While everyone takes a unique journey in developing self-mastery, there are universal signposts on the way. If you’re a Senior Executive who would like to master this massive step up in leadership, we offer a scalable 8-Step StageSHIFT Solution that’s been designed explicitly for you! Become an extraordinarily effective leader like the maestro conductor of an incredible orchestra, in half the time it usually takes. 


Hi, I'm Antoinette Braks

A number of themes have threaded through my life. 

I'm an eternal student of life, leadership, business, and consciousness in the light of our evolution. I often read a book each Saturday, now hold 7 degrees, and have written 2 books so far. Most of my family think this is completely OTT but it soothes me. Even as a child my most favourite past time was finding a place to read where no-one could find me.

My second favourite thing as a child was to go cycling, to see further afield. This, at a stretch, has morphed into traveling. I've lived in and traveled to many different countries through my work and just because. In recent years the global StageSHIFT community has nurtured my spiritual understanding of diverse cultures.

I was a top performer, then wasn't, then came out on top again before taking another dive. This has been a recurring pattern as I've sought to find my way in life. There are times when I've received the mentorship to excel, and other times when I've been astonished at the way business is done and left. I am an evolutionary and, I've been told, ahead of the wave. And it seems I'm still learning and growing, being and evolving.

The point is I’ve led a range of business culture transformations and resolved systemic team dynamics to more empowering mature levels resulting in amazing leaps in Strategic Alignment, Leadership Effectiveness, People Engagement and Business Revenues. 

By coaching the self, others, system and culture with strategic purposeful intent, deep psychological inquiry, systemic dynamic meaning-making, and a mindful heartfelt presence, you too can become more of all you are - relatively quickly!

"Antoinette, what a blessing that the fabric of life weaved your thread into my weave. The StageSHIFT Program is the most comprehensive I've ever seen, linking relevant frameworks in organizations, human development, psychology, and life as a whole. Thank you for openheartedly sharing your personal experience and soul nuances with me on our journey."

- Niklas Lindhardt, Transformative Executive Coach

"Without her firm, generous, friendly, thought-provoking, heart-opening and soul-freeing guidance, I wouldn't be where I am today: totally on purpose with a big mind and open heart. Antoinette is the most aspirational, knowledgeable and loving leader I have come across. She is the go-to thought leader, guide in vertical development."

- Sharifah Raudhah AlQudsy, Transformative Executive Coach

"The StageSHIFT Coaching Certification is a masterpiece!. It has expanded my capacity to enable strategic leaders and their organizations to prosper in a more sustainable, equitable and joyful world. Antoinette is 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."

- Thomas Bjerkhede, Transformative Executive Coach Integral Consultant

I've led a spiral career. I started out in law, shifted to international marketing, then executive recruitment. I found I loved working with people and started consulting in leadership and organizational development. This led to roles in Strategic HR  with Shell Latin America & Africa, Head of Leadership Capital Solutions with Korn Ferry Asia Pacific, and GM People & Culture with Vector, energy infrastructure company. 

Since 2010, my focus has been on Vertical Leadership Development for Senior Executives while designing and leading the evolution of their organizations to extend to Teal.  Resounding and surprisingly swift business transformations led to the distillation of the 8-Step StageSHIFT Solution. I've since shared it with hundreds of Senior Executives in Leadership Coaching Programs and over 50 StageSHIFT Coaches in Certification Programs. Today, I'm delighted to be sharing it with you!


"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."

- Emma Pearson, Transformative Executive Leadership Coach; Leadership & OD Consultant

"Not only has Antoinette helped me to take my leadership development programs to a totally new level of impact, she has also elevated my own consciousness and strongly contributed to my soul development. Antoinette is the most aspirational, knowledgeable and loving leader I have come across. She is the go-to thought leader, mentor and guide in vertical development."

- Jessica Lowenhielm, Transformative Executive Leadership Coach

"Antoinette's profound and rare capacity to 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, your shadows and unfolding potential, simply by their presence and capacity to hold that space. Her unique, well-researched body of work enables leaders to integrate business and human development."

- Jacqueline van Paassen, Transformative Executive Coach & Consultant

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