About Ann-Marie

Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC


Founder & Director of the Mindfulness Coaching •  Master Certified Coach • Mindfulness, Wellness, and Somatic Coach • Buddhist Chaplain • Psychotherapist • EMDR Consultant • Artist

Ann-Marie lives and breathes her quote, “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” As a result, she leads a rich and colorful life pursuing her interests and passions in her coaching practice and as Founder and Director of the Mindfulness Coaching School in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In the 1970′s Ann-Marie traveled nationally with the legendary Ken Keyes, author of Handbook to Higher Consciousness, facilitating workshops and conferences residentially and throughout the country.

In 1979 she moved to Santa Fe and began working as a fiber artist. When her work was discovered by Lord & Taylor, her small studio grew into Santa Fe Yarns aka CMD, Inc. – an international texture and textile business with 40 full-time employees and distribution to over 600 US retail outlets.

Later, as Marketing Director for New Mexico Magazine, an affiliate of the New Mexico Department of Tourism, she developed tourism initiatives which were implemented by the State of New Mexico in cities and communities throughout the state.

Ann-Marie has a rich and rewarding coaching business. Her classes, groups and coaching sessions are mindful, skillful, playful, and steeped in positive psychology. She is a graduate of Marty Seligman’s Authentic Happiness vanguard program. She is a gifted, intuitive teacher who also uses her background in marketing and business development to help her students create thriving coaching practices.

Ann-Marie lives in the high desert country surrounded by pinons and junipers at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, outside of Santa Fe. She enjoys writing, painting, hiking the arroyos and mountains, practicing Qi Gung, Tai Chi and yoga, and talking to the ravens and great horned owls. She is ready once again to be a BeeKeeper and garden tender this coming growing season.