A self-service experience to build mental fitness for personal and professional development
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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.
In order to be eligible for this grant and entry into our 7-week program:
If you have questions about your eligibility or the requirements, make sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions at the end of this page.
I’m Shirzad Chamine, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Positive Intelligence, and Stanford lecturer.
I’ve created a radical new solution that results in dramatic and sustained improvements in your impact on any client you choose to coach and the number of clients you will be able to impact through your coaching efforts.
It’s all research-based, informed by more than 1,000,000 participants, and applies the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology.
You get to have a significant, measurable, and lasting impact on your clients all while forever changing the lives of more of the people you went into the coaching industry to support.
Our breakthrough research demonstrates that the 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.
Some coaches focus on the symptoms, and 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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.
Once the program begins, the live weekly Q&A with Coach Shirzad will take place each Tuesday at 8am Pacific Time (11am Eastern). The Q&A is optional and all calls are recorded and shared within 48 hours.
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.