Mental Fitness
is the X-Factor

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Mental Fitness is your capacity to respond to life’s challenges with a greater positive mindset.

The Positive Intelligence (PQ) Mental Fitness Program

This 6-week self-directed PQ Mental Fitness program is grounded in extensive research and based on principles from neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science. It helps you identify and grow the three mental muscles that are at the core of your performance, effectiveness and happiness.

According to research, 80% of people score below the minimum level of mental fitness required for peak performance and happiness. Thankfully, through recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and technology you can now improve your mental fitness significantly within six weeks of practice.

Dramatically improve your performance, productivity and relationships by training your mind through a highly effective Mental Fitness program.

The Reviews are In


“The PQ program was one of the most impactful learning programs I have ever done. The content and the way It’s delivered is easy to engage with and apply to my life. Having the ability to distinguish my saboteurs from myself has quieted my mind and given me more peace. I’ve been able to speak my mind in a way that is honest, been less reactive and more thoughtful in my responses to people, and I am no longer afraid of confrontation. I’d recommend it for anyone who’s looking to live a fully authentic life.” 

– Wendi H, Fitness Instructor


“This program, supported by science, has really helped open my mind. I see myself in a new light, and feel I’ve recovered that happy-go-lucky essence I had as a child. I’ve shifted negative pathways of my mind to more productive and positive ones. It has helped me deal with tough situations, curtail my anger, and be calmer and more empathetic. Lisa gave us the privacy to learn at our own pace, but also had a great sense of when to step in with support! I highly recommend Lisa Hough as a Coach and the PQ Program!”

– Jim A, Online Sales & Avid Outdoorsman


“The PQ program is the best workshop content, design, application and execution I have ever experienced. It’s been eye-opening to see things about my ‘hyper-rational’ self that were blind to me, particularly how I miss many emotional cues in life. Now, I have power to interrupt these patterns. I’m learning to shift quicker from negative to a positive frame of mine, which has created noticeable benefits in my life. Most importantly, it has helped me improve my communication with my wife, my son, and my co-workers.”

– Roger S, Immunologist and Writer

The PQ Mental Fitness Program Includes:

  • Weekly training videos on Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine
  • Access to the Positive Intelligence App to guide you through the methodology of the program
  • First 8 chapters of Shirzad Chamine’s bestselling book, Positive Intelligence (digital & audio format)
  • Access to the PQ Community for support
  • Access to the PQ Saboteur Assessment
  • Weekly Group Session facilitated by professional coach, Lisa Hough
  • 3 months of Coaching Sessions following the program to integrate learnings into your daily life (optional)

$1,500 + GST – PQ Program w/Coaching Sessions Package (Program-only costs available with registration)

Upcoming Dates:
June 22nd – August 6th, 2024
October 19th – December 3rd, 2024

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Measure PQ Mental Fitness 

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

Saboteurs react to challenges in ways that generate negative emotions. Your Sage handles challenges through positive emotions.

The relative strength of your Sage vs Saboteurs is called PQ – the measure of your Mental Fitness. It’s the best predictor of happiness and how well you will perform relative to your potential. 

Interestingly, you can boost your PQ significantly with practice.

3 Core Muscles of Mental Fitness

Saboteurs Interceptor Muscle. Your Saboteurs generate all your negative emotions. Mental fitness requires the ability to intercept and discredit the Saboteurs.

Sage Muscle. Your Sage handles challenges with a clear and calm mind. It also has access to your 5 primary powers: Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, and Activate.  For peak performance, you learn to boost all five powers and know when to use which power.

Self-Command Muscle. You’re not in full command of your mind.  If you were, you would choose to silence the Saboteurs in our head, have less stress and recover more quickly from negative emotions. PQ Reps are innovative 10-second exercises which build up this crucial muscle.

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“If you’re not physically fit, you feel physical stress as you climb a steep hill. If you’re not mentally fit, you feel mental stress, such as anxiety, frustration, or unhappiness, as you handle work and relationship challenges.”

– Shirzad Chamine

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