Testimonials

Probably the single best course I’ve taken in a decade. The somatic templates and in-course use of them were shared from a place of deep knowing and wisdom. Amazing. The reading and sharing of new practices (for me) has made this whole course one of tapping into an ancient wisdom with simple and real practical use. Thank you!

Gaynor QuilterStudent CoachLeicestershire, United Kingdom

I love the capacity to be “unique and whole.” In this course, amidst the trauma of coronavirus, I found it was still possible to listen deeply in the moment. So thank you to this class and the life-giving experiences it offered. The course gave me fresh air for both my mind and body.

PCC, MWSC, MCS AlumnaVerona, Italy

What an amazing journey into the human body and being present within yourself!

D. Paul WilcoxSenior MCS StudentFountain Valley, California

Learning how to listen deeply to the wisdom of the body and to trust that we are fluent in our own somatic language has provided such a valuable coaching tool and life practice.

Ilse ThompsonMCS AlumnaAuburn, Maine

I fell in love with somatic coaching. I never thought I could actually talk to my body. A completely new world opened up for me personally, as I am sure will be the case also for my clients. I now fully understand as I have experienced it that somatic coaching is the only really holistic way to get to core of the challenges and to the goals that are completely aligned with ourselves.

Silvija ZagarStudent CoachHunsdorf, Luxembourg

Body Electric is great for those that are looking to challenge the automatic responses and default ways of thinking and being. Realizing that the conversation with the body has a different vibration and that it doesn’t always speak quickly is so valuable. Our bodies are a wealth of comfort and wisdom. This class provides tools for starting that dialogue with yourself and with others.

Alicia UpchurchStudent CoachBrooklyn, New York

The Body Electric teaches important skills for being present and grounded as a coach that will help students trust their intuition and make deeper connections with their clients.

Suzanne L'HeureuxStudent CoachOakland, California

Body Electric takes a coach deep into their own somatic wisdom. This embodied learning then becomes a backbone to how we coach.

Amy RitchieMCS AlumnaRichmond, Indiana

The body is a tremendous source of wisdom and Body Electric gives you the keys to open the channels of communication with it. You will be surprised what you can get if you just listen. Thank you for the opportunity to come back as one with my body.

Srdjan VukcevicFounder and CEO, Blue Coach Business Training Podgorica, Montenegro

Business Alchemy is the perfect class to complete your prerequisites for certification. I was able to draw from the work that I developed in my other MCS classes and bring it all together into a concrete vision of my business as well as the layout for my website. Not only did I solidify my mission and vision statements, polish my elevator pitch and build the foundation for my website, to name a few, my confidence in who I am as a Professional Coach grew profoundly.

Sue ShibleyACCDallas, Texas

I was given such an expansive view of what I’m capable of: creating a successful business for myself.

D. Paul WilcoxStudent CoachFountain Valley, CA

The course brought me from being very anxious about the business aspect of coaching to gaining the confidence necessary to take care of this very important aspect of a coaching business. I have gained the necessary skills, made contacts with people who could help me with certain aspects of setting up my business and I even caught a glimpse of the possibility that business part can be fun and a great way for learning new skills. So inner business alchemy definitely happened for me, for which I am feeling extremely grateful to my instructor and all my classmates.

Silvija ZagarStudent CoachHunsdorf, Luxembourg

This course was very helpful for me. It changed my outlook from pushing selling to offering my gifts to the people that are in need of them.

El Khansa KaicerStudent CoachLos Angeles, CA

I have taken other sales and marketing courses for coaching, but I prefer the “big picture” approach of this one, which links one’s vision to the sales and marketing process rather than simply pushing the idea of closing a coaching “sale.” Focusing on the client’s well-being and what we have to offer is much more value-driven for me.

Pat SnyderStudent CoachColumbus, Ohio

This was an amazing class that helped me develop better communication tools as a coach. Meg is a wonderful and knowledgeable instructor. I loved the poems she read at the start of each class! Thank you.

El Khansa Kaicer, Ph.D, LMFTLos Angeles, California

Meg is a great coach and teacher. She has very kind presence and incorporates variety of exercises and approaches to coaching which makes learning fun and interesting. The NVC proves to be the language of life and I love to see all of us really live this language with people around us.

Srdjan VukcevicFounder and CEO, Blue CoachPodgorica, Montenegro

Taking Right Speech with Meg was an inspirational journey. Her expertise, kindness, strength, and dedication to the class and the students came through so fully. I came away seeing that coaching is not just helping people set goals and move towards them, but also has the potential to be a sacred container where people wake up and see their true essence and their gifts and can develop the confidence to bring their dreams to fruition. Very powerful!

Beth ReiterStudent CoachLangkey, Washington

This class will give you a coaching community in just a few short months. I now feel that I have colleagues and a support system that I can reach out to in times of need. So grateful for having the chance to know these remarkable individuals.

Alicia UpchurchStudent CoachBrooklyn, New York

Great starting point for anyone who would like to see how coaching works and how to stretch yourself to achieve more!

Srdjan VukcevicFounder and CEO, Blue CoachPodgorica, Montenegro

An in-depth look at why we eat, our habits, and the influences that affect how we eat.

D. Paul WilcoxStudent CoachFountain Valley, CA

Mindful Eating, Mindful Life has application in all parts of one’s life, not just around our consumption of food. The readings and tools are practical applications to support learning and mindful practice. The instructor, Brenda Fagan, created a safe place with her presence, kindness and compassion. I highly recommend this course.

