yourself 1-3 hours a week outside of class time.


Can I receive Counseling CEUs or EMDRIA CEUs from taking classes?
Yes! Ann-Marie is a CEU provider through the state of New Mexico and offers optional Counseling CEUs with all ICF approved classes. The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Coaching also offers optional EMDRIA approved CEUs.


Where do I begin?
Any of our four core-classes will give you a great foundation, and are required for any level of credentialing or certification through our school. They’re listed below. It may be best to call +1 (505) 989-3374 and talk with Ann-Marie about how best to start your journey.

S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming the Incredible Coach You Truly Are
Establish and grow your coaching toolbox while stretching into your full potential. We’ll explore and practice coaching skills around your top current goals.

The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge
Cultivate skills and practices to bring Mindfulness into your life and coaching business.

Co-Active Communication: Cultivating Connection, Courage, Resilience & Kindness
Through group practice, learn how to connect with self and others in deep, authentic, and meaningful ways.

Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set
Learn the essential coaching skills through sharing, demonstrations, and small group practice within class. This interactive course will go deep into the indispensable method and magic of 26 coaching skills.