Achieve mental fitness in 6 weeks.

Man pointing to the PQ app on his iPhone

Achieve mental fitness in 6 weeks.

Mental fitness is your key to success and happiness

If you’re not physically fit, you’ll feel physical stress as you climb a steep hill.

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

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 weeks of practice.

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


*More than 500,000 people tested by Professor Shirzad Chamine, Stanford University.

Why is mental fitness so important?

Mental fitness is the foundation for success at anything. Without it, we experience stress, overwhelm, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt and worry. Increasing our mental fitness not only increases our capacity to handle life’s challenges, it profoundly and sustainably improves whatever we want to achieve in life.

Mental fitness benefits everyone and, as you improve your mental fitness levels, you will experience more happiness, empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity and self-confidence. And you will be able to take calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action.

Measuring mental fitness

Positive Intelligence (PQ) is a measure of our mental fitness.

Watch this 6 min video to learn about Positive Intelligence. It will help you to understand how to achieve peak mental fitness.

Mental fitness is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteur).  

Saboteurs react to challenges in ways that generate emotions such as stress, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt, or worry. Your Sage handles challenges through emotions like empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity, self-confidence, and calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action.

The relative strength of your positive Sage versus negative Saboteurs is called PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient).

Positive Intelligence Equation showing that PQ = percentage of Sage over Saboteur.

The research, published in Professor Shirzad Chamine’s book Positive Intelligence, demonstrates how your PQ score is the best indicator of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential. And that if you want to increase performance or happiness in a sustainable way, either in yourself or in team that you lead, your best bet is to focus on your PQ Score.

You can boost your PQ significantly with practise. Take our six week course to learn how to significantly boost your PQ muscles and achieve mental fitness.

The 6 week PQ Mental Fitness Programme

Designed like a mental fitness bootcamp, the PQ Mental Fitness Programme gives you the insights, motivation, and structure to practise 15 minutes per day for 6 weeks.

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

Weekly 1-hour Video Sessions

In these highly engaging sessions, you’ll be guided through experiential exercises that deepen and personalise your understanding of the mental fitness tools. You will leave inspired and energised for the week’s daily practices.

Positive Intelligence Photo of computer showing the course

Exclusive App Guiding Your Daily Practice

Each day a different focus for daily practice is assigned through a personalised companion app available exclusively to programme participants.

This builds one small muscle at a time, laying down new neural pathways to form lasting positive habits of your mind. The cumulative impact by the end of the programme is substantial.

Interactive PQ Gym

Innovative 10-second PQ reps build up your Self-Command muscle. You learn to be clear-headed and calm even in the midst of great challenges, able to command your mind to shift from Saboteur to Sage response.

Daily Progress Tracking

The app tracks your daily progress against minimum targets associated with new neural pathway (muscle) formation. Personalised daily coaching tips continue to both encourage and challenge you to keep going.

PQ App showing your daily practice

Breakthrough Results

Within 6-8 weeks of mental fitness training you’d be able to see the results in MRI imaging:

  • Increased grey matter in the PQ Brain region, where your Sage lives
  • Decreased grey matter in the Survivor Brain region, where your Saboteurs live

Improvements in these competencies lead to substantial results:

  • At MetLife, trained salespeople outsold the control group by 37%
  • Motorola recorded improved productivity in 93% of trained employees
  • In a UK restaurant group, higher competency resulted in 34% greater profit growth
  • At Sanofi-Aventis Pharmeceutical, the average salesperson with improved competency sold $55,200 more per month
  • At L’Oreal, strength in these competencies resulted in $91,370 increase per sales person
  • At CIBC, strength in these competencies account for 32% of booked sales and 71% of pipeline sales
Photo of the interactive mental fitness gym in the PQ App

Six Weeks of Inspired Practice

Week 1: Boost Your Self-Command Muscle

The first week you learn innovative 10-second PQ Reps that boost your self-command. This practice enables you to command your mind, rather allowing your Saboteur-hijacked mind to be in charge. Self-command is key to intercepting unhelpful mental habits and rewiring your brain to respond more effectively.