Kellan Beck, CEC, PCCToronto, Ontario, Canada

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.

Kellan Beck, CEC, PCCToronto, Ontario, Canada

Another wonderful course with Ann-Marie. Learning about and implementing aspects of Positive Psychology, Signature Strengths and the Wheel of Life are valuable tools both for self-growth and helping others achieve their goals. Wonderful coaching sessions and discussions in a warm, comfortable and engaging setting.

Lara T. Abreu, MAPleasanton, CA

This course and experience really energized me and got me invigorated to be more creative in my work and life, and take more risks. That was the biggest surprise benefit of all!!

Harry J. Nozicka, LCSWPalatine, IL

Skillful Means was a great course for learning the coaching skills for the first time or brushing up on the skills you’ve been using in your practice for a while. I enjoyed watching Ann-Marie demonstrate the coaching skills through practice sessions in class. Would definitely recommend to anyone no matter where they are in their coaching career.

Stephanie Lentini, ACCSouth Lake Tahoe, CA

Ann-Marie is a great coach and instructor. Watching her coach others and myself was a great way to learn the coaching skills. Loved the energy and atmosphere she has created during the course and maintaining the focus on learning and growth of each end every one of us. Fun, playful and full of interaction and great content.

Srdjan VukcevicFounder and CEO, Blue Coach Business TrainingPodgorica, Montenegro

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.

Christine LucenteMCS GraduatePengilly, MN

[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!

D. Paul WilcoxStudent CoachFountain Valley, CA

I highly recommend Business Alchemy if you want to learn practical and specific advice and tools to establish and grow your coaching business! This course helped me go from skeptical and uncertain to energized and equipped to create the thriving coaching business that I want for myself and my clients!

Matt WaldschmidtStudent CoachBruce Township, MI

This class [Business Alchemy] was so valuable to me as a novice coach looking to start my own practice. Jim Butcher pulls together all the moving parts and helped me clarify my personal vision and motivation.

Ilse ThompsonStudent CoachAuburn, ME

I highly recommend this class [Right Speech]. It’s an in-depth study into the forms of communication we engage in with ourselves and others!

D. Paul WilcoxStudent CoachFountain Valley, CA

This class [Right Speech] was an eye-opener in showing me new levels of what empathy and compassion can do to make us feel more connected and loved. I’ve improved the way I communicate with others and everything I learned has benefited my clients immensely too.

Dariana MoreiraStudent CoachRedondo Beach, CA

Right Speech provides essential tools for making one’s way through the complexities of this human experience–our own, and those of our clients.

Liv SyptakPCC, M.Ed., MBABreckenridge, CO

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.

William DrescherStudent CoachMinneapolis, MN

This was an amazing instruction on EMDR. I highly recommend this class. [The Dynamic Trio]

D. Paul WilcoxStudent CoachFountain Valley, CA

Simply put, when I was taught coaching by a popular institute, I learned to coach thoughts and feelings. When I was taught The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology, and Somatic Coaching at MCS, I learned how to feel those feelings and release them. The mind and body connected; this was the missing link for me.

Moira ClearyStudent CoachJohns Creek, GA

This was unlike any leadership course or training I have ever experienced in my thirty-plus years in the workforce. This course [If Steve Jobs Were Your Coach: Leadership Skills to Thrive] took traditional leadership topics such as ethics and management of people/products and presented them for the coaching profession by translating them through the inspirational eyes of intuition and mindfulness. Ann-Marie has an acute way of weaving these aspects through virtually any subject matter and leadership qualities is no exception. We tied together these qualities with the outside world and our inner self to anchor them deep within us.

Robin Olson MCS GraduateBryan, TX

This was an incredible learning journey, both personally and professionally. The leadership skills were discussed in creative and useful ways and the class exercises really forced on to think and happy each skill to themselves. We leave this class [If Steve Jobs Were Your Coach] armed with incredible knowledge about ourselves, our coaching and our life!

Lara T. AbreuB.A., M.A.Pleasanton, CA

I have never thought of myself a leader. The designation just didn’t resonate, and I thought this class [If Steve Jobs Were Your Coach: Leadership Skills to Thrive] might be an odd fit for me. This class helped me rethink what leadership means to me. I learned that leadership qualities are powerful everyday tools that I can call on to generate energy and shift perspective in any life circumstance! I came away from this course with an array of creative strategies and lenses to choose from, as I meet challenges in my own life and as I work with coaching clients facing their own challenges.

Ilse ThompsonMCS GraduateAuburn, ME

Ann Marie is an inspiration who teaches with a great command of the material.

Jeffrey GoldwasserD.C.Sylva, NC

The readings for this class [Skillful Means] were amazing and opened wonderful insights and discussions. I learned a lot about myself, both personally and professionally.

Lara T. AbreuB.A., M.A.Pleasanton, CA

Skillful Means is like tilling the soil and planting the seeds for your practice as a coach. This is the literal groundwork that, under Ann Marie’s expert facilitation, allows student coaches to grow into effective partners for their clients.

Liv SyptakACC, M.Ed., MBABreckenridge, CO

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.

Manohar CrokeM.A., Dipl. ECPBoulder, CO

Fabulous course to get you into or back into writing fearlessly and joyfully! [Writing, Creativity, and the Mindful Coach]

Lara AbreuStudent CoachPleasanton, CA

This class [Writing, Creativity, and the Mindful Coach] was so enriching and provocative! I definitely learned many ways to apply writing and creativity within a coaching practice. So many amazing practices, prompts and ideas!!!

