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Build Powerful Habits with PQ® Training

Most attempts at positive change fail because we stop at insight (knowledge) and don’t build habits (practice). Just like physical fitness, mental fitness needs regular workouts. Sustained change towards a more positive mind requires laying down neural pathways to form new habits through consistent daily practice. And that’s what our PQ® Program empowers you to do. Think of it as the HIIT for your mental fitness - a minimal (and sustainable) time investment for high impact.

Daily Practice

15 minutes/day of app-guided practice enables you to establish mental muscles (neural pathways). These exercises are bite-sized to fit your busy schedule and customized based on how you self-sabotage.

Weekly Focus

Weekly hour-long video delivers deep experiential exploration of the week’s focus. You’ll feel inspired and energized to practice during the week in order to sustain the benefits experienced during the video sessions.

Measurable Progress

You’ll feel motivated through instant feedback on exactly how much progress you’re making towards building the 3 core muscles of mental fitness. Brain rewiring may be visible in MRI imaging within 8 weeks.

Community Support

We help you establish a support and accountability group with other program participants. Research has shown this to be a critical success factor for establishing lasting new positive habits of the mind.

6-Week Foundation

You get to build a foundation of mental fitness by strengthening three critical mental muscles to shift the balance of power from your inner Saboteurs (your negative self) to your inner Sage (your positive self).

Week 1: Self-Command Muscle

Through a breakthrough process called PQ® Reps, you get to boost your Self-Command muscle. Each PQ® Rep only takes 10 seconds and can be done with eyes open or closed. With each PQ® Rep, you develop greater mastery over your own mind, quiet the negative, and activate the positive region of your brain.

Week 2-3: Saboteur Interceptor Muscle

You get to intercept your top Saboteurs the moment they try to hijack your thoughts, feelings, and actions. In preparation for this practice, you get to expose the lies, limiting beliefs and damage of your Saboteurs, so they can no longer fool you into thinking they are helpful to you.

Week 5-6: Sage Muscle

You get to practice the Sage Perspective that every problem or challenge can be converted into a gift and opportunity. And you get to generate the gift through the 5 Sage Powers of Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, and Activate.

Lifelong Applications

Positive Intelligence is an operating system with many applications. In the first six weeks you develop your 3 core mental muscles. In subsequent weeks, modules in the app then enable you to use those muscles for a variety of work and life applications. You continue to grow.


What Makes Our Program Different

Focus on Habit Formation

Most trainings result in short-lived improvements. For sustained results, we focus on building neural pathways that form lasting new habits. That’s why we call this “mental fitness”.

Treat Root Cause, not Symptoms

Our factor analysis research has revealed the foundational root-level enablers and disablers of optimal performance and wellbeing. We rewire the brain at the root cause level.

Develop all 3 Core Muscles

Mental fitness requires 3 core muscles. Saboteur Interceptor, Self-Command, and Sage. Meditation only focuses on Self-Command, which is why it is not sustained by most.

One Operating System, Many Applications

Through factor analysis, we’ve discovered the core operating system of the mind that can run a massive variety of work and life applications. One simple operating system, many applications.

A Platform for Ongoing Growth

Similar to physical fitness, mental fitness is not a short-term training. After the initial six-weeks foundation, our app ensures continued growth through a variety of work and life applications.

Research-Based, Measurable Results

Our research has included more than a million participants from around the globe. Our tools have been field-tested with thousands of tough-minded participants, ensuring their efficacy.

Your Questions Answered

Who will lead the Positive Intelligence program?

Shirzad Chamine (above) conducts each of the weekly video sessions. Shirzad will also participate daily in the exclusive online community of the program participants to answer questions, provide coaching, and cheer you on.

Shirzad is the New York Times bestselling author of Positive Intelligence, translated into 20 languages. He has been CEO of the largest coach training organization in the world and has trained faculty at Stanford and Yale business schools.

Shirzad lectures on Positive Intelligence at Stanford University and works with Stanford’s NCAA athletes. A preeminent C-suite advisor, Shirzad has coached hundreds of CEOs and their executive teams. His background includes graduate level studies in neuroscience in addition to a BA in psychology, an MS in electrical engineering, and an MBA from Stanford.

If I get the information from Shirzad, what does my coach do?

As your internationally-qualified coach, I offer 4 levels of service for the 6-week program.


Because of my commitment to inclusion, I am able to offer special discounts as needed from the usual $995 USD price tag. At this level, I guide you through your Saboteur assessment, register you on the program, and provide regular guidance through the app to ensure you stay on track. You also get access to the first 8 chapters of Shirzad's book. I am available via email for any issues that arise. 

SILVER (most popular)

Data shows a 500% increase in the completion rate for those in a group versus those who go it alone! In addition to Bronze benefits, I place you in a 'pod' with at least 1 other person for mutual support. Alternatively, you can create your own pod with family/friends - a great way to grow together. You can communicate with your pod as often as you like, but you should meet at least once a week for 10-15 minutes. I provide an optional live pod coaching call each week for around 45 minutes to maximise your progress.


Gold members of the program meet with me one-to-one weekly for up to 1 hour. This option is for people who are ready to commit more time and energy to their growth in order to receive a tailor-made experience.


This option is for individuals or groups who are looking for a more customised experience in terms of time, focus, and/or content. Contact me to find out more.

What is the time commitment?

You’d be committing to watching a 1-hour video once per week and doing a combined total of 15 minutes per day of practice guided by the Positive Intelligence app exclusively designed for this program.

This might sound like a lot of time. In fact, cumulatively, it constitutes less than 2% of your awake time for the duration of the program. Please consider that your Saboteurs are costing you far more than 2% of your time, effort, energy, and productivity. Consider how much more than 2% of time and productivity this six-weeks investment will save for years to come.

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Aren't negative emotions helpful?

Some people believe that negative emotions are helpful. For example, they think stress gives them their performance edge, or beating themselves or others up is helpful for continual improvement.

Feeling pain for a split second when your hand touches a hot stove is indeed useful, delivering an important alert. But your Saboteurs keep your hand on the hot stove, continuing to feel negative emotions which harm both performance and happiness.

In this program we learn to use negative emotions as a helpful alert, and then quickly shift to the positive region of the brain that has the calm clarity, objectivity, and creativity to handle the challenge most effectively.

Is this program right for me?

This is the right program for you if you are:
a) committed to improving your performance and effectiveness dramatically while reducing stress;
b) looking for a science-based and trusted system to make it stick;
c) and willing to put in the initial effort to rewire years of mental habits that don’t serve you.

What if I have another question?

Please note my schedule is very busy and I only take on new clients at certain times of the year. This is just one of the programs I offer.

I'm happy to answer any questions to help you make a decision about what will work for you even if it means referring you to someone else or another service.

Reach out by clicking the button below and I'll respond as soon as I can. 

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