The more leaders I work with, the more excited I am to witness how this program allows them to take greater command of their thinking so that they activate the vastly unused positive powers of the mind to perform better, attain greater peace of mind, and to connect with others in more engaging ways.
It is common knowledge that if you’re physically fit you are better able to challenge your body to higher levels of endurance and performance. In the same way, if you’re mentally fit you are much more capable of handling life’s day to day challenges with less mental stress and without negative emotions getting in the way.
Positive Intelligence (PQ) seeks to significantly improve:
- Peak performance: You perform better while working less hard – similar to athletes “in the zone”.
- Peace of mind / Happiness: You feel less stressed, more at peace and experience greater happiness, even during challenging times
- Interpersonal relationships: You behave in ways that improve relationships and are able to handle conflicts in ways that deepen trust and harmony.
Based on Shirzad Chamine’s New York Times bestselling book and Stanford lectures, Positive Intelligence (PQ) will help you gain greater mastery over your own mind, better equipping you to tackle life’s opportunities and challenges with calmness, clarity, creativity and laser-focused action. When you operate from your Sage brain you are not only acting and performing your best, you also convey an energy that invites the best in those around you.,000
Positive Intelligence, or Mental Fitness, is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteur)
This measure of your Mental Fitness is called PQ or the Positive Intelligence Quotient.
PQ is a synthesis of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science validated by research that included over half a million participants in 50 countries including:
- hundreds of CEOs
- sales, operations and technology teams
- Stanford University students
Saboteurs are the invisible agents of self-sabotage. They represent our brains’ automatic mental habits that are conditioned by limiting beliefs and assumptions about how to handle life’s challenges. These Saboteurs cause much of our stress, unhappiness, negative feelings and they have a negative impact on our relationships with others.
The Positive Intelligence program teaches you how to activate and strengthen regions of your brain that produce positive feelings like empathy, curiosity, creativity, peace and encourage laser-focused action.
You might be saying to yourself, “I’m too busy to take on a program like this right now!”
Imagine how different your daily experiences would be if you were more self-aware of your thoughts and developed the self-command to be able to shift your automatic thinking to a more positive, productive and peaceful mindset. This is a proven method to help you to achieve your true potential and to invite the best in others.
Designed like a mental fitness bootcamp, the PQ Program gives you the insights, motivation, and structure to achieve your potential through better understandingg your internal Saboteurs and learning to exercise your brain to shift into Safe thinking through committing 15 minutes of your time per day for 7 weeks.
The program combines a weekly video session, a weekly pod meeting and daily app-guided practices to boost your 3 core mental fitness muscles.
Positive Intelligence for Teams
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. Since most recurrent team conflicts are generated by saboteours, going through the PQ program together significantly deepens trust, gives the entire team a common framework for helping one other grow, make decisions, respond to setbacks, and manage conflicting styles and agendas.
Results reported by companies that have invested in the Positive Intelligence program include:
- At MetLife, trained salespeople outsold the control group by 37%
- Motorola recorded improved productivity in 93% of trained employee
- In a UK restaurant group, higher competency resulted in 34% greater profit growth
- At Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceutical, 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 person
"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
Corroborating Work from Dr. Karolien Notebaert
Karolien Notebaert, PhD explains how mindful self-regulation as a pressure-relieving mechanism can reduce stress in specific areas of the brain synergistically improving performances of other areas that excel our mean peak performance both professionally and privately. Her talk aims to create consciousness and openness to embrace the power to unlock our talents, capacity and skills. This cognitive neuroscientist believes that humans are not taking advantage of their full cognitive potential. Her solution? Mindful self-regulation!