Amy SmouchaStudent CoachHyattsville, MD

[In Writing, Creativity, and the Mindful Coach] I enjoyed learning about how to be an effective coach via the route of writing and mindfulness. This was a new experience for me and one I found to be very valuable. I have a new and great tool in my toolbox to better serve my coaching clients. Thank you for this course!

Phyllis Reid-JarvisPCCWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

This course [Body Electric] gives a wonderful overview of how much the body affects us and how to use that knowledge to help move the coaching process along.

Lisa Matovich-BrookeSenior StudentBillings, MT

This course [Body Electric] really teaches you how to dive deep into somatic awareness. I was looking to get more comfortable with this practice and the class exceeded my expectations from the book to the instructor, Ann-Marie, to the guest lecturers. Many “WOW” moments as I used the techniques for myself and with my clients.

Robin OlsonMCS GraduateBryan, TX

Body Electric gave me more confidence in the mindfulness and somatic tools I was using in my coaching as well as added a whole new dimension of tools to my toolbox. Having access to effective somatic tools has deepened and enriched the coaching experience for me and my clients.

Victoria FontanaMCS Graduate (PCC, MWSC)Grand Island, NY

I enjoyed The Dynamic Trio course immensely. Learning new and effective techniques that I can use in my practice is just what I was looking for in this course. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for new ways to expand their knowledge and life coaching practices.

Daniel MeyerStudent CoachNew Ulm, MN

The Dynamic Trio was an excellent introduction to the EMDR protocol, giving insights to students who were new to the techniques presented, like me, and also to students familiar with EMDR from use in trauma treatment. We got to experience the power of EMDR for coaching ourselves from the instructor’s skillful examples in class with actual student situations presented. I think we were all impressed with the results.

Lori JacobsStudent CoachValley Center, CA

[The Dynamic Trio] was a great class that mixed experiential learning with incredible tools that I could use immediately with clients.  Ann-Marie was an incredible instructor with a myriad of knowledge and experience from many different backgrounds. I really appreciated her ability to interact so personally and intentionally with students in the class all while teaching a strong skill set.

Dawn GabrielMA, LPCCastle Rock, CO

As a certified EMDR therapist working as a psychotherapist for the past 12 years, my focus has been helping others deal with the aftermath of trauma. That has taken a toll on my soul. This was my first class with a focus on positive psychology. I am left with a stirring feeling of hope that I can truly help others to thrive, not just survive. Thank you! [The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology, and Somatic Coaching]

Sherri L. FeltonMS, LPCCMarana, AZ

This school has changed my life in a incredibly positive way. MCS speaks to my soul, and I am more present with my clients, my partner, my children and in my life because of what I’ve learned at MCS. I get so excited when the academic calendar is released, I feel so grateful for this school and I am so thankful that I have found this school.

Kate ToyeStudent CoachPrince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

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.

Melissa ParksPh.D.Burien, WA

In this class, the “engaged” piece of Engaged Mindfulness is just as important as the “mindfulness” piece. I was inspired by this dynamic exploration of the subject of mindfulness, from the evidence-based, scientific arena — where we learn about the measurable, practical benefits to humankind of mindfulness practice — to the deeply personal space — where I clarified and re-engaged my own meditation practice both on the cushion and in how I move through the world

Ilse ThompsonStudent CoachAuburn, Maine

This course [The Art of Engaged Mindfulness] was an invitation to revisit my meditation practice and also to see how I can implement such a key tool with my own clients.

Dariana MorieraStudent CoachRedondo Beach, CA

Right Speech is not only something you can take into your coaching practice but it’s something you can take into your personal life as well. These skills have already been extremely helpful in my everyday life from encounters with family to encounters with strangers and everything in between. You won’t regret taking it, I promise!

Milo MiserlianStudent CoachSanta Rosa, CA

This class [Right Speech] didn’t just help me with my communication skills, it also helped me with the parts of me that struggle with stories, perceptions, and judgments that all affected my communication before I even had a chance to speak. I walked away from this class with tools I can use in my coaching practice as well as my personal life. Highly recommend this course!

Danielle TaylorStudent CoachOakland, CA

Right Speech is a critical prerequisite to helping all conversations in life unfold with clarity and understanding. I wish something like this were taught to all students in our early K-12. Just imagine how the world would improve!

Jim ButcherB.S., M.A.Santa Fe, NM

[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.

Ilse ThompsonStudent CoachAuburn, Maine

Somatic Coaching with Qigong taught me much more than just how to do the practice itself. It was very insightful and rejuvenating to go through each body system, learn the bright and dark side emotions and feelings that each affect; and how to uplift them. The class expanded my ability to receive (gather) as well as to visualize my body and appreciate it ~ each individual system, major organ and the miracle of its connectivity. At MCS we talk that it all begins with us, and then we can take it out into the world. This class teaches us to recognize our positive energy within as well as that around us from the universe.

Sue ShibleyStudent CoachDallas, TX

I had a superb experience in this class [Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong]. There is a universe to be explored when it comes to understanding somatic work. I just got more and more curious.

Ruby OrcuttNCC, LMHC, CASACDerby, NY

Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong introduces us to a simple yet essential practice for, in a sense, returning us to our bodies where we can really begin to sense the energy that we have. This is nourishing for us as coaches who often absorb and hold the energy of our clients, while allowing us to incorporate energy generating, diffusing, directing, and managing practices with those same clients. This class reminds us of the need to stay connected to our bodily wisdom–energetic as well as physical–and not get lost in our head.

