Pathway to Freedom: Stress Less & Thrive More

An 8-week program designed for high achieving women to reclaim their life

Imagine feeling calm, clear, & confident

at work & home so you can

accomplish more & enjoy life too.

A new ground-breaking process – based in neuroscience – makes that possible.

If you…

Feel overwhelmed, stressed, or burnt out
Feel the weight of the world on your shoulders
Beat yourself up when you make mistakes
Often second guess yourself
Have trouble making decisions
Never feel good enough
Hold yourself back from taking risks
Avoid or procrastinate
Say "yes" when you want to say "no"
Then I’m so glad you are here.

I bet you know deep inside that being tough on yourself or just working harder is not making you happier or healthier.

You see, it’s not that you are unfocused, uncaring or undisciplined.

In fact, as a dedicated, purpose-driven woman quite the opposite is true.

The real problem is your subconcious survival strategies are keeping you stuck in an unhealthy cycle of stress and overwhelm.
And here’s the thing….

You can spend your entire life trying harder to have more focus, more discipline, more boundaries…

But if you don’t understand the way your thoughts are sabotaging you, it’s very difficult (and exhausting!) to use willpower alone to make a lasting change. 

Your hidden “saboteur” tendencies stop you in your tracks leading to striving, struggling, and overwhelm.

But…when you know how to intercept the saboteurs, so much more is possible for you.

You can finally step out of the race and set a new course.

You get to move away from unhealthy patterns and activate the resources inside of you to accomplish more and enjoy life too!

I am excited to show you how to do this by developing your brain’s Positive Intelligence® in as little as 8 weeks!

Next Group Program Begins March 2024.

Hi, I’m Denise Bischof

Similar to you, I used to be stuck in a cycle of overwhelm and self-doubt.

After years as a nonprofit leader, I was drained and depleted. The chronic stress affected my health, my relationships, my confidence, and my peace of mind.

I knew something had to change.

Thankfully my breakdown led to a breakthrough.

It catapulted me onto a journey of healing and self-discovery.

In 2022, when I was introduced to Positive Intelligence (PQ)® I finally had the language to understand the real problem.

It was MY subconcious negative thoughts that were unknowingly sabotaging my success.

My inner critic was creating so much unnecessary stress and pressure trying to be perfect and prove that I was enough.

This led me to the next light bulb moment where I realized if I could make myself miserable with my thoughts, I could also make myself happy.

I was the creator of my life, not a victim of my circumstances or my negative mind.

PQ® takes everything I’ve learned as a coach over the past decade and creates a simple and brilliant process that breaks through years of unhealthy habits.

Now I sleep better, I laugh more often, and I find it easier to go with the flow of life rather than fighting against it.

I am more confident and courageous because I’ve been willing to lighten up and be an imperfect human.

My relationships are better because being an imperfect human gives others permission to be the same.

I want this for you too.

That’s why I created the 8 week Pathway to Freedom Program in association with Shirzad Chamine and Positive Intelligence®.

In it you will develop your PQ® mental fitness – the inner strength & resilience needed to make a lasting change and reclaim your life!

Through this work, I now have the powerful choice to tend and water what I want to grow in my beautiful mind.

The more I work in the field of naturopathic care, the more I realize that mindset is the secret sauce. I can provide knowledge and insight into how to care for oneself or work the puzzle of underlying causes. But to actually apply that knowledge and insight, it is crucial that mindset doesn’t get in the way of thriving and applying that knowledge.

Like a Jedi knight, Positive Intelligence trained me to watch for the ways I sabotage myself. It gave me new skills (called Sage Powers) to be more productive, creative, and curious so I can navigate my life and take effective action. Every day, I showed up to an app to continue to hone my practice of mindfulness and quiet my mind several times throughout the day from any awful lies the saboteurs would try to tell me.

Through this work, I now have the powerful choice to tend and water what I want to grow in my beautiful mind. There are so many things that are outside of my control, but I can powerfully choose the story I want to tell myself about them and reclaim my authority to act. As Jon Kabat-Zinn once said, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.”

Katrina Bogdon

Naturopath, Our Healing Roots

Introducing the 8-Week Program

Pathway to Freedom: Stress Less & Thrive More

*In association with Shirzad Chamine and Positive Intelligence®

Understanding the power of my thoughts and beliefs, and how to effectively change them, has set me free, and is nothing short of life-changing. ~ Maureen Willoh

By strengthening your PQ® mental fitness you can reclaim your life and reach new levels of success & happiness.

With this 8-week program…

You will learn simple and effective tools you can use every day to retrain your brain to be your best friend rather than your worst enemy.

The result? Showing up as the real you –  calm, clear-headed, confident, creative, and courageous – so you can live your best life with more energy, balance, and focus.

Develop powerful habits for a positive mind.

