The Sage Leadership Program, intended for both new as well as experienced senior leaders, is designed to enhance your personal and professional leadership and increase your team’s engagement, collaboration and performance.
Some examples of leadership traits that will be cultivated and enhanced through this program include:
· Strategic Thinking
· Laser-focused Execution
· Talent Development
· Team Leadership
· Stress Management
· Conflict Management
This program incorporates the revolutionary Positive Intelligence program from Shirzad Chamine as well as personalized leadership and life coaching to create a transformational experience for you. Check out testimonials from leaders below.
Julie Foster, COO, Cerebral Therapeutics
I have had the great pleasure of knowing Nirav for nearly two decades. Not only did we work together in the professional setting, I also had the opportunity to leverage his terrific skills in coaching during a challenging time in my life. Nirav has a gift of learning agility to know when to go deep and when to pull back. He is thoughtful and intentional in his approach, using the art of questioning to enable you to reach deep inside for the answers. Nirav listens with intent and creates a very safe, transparent and caring environment. The work we did together on positive intelligence enabled me to take my self awareness to new levels. I now have clear and actionable tools to ensure I am truly strengthening my ability to leverage every situation as a gift and opportunity. I have no doubt of the positive impact this will have in my life going forward both professionally and personally.
Chemu Langat, COO, Best Buy Health
After self-reflection over the December 2021 holidays, my 2022 focus was on improved mental fitness. There is so much that burdens us internally and from the world around us, and the ability to stay positive through it all was what I sought. Carrying out daily Positive Intelligence (PQ) exercises has helped me immensely manage day-to-day challenges and quiet the inner chatter of the saboteurs. It is astonishing how much damage your saboteurs can have in the form of anxiety, anger, frustration and self-doubt. I am less prone to stress; have clarity of thought and I find that I am able center myself more quickly amidst conflict.
Under Nirav’s coaching through the Sage Leadership program as an add-on, I have discovered my Sage- the deeper and wiser me. And as I have picked up more leadership responsibility over the last few months, I find myself relying on the sage powers of empathy, explore, navigate, innovate and activate as simple secret weapons. They are a calm guide through change, conflict, and new challenges, helping me reveal my inner strength and resilience. I do wish I had discovered this approach earlier in my career, but it’s timing this year is surely a gift!
Gauri Bhalakia, President, ARCpoint Labs
I highly recommend Nirav as a leadership and life coach. In our 6-week intense PQ positive intelligence training and practice sessions, I learnt the effect of saboteurs on my leadership style. Nirav through one-to-one sessions was able to help identify saboteur thinking and through his excellent guidance helped me re-wire and invoke a more positive sage perspective. The Positive Intelligence program through its focus on mental fitness offers concrete tools, processes and plans of action to enable successful growth, change and resilience. I highly recommend Nirav and the Positive Intelligence program.
Arun Batchu, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner
Nirav and his Positive Intelligence (PQ) coaching has had an extraordinary effect on my professional and personal life. In short but intense six weeks of training and practice, I am able to take better command of myself in stressful situations, keep my Saboteurs at bay, and invoke my Sage to convert any situation into an opportunity. The effect on my professional performance and personal life is remarkable. Professionally, I am able to increase the quality and throughput of not only my Individual performance but also of the teams that I belong to. Personally, I have become less judgmental of my family, invoking my Sage more often than before the program. Practicing the mental gym routines every day is difficult, and necessary. When I am on top of PQ repetitions (reps)... I do well; when I don't my saboteurs have a field day. I am hooked on to the program, and I continue practicing every day. Now that I know the program works, I am digging deep into the scientific basis, that the program is founded on. The mobile app that Nirav uses to deliver content and practice sessions from Shirzad Chamine is world-class, with a level of efficacy that I have rarely seen in similar apps. Nirav is empathetic, yet holds me accountable. During my tough days, he is there to encourage me on. During my Sage days, he celebrates my accomplishments. His own mental fitness models the message of PQ, and thus I find myself opening up and accepting his coaching more readily than I anticipated. I highly recommend Nirav to anybody who wants to raise their professional performance and improve their personal life.
Jamee Lynn Smith, Communication Director, Flex
I found Nirav and Stratosphere, LLC as I was preparing to begin a new role with a new company. In this new venture I wanted more - more capacity for work and myself. By working with Nirav, practicing my PQ reps and identifying my inner Sage, I unleashed much more than I thought possible. In a world in which the speed of change continues to multiply, I find myself more grounded, more focused and more capable than ever before. I'm incredibly grateful to Nirav, to my pod partner and myself for making an investment in this life-changing program.
The Positive Intelligence Program is a 6-week program that has been demonstrated by research at Stanford with 500,000 participants to improve your performance, relationships and happiness.
