Multi-Million Dollar Grant for Coaches

Take advantage of this exclusive grant for coaches from Shirzad Chamine, New York Times bestselling author and Stanford lecturer.

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Positive Intelligence 100X Grant Program

Step 1: Watch This Video

Discover why Positive Intelligence has committed to a multi-million dollar grant exclusively for coaches. See whether you are eligible and learn how you can apply for this grant.

Step 2: Submit Your Application

In order to be eligible for this grant and entry into our 7-week program:

  • You MUST be an active, professional coach.
    This could mean running your own coaching business, coaching in addition to your regular work, or currently in a coaching role as an employee within your company.
  • You MUST participate with an accountability group of 3-5 professional coaches, including you.
    Research proves you’re 500% more likely to succeed in our program when you partner with buddies who can offer accountability and support. We are so committed to your success that we couldn’t possibly ignore those odds! Any coaches you invite to your group will need to complete their application before the deadline.
  • You MUST commit to the program throughout its duration.
    80% of the benefit of the program comes from completing the daily app-guided exercises. Once the program kicks off, we expect those who are participating to make this a priority. Here’s what you can expect in terms of time investment: 15 minutes of daily app-guided mental exercises, 1-hour long video session each week, 30-minute check-in meetings with your accountability pod group each week.

If you have questions about your eligibility or the requirements, make sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions at the end of this page.

Our world is at a critical fork in the road.

The increasingly emboldened darker side of us threatens not only democratic institutions but also the health of our mother earth. The stakes have never been higher.

The good news is that you, as a coach, hold the key. You have the potential to awaken and unleash the mostly untapped good in the world to affect the outcome.

The bad news?

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The average coach today has only 1% of the impact they could be having.

The reason for this boils down to 3 things that tend to happen when working with clients.


They focus on insight rather than muscle

For example, the insight that being frustrated isn’t helpful doesn’t automatically lead to you not feeling frustrated. It takes mental muscle to shift brain activation.


They treat symptoms rather than cause

Teaching the techniques of, say, active listening to improve empathy can only have a temporary impact if your underlying Saboteurs are not exposed and intercepted.


They have no common operating system

There are so many different frameworks — the 7 habits of effective people, the 4 keys to managing conflict, the 5 secrets of managing time, etc. These frameworks compete for mindshare and eventually all fade away.

Our breakthrough research demonstrates that the enormous variety of ways people sabotage their own effectiveness and happiness are caused by just 10 factors — your Saboteurs.

More importantly, we’ve discovered that there are only 5 core positive powers — your Sage.

The practical implications of these findings are profound. Rather than focusing on the symptoms which fail to address the underlying root causes, we have developed a mental fitness program that is proven to weaken self-sabotage and strengthen the inner sage of your clients.

And this all starts with you.

Your ability to weaken your Saboteurs and strengthen your Sage will 10X your ability to attract coaching clients. These foundational elements will support your clients in multiple facets of their life — not just the one they hired you to work through as their coach.

This sustainable change creates a 10X impact on each client, which in turn leads to an increase in referrals to new clients who seek the same lasting changes.

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How it Works

Most attempts at positive change fail because we stop at insight and don’t build habits. Sustained change towards a more positive mind requires laying down neural pathways to form new habits through consistent daily practice. And that’s what our program design empowers you to do.

The Science of Positivity

Weekly Video Sessions

In these highly engaging sessions, Coach Shirzad 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.

Daily Practice

Each day a different focus for daily practice is assigned through a personalized app (iOS and Android) 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.

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.

Community Support

Join a support and accountability group with your fellow coaches and Coach Shirzad. Research has shown this to be a critical success factor for establishing lasting new positive habits of the mind.

Weekly Live Q&A

Coach Shirzad will hold a special 45-minute live Q&A each Tuesday where you can ask any questions about what you have learned. These are fun and interactive sessions and a great way to get to know your fellow coaches.

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7-Week Program Curriculum

Build a foundation of mental fitness by strengthening three critical mental muscles to shift the balance of power from your inner Saboteurs (your negative self) to your inner Sage (your positive self).

  • Week 1

    Boost Your Self-Command Muscle

    Through a breakthrough process called PQ Reps, you get to boost your Self-Command muscle. With each PQ Rep, you develop greater mastery over your own mind, quiet the negative, and activate the positive region of your brain.

  • Week 2

    Intercept the Judge

    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.

  • Week 3

    Weaken Accomplice Saboteurs

    Expose your accomplice Saboteur’s hidden lies, limiting beliefs and negative patterns, identified through the Saboteur Assessment. Rewire your negative neural pathways by redirecting this Saboteur’s response.

