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If you could reduce your anxiety and stress level, perform better, and experience greater happiness with a 2-minute practice, 3 times a day...

Would you try it?

Mental Fitness is the X-Factor

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


If you’re not mentally fit, you’d 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 weeks of practice. 

The results?


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

The impact of the Positive Intelligence (PQ) training has been validated by over half a million participants in 50 countries.

  • Is PQ the right program for me?
    This is the right program for you if you are: committed to improving your performance and effectiveness dramatically while reducing stress AND willing to put in the six weeks of effort to reprogram years of mental habits that don’t serve you
  • Where can I learn more about the PQ program?
    Positive Intelligence (PQ) is the science and practice of developing mastery over your own mind so you can reach your full potential for both happiness and success. You can learn more here.
  • 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.
  • How much time does it take / What does a typical week look like?
    During each of the six weeks of the program, you’ll watch a one-hour video once per week and do a combined total of 15 minutes of practice per day guided by the Positive Intelligence app designed for this program. If this might sound like a lot of time, consider how much time, effort, energy, and productivity your Saboteurs are costing you. You can see an example of a typical week here.
  • Can I do the PQ program on my own?
    Yes. However, going through this program with a support and accountability group significantly increases the likelihood of completing the program and the reflections of your pod mates provides invaluable feedback. It is very hard to see our own patterns when we’re stuck in them. It is highly recommended to go through the PQ program with a pod, however it can be done successfully alone if your schedule won’t allow meeting with a pod.
  • How can I learn about my Saboteurs?
    You can take the free saboteur assessment here.
  • How can I determine my level of mental and emotional fitness?
    You can take the free Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ) assessment here.
  • Is the PQ program backed by research/science?
    Yes. Positive Intelligence is based on the synthesis of four areas of research and science: Neuroscience Positive Psychology Cognitive Behavioral Psychology Performance Science You can learn more about the science of PQ here.
  • Who created the Positive Intelligence Program?
    Shirzad Chamine is the New York Times bestselling author of Positive Intelligence, translated into 20 languages. He has been CEO of the largest coach training organization in the world (CTI) 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.
  • I'm skeptical. What if it doesn't work for me or I'm not satisfied?
    I believe so strongly, in these tools and techniques that if you complete all six weeks of the program as designed and are not 100% satisfied in the value you receive, I’ll refund your entire investment. No questions asked.
  • What should I do if my question isn't answered here?
    Email me at and I’ll get back to you!

The next six-week PQ program will be in the Fall of 2024


In these difficult times, we’re all seeking new tools and techniques to help us live our best life - I know I am! The PQ programme is a remarkable resource that I recommend to anyone looking for calm in times of stress, peace in times of chaos, strength in times of adversity, and love in times of anger and fear. I find the PQ program to be a profound and incredibly useful tool to help my sage overcome my saboteurs - it might do the same for you!

John F.

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 negative emotions such as stress, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt, or worry.

Your Sage handles challenges through positive 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).  

PQ is the measure of your Mental Fitness. It’s the best predictor of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential. 

You can boost your PQ significantly with practice. 

Learn Your Saboteurs

Introducing the PQ Program

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


The program 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 will be guided through experiential exercises that deepen and personalize your understanding of the mental fitness tools. You leave inspired and energized for the week's daily practices.

Exclusive App Guiding Your Daily Practice

Each day a different focus for daily practice is assigned through a personalized companion app available exclusively to program 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 program's end 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. Personalized daily coaching tips from Shirzad continue to both encourage and challenge you to keep going.

Ready to sign up for your PQ Program?

I was about to embark on a law career, at the age of 56. I had a number of insecurities and unproductive thought processes about my ability to be successful. This program helped me quiet those voices and find a way to keep it positive and productive.

Robin B.


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 enables you to run your brain rather than being run by your Saboteur-hijacked brain. 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 a brain 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 program.


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 quite 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.

  • Practice intercepting your Judge before it hijacks you. 

  • Rewire your negative neural pathways by redirecting the Judge response.


Week 3: Counteract Your Accomplice Saboteurs

This week you counteract 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.


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. 

  • Practice 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 energizing self-acceptance and empathy. 

  • Boost speed of recovery from failures and setbacks.  


Week 5: Boost the Sage Powers

The Sage region of the brain enables 5 primary powers. Analogous to the 3 primary colors, these 5 powers recombine to form all of the emotional intelligence competencies considered crucial to professional success. 

  • Augment your mental toolbox with 5 Sage powers. 

  • Practice 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.  


Week 6: Take Clear-Headed, Laser-Focused Action

In our final week, you use your Sage’s Navigate and Activate powers to take clear-headed, laser-focused, decisive action.

  • Use your Sage’s Navigate power to align your actions with a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.

  • Use your Sage’s Activate power to act without fear or emotional distractions even in the midst of great crises.

