MINIMIZE NEGATIVE SELF-TALK…MAXIMIZE YOUR STRENGTHS… Mental Fitness Bootcamp for Female Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Professionals.


DISCOVER what’s at the root of holding you back from creating the impact and income you dream about?

SHIFT your mind from self-sabotage to optimal performance using simple and proven neuroscience-based techniques?

IMPROVE your performance, relationships, and health & wellness?

Awesome! You’re in the right place.

It’s finally possible to understand the REAL problem of why you’re not moving forward and genuinely gaining the confidence you need to thrive as a female leader, entrepreneur, or visionary (hint: it’s not positive affirmations, developing thicker skin, “learning to shake it off and keep pushing forward”, reading more books, listening to more podcasts or even passion or grit…)

AND that the negativity bouncing around in your head which leads to tunnel vision, limits creativity and blocks amazing opportunities, is something you can control and convert into improved performance professionally and personally.

Through recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and technology, you can now have the game-changing tools, and strategies to understand what’s actually stopping you from creating a business and life you love and learn how to disrupt those negative patterns for good.

Only 20% of individuals achieve their true potential (due to the destructive nature of negative self-talk), but there is an emerging approach to professional and personal development that most people haven’t even heard about yet.


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.  

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How You Self Sabotage

A key to Mental Fitness is to weaken the internal Saboteurs who generate all your “negativity” in the way they respond to challenges. Your Saboteurs cause all your stress, anxiety, self-doubt, frustration, regret, shame, guilt, and unhappiness.

Saboteurs include:

  • The Judge
  • The Controller
  • The Avoider
  • The Victim
  • The Stickler
  • and 5 Others
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Measuring Mental Fitness (PQ)

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. 

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I have found this to be one of the very top experiences I’ve had in the past 34 years with my company. The impact on me personally has been profound and the business impact is evident.


The Research Behind PQ  

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
  • 400,000 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.

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Learn how to stop self-sabotaging your success.

Build your mental and emotional muscles.

Experience less stress, more joy, ease & flow.

How It Works:  

Designed like a mental fitness bootcamp, the Positive Intelligence® (PQ) program gives you the insights, motivation, and structure to practice 15 minutes per day for 7 weeks. 

The course 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, 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 Shirzad continue to both encourage and challenge you to keep going.

Cohort Community with Marlene Elizabeth, Certified Positive Intelligence® Coach and Founder of Positive Intelligence® Shirzad Chamine

Marlene Elizabeth, CPQC and Certified Brain Personality Specialist® will personally lead your cohort (pod). She will facilitate each of the pod meetings, provide group and private coaching support and will be available to you at all times to answer questions.

Shirzad Chamine will present each of the weekly recorded video sessions and cheer you on.

This has been an extraordinary gift for my team. The concepts are phenomenal — a true revelation in the way to think and handle work and life’s challenges. Besides the lasting impact on myself, I love hearing how many people this has touched in my company.


Breakthrough Results

Within 6-8 weeks of mental fitness training you’d be able to see the results in MRI imaging:

  • Increased grey matter in the PQ Brain region, where your Sage lives
  • Decreased grey matter in the Survivor Brain region, where your Saboteurs live

Improvements In These Competencies Lead to Substantial Results:

  • At MetLife, trained salespeople outsold the control group by 37%
  • Motorolla recorded improved productivity in 93% of trained employees
  • In a UK restaurant group, higher competency resulted in 34% greater profit growth
  • At Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceutical, the average salesperson with improved competency sold $55,200 more per month
  • At L’Oréal, strength in these competencies resulted in $91,370 increase per sales person
  • At CIBC, strength in these competencies accounted for 32% of booked sales and 71% of pipeline sales

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Seven Weeks of Inspired Practice

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Each week you access a one-hour video lesson on Monday with New York Times bestselling author and Stanford University Professor, Shirzad Chamine. Then, Tuesday through Friday, you access the PQ App for 15 minutes each day to get you out of theory and build your PQ mental muscles through exercises and practice. There is a LIVE group coaching session with Marlene, Certified Positive Intelligence® Coach, on Monday each week to debrief the activities and discuss how you are applying them. This exclusive package also includes a special BONUS of (2) 30 min. private 1:1 coaching sessions with Marlene during the program (value $250) for more personalized, custom support, accountability and guidance.