  • Week 4

    From Saboteur to Sage

    Strengthen your Sage, the counterpart to your Saboteurs. Practice the Sage Perspective that every problem or challenge can be converted into a gift and opportunity.

  • Week 5

    Boost the Sage Powers

    The Sage region of the brain enables 5 primary powers. For peak performance, you learn to boost all 5 powers and know when to use which power.

  • Week 6

    Take Laser-Focused Action

    You’ll use your Sage’s Navigate and Activate powers to take clear-headed, laser-focused, decisive action. Discover how your Sage keeps you “in the zone” while enjoying every step.

  • Week 7

    100X Your Coaching Impact

    Begin to leverage the 5 Sage Powers to deliver 10X the impact on any individual client. Then, discover how the unique PQ operating system can 10X your number of clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any active, professional coach is eligible to receive the coaching grant to participate in the PQ Program. This could mean you are running your own coaching business, coaching as a side hustle, or currently in a coaching role as an employee within your company.

Besides being an active, professional coach, there’s an additional requirement should you choose to apply for the coaching grant.

You are required to participate in the program with your own support & accountability group, called a “Pod”. A Pod should consist of 3-5 professional coaches, including yourself.

Research proves you’re 500% more likely to succeed in our program when you partner with people who can offer accountability and support. Any coach you select for your Pod will need to meet the same eligibility requirements and complete the application too.

Please only apply once. Should you apply multiple times under different emails, all of your applications may be rejected.

While many of our students are Master Certified Coaches, we do not require you to have ICF certification to participate. As long as you are actively receiving compensation for your coaching services, you may apply for the coaching grant.

This is the right program for you if:

  • you want to dramatically increase the number of clients you can serve,
  • you want to dramatically increase the impact you have on each client,
  • you are looking for a science-based and trusted system to make results for your clients stick, and
  • you are willing to put in the initial effort to rewire years of mental habits that don’t serve you.

You are also required to fully commit to the program throughout its duration. Once the program kicks off, we expect those who are participating to make this a priority. That means setting aside a couple of hours each week for the lessons and exercises. Here’s what you can expect in terms of time commitment:

  • Weekly video sessions (1 hour)
  • Daily app-guided mental exercises (15 minutes)
  • Weekly check-in meetings with your accountability pod group (30 minutes)
  • Weekly Q&A session with Coach Shirzad (optional, 45 minutes)

The program is is self-paced and delivered entirely through the Positive Intelligence app. The weekly video sessions are divided into bite-sized chunks for you to watch when you have the time.

Videos are released each Saturday and we most people find the weekend is the most convenient time to watch.

The only live component is the weekly check-in meeting with your accountability group, or “Pod”. This is typically around 30 minutes long and held in any group video app (e.g. Zoom, WhatApp or FaceTime).

There is also a live optional weekly Q&A session with Coach Shirzad which is held over Zoom to answer any questions you might have with the application of the material. All calls are recorded in case you cannot attend.

The minimum number of Pod members is three, including yourself. And the maximum is five.

As your Pod meeting should be roughly 5 minutes/person any more than this makes the meetings too lengthy.

We want every coach to have the opportunity to participate. As soon as you apply for the coaching grant, we’ll provide you with links and emails that make it easy to invite others to join you.

If you don’t have people in your immediate professional network that can join you, most coaches report being able to find buddies through posting on LinkedIn or Facebook, especially in professional groups that you might be a member of.

The earlier you apply, the more opportunity you have to find your Pod members, so don’t delay!

Yes. If you have 3 or 4 approved coaches already (including yourself), you should go ahead and complete your Pod details by following the link in your approval email. Once your Pod is created, you’ll be able to add any missing members.

Once you form your Pod, you are guaranteed your spot in my PQ Coaching Grant program. So it’s worth doing as soon as you are able.

You should split your group into two or more Pods.

Every participant in the PQ Coaching Grant Program is able to communicate with the whole group using our unique Community features. So even if your group is split into multiple Pods, there’s nothing preventing you from staying in touch and checking in with each other over the program’s duration.

No, we do not offer Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units for the coaching grant program.

We do not include certification as part of the coaching grant program. However, if you wish to become a Certified Positive Intelligence Coach in the future, your participation in the coaching grant program counts towards the pre-requisites.

Your daily practice is delivered via the exclusive PQ app, where participants can access their daily mental fitness exercises, coach challenges, reflections, and their PQ metrics dashboard.

The minimum requirements for the PQ app are a smartphone or device capable or running iOS 12.0 or Android 6.0 onwards.