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Welcome to StageSHIFT

We partner with strategic leaders to inspire and accelerate a quantum vertical shift in consciousness, leadership culture, and socio-economic ecosystems, to embrace the opportunity in systemic complexity and global volatility to co-create a more sustainable, healthy, equitable, encouraging, and peaceful world.


We offer Vertical Transformative Coaching Certification Programs and, as a StageSHIFT Global Coaching Community, offer proven Vertical Leadership Development, Systemic Team Dynamics, and Leadership Culture Evolution Programs that enable strategic leaders to realize higher consciousness at Synergist, and organizations to transition to a purposeful, empowering, accountable, collaborative, and evolving 4DW-WFH workspace culture.
~ Dr Antoinette Braks, Founder, StageSHIFT Coaching & Consulting Community

Discover the psychological foundations and extend your understanding of VLD with

Our NEW StageSHIFT INTRODUCTION to Vertical Leadership Development (VLD) 12-Week Program

For Coaches & Leaders

Launching on 7 October 2022

Join this Introductory Program to discover or extend your understanding of Vertical Leadership Development in relation to StageSHIFT’s expansive integrated holistic approach to systemic human evolution.

It incorporates a number of vertical theories and models and outlines our unique model.

This Program is a prerequisite for all other StageSHIFT Coaching and Leadership Programs.

Find out more about our New Introductory Program

PART I in the StageSHIFT Vertical Transformative Coaching Certification Program

Strategic Synergist Leadership:

 Systemic Strategic Scaffolding

For Executive Coaches

Launching on 22 September 2022

We offer a unique evidence-based Vertical Coaching Certification Program that accelerates the quantum vertical shift to mature Synergist able to lead and sustain intersystemic transformative evolution within 1-2 years.

Strategic Scaffolding is the first element in our series of three in STRATEGIC SYNERGIST LEADERSHIP. You’ll revitalize your coaching business by renewing your Strategic Business Aspirations and Strategic Operating System, and then be able to do the same for your clients.

The Program elevates coaching to 3rd generational Vertical Transformative Coaching for you to hold and conduct a more expansive, emergent ‘we-space’ to yield deeper insights and revelations.

StageSHIFT’s comprehensive Certification Program is based on the 8 Drivers of Vertical Development to Synergist, the 5 Active Ingredients in Transformative Coaching, and the 3 Underlying Principles in Vertical Evolution (shown).

Find out more about Coaching in Strategic Synergist Leadership

The distinctive features in our proven accelerated pathway in


The Conscious Self

We offer a deep revelatory journey guiding leaders to cultivate the self, heal shadow and realize aspirational intent. Our approach accelerates vertical development and creates clarity of mind.

Transformative Coaching

Our later stage coaches offer insightful dialogical inquiry as part of our 3rd generation Transformative Coaching approach, essential to integrate vertical development at transforming Synergist. 

Ecosystemic Evolution

We integrate vertical strategic holistic leadership development with leadership culture evolution and ecosystemic renewal to liberate emergent potential and enable wide open collaboration.

Download an Introduction to Vertical Development for Leaders and their Organizations
Our Special Thanks to Michael Dziedzic @Unsplash for the enigmatic images.

Take a Proven Pathway in Vertical Evolution to Elevate Your Organization's Leadership Capacity

Uplift Your Leadership Culture with Vertical Development

Conscious Vertical Evolution with StageSHIFT 

  1. Our DEFINITION of Vertical and Present SITUATION
  2. The ARCHITECTURE of Vertical Development @7.49
  3. Our APPROACH to Vertical Development @23.14
  4. Our Leadership Culture Evolution Program @38.32
  5. Our Vertical Holistic Leadership Profile @43.29
  6. Q&A @48.12

Connect with your StageSHIFT Coach to find out more.


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StageSHIFT Vertical Leadership Programs 

We offer Proven Advanced Programs in Vertical Transformative Executive Coaching,  Vertical Systemic Team Dynamics Coaching, and Vertical Leadership Culture Evolution for senior leaders in your organization.

We enable your Strategic Leaders to discover how to trust emergence, embrace complexity, challenge inequity, and rise in integrity to lead the evolution of your organization and ecosystem. By evolving to later stages in adult and organizational development, you will be able to co-create and sustain new and better ways to work and live, so everyone is better able to thrive and flourish.

Find out more about StageSHIFT Vertical Leadership Programs
Email Antoinette Braks to find out more about our Leadership Culture Evolution Program

Create a Partnership with a Transformative Coach in Vertical Leadership Development

Our StageSHIFT Global Vertical Coaching Community of Synergist+ Coaches 

Exceptional Synergist & Alchemist Certified StageSHIFT Coaches & Consultants

StageSHIFT Coaches offer 3rd generation Transformative Coaching beyond developmental coaching. It involves a dialogical partnership full of insights, invites, and inspiration to realize leadership capacity at Synergist. 

The later stage consciousness of our Coaches at mature Synergist and Alchemist can offer you revelations not yet accessible at earlier stages of awareness, to expedite and integrate the vertical evolution of strategic leaders.

Find out more about our Global Coaching Community

Take a Proven Pathway in Vertical Evolution to Amplify Your Impact in Your World

Amplify Your Vertical Coaching Capacity

StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Programs 

StageSHIFT offers a range of Vertical Coaching Certification Programs to coach Executives, Executive Teams, and whole-of-organizations, as well as the Vertical Holistic Leadership Profile Certification Program. There are also advanced programs such as StageSHIFT D-E-E-P-E-R Supervision and the 5th Perspective Soul Voyage.

Click here to view the range of StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Programs

Articles & Presentations on Vertical Development

Find out more about Vertical Development from early pioneers and contemporary explorers.

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Complimentary Chapters 1 and 2 from Executive Coaching in Strategic Holistic Leadership: The Drivers and Dynamics in Vertical Development

by Dr Antoinette Braks (McGraw Hill, 2020)

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