  • Boost your self-command muscle to take charge of your thoughts.
  • Intercept your inner critic & judge. Expose your limiting beliefs and negative patterns to discover how they are hijacking everything you want.
  • Discover the key source of your stress and generate peace of mind instead (even in the midst of great challenges).
  • Make a powerful shift from self-sabotaging behaviors into “Sage” behaviors so you can achieve what you desire through a calm and clear mind.
  • Use the Sage Perspective to experience life with more ease and flow.
  • Activate your 5 Sage Superpowers and tap into the emotional intelligence that is critical to your success and happiness.

    You, my beautiful soul, deserve to be happy and the secret to reclaiming your life is to develop your brain's Positive Intelligence®
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    Take the Free PQ Assessment

    Take this free assessment from Positive Intelligence® to discover the negative thought patterns that are causing you stress and holding you back from enjoying life.

    Schedule a FREE PQ® Consult with Denise

    Here’s what we’ll do in our 45 minutes together:

    • Explore your unique profile of how you self-sabotage
    • Uncover your top triggers
    • Reveal your underlying strengths
    • Learn an easy way to stop self-sabotaging thoughts and feelings
    • Answer your questions about the 8-week program

    Reclaim your life!

    Pathway to Freedom gives you tools to shift your negative inner dialogue and interupt your unhealthy patterns of self-sabotage.

     You Can Expect Breakthrough Results in:

    Healthy Relationships & Boundaries

    Connect and communicate with yourself and others with empathy & compassion.

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    Peace of Mind & Wellbeing

    Effectively manage stress, recover quickly from setbacks and reach new levels of success & happiness.

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    Productivity & Positivity

    Get calm, clear, and focused so you can live your highest potential in a way that’s authentic and fulfilling.

    Designed to fit your busy schedule!


    Your 8-week program is conducted via app-guided daily practice and weekly videos + weekly virtual meetings for the insights, motivation, and structure to help you be successful.

    Cumulatively, it constitutes less than 2% of your awake time.

    Research shows that your sabotaging behaviors cost you far more time and energy in overthinking, procrastinating, and getting in your own way.

    If you are ready to live your best life with beautiful relationships, a harmonious family life, and a thriving career, then this is for you!

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    Small Group, 1:1, & Corporate Coaching

    Pathway to Freedom is a profoundly life-changing experience!

    Here’s what recent participants have to say:

    I have a lot more control of my emotions and stress than I ever thought possible!!

    The work we did in Positive Intelligence helped me to understand that I have a choice as to whether I listen to the negative self-talk that is happening in my head.

    It was quite inspiring that instead we learned to “play a different song” in our heads – one that WE choose to put there. It takes practice, but it is possible and makes such a huge difference in my perspective in all things!

    Definitely worth the time and effort!!

    Stephanie Ireland

    Owner, Ireland Architects

    I have been given a gift, and I want to share it with everyone!

    My goal for most of my adult life has been freedom from anxiety. The PQ program is essential for discovering how fear can take hold of your mind as you learn about your saboteurs and your sage. Without that awareness, it’s very easy to wander from book to therapist to book because there is no reinforcement of learning.

    Now I feel braver and I’m going and doing things that I wouldn’t have before. I have been able to help my daughter with her anxiety and have more tools at my disposal to break the cycle of anxiety in my own life. I have been given a gift, and I want to share it with everyone!

    Natalie Menzies-Spradlin

    I highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to break free of broken coping strategies and become a better version of themselves.

    Through the PQ program, I learned how to recognize my saboteurs and see the damage they create in my life. I learned effective strategies to stop the saboteurs in their tracks so I can focus and bring my best self to situations that would normally cause me emotional pain, frustration, and/or embarrassment.

    The experience was so much more helpful and enlightening by working with Denise and a small group of women who validated my feelings and brought different perspectives. Just knowing that others faced similar situations as I did and had many of the same struggles made me feel like part of something bigger than myself.

    Georganna Myers

    Understanding the power of my thoughts and beliefs, and how to effectively change them, has set me free, and is nothing short of life-changing.

    The saying “One can be their own worst enemy” is so true, and it is often very easily identified in others, but not so much in ourselves. The framework of this program helped me understand and identify areas of my self sabotage in very real, practical ways.

    I feel calmer, happier, more loving and focused, and less resentful of others.

    Problems are still problems, feelings are still feelings, and while I still experience negative emotion at times, I have the ability to turn it around so much faster!

    Denise, thank you for being such a wonderful facilitator of our PQ group. The safe, warm, and nonjudgmental way you provided valuable insight and direction to our group lead us to have discussions that were amazing and beneficial to all, with some laughs along the way!

    Maureen Willoh

    I have more grace for myself and others.

    This program has been very effective in helping me see situations from a new perspective as well as offer more compassion to myself (and others) during difficult times.

