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We'll show you exactly how to take a quantum leap in your leadership capacity so you can upgrade your mindset, reshape identity, uplift your organization, empower your people, and grow a conscious sustainable business with a positive social impact!

Our proven accelerated approach is evidence-based and exactly what Executive Leaders need today to rise above systemic complexity, social diversity and economic uncertainty, to realize purpose, people, planet, and profit ecosystemic outcomes.

Transformative Leadership Coaching for CXO, Teams & Executive Leaders 


Hi, I'm Dr Antoinette Braks, the Founder of StageSHIFT. Over 30 years ago, I focused my career on helping CEOs and Executive Leaders realize their potential and the highest aspirations for their organizations. My career as a Consultant leading Transformation, EGM leading People and Culture, and Executive Coach guiding hundreds of leaders, led to the powerful and proven, unique, fast-track StageSHIFT Coaching approach.

StageSHIFT Coaching is immersed in Vertical and Horizontal Leadership Development for CXO and Senior Executives who want to realize their intrinsic latent potential to become more visionary systemic leaders who can rise above the noise and be the calm in the centre of the storm. This is called becoming a SYNERGIST leader of an organization evolving to TEAL. 

The StageSHIFT Coaching approach offers a proven accelerated pathway to this advanced level of SYNERGIST, held by less than 10% of Executive Leaders. It's precisely what's needed to lead large scale initiatives, navigate industry disruption, address interconnected socioeconomic issues, and lift collaborative productivity in an increasingly virtual 4DW workspace.

You'll learn how to set up the Systemic Strategic Scaffolding to lift your organization or part thereof, and enable everyone to take a step up in Team Accountability. You'll develop the courageous integrity to resolve unconscious and systemic bias, eliminate reactive patterns, and build a psychologically safe, empowering, focused, innovative, values-based culture. 

Our approach is proven and rapid, systemic and holistic, transformative and sustainable. Client organizations of 1000 people have increased their Leadership Effectiveness by 20% within 2 years, while People Engagement has leapt by 30% in just 6-months. The business revenues of a 50-p trading company doubled after 3-months!

You'll be able to confidently implement our simple yet smart strategic frameworks and processes, or invite us to work directly with you. You'll be able to propel your career forward, expand your mindset, shape your destiny, lead the most fulfilling life you can imagine, and leave an amazing legacy.

Arrange a Strategy Meeting with Dr Antoinette Braks if you're interested in 121 Executive Coaching or a Customized StageSHIFT Leadership Culture Transformation Program.
The StageSHIFT Program is unique in that it takes a holistic approach to transformation. Antoinette is a collaborative intuitive whose depth of knowledge in leadership development is unsurpassed. In a short period of time, she has galvanized the organization in a way that is remarkable. Did I say there was a whiff of culture change in the air? There is a gale force wind blowing and the organization and its people are the ultimate winners!

Executive Director People & Culture

CEO, Business Services

Antoinette was a skilful, intelligent, challenging, enthusiastic person to work with. She integrated many new initiatives to transform our culture creating momentum from which results soon flowed. The terrific speed of success was due to her great ability to engage with our leaders. She was a vital source of energy and inspiration in setting our course and getting us going!


To propel your career forward, join a group of other Senior Executive Leaders on our Synergist Leadership Program. The 2-year Syllabus includes:

  1. Vertical Leadership Development
  2. Systemic Strategic Scaffolding
  3. Respectful Authentic Leadership
  4. Conscious Holistic Leadership
  5. Vertical Systemic Team Dynamics
  6. Quantum Culture Evolution.

Discover how to build the liberating organizational architecture to double creative productivity and lift accountability. Use our proven frameworks and processes to set shared aspirational outcomes, build Team Scorecards, and a values-based culture. Generate  quantum shifts in personal wellbeing and conscious business performance.

Take a deep dive into self-awareness to resolve shadow psychodynamics, eliminate reactive patterns at source, and cultivate a more mindful Holistic Self. Raise your level of consciousness and deepen your self-awareness to develop the wisdom and discernment to lead a more fulfilling and flourishing life with integrity. 

Personal growth leads to business growth and career success.

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Find out more to realize more of your intrinsic leadership potential based on our proven technology in Systemic Strategic Synergist Leadership and our elegant comprehensive map of Vertical Holistic Leadership Development.

I feel and believe strongly that this is "the real deal" in Executive Leadership Development. As a humble attempt, I would say that it is unrivalled in its blend of science and applied wisdom, and in the inner more conscious self that evolves in embodied leadership presence.