Liv SyptakACCBreckenridge, CO

Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong shares the ancient wisdom of Qigong while coupling it with the modern power that is Coaching.

William DrescherStudent CoachMiddleton, WI

I now have the skills and confidence to begin bringing on some clients. I am grateful to all those who work so hard to help educate others. [Skillful Means]

Jane Ellen DixonStudent CoachRoanoke, VA

Stretch” is a good name for this course. It stretched us all to reach beyond what we thought we knew, dig deeply to experience those paths that we will be coaching on, and stay open and curious about everything.

Sandy Wright, MA, PCCMCS GraduateFayetteville, AR

More than just a class to help us eat more mindfully, Mindful Eating, Mindful Life is a great class for anyone interested in the topic, anyone with a desire to practice mindfulness in a new way and for anyone wanting to dust off or deepen their meditation practice. The course and materials may seem small, but they are so expansive. Thanks to Brittany for bringing this topic alive and for the school for providing such an amazing course in mindfulness.

Gretchen LarsenMCS GraduateBirmingham, AL

Skillful Means is a great class that teaches the basics on how a to conduct a coaching session. You dive right into learning and practicing coaching. This helped me get out of my own way and start doing what I was learning. I often find myself learning new skills and then never putting them into action, but in this class I got the best of both worlds, learning and doing!

Mindy AndersonStudent CoachRice Lake, WI

Anyone thinking about becoming a coach should take this course [Skillful Means] immediately!

Alicia BelvedereStudent CoachToronto, Ontario

Ann-Marie was so open and honest. She was extremely patient and I look forward to more classes with her. She embodies the true spirit of a coach as she pushes you towards your own personal goals, while managing to teach you to focus on the client’s goal as well. Kudos to her and her team!

Sparkle C. BuntyonStudent CoachHermitage, TN

This class [Skillful Means] has been such a great growing experience. I’ve developed confidence using skills that had previously just been academic for me. I have especially enjoyed working with other students of such diverse backgrounds, and being able to see them use the same skill through their own unique perspectives. I hope to carry forward the creative and challenging energy I found here.

Ilse ThompsonStudent CoachAuburn, ME

I really enjoyed my experience with [Skillful Means]. It was my first time participating in a course in this format and I was pleased at the sense of community that was created with the online format. I’ve already signed up to take another course with the school this summer. Thanks!

Melissa Parks, PhDBurien, WA

The courses and instructors at MCS come through every time. We gain personal insight while gaining coaching expertise. I am not the same person I was when I began learning from MCS. I keep thinking that the last class is my favorite, and then I take another. And another. I’ve taken all but 2 classes at this point and find that the cumulative effect is profound. I am grateful.

Amy RitchieStudent CoachRichmond, IN

I was reluctant to take this course [Mindful Eating: Mindful Life] as I have struggled with eating disorders since my teens. I didn’t want yet another “eating plan” that would add more clutter to my already busy thoughts about food. I honestly only took the class because it was required for PCC and I came in thinking that maybe I could learn something to help my clients. But honestly, I learned a ton about myself, my thoughts about food and eating, as well as many tools and ideas to use with my clients.

Chelle JohnsonStudent CoachAlbany, Oregon

Mindful Eating: Mindful Life is more than just about food. It’s about our emotional responses to trauma and how we cope with them. The class was extremely beneficial and was a growing experience that will be a part of me the rest of my life.

Milo MiserlianStudent CoachSanta Rosa, CA

Mindful Eating, Mindful Life is all about nourishment, energy, savoring and throwing away what doesn’t work for us in life. The course unfolds deep mindfulness about moments in time, decisions, weighing options, filling the void and emptying way beyond food.

Sandy WrightM.A., PCC, MCS GraduateFayetteville, AR

I really enjoyed taking The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching. The course provided me with new knowledge and applications of the material, not just to use in my personal life but also to integrate what I learned into my practice as a mental health therapist… I appreciate Ann-Marie setting the mood for the group and laying the foundation for safety, acceptance and openness from the beginning.

Graciela OlidMS, LMFTRancho Cucamonga, CA

I am so glad that my introduction the coaching experience was under the guidance and care of Ann-Marie. The courses I have taken so far at the Mindfulness Coaching School has absolutely nurtured my ability to enrich my world and grow my capacity to support others as they work to enrich their own lives. I have already enrolled in more classes and am very excited for the next steps in my journey as they unfold with Mindfulness Coaching School!

Danielle TaylorStudent CoachOakland, CA

Taking this class [Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set] was essential to building my toolbox as a coach. I feel that my range of skills have broadened and that my clients can be served much better.

Dariana MoreiraStudent CoachRedondo Beach, CA

I’ve been a therapist for years now, but still get the jitters every time I begin to work with a new client (probably the “fixer” in me). It was a joy to watch Ann-Marie in action [during Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set] and realize that we don’t need to feel like we have all the answers for the client!

Jeanna SmithStudent CoachPhoenix, AZ

This class [The Dynamic Trio] is not only something that will help you bring more light into others’ lives but will also be beneficial for your own. The content was priceless and made me a better person.

Milo MiserlianStudent CoachSanta Rosa, CA

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!