  • Discover your Sage’s deep wisdom, far surpassing your analytical intelligence.

  • Discover how your Sage generates your highest performance while enjoying every step—”in the zone.”


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

Sample Schedule

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Prep Week
Watch Week 1 Video (60 minutes)
Week 1: Boost Your Self-Command Muscle
Focus of the Day, Coach Challenges, Reflection (2 minutes every 3 hours each day)
Watch Week 2 Video (60 minutes)
Week 2: Intercept the Judge Saboteur
Weekly Reflection (5 minutes)
Focus of the Day, Coach Challenges, Reflection (2 minutes every 3 hours each day)
Watch Week 3 Video (60 minutes)
Week 3: Counteract the Accomplice Saboteurs
Weekly Reflection (5 minutes)
Focus of the Day, Coach Challenges, Reflection (2 minutes every 3 hours each day)
Watch Week 4 Video (60 minutes)
Week 4: Shift from Saboteur to Sage
Weekly Reflection (5 minutes)
Focus of the Day, Coach Challenges, Reflection (2 minutes every 3 hours each day)
Watch Week 5 Video (60 minutes)
Week 5: Boost Your Sage Powers
Weekly Reflection (5 minutes)
Focus of the Day, Coach Challenges, Reflection (2 minutes every 3 hours each day)
Watch Week 6 Video (60 minutes)
Week 6: Taking Action
Weekly Reflection (5 minutes)
Focus of the Day, Coach Challenges, Reflection (2 minutes every 3 hours each day)
Watch Wrap-Up Video (60 minutes)
Week 7: Continuing Your Practice
Weekly Reflection (5 minutes)
New Grow Content Begins (for those who choose to continue the journey beyond 6 weeks)
This program has become part of my daily routine with much success. The skills I've learned have improved my personal relationships by equipping me to manage typically frustrating family calls in a healthy and productive way. The skills I've learned have also helped me navigate a new job by equipping me with various ways to remain balanced and focused in a high stress environment. Highly recommended!

Erez T.

Included in the PQ Program


Hour-Long Videos

Watch on the weekend, or whenever you have time


Weekly 1-Hour Group Coaching Sessions

Peter leads your Personal Accountability POD to ensure your program success (meetings on Monday each week)


Daily Guided Practice & Progress Tracking

Get access to the exclusive PQ app (about 1.5 hours total/week)


Positive Intelligence

Complimentary copy of the first eight chapters of Shirzad Charmine’s book Positive Intelligence


Assessments pre- and post-program to get a before and after picture of progress

Global PQ Community

Enrollment in a global cohort community with other PQ participants

1 Full Year of Access to the Exclusive PQ App 

Get access to the exclusive PQ app (about 1.5 hours total/week)

I was pretty skeptical at the start. I’ve done self-help programs before, and they only went so far. [I found] the content to be accepting, affirming, positive and forward thinking…


The weekly Pod group experience was a really important part of the learning process for me. If you want to learn more about yourself and your relationships with others, if you want to do better, to become more accepting of where you are in life now and also where you are going in the future, then the Positive Intelligence program is a very good investment of your time and resources.

Diane P.




The Positive Intelligence workshop gave me tools to help my mind stay in the present and tools [to] strengthen the mental muscles needed for personal and business growth.   I feel more confident, successful, and than at any other time in my life. 

Shannon L.


The Positive Intelligence Program is powerful, inspiring, and real. Peter Karp is who you want to guide you through this transformation. He's experienced, committed, and fun!

Dennis D.


I gained an avenue to explore and open up.  It requires commitment and the ability to want to change.  The PQ is broken down in simple steps that requires work to be successful at.  If one is ready to change and explore, then this program is for you.

Harry F.


Welcoming PQ into my daily practice helps me recognize and reduce the stresses that would otherwise sabotage my effectiveness both inside and outside of work.  I feel more resilient when surprised by life, with a toolbox that helps me operate with my glass more than half full. I am grateful for what PQ adds to my life.

Kevin J.

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Thank you, so much for all the time you put into the PQ class. I find it so helpful in my business, relationships, and general life. The calm and clarity that comes from just a few minutes of PQ is amazing!

Jeff L.

What I loved about the PQ training is that it pushes you to live in a higher state of awareness. It increases the amount of time you give yourself for reflection and connection with your mind and body.


Recently, I stepped into a new role at work, and I feel a tangible difference in how I approached this opportunity versus how I may have approached it before PQ training.


Historically, I put so much pressure on myself to succeed in new challenges that I ended up forcing myself to inaction. With my PQ training, I’ve been able to anticipate how my saboteurs might show up and come up with tactical ways I can either avoid that or deal with it in the moment.


This is a great training course for any age, profession, or life stage, and I think that we would all be happier if we are able to nurture our inner sage, rather than indulge our saboteurs!

Meredith C.

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