    Learning about the saboteurs was key to understanding why I do the things I do – after 50 years of thinking I was just wired “wrong.” Not true!

    The app and group experience is so helpful, both offering accountability and “help” even in the midst of a busy work day. The tools taught are easy to learn and apply immediately – I’ve read self-help books for years, but the actual practice is what makes this program work. I look forward to staying on track to grow my Jedi-mind powers!

    Kelly Harris

    Safe to Sleep Director, Council of Churches of the Ozarks

    The Pathway to Freedom program is a total game changer!

    I am a self-help junkie. If there is a book about procrastination, boundaries, work/life balance then there is a good chance you can find it in my home library. Obviously, I haven’t found what I am needing because I keep looking for more…until now. The PQ program is a total game changer!

    By learning my personal saboteurs that filled my head with lies for years, I can now work on building the truth through my sage muscle. I committed to an eating wellness journey earlier this year and now I am building my mental health to be wholly fit.

    Meleah Spencer

    CEO, The Kitchen, Inc.

    I have done lots of personal development work so far in my life, but Pathway to Freedom is the bow that ties everything together.

    Wow! This program has been life-changing in so many ways in my life – with work, relationships, conflict resolution, and parenting.

    The ability to daily-implement and practice the work of recognizing and intercepting my saboteurs, and becoming the true me is a huge step forward in my personal growth.

    Brandy Hickman

    Board Certified Nutrition & Health Coach, 2B Well & Kitchen Therapy

    I love myself in a whole different way, my relationships are more authentic, I’m a better parent, and my anxiety and overthinking have become less.

    I feel free! There was once a way I viewed things and reacted to them negatively, but I’m now on a journey that has shown me a different way. A way to self love, joy, calm, not overthinking and being present.

    My relationships with people are so much more authentic with less worry to say something smart back but actually listening to what they say.

    Even seeing the beauty that can come from something considered bad. This program has changed my life. It’s an imperfect journey and that’s what makes it perfect.

    Kyle Rouse

    Esthetician, Divine Esthetics

    I am finding ways to live in the moment instead of allowing negativity to reign in my head.

    This learning experience has allowed me to take knowledge I already had and finally find tools that allow me to apply the knowledge.

    I am letting the past go, and finding ways to live in the moment and celebrate the moment instead of allowing negativity to reign in my head. There were a lot of emotional moments though it was so worth it in the end!

    Theresa Oglesby

    Director, The Kitchen, Inc.

    I learned so much about how to navigate challenges with more ease and grace.

    Denise was an outstanding PQ leader and mentor. She shared information clearly and succinctly and led us through the program with such compassion.

    She created a safe space for the group to share and encouraged each of us along the way.

    I learned so much about myself, my relationships, and how to navigate challenges with more ease and grace.

    Linda Mitchell

    Life Coach & Massage Therapist


    What exactly is Positive Intelligence® (PQ)?

    Positive Intelligence® (PQ), developed by New York Times bestselling author and Stanford lecturer Shirzad Chamine, is a measure of mental fitness. Mental fitness is a person’s capacity to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than negative mindset, and impacts peak performance, clarity of mind and wellness, and healthy relationships.

    Breakthrough research with 500,000 participants has shown PQ® to be the best predictor of how happy a person is and how well they perform relative to their potential.

    The work of Shirzad is a synthesis of the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science and has resulted in a powerful eight-week training method that I am licensed to provide to my circle of clients.

    The PQ® mental fitness program combines weekly video sessions and an exclusive App that guides you step-by-step over the course of an eight-week period to boost the three core muscles of mental fitness.

    The increased grey matter in the “Sage” region of the brain is visible in MRI imaging within eight weeks and the experience is often described as life-changing. 

    Is this program right for me?

    This is the right program for you if you are a) committed to reducing your stress and finding a new way to accomplish more and enjoy life too, 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.

    How much time and effort is required?

    You’ll meet once a week for 8 weeks in 1:1 or small group sessions led by me. We establish a powerful community of safety, deep trust, support and accountability. Group size is 5 people maximum or just you and me if that better meets your availability and/or comfort level.

    You’ll be committing to watching a 1-hour video once per week (for the 1st seven weeks) and doing a combined total of 15 minutes per day of practice guided by the Positive Intelligence® app exclusively designed for this program.

    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 self-sabotaging patterns 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 8-week investment will save for years to come.

    How much does it cost?

    The retail value for 1:1 coaching is $995. 

    If you prefer to step into a small group coached by Denise, reach out for special discounted pricing up to 50% off.

    I'm interested in finding out more, how do I do that?

    If you are ready to explore your unique profile of how you self-sabotage, grab a spot on my calendar for your Free PQ® Consult.

    If you’re not ready to get on a call with me, but have some questions, you can click the “Ready to Learn More” button below which will bring you to my email address. 

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