  • Try out and discover PQ Reps that are most effective for you.
  • Reach the minimum target for PQ Reps/day to achieve rewiring goal within 6 weeks.
  • Use the app’s breakthrough PQ Charge Meter to ensure optimal brain activation before important activities.
  • Declare an audacious aspiration–what you want to achieve through this programme.
PQ muscle building cartoon

Week 2: Intercept the Judge Saboteur

For this entire week, you’ll intercept and weaken the most damaging Saboteur, the Judge. You discover how judging yourself, others, and circumstances is a key source of your stress, and is damaging to your performance. Most participants discover their Judge to be far more prevalent and damaging than they suspected. 

  • Expose your Judge’s hidden lies, limiting beliefs, and negative patterns.
  • Reveal your Judge’s impact on performance, relationships, and stress.
  • Practise intercepting your Judge before it hijacks you.
  • Rewire your negative neural pathways by redirecting the Judge response.
PQ Judge Saboteur cartoon

Week 3: Intercept your Accomplice Saboteurs

This week you intercept and weaken the top accomplice to your Judge Saboteur, identified through the Saboteur Assessment from the following: Avoider, Controller, Hyper-Achiever, Hyper-Rational, Hyper-Vigilant, Pleaser, Restless, Stickler, Victim. 

  • Expose your accomplice Saboteur’s hidden lies, limiting beliefs and negative patterns.
  • Reveal this Saboteur’s impact on performance, relationships, and stress.
  • Discover how to quickly intercept this Saboteur before it hijacks you.
  • Rewire your negative neural pathways by redirecting this Saboteur’s response.
Victim saboteur cartoon

Week 4: Shift from Saboteur to Sage

After weakening your Saboteurs, it is now time to strengthen your Sage, the counterpart to your Saboteurs. Your Sage lives in an entirely different part of your brain, generates all your positive emotions, and achieves peak performance through a calm and clear mind. 

  • Practise the Sage Perspective that every outcome or circumstance can be turned into a gift and opportunity. 
  • Use the 3 Gifts Technique to find the opportunity in setbacks.
  • Replace draining self-judgment with energising self-acceptance and empathy.
  • Boost your speed of recovery from failures and setbacks.
PQ Sage cartoon

Week 5: Boost the Sage Powers

The Sage region of the brain enables five primary powers. These five powers underpin all of the emotional intelligence competencies considered crucial to professional success. 

  • Augment your mental toolbox with 5 Sage powers.
  • Practise 3 techniques to activate each power.
  • Know when to use which power–right tool at the right time.
  • Boost emotional intelligence through combinations of the 5 primary powers.
PQ Sage superheroes cartoon

Final Session: Sustain the Momentum

In this final session, you discover how to continue using your PQ tools for a variety of work and life applications.

  • Learn how to further apply to peak performance in selling and persuading, conquering stress, managing conflict, and relationships mastery 
  • Discover how to use the PQ app to maintain your new mental muscles and Sage habits
  • Chart your path to keep progressing towards your audacious aspirations
  • Establish support and accountability agreements to sustain your momentum

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the programme cost?

The cost is £795+VAT per person. Book your space here. To make this life-changing work available to as many people as possible, we are offering it at a significantly discounted price to people who are self-funding of just £245+VAT. If you are paying for this programme yourself, please click this link to pay the reduced rate. We trust you to use your integrity when purchasing your place.

How does this differ from the War to Peace® programme?

This PQ mental fitness programme is a standalone programme that you may start on any given Tuesday, as it is accessed via daily exercises on an exclusive app, along with weekly video content for 6 weeks. It has wide application to all areas of your life and is most beneficial to people who want life to be easier, as it builds the mental fitness to be better equipped to deal with all of life’s challenges.

