Positive Intelligence

Do you want to increase your emotional intelligence, leadership skills, productivity, or peace of mind? Are there relationships you'd like to strengthen?

  • This program helps develop your capacity to quiet negative self-talk and see things from a new perspective.

  • It strengthens your empathy, curiosity, and creativity.  

  • It makes it easier to choose how you act instead of reacting out of habit.

How? Your capacity to respond to life's challenges with a positive mindset, in other words, you mental fitness improves with training. Structured practice sprinkled throughout your day will strengthen your ability to spot and quiet saboteurs, shift your mindset, and act from the best version of yourself.

Blog Posts about Positive Intelligence

Episode 1: What is Mental Fitness and Why Should I Care?

Episode 2: Who's in Control? Strengthening Self-Command

Episode 3: The Impact of Judgement The Saboteur-Interceptor Muscle and The Judge

Episode 4: Opening to Possibilities The Sage and The Sage Perspective

Episode 5: Setting Boundaries Saboteur and Sage approaches

Episode 6: Working with Difficult People Impacts of Saboteurs and Sage

Episode 7: Managing Stress Using all Three Muscles

Episode 8: Become Creative! The Sage Innovate Power

Episode 9: Getting into Flow The Sage Activate Power

Episode 10: Problems and Curiosity The Sage Explore Power

Episode 11: Follow Your True North The Sage Navigate Power

Episode 12:  Empathy and Leadership The Sage Empathize Power

Episode 13: Mental Fitness Training with Lisa Brewer Coaching

Saboteurs: What's Driving You? Hyper-achiever

Sage Powers: How Curious Are You? Explore Power

Self Command & Sage Powers: Perfectionism: Making it Work for You Explore, Navigate, Activate

Testimonials

“I highly recommend the Positive Intelligence program as delivered by Lisa. I was going through a period of being stuck and there were pandemic and business challenges that made me feel like something really needed to change. I'm often in my head so I found it beneficial to have the language of the saboteurs for how I get critical. Having an actual practice of focusing on this and making new choices helped me realize what being critical felt like and how I do it. During our individual coaching, Lisa helped me realize that the heart-centered skill set I bring to mediation could help me more broadly. Our group discussions helped me see more opportunities for using Positive Intelligence.

I've been amazed by the results. At the beginning I thought this was a little woo woo, but I figured I'm game. Even as my stress level increased, I was much more peaceful. The practices gave me a center every day for being more embodied and having more choice. I could actually see myself in the moment connecting more with others, leaving space instead of trying to control. So it really did shift how I was experiencing it, and also the range of choices I had expanded." Diane B.

"My husband, Joe and I took Positive Intelligence course from Lisa Brewer at the beginning of COVID. We are so grateful we worked with Lisa. The tools we were given enhanced our relationship and improved our communication with our grown children. The relationship I have with myself is very peaceful. Lisa has guided me with amazing tools to increase my sage and to minimize my saboteurs. The coaching I have received from Lisa has supported me in making decisions that I think about before spending a lot of money, time and energy to make things happen. I really enjoy being able to sit back and see the advantage in any opportunity instead of always being in the fear of what might happen."  Phyllis H.

 

Mental fitness is the capacity to respond to life's challenges from a positive mindset instead of a negative mindset. As our mental fitness grows, our productivity increases, our relationships improve, and we feel more at peace. Studies comparing groups of people with low mental fitness to those with high mental fitness show that high mental fitness leads to teams performing 31% better, salespeople selling 37% more, diagnoses are 19% better, and people live 10 years longer, are 3 times more creative, and are happier.

 

The 6-Week Positive Intelligence Program through Lisa Brewer Coaching includes weekly videos, weekly facilitated pod meetings, the Positive Intelligence App, the PQ Community App, individual coaching, and supplemental materials.

Weekly Schedule:

Saturday - Monday: Watch the video (60 minutes), attend the pod meeting (15 - 60 minutes), complete the weekly reflection (5 minutes)

Tuesday - Friday: Complete the Focus of the Day, Coach Challenges, and Daily Reflections (2 - 3 minutes each, arriving every 3 hours)

Weekly One-Hour Videos

Purpose: Introduce the program concepts. Includes exercises to bring the concepts to life.

When: Videos become available Friday night and should be watched before the weekly pod meeting.