Beverly Hume, ACCLondon, OH

I really enjoyed the class Skillful Means and felt it was the perfect class to kick off my quest to become a certified Mindfulness Life Coach. In this class I was introduced to the Essential Coaching Skills to use in a co-active coaching relationship. The material is well presented, organized and unpacked at a moderate pace that I could easily digest.

Pamela J. HealyStudent CoachNorwell, MA

I recommend that all coaches, regardless of the industry in which they work or the type of coaching that they do, explore mindfulness coaching. The skills practiced and explored in the Mindfulness Coaching School promote successful coaching outcomes. For example, practicing the skill, “global listening” was powerful. As a seasoned coach, I will integrate more global listening into my coaching engagements, knowing the power of this skill to provoke powerful questions can drive positive forward movement.

Cheryl D. Jordan, PhDCincinnati, OH

This Mandala of beauty has been transformational for myself. I have been on a healing journey for many decades and this class [Skillful Means] supported even more progress on my journey. I have recommended this class and will continue to recommend this class and this wonderful school.

K. ToyeStudent CoachPrince Rupert, British Columbia

This course [Skillful Means] is life changing personally and professionally. Skills are not only learned, but internalized so that the coach can be an effective listener. I would highly recommend this to any coach — experienced or a beginner.

Sandy Wright, M.A.Student CoachFayetteville, AR

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.

William DrescherStudent CoachMiddleton, WI

I loved this course [The Art of Engaged Mindfulness]! It brought me strength, understanding and joy at getting to know myself in a different and more substantive way. I am already using my learning to be a better coach for my clients. My gratitude for this course overflows!

Karen SidesStudent CoachKerrville, TX

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!

Brenda FaganStudent CoachNew Orleans, LA

All of the courses at the Mindfulness Coaching School take a student deeper into meaningful skills and personal growth. I am not the same person I was when I began this program. As a coach, the school has given me ways to own the skill set needed. As a person, classes like The Art of Engaged Mindfulness deepen my commitment to a lifestyle of awareness and centered gratitude. I am grateful.

Amy RitchieD. Min.Richmond, IN

My experience being an MCS student has been one of the most enriching in my entire life. It has brought me closer to my nature. I have more faith in the process of life, in the process of coaching, and in the process of being.

Ruby C. OrcuttNCC, MHC-P, CASACDerby, NY

“What is pulling on your sleeve?” was a question presented in [The Art of Engaged Mindfulness]. How often does someone actually ask you that or how often do you stop to really be mindful of what is present in you and pulling at you in the moment? I learned how to really dive into this feeling and capture the present in The Art of Engaged Mindfulness.

Nicole DupuisStudent CoachWhite Plains, NY

What seemed apparent in the course description [The Art of Engaged Mindfulness] cannot contain the experience of going on this journey with Ann-Marie and a class full of incredible people. Because of this course, I’m a better coach and a wiser human.

Sandy WrightM.A.Fayetteville, AR

[Dynamic Trio] was truly the highlight of my week. I loved the material that we covered and the positive energy of Ann-Marie. I recommend this class to anyone who is looking for new exercises or experience possibilities for their clients. But I give an even stronger recommendation or anyone looking for continuing self-care. Such a wonderful personal and professional opportunity.

Marne EgglestonLPC, CDC IArkansas

The Dynamic Trio program was wonderful. I learned so much that I have applied right away, and yet the course itself felt light and effortless – perfect conditions for learning. I am taking away a renewed sense of the power of positive psychology and feel more liberated yet grounded in my coaching work. The client imagery and somatic awareness from the practices and applications have been so inspiring and moving. Thank you!

Avalyn LimStudent CoachSingapore

Right Speech: So worth my time. I learned more about how I communicate with myself and others in 8 weeks than many books I’ve read in the past. Thank you!!!

Jane DixonStudent CoachRoanoke, VA

Right Speech simply knocked my socks off. I eagerly read every book, every article or other reference with delight. I cannot begin to say how much I learned about myself in this course and how I can apply things like non-violent communication, vulnerability, and the 12 Pathways to my everyday life, both personally and professionally. Taking this course in tandem with The Art of Engaged Mindfulness could not have been a better pairing. I look forward to taking every course that you offer.

Karen J. SidesStudent CoachKerrville, TX

I went into Right Speech thinking it was a way to connect through words and discovered it was much more. Transforming beliefs and behaviors, courage, resilience, kindness, listening; the qualities of how and what we communicate, nonviolent communication, connecting to self, understanding our needs and feelings as a series of openings that help us coach our clients to self-awareness and the change they want to be.

Sandy WrightM.A.Fayetteville, AR

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.

Lisa Matovich-BrookeStudent CoachBillings, MT

[Right Speech] highly resonated with me and my current needs for growth. I cannot be more thankful for the support of this community, and our instructor Meg…With the guidance and support of the Mindfulness Coaching School I can see that I am closer to a life of purpose and meaning. Thank you Ann-Marie, instructors and fellow coaching students for creating this wonderful community.

Ruby OrcuttStudent CoachDerby, NY

I enrolled in Writing, Creativity and The Mindful Coach in the hopes of reigniting my writing practice. As a student, corporate employee, and average human being in a life that pulls us all in a hundred different directions, I was simply looking for a sacred space for writing. I needed the boundaries, a time and a place, and accountability. I got that in this class…and I got infinitely more. What I did not expect was that I would begin an actual practice, and that infinite possibility could arise from a simple five-minute exercise. I also did not expect to see such a clear connection and application in the coaching world so richly exemplified. Part creative class, part coaching class, part poetry reading session, this class was a truly revelatory experience for me.