Positive Intelligence (or Mental Fitness) is defined as your capacity to deal with life's challenges in a positive way vs. a negative way. It is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteurs).
Your Sage handles challenges through positive emotions like empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity, self-confidence, and calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action.
Saboteurs react to challenges in ways that generate negative emotions such as stress, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt, or worry.
The great news is that you can boost your Positive Intelligence significantly with practice. With recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and technology, your Positive Intelligence can be improved in 6 weeks!
In a recent survey conducted with 50 participants in the Positive Intelligence Program from Stratosphere:
100% had a positive impact on their life from the program
96% rated the coach as excellent
98% would recommend this program to others
Check out some of their testimonials below!
Jordon Honeck, Vice President of Operations & Quality, Monteris Medical
Nirav’s facilitation of the Mental Fitness curriculum helped me understand the root causes of suffering in my life. The PQ techniques helped me condition my brain and behaviors to identify counterproductive thinking and re-wire my neurological response to a more productive mindset. I feel more grounded, clear headed, at peace, and filled with joy. My relationships with my spouse, family members, friends and colleagues have already improved. I’m still on a journey but feel like I have a tool set to leverage moving forward.
Nitin, Quality Analyst
Nirav and his Positive Intelligence coaching have made a very positive impact on my life. I highly recommend Nirav as a life coach. He is an excellent human being and coach. I was struggling with regular anxiety for the smallest reasons. In our 6-week Positive Intelligence training and practice sessions, I learnt the effect of saboteurs in my life. With regular PQ reps and Nirav’s one-to-one sessions I was able to help identify my saboteur thinking and make the positive part of my brain stronger so that I could start using my sage. I was also struggling with decision making but with regular PQ reps, I have slowly started making my decisions without getting too confused. I would highly recommend Nirav and the Positive Intelligence program if you are struggling with mental fitness or want to improve happiness in your life.
Rick Weil, Project Manager and Sr. Software Engineer
During COVID and my ensuing isolation, I had become quite distracted in my life. I felt disconnected, distant from my inner myself, from who I was, from who I wanted to be. It was at this point I decided to take the Positive Intelligence program to see if I could benefit from some course correction.
The PQ program is quite simple. It reminded me of who I really was at the core, and how I could access that inner self. There was great theoretical development on a framework for identifying and neutralizing the things that I use to tear myself down, and provided exercises to reinforce the good. But very importantly, the program helps put this theory into practice. This all is much more difficult than it might seem.
The best phone app in the world is not going to figure out your life and solve your problems. This is something you (and only you) will have to do yourself. It is very personal work. I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to start. I wasn't sure I was on the right path. And this is where Nirav helped me. Of course, I knew he wasn't going to solve my problems. But his very intense listening skills and focused questioning helped draw out from me answers to questions I had of myself, and helped provide a new context / framework that I could use going forward. He helped me access a new perspective tailored exactly to me. This is the value of a personal coach. This is where Nirav excels.
I can highly recommend this course. And Nirav as your personal guide.
Ruby Juneja, Dietitian
I believe that mental fitness is key to our overall well being, happiness and performance and that is what this program is all about! It has powerful content and strategies that help you become more aware of your own day to day saboteurs and how to silent them. I enjoyed the simple yet powerful insights and tools for my journey of self exploration! Above all, the program helped me realize the importance of thought awareness and how it all can be trained with just some very simple daily exercises!
My coach, Nirav is excellent- very personable, cares genuinely and listens patiently to help guide in the right direction!! He has this “special gift” to “connect” with people!!
Highly highly recommended for anyone looking to take charge!!
Chris Olig, Medical Device Leader
The current struggles associated with our dramatic cultural wars, never ending bombardment with selected “news” content and divisions being developed over all of the above, have created an environment in which our survival, defensive and aggressive personalities can take charge of our thoughts and behaviors. I certainly fell into that category and found it difficult to bring a positive, energetic attitude to my relationships; all of them!
Positive Intelligence has been a true help in identifying my negative thoughts (Saboteurs) and attitude, labeling it as just that and then providing the skills to overcome that first reaction and instead allow your positive self (Sage) to emerge. I was able to align the mental building aspects with my personal influences from the Gospels, which only solidified my effort to learn how to take the steering wheel away from the “Judge” and put him back in his rightful place, which is the back seat, way in the back!
Namrata Shah, Initiatives Manager
Saying that Nirav has had a positive impact on my personal and professional life is a huge understatement. His coaching and PI theory has given me strength and courage to stop judging myself, others and the situation. With the practice of focusing and gratitude, I am a happier person.
Mynah Dhingra, High School Student
I began the PQ program not knowing what to expect. To be honest, I thought it would be a waste of my time with no long-term results. Turns out, I was very wrong. This program not only taught me about encompassing a positive mindset in my day-to-day life, but it also taught me about myself. I learned about my personal saboteurs and how they affected me in the seemingly smallest of ways. Coach Nirav helped me with my own journey to becoming my true self (Sage) and seeing the Sage in others as well! This program was enlightening and Coach Nirav was truly an amazing coach through it all!