  • Week 1: Boost Self Command, How Program and Apps Works

  • Week 2: Intercept the Judge

  • Week 3: Accomplice Saboteurs

  • Week 4: Sage Perspective

  • Week 5: Boost Sage Powers: Empathy

  • Week 6: Boost Sage Powers: Explore and Innovate

  • Week 7: What's Next and Boost Sage Powers: Navigate and Activate

Weekly Pod Meetings

Purpose:  Get individualized help from Lisa in applying Positive Intelligence concepts. Learn from others. Prepare for the week's practice.

When: Weekly on Saturday, Sunday or Monday at a time convenient for all pod members.

Length: 15 - 60 minutes depending on the size of the pod.

Group Size: One to seven people.

Positive Intelligence App

Purpose:  Provides guided practice to help you strengthen your mental fitness.

Some Features: Focus of the Day, Coach Challenges, and Reflections Tuesday - Friday. PQ Gym with 2, 5, and 12-minute sessions to strengthen your self-command muscle. Supplemental saboteur exercises (available in week 4). Supplemental sage exercises (available in week 7). Graph and dashboard to track your progress. 

PQ Community App

Purpose: Provides a forum for asking questions and sharing experiences with Shirzad Chamine (the program creator), Positive Intelligence support staff, others going through the program, your pod-mates, and Lisa

Individual Coaching

Purpose: Provides private, in depth coaching to help you achieve your goals for the Positive Intelligence Program. Can be used to strengthen your application of program concepts or further your progress against your goals.

When: You determine when the coaching would be most valuable and coordinate with Lisa to find a mutually convenient time.

Length: 90 minutes that can be divided into 30-minute or longer chunks.

Supplemental Materials

Purpose: Optional articles, poems and videos designed to expand your understanding and inspire inquiry.

What is mental fitness and why should I care?

Mental fitness is the capacity to respond to life's challenges from a positive mindset instead of a negative mindset. As our mental fitness grows, our productivity increases, our relationships improve, and we feel more at peace. Studies comparing groups of people with low mental fitness to those with high mental fitness show that high mental fitness leads to teams performing 31% better, salespeople selling 37% more, diagnoses are 19% better, and people live 10 years longer, are 3 times more creative, and are happier.

What's the research foundation for Positive Intelligence and what was found?

Positive Intelligence is based on neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, performance science and independent research performed on 500,000 individiauls from 50 countries. A factor analysis showed there are 3 core muscles at the root of mental fitness: the saboteur-interceptor muscle, the sage muscle, and the self-command muscle.

How is mental fitness measured?

On the Positive Intelligence website, you can take a free PQ Score Assessment. which measures how much time you spend in positive thought and negative thought. As cited on the Positive Intelligence website, "80% of people score below the minimum level of mental fitness required for peak performance and happiness."

What are saboteurs?

An easy way to think of saboteurs is that saboteurs are in control when you spend more than a second or two in negative thought. Negative thoughts and feelings are important warning signs that something needs to be addressed, similar to how pain warns us to pull our hand away from a hot stove. Staying in a negative mindset limits access to our creativity and intuition.

How do I know what saboteurs are strong in me?

The best starting point is to take the free Saboteur Assessment. You'll get detailed descriptions of saboteurs and which are strongest in you. This awareness starts to build your saboteur-interceptor muscle so you can make a conscious choice to act differently. A saboteur that is common among all people is the Judge, which judges ourselves, others, and cirucumstances.

What is the sage muscle?

The sage muscle is in use when we are thinking positively. The sage sees gifts and opportunities in circumstances that seem "bad" and uses the powers of empathy, curiosity, creativity, aligning to vision, and calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action to manifest these gifts and opportunities. 

What is the self-command muscle?

The self-command muscle allows us to switch from the saboteur to the sage perspective. It gets strengthened by doing PQ or self-command reps. When we spend 10 seconds completely focused on a single physical sensation, we've completed one rep. The more reps we do, the stronger this muscle gets.

How does Positive Intelligence differ from meditation?

Positive Intelligence focuses on all three muscles and, importantly, trains these muscles in the middle of your busy day so you have access to these muscles when you really need them. Meditation is a specialized form of self-command exercise and is often practiced in a calm, relaxed setting.

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