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The Foundation:

PQ for Self Worth

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The Foundation

Move over NLP, PQ is here!

Ready to rewire your neural pathways?

Mental Fitness is the X-Factor. 

To owning your Self Worth

To having Inner Peace so you can hear your Inner Sage.

To manifest your desired reality. 

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 relationships 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.

PQ for Self Worth + Manifestation

AKA: Divine Co-Creation

You can only manifest that which you feel worthy of having. 

Self Worth = Self Love + Accurate Mirrors

Self Love is the radical idea that being yourself is enough. 

Self Love is colored by your internalization of Mirrors.

Accurate Mirrors is the dance of understanding what is your inner truth, while simultaneously intaking information the world around you reflects back.

PQ is the road to honoring your inner truth, while intaking information the world reelects back in a way that allows you to keep a positive vibrational frequency.



Not only does PQ support manifestation through solidifying your Self Worth, but also...

Manifestation is based off of your dominate vibration. 

As you strengthen your Mental Fitness (PQ) Muscles, you will be able to shift out of low vibrational thoughts rapidly, ergo allowing you to have a positive dominate vibration. That high vibration where Quantum Manifesting is possible.

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. 

You can boost your PQ significantly with practice. 

Breakthrough Research

PQ is the 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

Researched and cultivated by New York Times

best selling author: Shirzad Chamine, his

researched 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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3 Core Muscles of Mental Fitness

3 Core muscles constitute your mental fitness: 

1. Saboteurs 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.

2. Sage Muscle


Your Sage is the one in you that handles challenges with a clear and calm mind, and positive emotions. It also has access to your 5 primary powers. 

All you need to paint any canvas is 3 primary colors. Similarly, through factor analysis research we’ve discovered that there are only 5 primary powers: Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, and Activate.  

For peak performance, you learn to boost all 5 powers and know when to use which power.  

3. 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.  

The Foundation:

PQ for Self Worth

Designed like a mental fitness bootcamp, The Foundation gives you the insights, motivation, and structure to practice 15 minutes per day for 6 weeks AND group coaching.

The Foundation Includes...

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

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.


+ Chapters 1-8 of Positive Intelligence (the book) 

Get both a digital and audio copy of Shirzad Chamine's best seller book Positive Intelligence. 

Pod Coaching Support

60 Min Pod Coaching for 6 Weeks


Get high touch coaching with me personally on Zoom. we discuss what you are learning from the PQ as we integrate what you are learning with a primary focus on Self Worth.


Each Pod Coaching session starts with a mini training to integrate PQ for Self Worth, and then we deep dive into questions.

Voxer Access for 7 Weeks

Ever wish you had a coach in your pocket for when shit hits the fan? or to share the self-discoveries you're having and bounce ideas off of? 

I'm here for you and will always promptly get back to you (M-F 11-6pm PST) 

This is for all 6 weeks of the program PLUS an additional week after. 

As a Spiritual Mentor for Self Development, my zone of Genius is:

  • Dream Analysis 

  • Giving and Receiving Cycle

  • Self-Worth

Did you know your Saboteurs can effect your dreams? And the way you give and receive? 

The 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 Thrive 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 Pharmeceutical, the average salesperson with improved competency sold $55,200 more per month

  • At L’Oreal, strength in these competencies resulted in $91,370 increase per sales person

  • At CIBC, strength in these competencies account for 32% of booked sales and 71% of pipeline sales

6 Weeks of Inspired Practice

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 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 final 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."

Impact on Emotional Intelligence

Due to the power of factor analysis, the PQ Program boosts the root-level building blocks that automatically boost all 18 Emotional Intelligence competencies


Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the right program 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?


The author of Positive Intelligence, Shirzad Chamine will personally conduct each of the weekly video sessions. 

I, Gemma Dadourian of Gemma Verified, will be serving as your personal coach on your PQ for Self Worth journey . As a spiritual mentor for self development, I am available to support you from a spiritual perspective. Including but not limited to custom meditation when saboteurs arise, and dream analysis.

Who is Shirzad?

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 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.  


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. Plus ~60 minute per week of pod group coaching. 


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. 

For any additional questions please shoot Gemma a message on Instagram at @GemmaVerified.

Ready to Change Your Brain + Your Life?

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