Breakthrough Results

PQ is a synthesis of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science.

Research included:

  • hundreds of CEOs
  • sales, operations, and technology teams
  • Stanford students
  • elite athletes
  • 400,000 participants from 50 countries

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    This research was summarized in Shirzad Chamine’s book Positive Intelligence,
    a New York Times bestseller, translated into 20 languages.

    The research reveals that:

    • Saboteurs and Sage live in entirely different regions of the brain.
    • You can cause a dramatic shift in brain activation to weaken Saboteurs and boost Sage.
    • 3 core muscles constitute mental fitness.

    How YOU Self-Sabotage

    A key to Mental Fitness is to weaken the internal Saboteurs who generate all your “negativity” in the way they respond to challenges.
    Your Saboteurs cause all your stress, anxiety, self-doubt, frustration, regret, shame, guilt, and unhappiness.


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    Saboteurs include:

        • The Judge
        • The Controller
        • The Avoider
        • The Victim
        • The Stickler
        • and 5 Others

    Start increasing your Positive Intelligence by taking the free saboteur assessment. This assessment will tell you which of your saboteurs are most active for you personally.

      * There is no obligation. The button below will also take you to our partner’s website for the assessment.

      Designed like a mental fitness intensive, the PQ Program gives you the insights, motivation, and structure to practice 15 minutes per day for 7 weeks + 1 introductory session

      The program combines weekly video sessions with daily app-guided practices to boost your 3 core mental fitness muscles.

      8-Week PQ Mental Fitness Program

      Reduce stress, move from self-sabotage to self-mastery, and boost emotional intelligence.


      • Max 12 people
      • 8 weekly live interactive group POD sessions
      • 7 weekly 1-hour video sessions
      • 1 full year of access to the Exclusive PQ App – guiding your daily focus
      • Complimentary Positive Intelligence Audiobook
      • Complimentary Positive Inteligence book (PDF)
      • Assessments of pre- and post-program to get a before and after picture of progress
      • Enrollment in a global cohort community with other PQ participants
      • Daily Community check-in, support, and implementation through PQ app

      (Does NOT include any individual coaching sessions)

      PQ GROW PLUS Upgrade

      (Pre-requisite:  Completed 8-Week PQ Mental Fitness Program)

      • + 6 Months Self-Paced GROW
      • + 6 Monthly GROW POD Group Coaching Sessions
      • + 6 Months of additional app based learnings and bonus modules
      • + 6 Months of additional one-to-one coaching to deepen the applications and personal learnings

      Ready to be in the next PQ Group?

      August 30th Group

      Meets Tuesdays at 5pm PST
      Starting August 30th

      Registration Deadline:
      11:59pm PST, August 23rd

      November 1st Group

      Meets Tuesdays at 5pm PST
      Starting November 1st

      Registration Deadline:
      11:59pm PST, October 25th

      Impact on Emotional Intelligence

      Due to the power of factor analysis, the PQ Program boosts the root-level building blocks that automatically boost all 18 Emotional Intelligence competencies.


        • Emotional Self-Awareness
        • Accurate Self-Assessment
        • Self-Confidence


        • Emotional Self-Control
        • Transparency
        • Adaptability
        • Achievement
        • Initiative
        • Optimism

      Social Awareness

        • Empathy
        • Organizational Awareness
        • Service Orientation

      Relationship Management

        • Developing Others
        • Inspirational Leadership
        • Change Catalyst
        • Influence
        • Conflict Management
        • Teamwork & Collaboration

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Is this the right program 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, and
      c) willing to put in the initial effort to rewire years of mental habits that don’t serve you.

      Aren't negative emotions sometimes 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.

      Who will lead the Positive Intelligence® Program?

      Kathy Pearce, CPC, PCC will personally facilitate each of the accountability group meetings and will be available to you at all times to answer questions.

      Shirzad Chamine, author of Positive Intelligence, will conduct 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.

      How much time and effort is required?

      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. In addition, you’ll have a weekly accountability group meeting that will last no more than an hour.

      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 eight-weeks investment will save for years to come.

      How is this different from reading the book?

      You’d never learn to ride a bicycle by reading a book about it. You’ll be asked to read the first 8 chapters of the book while participating in the program. The book provides the research foundation and introduces the tools. The video session guides you through experiential exercises that help you personalize the tools to your own personality and needs. And the app coaches you to practice one tool at a time in the context of your own daily work and life challenges.


      What is the goal you want to achieve within the 8 week program?

      Your goal is your own. There is no right or wrong. The “why” is extremely important. Please consider what your goal is so you can share this with your accountability pod.


      Should we participate as a team?

      Even though the focus of the program is individual development, team leaders often call this experience the best team building experience they have ever had. Going through this program together significantly deepens trust, helps clear the air related to recurrent team member conflicts since they’re mostly generated by Saboteurs, and gives the entire team a common framework for helping each other grow, making decisions, responding to setbacks, and managing conflicting styles and agendas. In most cases Leadership Teams choose to go through as an intact team due to these benefits.

      Do you have corporate or group discounts?

      Yes, if you would like to purchase the Positive Intelligence® program for your employees, or any group of 8 people and above, please schedule time with Kathy Pearce or email me at

      Contact / Questions?

      For any questions, please schedule time with me or email me at



      If you’re ready to dive into an 8-week program that will support your ability to react positively (rather than negatively) to any of life’s challenges, you’ve come to the right place.

      I’m grateful and excited for the opportunity to offer the flagship Positive Intelligence® program on Mental Fitness as part of my coaching practice.

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      August 30th Group

      Meets Tuesdays at 5pm PST
      Starting August 30th

      Registration Deadline:
      11:59pm PST, August 23rd

      November 1st Group

      Meets Tuesdays at 5pm PST
      Starting November 1st

      Registration Deadline:
      11:59pm PST, October 25th

      100% Risk Free Guarantee

      Maybe you’re skeptical that you can achieve lasting behavior change. We understand. You need to see and feel this program to believe it. That’s why we offer an iron-clad 14-day guarantee.

      At any time during the first 14 days of the program simply send us a one-sentence email: Full refund please! And you’ll receive it. That’s my promise to you.