Take Your Leadership & Business
to a Whole New Level

If you’re an NYC CEO that’s looking to drastically improve your
effectiveness and enhance your life, look no further.


Positive Intelligence Training Program for
Leaders with Mark Taylor

Increase your performance and productivity with a calm, clear, and happy mind.

This 8-week Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Program is designed to give you insights, motivation, and structure through practice 15 minutes a day.

The program combines weekly video sessions with daily app-guided practices to boost your 3 core mental fitness muscles: Saboteur Inceptors, Sage, and Self-command.

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Are You Looking For a Mental Fitness Regimen That Will Have a Lasting Impact?

Throughout Mark’s journey in leading the Positive Intelligence Training Program, he’s found several commonalities based on feedback from CEOs, including:

  • Reduced stress
  • Increased self-awareness
  • More effective leadership
  • Better friend & family member
  • Better emotional strategy when approaching challenging situations
  • Thinking before reacting
  • More peace and presence
  • Better start to the day
  • Improved organizational skills
  • Getting “in the zone”
  • Positive outlook
  • Being more aware of
    negative thoughts
  • Sound sleep
  • Less angry
  • More empathetic
  • Calmness and clarity
  • Stable mental state
  • Less distraction

If any of these seem like something you need or want in your
life, this program could be perfect for you.


Find Your Success in Just 2 Months

Within 8 weeks of mental fitness training, you’ll actually be able
to see the results in MRI imaging. That includes:

  • Increased grey matter in the PQ Brain region, where your Sage lives.
  • Decreased grey matter in the Survivor Brain region, where your Saboteurs live.

Proven Results From These Competency Improvements

  • The MetLife sales team was able to outsell the control group by 37%.
  • Motorola experienced a 93% increase in productivity in its trained employees.
  • Higher competency resulted in 34% profit growth for a restaurant group in the UK.
  • Salespeople with improved competency sold $55,200/month more for Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceutical.
  • Improving these competencies resulted in a $91,370 increase per salesperson at L’Oreal.
  • Strengthing these competencies accounted for 32% of booked sales and 71% of pipeline sales for CIBC.

Meet your Mental Fitness Coach

Accomplished CEO Coach, Leadership Trainer,
Retired CEO, and TEDx Speaker

Mark Taylor Positive Intelligence

Mark Taylor is a retired CEO who has founded several successful companies. One became the 58th fastest growing company in the state (sold in 2005), and the other, a high-tech internet startup that raised $20 million.

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Mental Fitness is The X-Factor for Your Success

Did you know that 80% of people score below the minimum level of mental fitness required for peak performance and happiness?

Much like your physical fitness, if you’re not in good shape, it’s difficult to climb steep hills. The same goes for mental fitness—if you have mental stress such as anxiety, frustration, or unhappiness, it’s difficult to handle work and relationship challenges.


Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and technology have shown that you can now improve your mental fitness significantly within 6 weeks of practice. This will result in improved performance and productivity, and a calm, clear, and happier mind.

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Measuring Mental Fitness With PQ

What is Positive Intelligence (PQ)?

Measuring Mental Fitness With PQ

Positive Intelligence Quotient, or 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 Positive Intelligence Quotient significantly with practice.

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Why The PQ Training Program Works

Compared to PQ training, traditional training has a short-term impact for 3 reasons:

  1. Focuses on insight rather than the muscle: For instance, gaining insights into your frustrations doesn’t automatically eliminate them. That requires your mental muscles to shift brain activation.

  2. Treats the symptoms rather than the cause: For example, learning active listening techniques to improve empathy will only have a temporary impact if your deeply-seated Judge Saboteur is not identified and intercepted.

  3. No common operating system: Each training you attend uses a different framework—the 7 steps of managing conflict, the 5 secrets of managing time, etc.—the frameworks compete for mind share, and all fade away.

A Common Operating System

Whether it’s learning to manage conflicts, managing time, or performing better under pressure, all personal and professional development become applications of the PQ operating system:

  • Intercept Saboteurs
  • Issue Self-Command (through 10-second PQ Reps)
  • Employ Sage (Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, Activate)

This simple framework can be used for a variety of applications to boost root-level mental fitness.

The Science is Based on Shirzad Chamine’s book
Positive Intelligence, a New York Times Bestseller

Positive Intelligence

The latest breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science

Research that included hundreds of CEOs, sales, operations, and technology teams, Stanford students, elite athletes, and 500,000 participants from 50 countries revealed 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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See What Leaders Had To Say About Mark’s Program

I am recognizing and stopping harmful negative thoughts more often. It has made me more calm and confident as a leader.

Beth Ward
CEO & Founder / Beth Ward Studios

It has helped me to not be over concerned and react negatively when things don’t go our way (what is good or bad)? To look for what gifts can come from it.

Chris Polek
CEO / Polek & Polek

I’m already getting grateful and admiring comments related to my improved emotional intelligence, humility, and clarity.

Mark DiMassimo
Founder / DiMassimo Goldstein

It allowed me to expand my perspective during COVID and lead my team with a “gift” lens rather than a “disaster” lens.

Christine Courtney
President / The Leadership Program

It has taught me to be more patient and understanding of other people’s issues. It gives me an insight into why they react the way they do and how I can work to accept that. it all starts with me and the way I show up.

Ryan Jennings
CEO / Sentinel Builders, LLC

The program has really tamped down my stress level and I am now much better at falling back to sleep at night. I have also become more empathetic at work and a much better listener.

Judy Paul
CEO / The Washington Square Hotel

It was the single most important experience that has significantly impacted my personal and professional life.

