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Positive Intelligence over 6 weeks

The Positive Mindset Group Coaching Program helps you build core mental fitness skills. You’ll develop the muscle strength required to maximize your performance, relationships, and wellness.

Three years ago, I learned about a secret system.

At first, it seemed so simple that I didn’t implement this operating system.

The Positive Intelligence (“PQ”) System identifies your triggers, known as your saboteurs and gives you techniques for shifting out of negative thoughts into a positive mindset.

By developing three core mental muscles, you rewire your brain at the root cause level by creating habits to sustain you for life.

Like I said, it was - and is - incredibly


Spoiler Alert: I changed my mind.

Since April 2023, I’ve used the PQ method daily and seen the effects in my own life and coaching practice.

The insight gained from knowing how you specifically self-sabotage has applications in

  • how you handle personal stress and professional conflict
  • lead in the workplace, and
  • sustain your performance over time.

And it’s not just me.

Hundreds of thousands of people have done this work too. They’ve learned how to intercept those saboteurs when they get hijacked and re-route them. Positively.

Most importantly, they acquire the skills needed to access their positive intelligence, called the sage perspective in this operating system by which they can convert every challenge into a gift or opportunity.

You can do it too.

20% Insight, 80% Practice

Make no mistake, though, this work is a challenge. While the concepts are easy, implementing them isn’t.

Have you ever tried to change a habit?

That’s how you know it’s putting the pedal to the metal where change really happens.

Because, at the end of the day, insight is great but it’s action that actually intensifies the learning.

It’s also really hard to implement change without a support network.

Helen Keller said so aptly, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."

Connections Reinforce Learning

By connecting with others on the same journey of understanding, you get the support structure you need to succeed.

How many New Year’s Resolutions fail? So many that they even have a special day called Quitters Day, the second Friday of the year, dedicated to it.

But Laura, I'm doing well. My saboteurs don't get the better of me. They HELP me.


Tell me you haven’t woken up at 3 a.m. thinking about something that happened the previous day and wishing for a different outcome.

That’s your Judge speaking, which is the universal saboteur. The Judge’s role is to judge you, others, and circumstances. The Judge wants to find fault. If you feel guilt, shame, regret, or disappointment, your Judge has spoken. LOUDLY. And it’s main message: you’re wrong.

Worried you won’t be able to STOP this self-sabotaging behaviour?

Well, you can and you will.

You build three core muscles through the positive intelligence mental fitness program:

  1. Self-Command Muscle
  2. Saboteur Interceptor Muscle
  3. Sage Muscle

Bottom line: You learn how to shift from negative to positive through 10-second “PQ reps.”

What's so special about a positive (sage) mindset, Laura?

  • You minimize stress once you discover how it entirely generated by your specific saboteurs.
  • You improve your wellness (sleep, diet, exercise) with sage strategies that protect you from saboteur interference.
  • Using sage wisdom, you maximize career fulfilment and achievement by guarding against saboteur “traps” that reinforce achievement without fulfilment.

Improve your performance, wellness, and stress. It’s amazing what the PQ Operating System can do!

But Laura, isn’t one operating system with multiple applications a little TOO simple?

No, and here's why:

I don’t know if this is the right program for me, Laura

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.

Listen, I’ve done yoga for over 25 years. One of the reasons I love yoga is because of the peace of mind it gives me. Physical movement helps me get out of my head. Positive Intelligence does the same thing without having to go to a yoga studio. When I feel myself getting stuck in negative thought patterns, I can stop myself and shift my thinking using PQ techniques I can use anywhere at any time.

I’m talking about when I’m in a meeting and I experience a saboteur hijacking.

While meditation works, you can’t always exit a meeting when you’re confronted to get grounded again and return back. The PQ method gives you tools you can use even with your eyes open and with others in the room to effectively get out of saboteur mode and into sage.

Join the Positive Intelligence (PQ) Community

You’ll find a home with others applying the same operating system in their own professional and personal lives.

Next cohort starts in September

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    Here’s what you get in the PQ Program:

    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 Use to Guide 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, a foundational practice for building your mental fitness. 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.

    GET READY Package

    Upon signing up to the waitlist, you’ll get access to the saboteur assessment so you can identify your top saboteur – or saboteurs. You’ll also receive:

    • My webinar where I introduce the concepts used in Positive Intelligence
    • Access to Becoming Your Best Self, my 5-day training to prepare you for the 6-week program
    • Journaling for Mindfulness instruction to become calmer, more mindful, and resilient. Again, great prep for the upcoming training!

    I call it the GET READY package.

    Why this additional training, Laura?

    Because half the battle in life is simply about showing up.

    It’s not about the work itself, it’s about readiness.

    What I’m giving you gratis sets the stage for your exponential growth as a person.

    The GET READY package will teach you how to get present.

    Because that's the key to your development.

    Mindfulness is all the rage these days but if I had a nickel for every time I hear someone say, “Tried it, didn’t work for me,” I’d be a millionaire.

    While common sense and research now shows how effective mindfulness is, doing it the traditional way via meditation doesn’t work for most people.

    The PQ method does the same thing as meditation in an active, engaged way that hooks you immediately.

    And it all starts by becoming present, living now and not tomorrow or yesterday.

    PQ Reps get you present and when you’re present, you shift from saboteur to sage.

    Meet your facilitator

    Laura Barker is a Career Coach who specializes in:

    • Building a positive mindset;
    • Cultivating self-awareness – values, motivation, strengths, and limiting beliefs
    • Addressing lack of purpose, meaning and/or sense of fulfilment;
    • Providing strategies to respond effectively to anxiety, overwhelm and/or burnout.

    She has an established, successful program that helps professionals and leaders make big career changes, have a clear path forward, gain confidence, and understand their core values and strengths.

    As a result, her clients gain peace of mind resulting in the ability to celebrate successes with joy instead of anxiety, face challenges armed with tools to regain a sense of balance, and achieve and sustain peak performance.