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 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’ll 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

Intercept your Accomplice Saboteurs

This week you intercept and weaken 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 sixth 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 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.”

Week 7

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


$1,495 USD

*** only 5 spots available ***


Once enrolled, you’ll receive full access to the exclusive Positive Intelligence App, a PDF copy of the first 8 chapters of Shirzad’s book, Positive Intelligence®, full details on how to complete your Saboteur Assessment, book your private 1:1 coaching sessions with Marlene, and gain access to the private community portal with your fellow pod-mates!

*100% Risk-Free Guarantee
These tools are powerful and effective. I believe in them so strongly that if you are not 100% satisfied with the value you’ve received, I’ll refund your entire investment. No questions asked.


What are the program date and times?

The next pod starts January 14, 2023 through February 28, 2023. There will be a brief Welcome & Orientation meeting on Monday, January 9, 2023 (recording will also be provided). LIVE online group coaching sessions with Marlene are held on Mondays each week to debrief the activities and discuss how you are applying them. This exclusive package also includes a special BONUS of (2) 30 min. private 1:1 coaching sessions with Marlene to be scheduled at the start and end of the program for more personalized, custom support, accountability and guidance. All meetings are hosted on ZOOM.

Is this program right for me?

This is the right program for you if you are a) committed to improving your performance and effectiveness dramatically while reducing stress, b) looking for a science-based and trusted system to make it stick, and c) willing to put in the initial effort to rewire years of mental habits that don’t serve you.

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.

Who will lead the Positive Intelligence® Program?

Shirzad Chamine will conduct each of the weekly video sessions and cheer you on.

Marlene Elizabeth, a Certified Positive Intelligence® Coach, will personally facilitate each of the pod meetings, provide private and group coaching and will be available to you at all times to answer questions.

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 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 8 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. 

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 7 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.

I have another question.

Please schedule time with me or email me at [email protected] and I’ll get back to you! {Note: please write “Positive Intelligence” in the subject line}

I am much calmer and have a greater sense of happiness than I have felt in years. I feel physically lighter, and my energy is higher. Sage is now present all of the time. I sleep better, eat better, exercise better.

head of global sales, P&D, AMAZON

Positive Intelligence has had a lasting and transformative impact on me and others in my organization.

– Lisa Stevens
Region President, Wells Fargo Bank

All my life, I thought my high achievements were impossible without feeling constant stress. I’ve now learned to achieve even more with a calm and clear mind. I’m now enjoying every day, not just the final accomplishments. At the end of the quarter, I don’t feel the need for a long vacation anymore.


This has been a profound growth experience. I now consistently feel joy and calm in the middle of handling the many challenges of running my company. Almost a feeling of ‘Throw it at me…I can handle it’ – like I want more challenges now as if nothing is too much.


PQ mental fitness is the most effective, practical, fastest and sustainable path I’ve learned to date for letting go of negative self-talk and creating the confident, focused positive mindset that successful entrepreneurship and leadership requires. 

I intimately understand the doubt, overwhelm, frustration, and under-earning that you’re likely facing as a busy, creative entrepreneur, leader or teacher-at-heart.

After personally experiencing the PQ mental fitness process, I realized how life-changing it could be for other heart-centered women, and for the communities they serve. 

What I feel now is a 5x more confident, focused and productive in my business.  I’ve gained the deep knowledge and understanding of what’s necessary to lead and guide change. I see the best in my students and clients, with a deeply caring, perceptive, and gentle approach that fosters the safe harbor female entrepreneurs and leaders need to unfold their untapped potential one brave feather at a time.

It only takes 365 days distraction to lose an entire year. Distractions will always be there; this moment won’t be. 

If you’re serious about creating a business and life you love, then the #1” hand- over-heart” success secret you need to know is this:

The only person who can turn your dream into reality is you.

The sooner you learn how to let go of negative self-talk, the sooner you can start creating a life and business you love that loves you back. ?

Learn how to create the business and life you dream about with less stress and more confidence, ease, and joy that endures! 


Not sure? Have questions? Schedule a call with Marlene

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