As a female business owner, you face unique challenges.  

These challenges can range, for example, from securing the funding to grow your business to experiencing gender inequality;

from  balancing your work and family lives to having limited social supports;

from experiencing unfavorable business environments to a lack of role models, just to name a few. 

But for many women business owners, the most pervasive challenge they encounter is a lack of self-confidence, along with negative mind talk, and limiting beliefs.

And the impact this has on all aspects of their businesses and lives is immense.

That’s where Mental Fitness comes in to play because being mentally fit allows you to 

intercept your internal saboteurs 

strengthen your sage power 

and increase your level of self-command

 So, what is Mental Fitness?

Mental Fitness is your capacity to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than a negative mindset.  Your mental fitness impacts all aspects of your life, including 

your performance in growing a successful business

your peace of mind and your physical wellness

both your business and personal relationships

What are Saboteurs?

Saboteurs are the automatic, habitual mind patterns that work against your best interests. These are the thought patterns that get in the way of your success and happiness and keep you from living the life you want to create.  

We all have saboteurs, it’s just a question of which ones each of us has, and how strong they are. 

You can learn about your own saboteurs by taking the Saboteur Assessment here

What is the Mental Fitness for Women Business Owners group?

This is a 7-week group led by Michelle O’Reardon, which strengthens the 3 mental fitness ‘muscles’ that impact your performance, peace of mind, physical health, and your relationships.  It provides the focused level of practice needed to grow your mental fitness, accompanied by live support.

What’s included in the group?

1 live meeting weekly for 7 weeks

1 video training weekly for 7 weeks

Download of the PQ app

Use of the PQ app for 1 year

8 chapters of the Positive Intelligence book by Shirzad Chamine, a New York Times bestseller

What’s involved in the 7 week Mental Fitness for Women Business Owners group?

Here’s what’s involved each week:

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

Watch the weekly training video at your convenience

Takes 1 hour weekly


Meet Live online with your group and leader

Takes 45 minutes weekly

Tuesday – Friday

Do the Daily Focus Activity on the PQ app

Takes 3 minutes daily

Tuesday – Friday

Do 3 Coaching Challenges on the PQ app

Each challenge takes 3 minutes, for a total of about 10 minutes daily

The following Monday

Complete your Weekly Reflection on the PQ app

Takes 5-7 minutes weekly

Is there research that supports Mental Fitness?

Yes, research in the fields of Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and Performance Science all factor into Mental Fitness.  And the Mental Fitness training program has been tested by

  • CEOs and their executive teams
  • World-class athletes
  • Faculty and students at Stanford University
  • more than 500,000 participants from 50 countries
My Experience 

You might already know that I launched Michelle O’Reardon Enterprises as a solopreneur in 2018.  I’d been successful in two previous careers (Marriage and Family Therapy and Education), and I anticipated smooth sailing in career #3.

But what I experienced this time was a _______ of limiting beliefs and negative mind talk that I hadn’t encountered in my other careers.

It seems that being the driving force behind my business ideas, the ___________, the __________, and the ___________ brought my inner saboteurs to the surface and hampered by business building efforts.