You owe it to yourself and you clients to take
this class. It will inform and inspire you to understand well-being
at a much deeper level. Ann-Marie "walks the walk" and
with her wellness classes under your belt, you will too.
Amy Tardio of Huffington Post and Self
"WOW! What a ride! Anne-Marie is awesome!
She is not only an excellent teacher but also very respectful
of her students, their needs, their thoughts, their ideas, and
their creativity. She positions herself as a "co-learner"
with her students and honors everyone's ideas. Anne-Marie brings
a gentle touch and a deep compassion to her work. She walks her
John H. Millerman, Ph.D.
As an individual who has floundered with overall wellness, Ann-Marie
taught me step-by-step how to create, implement and then reevaluate
my own personal wellness program. The key? Using "my own
human laboratory" - my own body to understand wellness coaching.
Using my own life and my own body as a tool for learning, has
gifted me the compassion and understanding of future wellness
clients. Thank you Ann-Marie!
Cunningham Coaching Co., LLC & MentorCoach Student
Ann-Marie McKelvey is down-to-earth, warm and a
breath of fresh air. As a coach I could tell she cared about people
and knew how to appreciate their individuality and life choices.
As an instructor Ann-Marie was mindful of her students and a great
role model of how to be a wellness coach. I learned a lot from
listening about her life experiences, the wisdom she’s gained
from incorporating tools into her own coaching as well as her
ability to show us her own awareness of self; body, heart, spirit
and mind. The Becoming a Wellness Coach is a practical and life-changing
course to take as an introductory to Wellness Coaching for it’s
focus is on your most challenging client: YOU! What I gained from
taking this class and the learning experience of creating my own
wellness program will serve me well in my own life as well as
my coaching practice.
Realizing Your Creative Life
Becoming a Wellness Coach: Living and Coaching
the Good Life
This class will not only expand your definition of what wellness
really means, but it will encourage you to walk in the footsteps
of your clients before they themselves take the walk. In order
to partner with your clients on their journey to wellness you
must live it first. Part one of this class focuses what wellness
means to you. The gems that you will take away are hidden in the
exercises Ann Marie leads you through, including putting pen to
paper on YOUR definition of wellness, discovering the importance
of met and unmet needs, and crafting your own personal credo (fun!).
Ann Marie brings her wisdom, humor, creativity, and innate gifts
of teaching and encouraging others in self-exploration to this
class every week. She sprinkles the course material with beautiful
quotes and written excerpts to help deepen your understanding
of each week’s topic. And by the end of the class, not only will
you have created a wonderful toolbox chock full of wellness articles,
books, and exercises that will be a tremendous aid for you and
your clients, but you will have begun to live what you aim to
inspire others to do.
I learned how to question myself, how to connect
with myself, and with others. The process of writing a personal
wellness plan, as well as a personal credo, helped me to clarify
my beliefs, aspirations, needs, and wellness goals. Thank you,
Anne-Marie, for your humor, your compassion, and your constant
A couple students from a while back:
My learning curve in the Wellness class was steep. The class gave
me time to explore wellness from multiple perspectives and appreciate
how our bodies and minds are connected. I still keep a list of
tools for our "toolbox" taped to my mirror: "Connect
with self, nature, exercise, humor, optimism... " Thanks,
Ann-Marie brings her authentic, loving-kindness approach to every
minute of her Wellness courses. She is totally with you as you
explore deep areas of body, mind, and spirit that comprise true
wellness. She has created exercises and activities that help you
delve into your own health as well as that of your clients, and
helps you start to build your wellness coaching practice based
on true confidence and broad-based knowledge. I not only learned
a great deal, but enjoyed the journey.
Kathryn Burnett, ACC, CMC, LSW
I took Ann Marie McKelvey’s Wellness I class almost 2 years
ago, at a time when I had made a commitment to improving my health.
I liked the emphasis in the class on our creating our own wellness
plans. Although I am an academic coach and not a wellness coach,
per se, I have found that wellness issues often surface when I’m
working with my clients, so the class has been very beneficial
to me professionally as well as personally.
Dr. Mary Beth Averill, PhD
"I always looked forward to hearing Ann Marie’s positive,
soothing voice. She has a magical way of bringing one out of the
chaos that is life and back to an inner peace that allows for
learning, understanding, and moving forward. She is a multi-talented,
diversely-certified, and dedicated person who cares deeply about
the learning and even more deeply about the person."
Thank you for a wonderful class. I've put so much of what I've
learned into practice! I'm much more aware of attaining balance
and being mindful of my presence, or lack thereof. In addition,
I've read more about Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication
and took out the DVD, Basics of NVC, from the library. My husband
and I are watching it together and are learning a lot about communication.
Your class made a difference in my life!
With much warmth & gratitude,
Mona R. Spiegel, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist & Life Coach