A key to Mental Fitness is to weaken your internal “Saboteurs” that infuse negativity in the way you respond to challenges and causing stress, anxiety, self-doubt, frustration, regret, shame, guilt, and unhappiness. You may recognize these Saboteurs operating in your mind as voices of the Judge, Controller, Hyper-Achiever, Avoider, Victim, Hyper-Vigilant, Stickler, Pleaser, Hyper-Rational, and Restless.
The voice of your inner wisdom or “Sage” lives in a different region of your brain and handles challenges in ways that produce positive emotions like curiosity, empathy, creativity, calm, and clear-headed laser-focused action. Wouldn’t you like to activate and strengthen your Sage muscles to perform better and feel happier?
Designed like a mental fitness boot-camp, the PQ Program gives you the insights, motivation, and structure to improve your mental fitness significantly within 6 weeks. By combining recent breakthroughs in neuroscience with technology, you can dramatically improve your prospecting and lead generation. Gain a calm, clear, and strategic mind with just 15-minutes a day using this practice -- only 1.5% of your day.
The negative emotions, including stress, anxiety, self-doubt, anger, avoidance, procrastination, insensitivity or discontent is how you self-sabotage your effectiveness to engage prospects. Mental fitness requires the ability to intercept and discredit the Saboteurs.
Your Sage is your voice of inner wisdom and handles new business development with a clear and calm mind, and positive emotions. Strengthen your 5 Sage powers: Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, and Activate to prospect and set more appointments.
Gain a stronger command of your mind, and more easily resist stress over what you can’t control, push away self-doubts, recover from disappointments immediately, and spend very little time in anger, regret, or blame.
The program combines weekly video sessions with daily app-guided practices to boost your 3 core mental fitness muscles.
with program creator Shirzad Chamine who guides you 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.
with Connie Kadansky, the Sales Call Reluctance Coach, you will apply the PQ principles to ‘revenue-generation’ and prospecting success. Connie will reinforce accountability and provide encouragement and personal coaching along the way.
featuring a different focus every day through a personalized companion app available only to program participants.
provides you with access to innovative 10-second mental exercises that build up your Self-Command muscle. You learn to be clear-headed and calm even in the midst of great challenges, and more able to command your mind to shift from Saboteur to Sage response.
through the app helps you measure 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.
* Information provided on this website about Positive Intelligence and the PQ Program is used with permission by Shirzad Chamine and Positive Intelligence, Inc.
When enrolled in the 6-week PQ Program, you'll participate in a small group of up to 5 participants who are going through the program at the same time. Your "pod" is led by Connie and provides a community of support and accountability. You'll meet weekly in 45-minute virtual sessions to discuss each week's training and be invited to share experiences and breakthroughs.
Plus all the program basics...
This option provides you with individual, one-on-one coaching with Connie as you go through each week of the PQ Program. Your coaching sessions will focus on your personal Saboteurs, support your work to build your Core Mental Fitness muscles, and coach you through practical application in your work and personal life.
Plus all the program basics...
“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 sales professional would benefit greatly from this.”
— Adam McGraw, Sales VP & GM, American Express
Is this the right program for me?
This is the right program for you if you are...
1) committed to improving your prospecting activity, generating more sales, while reducing stress
2) looking for a science-based and trusted system to make it stick
3) willing to put in the initial effort to rewire years of mental habits that don't serve you.
Isn't it true that negative emotions are 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 that 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?
Shirzad Chamine will personally conduct each of the weekly video sessions. Shirzad also participates in the exclusive online community of the program to answer questions, and cheer you on.
Connie Kadansky will provide weekly personal coaching check-ins either directly with you in one-on-one coaching sessions, or in a small group format. You choose the type of support you need! Connie is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and currently working with Shirzad Chamine in bringing the PQ Program to a broad audience.
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.
This program also includes personal coaching support from Connie in weekly, 30-minue one-on-one sessions, or 45-minute small group “Pod” virtual zoom calls. All-in-all, about 2 hours per week is all that's needed.
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 six-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 eight 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.
Can I participate with my sales team?
Even though the focus of the program is individual development, going through this program together significantly deepens trust and helps clear the air related to recurring conflicts since they're mostly generated by Saboteurs. It gives the entire group a common framework for helping each other grow, making decisions, responding to setbacks, and managing conflicting styles and agendas.
Do you have corporate/group discounts?
Yes, if you would like to purchase the Positive Intelligence program for your employees, or any group of 8 people or more, please contact me directly for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org