Positive Intelligence

Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative

Develop positive mental well-being, conquer negativity, and achieve your peak performance.

Positive Intelligence

Are you becoming the person you want to be?

I first encountered the concept of Positive Intelligence® (PQ) while looking for innovative methods to enhance my professional coaching toolkit. What I discovered, however, was personally life-changing. PQ was profoundly relevant and absolutely effective in helping me navigate challenging times, and I want my clients to experience the same benefits of achieving optimal mental fitness.

With first-hand experience of the power and practicality of this discipline, I became a Certified Positive Intelligence Coach. I will help you transform the way you handle challenges, emotions, and growth opportunities.

PQ is a synthesis of innovative breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science.

Measuring mental fitness

Positive Intelligence is a measure of the strength of your positive mentality (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteur).

When you activate your PQ, you tap into extraordinary powers of empathy, curiosity, creativity, and fearless, clear-headed action. PQ is the source of peak performance and feeling “in the flow.”

Measuring mental fitness
Self sabotage

We all self-sabotage

Your internal “Saboteurs” cause stress, anxiety, self-doubt, frustration, regret, shame, guilt, and unhappiness. 

Your internal “Sage” handles challenges in ways that produce positive emotions, helping you think more clearly and easily overcome obstacles.

A key to mental fitness is to weaken the internal Saboteurs that generate negativity in the way you respond to challenges. You can then strengthen your internal Sage and enjoy contentment—something you may never have truly experienced.

Proven results of boosting your PQ

Global research with 500,000 participants has shown PQ to be the best predictor of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential.

  • Performance: You’ll perform better while working less hard—similar to athletes “in the zone.”
  • Happiness: You’ll feel less stressed, more peace, and consistent happiness—even during tough times.
  • Relationships: You’ll improve relationships, handling conflicts in ways that deepens trust and harmony.
Boost your PQ with Janis Machala

“Participating in the PQ Bootcamp and Grow programs with Janis has greatly increased my personal and professional growth. By learning how to operate from my Sage power instead of being driven by my Saboteurs, I am more present, purposeful, and joyful. With less stress and negativity, I am more creative, resilient, productive and happy. The PQ program is a mental fitness game changer!”

—Deanna Neher, Technology HR Leader