Sergia FloresStudent CoachEast Brunswick, NJ

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.

Robin OlsonMCS AlumnaBryan, TX

This class taught me a lot more than I expected. I worked through some really hard issues in my writing and came out on the other side, with amazing insights and feeling very accomplished. The instructor worked seamlessly, incorporating coaching and writing skills into each class, demonstrating how therapeutic writing can be and how to incorporate it in coaching our clients.

Sue ShibleyStudent CoachDallas, TX

Mindfulness-Writing-Coaching. A happy collaboration that inspires both coach and client to move into what deeply matters. [Writing, Creativity, and the Mindful Coach]

Laurel CallanStudent CoachPlacitas, NM

[Writing, Creativity, and the Mindful Coach] provides a unique space for combined practice of mindfulness and creativity through writing which enriches our effectiveness as coaches. It’s a special opportunity to continue to hone our use of our core competencies while also gaining the ability to go deeper. On the one hand, it allows us coaches to learn skills and establish patterns for doing our own essential “inner work” that helps us to be authentic and real in our work with clients. And on the other hand, it sets us up with tools that are relevant and useful for our clients. This kind of course stretches us beyond the “mechanics” of coaching and therefore makes us relevant and truly relatable resources for our clients.

Liv SyptakACCBreckenridge, CO

Writing, Creativity and the Mindful Coach takes each of these key components and weaves them together to create an effective tool for coaching. It allows both coach and client different ways to dive deeper into the coaching agenda and help the client uncover thoughts/feelings that might be illusive in a safe way.

Sandy WrightM.A.Fayetteville, AR

Business Alchemy made me aware that my business has an energy and essence, just as I do. In discovering this, I started to get really clear on how I want to present myself to the universe, what type of business I want to create and what tribe I want to support and engage with. I learned that there are kinder, more modern and zen-like ways of being an entrepreneur and marketing myself. Overall, this class helped me to align my heart, my vision and my business. I am so grateful to Sarah and Ann-Marie. They were both so supportive, knowledgeable and inspiring.

Emmaline KeelyRYTCottonwood, Arizona

Skillful Means is a fantastic course. If you are ready to dive into coaching, this class is fun and important!

Cassandra CabreraStudent CoachBoynton Beach, FL

I enjoyed the process of learning new skills every week and having many opportunities to practice the skills. [Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set] accelerated my readiness to get out there and start coaching!

Trish HarperMSW, RSWSaskatoon, Saskatchewan

It is important to practice what you preach. This course [S-T-R-E-T-C-H!] can offer the student an opportunity for goal setting, agenda achievement, self reflection, re-evaluation, clarification and, most importantly, pushing forward in a stretch to the next level!

Veronica ElzeStudent CoachThornton, Washington

I am an already-certified coach from another coaching program, who took this course [Mentor Coaching] in order to meet the needs of re-certifying my ACC credential. Joining this group was a requirement, and thank goodness that it was. Watching fellow apprentices practice Mindfulness Coaching with each other has reignited my passion for coaching. I feel that I’ve found a new learning and coaching path thanks to the power of what I’ve seen and participated in. I look forward to learning more about mindfulness and how to apply it in my coaching practice. Even in short practice sessions, it seems to me that mindfulness tools deepen the experience exponentially! What a joy it has been. I can’t wait to learn more.

Sergia FloresACCEast Brunswick, NJ

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.

Karen J. SidesStudent CoachKerrville, TX

The Right Speech course has taken me beyond the basic coaching skills into higher-level listening and mindfulness skills I can use in my coaching and in life. Meg is a caring and knowledgeable teacher who creates an atmosphere of trust and passion for coaching

Victoria FontanaStudent CoachGrand Island, NY

Right Speech with Meg [Hess, PCC, D. Min] is a wonderful class. I am grateful for the many communication tools I learned throughout the course. Meg as an instructor brings uplifting energy to the class, keeping the discussions engaging and memorable

Cassandra CabreraStudent CoachBoynton Beach, FL

[Right Speech] was incredibly valuable for my coaching skills, and for my life. There was so much applicable information presented in an embodied and pragmatic way. [Meg Hess, PCC, D. Min.] has an ability to evoke wisdom from everyone.

Jasmin BristowStudent CoachHawthorne, CA

This [Business Alchemy] is the course I was waiting for to help me understand what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The combination of theory, nuts & bolts business and marketing concepts and hands-on instruction for creating a web page is magical! It really is alchemy!

Robin OlsonStudent CoachBryan, TX

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!

Brenda FaganStudent CoachNew Orleans, LA

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!

Ruby Orcutt, MHC-P, CASACDerby, NY

The course [S-T-R-E-T-C-H!] allowed me to ‘stretch’ my ability to practice what I preach. Philip was very competent and helpful to all of us. It was a great experience. Thank you Ann-Marie, Philip, and Brittany!

ElKhansa KaicerStudent CoachLos Angeles, California

S-T-R-E-T-C-H! pushed me in the coaching practice. I gained confidence and experience in coaching, while building strong connections with my classmates throughout the course.

Anna M. ParrillStudent CoachManchester, New Hampshire

Business Alchemy came at the perfect time in my identity formation as a coach. The instructors brought home practical aspects of crafting a business and marketing tools in a way that was more about solid self-expression rather than by-the-book, one-size-fits-all. The creativity flowed.

