Strengthen your Mental Fitness in 8 Weeks • Go from Self-Sabotage to Self-Mastery • Tackle Today’s Leadership Challenges using Mental Fitness


I help high achieving professionals respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than a negative mindset!

Experience the IMPACT in your:

  • Peak Performance
  • Peace of Mind/Wellness
  • Healthy Relationships

If You Could Make a Positive Shift With a 2 Minute Practice, 3 Times A Day, Would You Do It?

  Which of these statements sound like you?

I am feeling increased stress and uncertainty

I find myself not moving forward as fast as I know I can

I procrastinate more than I should

I am not as happy as I used to be

I have moved from overloaded to overwhelmed

I would like to experience ease and flow in all areas of my life

I beat myself up for things that are outside of my control

I judge myself and others harshly

I take on the stress of others around me

I am ready for some guided help

If this sounds like you, then this program may be exactly the solution you’ve been looking for.

What is Positive Intelligence (PQ)?

Building powerful habits for a positive mind. Designed to empower you, achieve happiness and wellbeing by mastering your mind through sustained change that moves towards a more positive mind, enhanced performance and healthy relationships.

If you’re not mentally fit, you’ll feel mental stress, such as anxiety, frustration, or unhappiness, as you handle work and relationship challenges.

80% of people score below the minimum level of mental fitness required for peak performance and happiness. 

The great news? With recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and technology, you can now improve your mental fitness significantly within 6-8 weeks of practice. 

The results? Dramatically improved performance and productivity and a calm, clear and happier mind.


You perform better while working less hard – similar to athletes “in the zone.”

You feel
less stressed,
more peace,
and consistent
even in
tough times.

You improve relationships, are able to handle conflicts in ways that deepen trust and harmony.

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

    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.

    “Most of the trainings I’ve done fizzle out very quickly. I started this program a year ago and its impact on me keeps growing. It has been life changing on so many levels. I’m so much more effective and have so much less stress in every area of my life —from blowing past revenue targets at work, to far more fulfilling relationships at home.”

    Bruce Zali

    VP of Sales & Marketing, Promise Technology

    “This has been the most impactful training I have ever experienced. You develop powerful mental muscles to deal with challenges with much less stress and greater clarity, creativity, and resilience. Every professional would benefit greatly from this.”

    Adam McGraw

    Sales VP & GM, American Express

    “At the beginning of this program, I did not know what was possible…All I knew was I needed to be intentional about growing my Sage muscles and diminish my saboteurs…I fully embraced and committed myself to do this during a very busy time in my life…Time and time again the videos and audio exercises….reminded me to be patient, understand I was building something within, empathy toward myself and others and, of course, becoming aware of my judge and other saboteurs. I still have work to do and have the resources to continue on this journey of building healthy relationships, bringing my best self to whatever I do and finding peace and harmony..”

    Cathy Wickersham

    Executive Assistant, Microsoft

    “Kathy was a great executive coach at a time when the environment with COVID and remote working was taking the world to new places. Managing a team remotely brought about new challenges and the strategies and tools that Kathy shared helped me to best support my team, clients and business overall!”

    Jeff Paine

    Managing Director, PS Engage

    “I would highly encourage other professionals to look into the PQ program and coaching with Kathy. I feel like several of my coworkers and close friends struggle with similar issues (imposter syndrome, struggling to make sense of why we react so viscerally to specific people/actions, how to build better/meaningful relationships etc.) Kathy and the PQ program have helped me work though some of this and I feel more inspired to continue working on myself with the tools learned.”

    Lace Yamamoto

    Business Administrator, 343 Industries; Microsoft

    The Solution

    The Positive Intelligence (PQ) tools have proven to help people around the globe move from surviving to thriving both personally and professionally. Using these tools, I have developed a hybrid approach that combines the Positive Intelligence tools by Shirzad Chamine and my transformative coaching. This unique approach will help you find the true leader within yourself and help you build your PQ muscle and keep your mind clear and calm, even during the most stressful times. 


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    8 Weeks Towards Positive Intelligence

    WEEK 1

    Welcome and program introduction:
    Get clear on your goals and desired outcomes for the program and recognize what might derail your practice and how you will manage with it. Meet your group and decide the working norms for the group.

    WEEK 2

    Establish a self-command practice:
    Master implementing innovative 10-second exercises called PQ Reps that boost your self-command skills. Self-command is key to intercepting unhelpful mental habits and building new neural pathways to respond rather than react.

    WEEK 3

    Intercept the judge saboteur:
    Learn how to intercept and weaken the most damaging saboteur, the judge. Discover how self-judgment and judging others and circumstances is a key source of stress and self-limiting performance.

    WEEK 4

    Intercept accomplice saboteurs:
    Take the saboteur assessment and learn to intercept and weaken the top accomplice to your judge saboteurs: avoider, controller, hyper-achiever, hyper-rational, hyper-vigilant, pleaser, restless, stickler, victim. Expose your accomplice saboteur’s hidden lies, limiting beliefs and negative patterns.

    WEEK 5

    Shift from saboteur to sage mindset:
    Strengthen your sage, the counterpart to your saboteurs. Your sage lives in an entirely different region of your brain, generates all your positive emotions, and achieves peak performance through a calm and clear mind.

    WEEK 6

    Strengthen the sage:
    Cultivate the five sage powers (empathy, exploration, innovation, navigation, and activation) that form the emotional intelligence competencies crucial to success. Learn how to shift your mindset to see any situation as an opportunity.

    WEEK 7

    Practice the sage powers:
    Use your sage’s navigation and activation powers to take clear-headed, laser-focused, decisive action aligned with meaning and purpose. Discover how your sage generates your highest performance while enjoying every step of the process.

    WEEK 8

    Sustain the Momentum:
    Learn to continue using your PQ tools for a variety of work and life applications to solidify peak performance, effective communication, stress management, conflict mitigation, and relationship building.

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    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

    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.

      Ready to be in the next PQ Group?

      June 28th Group

      Meets Tuesdays at 5pm PST
      Starting June 28th

      Registration Deadline:
      11:59pm PST, June 21st

      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
      • Empathy
      • Organizational Awareness
      • Service Orientation
      • 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 info@kathypearce.com

      Contact / Questions?

      For any questions, please schedule time with me or email me at info@kathypearce.com



      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.

      Get Started Today

      Confirm Your Spot

      Free Consult & More Info

      June 28th Group

      Meets Tuesdays at 5pm PST
      Starting June 28th

      Registration Deadline:
      11:59pm PST, June 21st

      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.