Andrew W. Singer
Managing Partner / Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Mark Taylor is recognized by Vistage as a Master Chair, which means they consider him to be one of the best in the country. To me, he is just the best, period. This shows up in his consistent ability to attract the most extraordinary business leaders to his groups, and to foster an environment of mutual support, challenge and growth. The proof is in the business and life results of each individual in each group and of their businesses. My business, for example, has been recognized by Inc. magazine each year since I joined Vistage as one of the fastest growing private businesses in the country – so far, for four years in a row. By every measure we are bigger, better, stronger and more profitable. And equally satisfying is the fact that we are able to do a lot more good for more organizations. My evolution as a leader has dramatically accelerated since joining Vistage, and this is a direct result of the peer interactions in our group, of the exceptional material of the speakers, of the issue processing in our Triad and monthly meeting, and of Mark’s mentorship as well. My results are typical of the dramatic advances made by other members of my Vistage group. It’s incredibly satisfying, and deeply educational too, to see my fellow members tackle difficult business problems and come back stronger. I’ve also seen members grow and sell their businesses for phenomenal figures I just couldn’t believe until they had the checks in hand. And I’ve seen others recommit to leading their businesses for the long run, but on their own terms, and I share their sense of mission and satisfaction. I couldn’t recommend Mark Taylor’s Vistage groups any more highly than I do. Business changing and life changing!


Mark DiMassimo

Tired of Waking Up in the Middle of the Night Worried About Your Business?

You’re not alone! At one of Mark’s annual retreats, CEOs were asked to anonymously write down on a card the questions and concerns they were too afraid to say out loud. Here’s what they wrote down:

  • How can I minimize self-doubt?
  • Why don’t I consistently do what I know is best for me?
  • I’m concerned I may not be inspiring enough to be the right leader for my company.
  • I’m afraid of my emotions. How do I explore this in a full and honest way?
  • How can you learn to confront problems if you do not enjoy confrontation?
  • I’m getting older and it’s beginning to freak me out. How do people cope?
  • I’m wondering how I can have more joy in my life.
  • I am terrified of failing as the leader of my business.
  • I'm constantly looking for more, comparing myself with others
  • I fear dying at an early age from overwork and stress.
  • I'm self-destructive and I don't know why.
  • I often feel like I'm a fraud.
  • I've been abusing drugs and alcohol to deal with stress.
  • I battle with constantly ranking and judging everyone around me in all settings, all the time.
  • I lack strength in resisting temptations and desires.
  • I'm feeling very sad and lonely, and the anti-depressants I'm on don't seem to be helping.
  • I worry my materialism is hurting my children.
  • I don't love myself very much.
  • I'm afraid of ending up like my father, who is unloved and will die alone.

If you can relate to any of the above, the Positive Intelligence Program for Leaders may be for you.

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If You’re Still Unsure, Answer These Questions:

  • Do I want to be more productive?
  • I am critical of myself and others?
  • Do I procrastinate more than I should?
  • Do I feel overwhelmed?
  • Do I avoid conflict?
  • I am overly sensitive to criticism?
  • I am too much of a pleaser?
  • Do I want more work/life balance?
  • Am I feeling the effects of increased stress and uncertainty?
  • Do I judge myself and others harshly?
  • Do I continue to be frustrated by the same things that challenge me?
  • Do I take on the stress of others?
  • I am ready for some guided help?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then this program
may be exactly the solution you’ve been looking for.

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Positive Intelligence Training Program Details

Mark Taylor Possitive Intelligence Training Program

Week 1: Boost Your Self-Command Muscle

In 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. You’ll be using the app’s breakthrough PQ Charge Meter to ensure optimal brain activation before important activities.

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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.

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Week 3: Intercept your Accomplice Saboteur

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. You’ll discover how to quickly intercept the Saboteur before it hijacks you.

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Week 4: Shift From Saboteur to Sage

After weakening your Saboteurs, this will be the week that you 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. This will allow you to boost the speed of recovery from failures and setbacks.

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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. You’ll learn to know when to use each power and three techniques to activate them.

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Week 6: Take Clear-Headed, Laser-Focused Action

In the final week, you’ll use your Sage’s Navigate and Activate Powers to make clear-headed, laser-focused, decisive action—to act without fear or emotional distractions even in midst of great crises. You’ll discover how your Sage generates your highest performance while enjoying every step—to be “in the zone.”

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Final Session: Sustain the Momentum

In this final session, you will discover how to continue using your PQ tools for a variety of work and life applications, such as selling and persuading, conquering stress, managing conflict, and relationship mastery. At the end, you will establish support and accountability agreements to sustain your momentum.

Are You a Leader That’s Interested in Signing Up For The Positive Intelligence Training Program With Mark Taylor?

Start Building Those Powerful New Brain Muscles!


What’s Included In The Program:

  • 1-hour/Week Video Sessions with Shirzad: He’ll guide you through exercises that deepen and personalize your understanding of mental fitness to leave you inspired and energized for the week’s daily practices.
  • An App to Guide You in Daily Practice: Each day a different focus for daily practice is assigned. This builds one small muscle at a time, laying down new neural pathways to form lasting positive habits of your mind.
  • Interactive PQ Gym: 10-second PQ Reps will build up your Self-Command muscle. You’ll 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. This includes daily coaching tips from Shirzad to encourage and challenge you to keep going.
  • 1-hour/Week Live Online Sessions with Mark: Mark facilitates group meetings with your POD to answer questions and provide guidance as you go through the program.
  • Online Community Support: Mark remains an active member of your cohort’s “My Pod” channel on the PQ community app, answering your questions or providing online coaching.