Amy RitchieStudent CoachRichmond, Indiana

Even with 20 years experience in marketing, I found [Business Alchemy] energized me to try on a shifted focus and help me look at all aspects of my branding in new, creative ways. Adding more tools (technology) to my resource quiver gave me options for expression and let me know I don’t always have to hire someone to do what I need for graphic expression. Sarah and Ann Marie were a dynamic combo and made the experience well worth it

Sandy WrightM.A., PCC, MCS GraduateFayetteville, Arkansas

This course [Business Alchemy] gave me the jolt of confidence I needed to finally get started with my website. An excellent balance between mindfulness, marketing theory, and actionable results. I highly recommend it.

Paula CastilloStudent CoachWashington, DC

This class (Right Speech) was incredibly valuable for my coaching skills, and for my life. There was so much applicable information presented in an embodied and pragmatic way. Our instructor, Meg Hess, has an ability to evoke wisdom from everyone.

Jasmin BristowStudent CoachCalifornia

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.

Victoria FontanaCoach, EducatorSpain

Right Speech with Meg Hess is a wonderful class. I am grateful for the many communication tools I learned through the course. Meg, as an instructor, brings uplifting energy to the class, keeping the discussions engaging and memorable.

Cassandra CabreraStudent CoachFlorida

When I initially signed up for Right Speech, I was skeptical that my communication skills could be improved by reading a couple of books and participating in a couple of class exercises but I was wrong. This class has drastically improved the way I communicate on a personal and professional level. I now have a full toolbox of techniques to better communicate with co-workers, family members, and practically anyone. The skills that I have learned have help me to improve relationships, facilitate meetings, and interact with others more effectively. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn how to better communicate.

Keith BoegnerStudent CoachMaryland

Ann Marie’s gentle teaching style and complete absence of judgement in The Art of Mindfulness was just what this stressed out lapsed meditator needed! Thanks to her skillful instruction, I now have a mindfulness practice that is so right for me it very quickly and naturally became part of the fabric of my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or a more interesting and loving group of fellow students with whom to share it with. Truly life changing.

 

Helena Bouchez, ACCPrincipal, Executive Words

I’m very happy and grateful for participating in The Dynamic Trio. I now have knowledge and experience of coaching with additional dimensions; EMDR and positive psychology work amazingly well together. I loved the holistic approach of coaching, this was just what I was looking for (moving the focus and energy from head to body)!

I want to thank everyone who participated in this wonderful class – I enjoyed learning, working, laughing and crying with my class mates very much – such an open environment supports everyone’s development greatly! Thank you, Ann-Marie, for sharing your wisdom and kindness and being absolute inspiration for me!

Katrin KaurApprentice Wellness Coach

Ann-Marie is a master of opening people’s minds to seeing the benefits of the use of positive language to better deal with real life situations at work and at home.

Viola Naust

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.

Christy Endicott, LICSW

The Art of Engaged Mindfulness provides a wealth of knowledge, tools and resources, which are directly applicable to coaching individuals or groups!

Mandy Murphy ACC, CDWF

Right Speech is about listening with our whole beings. This class is about more than communication… it is about being in the world fully alive! Thank you!

 

Christy Endicott, MSW, LICSWPsychotherapist, Wellness/Mindfulness Life Coach

Ann-Marie is the most insightful and gifted teacher and coach. She is the epitome of a Compassionate Warrior… She will guide you with a gentle touch and she will hold you in the highest version of yourself so she is brave when “going in” to guide you. I highly recommend any course she teaches.

Ann-Marie ArcherFounder of Archer & Associates

I not only enjoyed this course (The Art of Engaged Mindfulness) but have personally benefitted from the techniques and behaviors that were introduced in the class which I in turn introduced in my life. I am a true beneficiary of this program.

Farooq NazirPCCPakistan

I thoroughly enjoyed The Art of Engaged Mindfulness… The format of the course enabled me to learn about the impact of meditation and therefore choose to fit more meditation into my lifestyle. Through the class, I expanded my knowledge of meditation and mindfulness, strengthened my practice, and met some great people. Special thanks to Ann-Marie, who shared her enormously rich insights, experience, and tools to help us become more effective in minding our mind.

Ayse CetinelACC, Executive Coach & Mentor

The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology and Coaching, is a wonderful opportunity for professionals to learn varied techniques and practical applications for including an integrative approach into both their professional practices and personal lives.

As a behavioral health therapist, LADAC, EMDR practitioner, yoga instructor, and health educator I found this class and Ann-Marie’s expertise and teaching methods both inspirational and mindfully practical. I look forward to further classes with Ann-Marie. Thank you!

 

Misty Gay McArthurMSW, LCSW, LADAC, EMDR Trained

I attended The Dynamic Trio with Ann-Marie at a time when I was certified on all three of the “Trio” (EMDR, Positive Psychology, & Coaching). I was curious as to how these would be blended and what new things I would learn; and I ended up learning a lot indeed.

Ann-Marie has a unique style that makes attending the course worthwhile. The applications she offers do have a positive tone when used with clients facing different struggles. It certainly is beneficial to capitalize on strengths through the approaches she suggests, instead of just focusing on mending one’s weaknesses. I find it a “must attend course” for practitioners in the field of any of these approaches (& others).

 

Dania Dbaibo DarwishPCC, Life & Career Coach, Psychotherapist (EMDR, CBT, & Hypnotherapy)Lebanon

I appreciated the online learning format for obtaining my EMDRIA credits and was glad to experience a taste of professional coaching. The class (The Dynamic Trio) made me curious about the process of transitioning from a clinical psychologist towards a professional coach. Thanks!

