Say goodbye to negative emotions and hello to a positive mindset

Learn the secret sauce that lets you tap into your positive, true self so you can handle life’s challenges more productively and achieve your greatness

You’re tired of emotional overwhelm, stress, and negative thoughts taking over

You’re feeling anxious – there’s too much to do and not enough time.

You rush through your day without focus and wind up making mistakes.
Embarrassment and frustration sneak in – you KNOW you know better than this!
You lose sleep tossing and turning as you replay the events of the day.

You’re disappointed and mad at yourself and start thinking – maybe I’m just not good enough.

Self-Awareness = Happiness

Your mind can sabotage your potential for happiness and performance both in your professional AND your personal life. When you allow a negative mindset to take the driver’s seat, stress and negative emotions amplify.

Your saboteurs are the voices in your head that generate negative emotions in the way you handle life’s everyday challenges. Your anxiety, frustration, self-doubt, performance, and well-being are ALL affected by your mindset (what we call your “Mental Fitness”).

Your Performance, Wellbeing, and Relationships Deserve Better

Imagine living in a world where you feel calm, clear, stress-free, and positive even when you’re facing challenges.


Here are the stats for workshop participants:


Use Mental/ Emotional Energy More Effectively


Improve Teamwork and Collaboration


Manage Stress Better


Improve Empathy


The Positive Intelligence Workshop

The Positive Intelligence Workshop

A 16-week mental fitness program that develops your mental muscles using proven neuroscience research and coaching for real and sustained change!

By the end of this program, you’ll be able to:

Intercept negative patterns before they hijack you

Increase your wellbeing and serenity

Replace self-judgment with self-acceptance and disappointment with empathy

Improve your relationships both personally and professionally

Live from a place of calm, confidence, and positivity!

Build Habits, Not Just Insights

You’ve likely tried personal development books, coaching, or mindset work before. But most attempts at positive change fail because we stop at insight or learning and don’t build actual habits. Real change requires laying down neural pathways to form new habits through consistent daily practice.

And that’s exactly what this workshop gives you – consistent daily practice, to form real, sustainable habits that will stick with you for life.

Here’s What  they’re Saying…

I HIGHLY recommend working with Darren through the Positive Intelligence program. This program helped me sort through a number of deep-rooted challenges I was facing both personally and professionally. Darren is genuine, caring and is phenomenal at what he does!

Carri Pryor, Denver, CO

This workshop changed my life. I’m working half as hard and generating twice the results. It’s amazing what’s possible when you use these powerful tools.

Brad Fisher 
Executive Director, Featherstone Holdings

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’ve loved hearing how many people this has touched in my company.

Jessica Herrin
Stella & Dot


Darren Kanthal

As a Professional Coach, I help people every day with leadership, career coaching, and values-driven action plans so they can be more effective, productive, and motivated. 

But it wasn’t always that way. Before my practice of Positive Intelligence (PQ) and mental fitness, my days were filled with anxiety, an insatiable need to control everything around me, and a feeling that anything was better or more interesting than the present. Can you relate? 

After learning the Positive Intelligence skillset, I now feel freer with less mind chatter and internal dialogue. I’m expressing empathy in ways I never thought possible – I see others’ points of view without evaluating whether it’s good or bad. I’m showing compassion, and I’m significantly less reactive to life.  

The bottom line – I feel a greater sense of inner peace and calm.  

This newfound way of being has led to a greater connection with my clients, friends, and family. 

PQ has changed my life. I sincerely believe it can change yours too. Let’s explore together!

It’s simpler than you think!

Here’s everything you get inside this workshop:

7 x 1-hour Video Training Modules

In these highly engaging sessions, you are guided 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.

12 Cohort Coaching Sessions

Join your small group cohort of 4-8 people in a weekly coaching session led by Darren Kanthal. Build a community with your peers and deepen your understanding of the Positive Intelligence tools, identify the real-world application, and uncover the true barriers to your happiness.

