The Global StageSHIFT Coaching Community

All StageSHIFT Coaches have been immersed in an intensive and enriching StageSHIFT Coaching Certification and have been assessed at Synergist or beyond. We offer 3rd generation Transformative Coaching in Vertical Leadership Development to later stages of Synergist and Alchemist.


StageSHIFT Coaches are very experienced leadership coaches for senior executives and strategic leaders. Most have enjoyed highly successful global careers with experience across multiple disciplines and industry sectors. The growing number of 30 StageSHIFT Coaches are spread across 16 countries, with the majority in Europe. Not only are we highly qualified and experienced outstanding executive coaches, but we also perceive and interpret the world from a mature 4th or 5th Person Perspective (only 10% of executives), with 80% at Synergist and 20% at Alchemist.

Vertical learning takes the lid off the latent growth potential of leaders and promises significantly better and faster systemic outcomes in resolving today’s complex challenges. Later stage Synergist leaders hold the expanded consciousness to transcend VUCA, cut through complexity, inspire collaborative innovation and lead ecosystemic renewal to co-create a flourishing future for all in a more sustainable, healthy, equitable and joyful world.

StageSHIFT Coaching promises a proven accelerated pathway to this later stage of inspiring, visionary leadership at Synergist and onto Alchemist, attained by less than 10% of executives. The transformative StageSHIFT coaching approach has expedited single stage shifts for 80% of strategic leaders while 20% shift two stages after an average of 8 coaching sessions in just one year. Senior executives profiling at Synergist have only been growing at the rate of 1% per decade. StageSHIFT offers a proven, evidence-based, innovative, accelerated coaching/consulting approach.

StageSHIFT Programs are comprehensive in scope. They blend online learning with live online team and group coaching workshops. StageSHIFT can be customised and scaled to match the organisational context by blending e-learning with group coaching, executive team and individual executive coaching. We also offer the StageSHIFT Vertical Holistic Leadership Profile (VHLP), an automated and sophisticated 3D capability self-assessment to introduce leaders to instantly uplift their self-awareness and ignite their Vertical Development.

Our Visionary Purpose

We partner with executive leaders to inspire and accelerate a quantum vertical shift in conscious leadership capacity and effectiveness, embracing the opportunity in systemic complexity and rising volatility to co-create ore sustainable, healthy, and equitable business ecosystems where everyone and all of life flourishes.

Our Evolutionary Values

We are extraordinarily POWERFUL in our capacity to  shape our world as we cultivate our aspirational Self. We value expanding our consciousness to later stages and higher and deeper levels of Vertical Holistic Leadership Development to bring more Peace, Openness, Wisdom, Evolution, Renewal, Freedom, Unity and Love into the world.

Our Distinctive Promise

We invite you to swiftly liberate your latent leadership potential, help you build a more visionary and purposeful high trust team, division and organization. With our proven templates, deep inquiry, and conscious presence, you will realize aspirational business outcomes where everyone enjoys the most fulfilling and meaningful lives they can imagine.

StageSHIFT Synergist+ Coaches

StageSHIFT Coaches have their centre of gravity at the later stage of Synergist and beyond held by less than 10% of executives. They therefore have the capacity to hold an expansive coaching space that enables strategic leaders to extend their depth of meaning-making and expedite their vertical development.

We adopt an explicit evidence-based transformative coaching approach. Transformative coaching is a quantum shift beyond developmental coaching. It involves asking leading questions as well as offering deeper insights and direct invitations to work with proven StageSHIFT techniques and frameworks.

StageSHIFT Coaching integrates vertical leadership development with enterprise evolution to enable and embed the shift to mature Synergist and liberate the latent potential of all leaders.


Marianne Borg Hyökki
PCC DSc MA OMD Coaching Supervisor and Mentor Coaching Certificates StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate VHLP 

English Finnish Swedish Finland

Dr Antoinette Braks
MCC  PhD  PCASCS.OxB  MBA.LBS  MA  LLB (Hons)  BA  Dip Intl Mktg (Hons) Executive & Org Coaching Cert
VHLP GLP  LDP MAP Stages TLC Barrett Values Hogan 

English Europe Australia New Zealand

Jeff Caselden
Adv. Diploma in Personal, Leadership & Executive Coaching, BA Telecommunications StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate VHLP

English Ireland US

Mindi Caselden
BA Science Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership & Executive Coaching, StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate VHLP 

English Ireland US

Roman Chudoba
 MSc. in Coaching & Mentoring, Sheffield Hallam University, EMCC EIA Master Practitioner StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate VHLP

