The World Needs You!
“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 with kindness and love.”
Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC
MCS Founder & Director
Master Certified Coach, Buddhist Chaplain, Psychotherapist
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Free Mindfulness Coaching Call
On the first Monday of each month, we host a live free community coaching and mindfulness call. There’s no better way to experience what we’re all about!
We're an international, web-based, and ICF Accredited school offering:
• ICF Level 1 & 2 Coach Training Programs
• Live & Interactive Classes via Zoom
• Small Class Sizes
• ICF Core Competency CCEs, Counseling CEUs, EMDRIA CEUs
• ICF Mentor Coaching
• Monthly Mindfulness Coaching Calls
• Weekly Practice Groups for students and alumni
S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming the Incredible Coach You Truly Are
Dates: Wednesdays, September 7 – November 23, 2022
Time: 8:00-10:00am Mountain Time
The Writing, Creativity and the Mindful Coach class has opened new doors for me. I have kicked my inhibitions about writing to the curb and embraced the possibility of what I can create. Now, there is freedom and expansion when I have a pen in my hand and I sit at my desk.
I came away from [The Art of Engaged Mindfulness] with the value of a blended learning program (virtual class, partner discussions, superb reading material, mediation approaches/tools, mindfulness practice applications), many classmate connections from around the world, a regular mediation practice, and a sense of a calm and compassionate world.
[Right Speech] was a transformative class for me and Meg Hess was an inspiring and compassionate teacher. I have had an abiding interest in the notion of Right Speech, so I was looking forward to taking this class and curious about how it would unfold. It was very gratifying to see the teachings and practices we learned making a real impact on my listening skills, as well as on my responses to life circumstances and even world events. I am certainly taking away a wider scope of curiosity and the communication and listening tools to more effectively investigate that curiosity, which, in turn, expands the scope of my compassion.
The experience of participating in S-T-R-E-T-C-H! was one of the most fulfilling and inspiring in my entire life. The curriculum was approached from A to Z. The mindfulness practices at the beginning of each session, and the recommendations for practices of gratitude, compassion, recognition of our heroes, and action boards had a dimension that made me grow, and expand as a human being. There is always so much space to travel within ourselves, making us more approachable, centered, and focused on what is important in the coaching practice, and by extension, in life. I am very thankful to Mindfulness Coaching School, Ann-Marie, Brittany, Philip, Kelly, and my fellow class students. There is a real community there!
This course [Skillful Means] provides the nuts and bolts of how to formulate and execute a coaching session. It was charming, challenging and encouraged me to think critically.
Watching Ann-Marie coach is always such a great experience. I always learn a lot from her style and approach to things. She is a gifted instructor. I love her pace and the calmness she exudes in her teaching style.
This course [Skillful Means] helped me to understand and practice with the specific skills in coaching. It definitely equipped me to be a better coach.
An in-depth look at why we eat, our habits, and the influences that affect how we eat.
The Art of Engaged Mindfulness has been one of my favorite classes at the Mindfulness Coaching School. I truly appreciate how Ann-Marie has combined the science and spirit of mindfulness. She creates space for students to play and get creative with meditation and find their path to practice. And the resources provided for further learning are priceless!
I learned a great deal in the Business Alchemy course, mostly that I have the desire, motivation and ability to make coaching my life work. I am very thankful for the instructors helping me see the glorious possibilities that are within my reach.
Full Academic Calendar here
All of our classes offer ICF Core Competency CCE’s
Ann-Marie’s Cushion Wisdom
In what parts of your body
Has the Outside World landed?
The Outside World
Is not you.
Breathe out all that is not needed,
Breathe in all that is needed.
What are your Spirit Openers? Here are mine…
Today’s Spirit Opener List
•Collaboration with colleagues
•Biking to Galisteo Basin
•Exchanging ideas at CoFe
The passionate energy
Today’s Mindful Practice:
•Keep it simple!
•Don’t wait another moment
•Just jump…into the Friendly Unknown.
Your expiration date
There is much
I choose not to.
I keep traveling
Just for today
Towards ourselves and our home, Earth.
Just for today…just for today.
More to Explore
The Dr. Rhonda Simpson Memorial Scholarship
The Simpson Scholarship is specifically for individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous People or Color. The scholarship covers any two Mindfulness Coaching School classes of the recipient’s choice or one S-T-R-E-T-C-H class.
Application deadline for Fall, 2022 and Winter, 2023 Scholarships:
March 31, 2022
The Mindfulness Coaching School stands in solidarity with our Black, Latino and Indigenous communities.
The challenge of these days requires us to explore our own way of being as educators and as a community. We re-commit ourselves to learning, teaching and acting as more intentional allies.