2 Private Coaching Sessions

Get 1-to-1 Private Coaching with Darren Kanthal in two separate sessions designed to allow you the freedom to dig deeper into what’s important to you. These private coaching sessions allow you to apply PQ to your own life and your unique challenges and issues. This is YOUR private time to figure out tips and strategies to better approach the challenges you face at home and the office (especially since they are increasingly one and the same).

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.

On-Demand PQ Mindfulness Exercises

Innovative PQ exercises in the exclusive app build up your self-command muscle. Choose the exercise and length of practice that works for you! Learn to be clear-headed and calm even in the midst of great challenges, with the ability to command your mind to shift to peace and calm.

Daily Progress Tracking

The app tracks your daily progress against minimum targets associated with new neural pathway (muscle) formation. Personalized daily coaching tips from Darren continue to both encourage and challenge you to keep going.

The workshop includes these high-value bonuses

These add-ons increase your rate of success and add value and depth to the learning process.

Bonus #1

Unlimited Email or Text Access To Darren

Need a question answered, or struggling to integrate a new concept? Send Darren a direct email or text and move on past the issue! We know how important it is to work through issues in real-time, and Darren is available to help you when and where you need it. 

Bonus #2

Cohort Group Text Channel

Join Darren and the rest of your cohort in a group text communication channel to get real-time feedback and share your progress with the group! Develop your network and communicate quickly and easily with the group.

Bonus #3

Saboteurs Deep Dive Cheatsheet

Get a closer look at the saboteurs that can hold you back, in an easy-to-read format. Learn their characteristics, thoughts, feelings, impact, and the strengths each one brings. Perfect for refreshing and enhancing your Positive Intelligence skills.


One of the very top experiences I’ve had.

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.

Bonnie Curtis
VP of Product Supply, P&G

Here’s How It Works

Kicking off over the space of 16 weeks, you’ll develop your Positive Intelligence (PQ) muscles with a combination of learning modules, group coaching sessions, private guided practice with our app, and results tracking.

This 16-week program is designed to not only re-wire your brain and teach the fundamentals of Positive Intelligence, but also to develop long-lasting, sustainable results through coaching, repetition, and real-world practice!

Weeks 1 to 8

Phase 1 - Build The Foundation

> Weekly Coaching Sessions with your coach and cohort to begin your learning path

> Daily Practice – 15 minutes a day of app-guided daily practice to establish the mental muscles (neural pathways). Bite-sized content to fit into your busy schedule

> Community supportcommunicate with your cohort and Darren using our group text channel

> Results tracking giving you instant feedback to keep you motivated and on track

Weeks 9 to 16

Phase 2 - Sustain Your Momentum

> Weekly Coaching Sessions with your coach and cohort continues your learning path

> 2 Private 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions are scheduled to enhance your learning and give you the opportunity to share and work through private issues

> Sessions focus on real-world applications for your PQ muscles, identifying how to use your new skills at home, at work, in your relationships, and in your overall wellbeing

> Continue your Daily Practice with the app, building your PQ mental fitness with repetitions (just like going to the gym, only way more fun!)

> Create long-lasting new habits and sustain your momentum!

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.”

Becky Sharpe 
CEO, Collegiate Sports Data

Since completing Darren’s PQ coaching program, I have learned how to far better manage my job/life stress, as well as how to turn negatives into positives. The insight gained in this program continues to pay dividends for me every day.

Craig K., Rochester, NY

I’m shocked by what I’ve learned about myself; and also what I’ve grown to unlearn about how I react to situations.  I now realize the behaviors that got in the way of my success. This has been a truly transformative experience and something that I will practice for years to come.

Theo G
Denver, CO

My Personal Pledge To You

I’m so confident that you’ll receive incredible value from this workshop, that if after completing week 4 of the program you feel you haven’t improved your performance, wellbeing, and relationships, I will refund your payment in full.