English Czech Czechia

Valerie Gleeson
Diploma Executive Coaching Diploma Org Development & Transformation CPA Ireland StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certification

English Ireland

Jessica Löwenhielm
MBA, ICF Accredited Coach (ACC) , Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Certified Relational Organisation Gestalt Practitioner, Certified EQ Coach, StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate VHLP

English Swedish Sweden

Heather Monro
BA  MA Cantab (1st Class Hons)  BEd  PG  Dip Executive Coaching StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate VHLP

English Norwegian England UK

Emma Pearson
MSc, Occupational Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma, Adv. Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching, BA Hons and Diploma, University of Nottingham, PCC StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Program VHLP

English French Switzerland France

Elisabet Lagerstedt
MSSc, InnerMBA, Executive Programs from Harvard, INSEAD, SingularityU, IMD and Oxford. StageSHIFT Coaching Certification Program

English Swedish Sweden

Hanne-Leona Luomajoki
International Certificate PCERA, Occupational Health Psychologist  StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Program

English Finnish Swedish Finland

Paul Smith
MA of Business Studies, IMI Diploma in Executive Coaching, IMI Diploma in Leadership Excellence  StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate VHLP

English Ireland

Ekaterina Surkova
Stages Essentials for Psychotherapy and Coaching Hogan  StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Program VHLP

English Russian Russia

Jacqueline van Paassen
Masters in Org Coaching & High Performing Leadership, PhD Candidate in Org Change & Human Dev. MSc Health Sciences, StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching and Systemic Dynamics Certificate

English Spanish Dutch

Marie-Louise Zollinger
MCC MBA Executive Coach – Certified Team Coach, Coaching Supervisor and Mentor StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate VHLP

English German Switzerland

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StageSHIFT Vertical Leadership Development

StageSHIFT Coaches promise vertical evolution to later stages in our one-to-one executive coaching and team/group coaching programs. We also partner with CEOs, Talent and OD leaders to design, lead and oversee vertical leadership and enterprise evolution programs.

We offer the next generation of transformative coaching by integrating the multiple roles of Coach, Consultant, Counsellor, Mentor, Companion and Guide. Our simultaneous focus on vertical leadership development and enterprise evolution takes the lid off the latent potential of senior strategic leaders. We  promise swift systemic outcomes that produce a quantum shift in leadership effectiveness, people engagement and business growth. 

Mature Synergist leaders hold the expanded consciousness to transcend VUCA, reinvent business models, foster innovative collaborative trusted partnerships and evolve the enterprise to generate more sustainable, healthy, equitable and joyful outcomes for all. StageSHIFT Coaches, all at Synergist+, will take your leadership capacity to the next level.


Thomas Bjerkhede
M.Sc. Physics and Complex Adaptive Systems, University Qual. in Behavioural Science and Applied Pedagogics, Certified Practitioner Barrett Analytics, StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate

Swedish English Sweden

Julie Beuselinck
ICF Certified Coach, MA Political Sciences, StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate 

English French Dutch Belgium

Brigitte Deden
MBA, MSc, ICF Master Certified Coach, EMCC Certified Coach Supervisor, StageSHIFT Certified Vertical Coach

English German Germany

Karin Hamrin
M.Sc.I.E.M. Industrial Engineering and Management StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate

English Swedish Sweden

Jenny Hoffman
MBA, University of Western Australia, StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate, Leadership Circle Profile Certification

English Australia

Corinna Kingston
Action Inquiry/Action Logics Global Leadership Association, Vertical StageSHIFT Leadership Coaching Certificate,  Professional Practice Certificate IITD, Postgrad Certificate in Executive Coaching, VHLP Certified Practitioner Coach Diploma (DipNMC)

English Ireland

Niklas Lindhardt
Advanced Practitioner, GLA, MSc Chalmers StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate

English Swedish Sweden

Leen Lambrechts-Noël
MCC Accredted Coach Supervisor, Postgruate Diploma Ashridge Executive Education StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate

English Dutch Belgium

Maureen Metcalf
MBA, BS Economics, ESG Self-Study Certificate, Master in Ecosynomics  StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate VHLP

English US

Liesbet Nys
AIHP Psychotherapy, ICF PCC, MBA Vlerick Business School StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate

English Dutch French Belgium

Sharifah Raudhah Ismail
RMIT University StageSHIFT Vertical Coaching Certificate VHLP

English Malay Malaysia

Esa Sütö
BSc Engineering, Economics & Marketing International Business Diploma Haaga-Helia University StageSHIFT Coaching Program

English Finnish Finland