 

 

Karen M. FahertyPh.D.

I loved the experiential nature of this class (The Dynamic Trio). I know that the applications being taught can help someone experience powerful breakthroughs… because I experienced powerful breakthroughs!

 

Wayne King

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!

Christy EndicottLICSW, Psychotherapist, Wellness/Mindfulness Coach

As a result of taking this class (Skillful Means), I have newfound confidence about my ability to coach and a greater appreciation for the experience of being coached. The structure of breaking down the 26 Core Competencies into eight classes was perfect for honing my skills and learning to dance in the moment.

 

Laurie CunninghamProfessional writer & coach-in-training

Someone said “coaching starts from the 1st breath” and I truly experienced it during this class (Becoming A Mindfulness & Wellness Coach: You at Your Best). Ann-Marie’s authenticity, vivid approach and dancing in the moment impressed me very much. I can sense her true love and compassion through each discourse. Her true coaching presence was not only reflected by the one-on-one coaching demonstrations, but also through each moment… A living example of a master coach.

Joy ChenICF ACC

I loved this course (Becoming A Mindfulness & Wellness Coach: You at Your Best). It was so inspiring and real and authentic and deep. I felt like I got a really good grasp of how powerful wellness is… and wellness coaching, by extension. I liked all the tools that were brought in – NVC, Credos, wellness plans, assessments, etc. That made it all feel more concrete and DOABLE for me. I really liked the energy of the group as well!

Kathryn HoganApprentice Wellness Coach & Author

Becoming a Mindfulness Coach: You and Your Clients helped me deepen my day-to-day mindfulness practice. Using the awareness practices and skills from class, I deepened my sense of how well my thoughts and actions reflect my values and I engaged in exercises and dialogue which supported me in making changes and living more fully in my integrity.

 

Christy EndicottMSW, LICSW

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.

Erik M. HuberMFTCarlsbad Coaching and Counseling

I quickly started looking forward to Tuesday evenings. I never knew what the take away (from class) would be, but came to recognize it would be rich and meaningful – whether it was from my own process or through witnessing the process and collaboration with my colleagues.

 

Kristin E. ReinersLPCS, NCC, RPT

The Mindfulness Coaching School has been an amazing resource for me on many levels. I took S-T-R-E-T-C-H! when Ann Marie suggested it would be a great addition to what we’d been working on in our coaching sessions.

The class was so inspiring I decided to become a coach myself! I’ve taken 6 classes already and plan to take more. I love Ann Marie’s style of teaching; the academic aspect, the mindful/spiritual piece and the opportunity to work with other like-minded people during homework sessions. Ann Marie is a bottomless source of knowledge and inspiration and I am forever grateful!

Mimi PullenAcupuncturist, Herbalist & Wellness Coach

I signed up with the Mindfulness Coaching School after speaking with Ann-Marie, and because of her experience as an EMDR Therapist. The readings and classes have helped me expand my therapy skills and opened up new perspectives with my clients. Ann-Marie’s style of teaching matches my needs so well. Her intuition, playfulness and sense of adventure are evident during class. I look forward to continuing this journey of personal growth that will lead me to my bliss and help others to do the same!!

Dawn ZivanovichMSW, RSW, Certified EMDR Therapist

S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming The Incredible Coach You Truly Are was amazing; a must do class for anyone wanting to become a coach or anyone who is already a coach and needs to feel refreshed and revitalized by the possibilities of coaching and the difference the practice can make.

I would thoroughly recommend this course, it is not for the fainthearted, you need to be all in – but it’s hard not to be when it’s delivered with such passion and commitment by Ann-Marie, and all your colleagues and peers are so invested. A total life experience, eye opening, breath taking and consciousness deepening. This is a course I will come back to again and repeat!

Alison CallanPrincipal Consultant and Coach3C Coaching

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.

S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming The Incredible Coach You Truly Are presented new and experienced coaches the opportunity to learn, apply and refine life-changing skills to better the lives of people. I learned new mindfulness applications that I could immediately apply in my life and roles as a leadership coach and adult educator. I really enjoyed the interaction, meeting new friends, and the freedom of expression. Aloha and mahalo MCS!

Char WilsonCapeesh Consulting

I’ve studied with other coaching schools, and I’ve found Ann-Marie McKelvey’s approach to be much more dynamic and in-depth than the others. The school’s focus on mindfulness-based coaching is brilliant. Basing a coaching practice in mindfulness helps us as coaches to create a space in the coaching process for our clients to become even more creative, resourceful, and whole as they move forward with their agendas.

Renee HopkinsUse Your Words Writing Coaching and Consulting

Working with Ann-Marie McKelvey is a transforming experience! She has coached me through different aspects of Life, from launching a successful coaching career to building my own wellness internally. Ann-Marie has gifts that she shares with those around her to help them be their best possible selves and reach their goals. She does this through listening deeply, asking the right questions and role modeling at the same time! I feel so blessed to have her as my coach!

Merry WoodruffACC Mindfulness & Wellness Coach

I’m on a new path and wanted to thank you! I accepted your challenge of saying the loving kindness meditation 3 times per day on the ‘live on the air’ coaching January 21, 2016. It has helped reframe my perspective and pull up more of my hope and optimism.

Lee Craver, ICF Okanagan, British Columbia Chapter