Stef Olstad, Yoga Instructor
The Positive Intelligence program builds self-awareness & creates a path for positive change. It is a new & interesting twist on mindfulness. I have so much respect for Nirav and his coaching ability. Two words come to mind when I think of Nirav; integrity and compassion. Thank you!
Sandhya Singh, Educator and Ashwani Singh, Software Consultant
My husband and I had an amazing lifestyle transforming experience with Nirav’s Positive Intelligence course. Not only was Nirav patient and gracious with his coaching , we never felt pressured or pushed to do something we weren’t ready for. Nirav is an incredible coach who guided us by asking subtle questions to help us find the correct path that would work for us. He explained everything very patiently. He made us feel very comfortable, and that helped us be able to use his subtle suggestions actively in and outside of class. Both my husband and I find ourselves feeling calmer during tough moments, and overall peaceful during our day to day. We would recommend this class to all, whether you have or have not taken a similar one before. Beginners and experienced participants of all ages have something to gain from Nirav’s course. Highly recommended!
Christopher Johnson, Accounting Services Business Owner
Nirav introduced me to the Positive Intelligence (PQ) Program a couple of months ago. It's a great program and Nirav has been an excellent coach on my journey to improving my productivity, relationships and overall happiness. I highly recommend the PQ program and having Nirav be your coach!
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Here are a few testimonials from our clients:
John Kowalczyk, Vice President of Sales, Nuwellis
I highly recommend Nirav as a personal coach and advisor for individuals looking to explore new chapters in their life, expand the happiness and joy they desire, accelerate personal and professional relationships and maximize their potential through the peaks and valleys life throws at you. He leverages years of experience in the business world to fully understand the challenges and stressors people feel while navigating aspects of work life balance. He is a certified coach in life planning, positive intelligence and meditation. Nirav masterfully uses these and other tools to help individuals successfully navigate through their individual journey. Finally, Nirav is one of the most positive people you will find; firmly believing that everything you experience in life is a gift and opportunity. His passion and positive disposition is infectious and energizing.
Gordon Schissler (New World), Architect and Trance Music Producer
My personal experience with Nirav’s life coaching was nothing short of incredible! Nirav is an exceptional coach and true friend that listened intently and provided insightful and compassionate guidance on how best to unleash my true potential. Nirav has a fresh way of looking at circumstances to see the best in them, and the best in you; his positivity is infectious! Months after completing the program, I continue to witness the profound positive impact of Nirav’s guidance every day! I am more focused, happy, and purposeful in everything that I do and have grown SO much as a person thanks to the program. My life vision that Nirav helped uncover is absolutely invaluable to me and is something that I will carry forward through my entire life. Truly a life changing and life affirming experience and would highly recommend it to anyone!!
Camila Greenberg, Actress
Nirav is an incredible coach and I am so grateful to have worked with him! In our sessions, I felt 100 percent supported and safe to move through challenging moments in my healing process. With his help, I have developed a clear plan for my life in a way that aligns with my soul. His patience and willingness to navigate me through my subconscious blocks led to incredible results in my life. The growth that has come from coaching with Nirav is profound and will stay with me forever. Highly recommend!!!!
Margaret Clay, Certified Life Coach
Nirav has helped me accomplish more in a short coaching session than almost any coach or therapist I know. The simplicity of his questions and his remaining focused on the issues cut through my distractions with his powerful questions and caring presence.
I approached Nirav for coaching on a very old issue of mine that, despite numerous inquiries in the past, had still not been resolved and kept tripping me up. In 20 minutes, Nirav helped me unhook myself from that age-old trigger. My feelings of being frozen behind an invisible barrier were replaced with a physical sense of having a strong spine and a clear voice. A few days later, I matter-of-factly tackled a project that I had been unable to approach for months.
Throughout the coaching session, Nirav remained open, curious, and neutral, and invited me to relax into my own discovery process with lighthearted kindness and humor. I recommend Nirav to anyone who wants support in clarifying their goals and moving forward in the direction of their choosing.
Kamal Mehta, Digital Marketing Director
Nirav is simply amazing. In a couple of months that I had the good fortune to work with him, I have experienced what I can only describe as exponential internal growth. Nirav is empathetic and professional and has helped me truly move forward in life. He has a practical approach that enables him to apply real-world corporate problem-solving methodologies to life problems coupled with some simple and practical advice. He has a versatile toolbox that can help anyone gain clarity, make great change, and create the next steps while having a supportive listening ear by your side. I really have found our coaching sessions very helpful. I have to thank you for helping me find my way back to a balanced life.