War to Peace® is a methodology that is specifically designed to help people with conflict and relationship difficulty, whilst also having applicability to wider aspects that may be challenging in life. The War to Peace® programme is currently being run virtually, so you would need to be available to participate at specific times and dates because the content is not recorded (to protect participants’ privacy).

The PQ programme is completely aligned with the War to Peace® programme in its approach, so it is a fantastic support for people who have already completed War to Peace®, and will also be highly beneficial for those who wish to experience it in advance of taking the War to Peace® programme.

Is the PQ mental fitness programme right for me?

This is the right programme for you if:


1.) You are committed to improving your performance and effectiveness dramatically while reducing stress.


2.) You’re looking for a science-based and trusted system to make it stick.


3.) You’re 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 programme 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.

How much time and effort are 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 programme.

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 programme. 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-week investment will save for years to come.

Should we participate as a team?

Even though the focus of the programme is individual development, team leaders often call this experience the best team building experience they have ever had. Going through this programme 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.

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 provided with and asked to read the first 8 chapters of the book while participating in the programme. The book provides the research foundation and introduces the tools. The video sessions guide you through experiential exercises that help you use the tools according to your own personality and needs. And the app coaches you to practise one tool at a time in the context of your own daily work and life challenges.

How soon can I start?

The programme itself starts on any given Tuesday. Prior to Tuesday morning, you will be sent instructions to download the Positive Intelligence app and you will need to watch that week’s video and read, or listen to, the first two chapters of the Positive Intelligence Book (both found within the app) between Saturday morning and Monday evening. A visual schedule of the programme may be viewed here.

What additional support is available during the 6 week programme?

Should you want additional support during the programme, you may book one-to-one or group coaching sessions with Chloe. Please contact Chloe here or call her on +44 (0) 7973 192247 and she will be glad to help.

What happens after the 6 week programme?

After six weeks, you will have access to the PQ app for 12 months. If you would like new daily content, this can be arranged in week five of your programme for a small additional fee. We can also arrange ongoing one-to-one coaching support.

Who will lead the Positive Intelligence Programme?

Shirzad Chamine will conduct each of the weekly video sessions. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Positive Intelligence, translated into 20 languages. He has been CEO of the largest coach training organisation 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.

Shirzad will also participate daily in the exclusive online community of the programme participants to answer questions, provide coaching, and cheer you on.

Any further questions?

Please contact Chloe here or call her on +44 (0) 7973 192247 and she will be glad to help.

“A brilliant breakthrough”

“The Positive Intelligence (PQ) model is a brilliant breakthrough as it defines, measures, and improves your awareness of your own performance and happiness. It also helps solve the mystery of why so many smart people still fail to be successful.”

Jim Lanzone, Chief Digital Officer, CBS

“I’m now enjoying every day, not just the final accomplishments.”

“All my life I thought my high achievements were impossible without feeling constant stress. I’ve now learned to achieve even more with a calm and clear mind. I’m now enjoying every day, not just the final accomplishments. At the end of the quarter, I don’t feel the need for a long vacation any more.”

Sharon Pinedo, Head of Sales (Workplace), Facebook

“Life changing on so many levels.”

“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

“The most impactful training I ever experienced.”

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

Adam McGraw, Sales VP & GM, American Express

“This is the best training I’ve done.”

“This is the best ‘training’ I’ve done in my 37 years here… I personally have experienced a new sense of energy, engagement and possibility both at work and at home — and I am actually getting full nights of sleep!”

Gale Beckett, VP, Quality Assurance, P&G

“The ‘mind control’ is life changing.”

“What is new and life changing is the ‘mind control,’ the ability to ‘let go’ when any negative feelings take over. This program has given me the ability to be in the driver seat of my life.”

Nathalie Brys, General Counsel, Philips

“Greatest happiness in years.”

“I am much calmer and have a greater sense of happiness than I have felt in years. I feel physically lighter, and my energy is higher. Sage is now present all of the time. I sleep better, eat better, exercise better.”

Sandi Sandiland, Head of Global Sales P&D, Amazon