Learn to Boost your Mental Fitness (PQ)
to Speak from Your Authentic Voice!

To be your most creative, inspiring and effective self when you speak, when you lead and when you communicate with your important relationships.

Are you a creative entrepreneur with a vision you want to bring to fruition and you feel stuck?

Are you an executive who wants to share an inspiring, empowering message and needs to know what’s getting in your way?

Do you lead a team of talented, mission-driven professionals and want to create an environment that is both productive and fun, and it’s not happening . . . yet?

“I’ve read many books, watched many videos and taken numerous classes about improving my life and work performance. Nothing – NOTHING – has had the impact of Positive Intelligence! I’m rapidly experiencing life- and career-changing results through this easily implemented program. With Andrea’s sensitive and insightful coaching, I’ve realized greater insights that have opened the door to increased ease and fulfillment. Thank you SO much!”
Mary Westheimer, COO, Kevin Caron Studios, LLC

When you’re mentally fit:

You can meet these and other business and life challenges without mental stress or other negative emotions and determine the best path forward!

Mental fitness is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteurs).

The measure of your mental fitness is called PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient). It determines your capacity to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than negative mindset.

By boosting PQ:

  • You perform better while working less hard.
  • You feel less stress, more peace, and more consistent happiness, even in tough times.
  • You improve business and personal relationships and are able to handle conflicts in ways that deepen trust and harmony.
“I really loved everything about the Mental Fitness training program. Gaining more self-awareness about how my mental saboteurs interfere with my happiness has been powerful. It’s such a relief to have a calmer brain and be more focused on the positive!”
Mary Holman

Breakthrough Research

PQ is a synthesis of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science.

Research included:

  • Hundreds of CEOs
  • Sales, operations, and technology teams
  • Stanford students
  • Elite athletes
  • 500,000 participants from 50 countries

This research was summarized in Shirzad Chamine’s book Positive Intelligence, a New York Times bestseller, translated into 20 languages.

The research reveals that:

  • Saboteurs and Sage live in entirely different regions of the brain.
  • You can cause a dramatic shift in brain activation to weaken Saboteurs and boost Sage.
  • 3 core muscles constitute mental fitness.

Discover your top Saboteur.


A key to Mental Fitness is to weaken your internal “Saboteurs” that infuse negativity in the way you respond to challenges and cause 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.

Act now to boost your PQ and comfortably, reliably
and consistently speak, lead and communicate!

November Enrollment is Open!

“By learning and practicing the Mental Fitness process, I feel happier and less stressed, and can enter meetings with a more positive outlook. I really appreciate Andrea’s professional approach to coaching me through this program!”
Nancy Marshall, Attorney and Author, A Dry Hate

Three Core Muscles of Mental Fitness

Three core muscles constitute your mental fitness:

  1. Saboteur Interceptor Muscle. Your Saboteurs generate all your negative emotions including stress, anxiety, self-doubt, anger, avoidance, procrastination, insensitivity or discontent. Mental fitness requires the ability to intercept and discredit the Saboteurs.
  1. Sage Muscle. Your Sage is your voice of inner wisdom and handles challenges with a clear and calm mind. It is the part of your brain that can access your five primary powers: Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate and Activate.
  1. Self Command Muscle. You’re not in full command of your mind. If you were, you would choose to entirely silence the Saboteurs in your head. You would choose to not stress out over what you can’t control, push away self-doubts, recover from disappointments immediately and spend little time in anger, regret or blame.

PQ Reps are innovative 10-second exercises which build up this crucial Self Command muscle in the brain. You learn to run your brain rather than allow your Saboteur-hijacked brain to run you!

“I would arrive to our coaching sessions with a concern I couldn’t necessarily even put into words. Andrea would ask critical, clarifying questions and offer solid techniques to deal with whatever that concern might be. I now have a better toolkit to get into the flow of my sage brain and handle the volume of things I need to deal with personally and professionally.”
Rita Marko, President and CEO, Phoenix Sister Cities

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 six weeks.

The program combines weekly video sessions with daily app-guided practices to boost your three core mental fitness muscles.

Weekly 1-hour Video Sessions

In these highly engaging sessions, 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.

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 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 Andrea and Shirzad continue to both encourage and challenge you to keep going.

Personalized coaching sessions and check ins with Andrea as you learn the PQ system and apply it to your business and life.

“I received Mental Fitness coaching from Andrea, where I gained the awareness and skills to manage negative situations, people and triggers, including intercepting my own mental saboteurs before they end up costing me positive energy. This has been invaluable to move forward productively and design my best life!”
Tom Leegstra, Retention Program Manager, Intel, Inc.