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.