If you participate, attend all coaching sessions, and fully complete all of the activities and training, and you find the program hasn’t worked for you, just let me know and I will refund your investment – 100% Happiness Guaranteed.


Validated by 500,000+ Participants

The Positive Intelligence Program is based on research by Shirzad Charmine. Shirzad is the author of the New York Times bestselling Positive Intelligence, and has lectured on Positive Intelligence at Stanford University and has trained faculty at Stanford and Yale business schools.

The program has been validated with more than 500,000 participants from 50 countries, including CEOs, students, elite athletes, and sales, operations, and technology teams. It’s a scientifically proven method that gets results.

A brilliant breakthrough

The Positive Intelligence (PQ) model is a brilliant breakthrough as it defines, measures, and improves your awareness of your own performance and happiness. It also helps solve the mystery of why so many smart people still fail to be successful.

Jim Lanzone
Chief Digital Officer, CBS

It’s not for everyone,
but it might be right for you if:

You’re committed to improving your performance and effectiveness dramatically while reducing stress
You’re looking for a science-based and trusted system to make it stick
You’re willing to put in the initial effort to rewire years of mental habits that don’t serve you
You like the idea of small group coaching and accountability to develop community and support

This program might not
be right for you if:

You want change, but you’re not able to commit the time or work to make it happen
You prefer 1-to-1 private coaching and dislike the support and accountability of a group
You’re not sure that your mental fitness or mindset can be changed, and you’re not willing to try

You’re not comfortable with vulnerability and need to tiptoe around emotional topics

How much time and effort is required?
The effort and time you need will depend on you, and you’ll get out of it what you put in. That being said, at a bare minimum you can expect to spend 3 hours per week for weeks 1 to 8, and 2 hours per week for weeks 9 to 16, which would include watching the weekly videos, attending the weekly cohort meetings, and 15 minutes of daily practice.

I like to tell people that if you approach the work with a closed or fixed mindset, complaining or coming up with excuses, the program will seem like a grind. On the flip side, if you engage in this work with an open mindset and the perspective that you’d like to build your mental fitness to improve your life – the effort becomes easier and aligned with your goals. Remember it takes deep introspective work to initiate change and make the transformation you desire.

Should we participate as a team?
Absolutely! Even though the focus of the program is individual development, team leaders often call this experience the best team-building experience they have ever had. Going through this program together significantly deepens trust, helps clear the air related to recurrent team member conflicts and gives the entire team a common framework for helping each other grow, making decisions, responding to setbacks, and managing conflicting styles and agendas. Get in touch here to discuss creating a private program for your group or team.
Who will lead the Positive Intelligence Workshop?
The workshop is led by Darren Kanthal, PCC, and the weekly video training series is delivered by Shirzad Chamine.

Darren is a Certified Professional Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), with 20+ years of experience in HR and Talent Acquisition. Darren is also certified as a CPCC (Co-Active Professional Coach Certification), CPQC (Certified Positive Intelligence Coach), DiSC certified, and PHR Certified (Professional in Human Resources). Darren is a sought-after leadership and career coach with real-life expertise and a knack for candid conversations. Learn more about Darren here.

Shirzad 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. ​

Do you have corporate/group discounts?
Yes, if you would like to purchase the Positive Intelligence Workshop for your employees, or any group of 8 people and above, please contact us for more information.
Is everything available immediately?
The workshop takes place over 16 weeks, and the learning videos roll out, weekly, during the first 8 weeks. Because each video builds on the learning from the previous one, you do not have access to all of them immediately, each one is provided at the right point within the workshop. Coaching sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis. The App is available after the orientation meeting and can be used throughout the program. Weekly focus training on the app is dripped out weekly to match the video and coaching content.
What if I have more questions?

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It’s time to give yourself permission to ditch the negativity

You want to create change in your life. You’re ready to live from a place of calm, confidence, and positivity. To fully embrace your potential and amp up your professional and personal relationships. This program is scientifically tested and proven with over 500,000 participants.

What are you waiting for? The time is now.


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