Paul Smith, Vertical Transformative Executive Leadership  Coach & Consultant

Senior Executive Regional Director

I found Antoinette's perspectives to be thoughtful and insightful, and her connection with mind, body, spirit revolutionized my thinking, and my actions. She has a unique ability to  recognize, understand, and explain complex leadership issues. Attuning my inner self and harnessing my authenticity to be a more innovative and strategic leader awoke the inner warrior within me.

Get the first two chapters of my book: Executive Coaching in Strategic Holistic Leadership to find out more about Vertical Leadership Development.


I enjoy my coaching meetings with Antoinette principally because she continually challenges my normalized way of thinking. The coaching is not a linear process. It’s emergent, disruptive, and even disconcerting - that’s where the magic is. Antoinette considers things from a deeper dynamic perspective. Her focus on embracing our uniqueness is inspiring and amazingly effective.

Senior Executive $1b+ Program Director

Emma Pearson, Transformative Vertical Coach & OD Consultant

Antoinette is one of only three Thought Leaders I know who credibly and passionately integrates business and spirituality. It's rare and profound, and much needed today. Her brilliant intellect, fearless consulting and coaching has created a great suite of offerings.

JOIN Our Breakthrough StageSHIFT Vertical Transformative Coaching Certification Program

Annual Program 3pm PST July 2023 - April 2024

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS expire on 31 May 2023

Take your journey on the explicit proven StageSHIFT pathway to develop a strong understanding of a large range of concepts, frameworks, techniques, and processes, while expanding your conscious leadership presence to better inspire others.

Join a small group of mindful companions to develop your capacity as a Transformative Coach in the Strategic Holistic Leadership of self and system, for yourself, your client executives, their organizations and business ecosystems.

Enjoy a rich blend of Online Resources covering 8 Modules, each in 3-5 parts offering significant content in the form of videos, notes, and articles, for us to explore and apply during 16 Online Group Discovery Dialogues and 8 Peer Collaborations.

Find out more about this Program and Register your Interest
I will be forever grateful to Antoinette for enabling me to fully grasp the vastness, importance and grandness of vertical development, making it easy to start infusing and transforming my own work with clients. Taking her Program might be the most uplifting decision in your life.

Jessica Löwenhielm, Transformative Vertical Leadership Coach

Thomas Bjerkhede, Transformative Coach & Vertical Consultant

The StageSHIFT Coaching Certification has been one of the most rewarding programs I have ever done. It is a masterpiece! Antoinette is one of the most extraordinary human beings I have met. An inspiring person with a remarkably sharp intellect, lots of love, tons of professional experience combined with an even more remarkable wisdom and spiritual consciousness. I gues that's how words become poetic, and experiences magical.

Join our Introduction to Vertical Holistic Leadership Development and Become Certified in our Automated VHLP Assessment Instrument

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Discover the elegance of growing vertically in terms of adult maturity outlined in a comprehensive map of the Psychology, Structure and Nature of Vertical Holistic Leadership Development, focusing on the key StageSHIFT to Synergist. 

Undertake the Vertical Holistic Leadership Profile (VHLP) to track your evolutionary journey and enjoy a highly resonant and enlightening Discovery Debrief with Dr Antoinette Braks.

Enjoy a blend of rich Online Resources and three Online Group Discovery Dialogues to explore the content and its application.

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Ekaterina Surkova, Transformative Vertical Executive Leadership Coach & Consultant

Antoinette has a unique style and approach. I'd emphasize her discernment and the ability to beautifully conceptualize complex ideas and get to the very core of things. I am fascinated with her methodology and her constantly inquiring mind and lightness.
Antoinette's profound and rare capacity to simultaneously inspire developmental movement in individuals, teams and the wider community is remarkable. She is part of a class of brilliant, humble human beings, who invite you to fully meet yourself, both  your shadows and unfolding potential, simply by their presence and capacity to hold that space.Through her unique, well-researched body of work, she enables leaders to integrate business, and human development so that we all win: our planet, our communities, and our businesses. I feel privileged and honoured to be part of her community.

Jacqueline van Paassen, Transformative Vertical Executive Leadership Coach & Consultant

Articles, Presentations & Podcasts on Vertical Leadership and Organizational Development

Take a look at the key articles, and a range of webinars and podcasts that explore Vertical Leadership Development. 

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