StageSHIFT Coaching Certification 2021

Realise your full potential to live a more conscious, courageous and gracious life while making a more significant difference as an inspiring transformative StageSHIFT Coach for strategic leaders.

Would you like to make a more significant difference as an executive coach?

Would you like to join the fastest growing trend in leadership development today?

Would you like to expand your consciousness to become a more inspiring coach, increase your contribution to evolving our world and realise your most cherished aspirations?

The StageSHIFT Coaching Certification Program will enable you to uplift your consciousness so you can expand your coaching presence and practice. It cultivates deep shadow resolution and soul evolution while traveling broadly across people and culture leadership and enterprise evolution.

By first applying the strategic frameworks to your coaching and/or consulting business, you will gain first-hand experience of the power of 4th level frameworks, processes and techniques to uplift your business. Coaches have matured as Synergists and shifted into the 5th person perspective during the StageSHIFT Certification Program.

They've welcomed new clients, learnt how to thrive and flourish in today's emergent digital complex world, and become more significantly and strategically involved in the evolution of leaders and their enterprises. StageSHIFT offers a proven accelerated pathway in vertical evolution for you and your business that you can then integrate into your coaching and/or consulting approach.

By firmly grounding your Centre of Gravity in the later stage of Synergist, realised by less than 10% of executives today, you will be able to hold the expansive emergent space of a transformative StageSHIFT coach. By inviting your clients to apply the proven approaches and frameworks to accelerate their vertical development and offering insights and revelations that are just beyond their reach, they too will realise their latent potential to reinvent our business models and industries at this pivotal point in history.

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Jenny Hoffman, Executive Coach

This Program is a beautifully designed journey with absolutely loads of frameworks and models that Antoinette elegantly weaves together providing a thorough theoretical backdrop for your learning and delivered in manageable and well structured modules.

The small group format provides a safe space to challenge yourself supported by a very generous amount of individual and group coaching to accelerate learning, growth and development.

It has accelerated both my own evolution and also my understanding of the practical application of this to organisational evolution.

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Niklas Lindhardt, Into the New

Antoinette, what a blessing that the fabric of life weaved your thread into my weave.

The StageShift program is the most comprehensive program I've ever seen, making the links between most relevant frameworks within organisations, human development, psychology and life as a whole.

As always when delivered by the universe, your wonderful StageShift program came to us when we needed it. Refining our transforming leader programs in large industry, for even better results.

Thank you for openheartedly sharing both your personal experience as well as the nuances of your soul with me. Two souls on a journey with the same purpose.

For the benefit of ALL. Thank you!

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Marianne Borg Hyökki, Exec Coach

I met Antoinette the first time in the EMCC conference in June 2020. I chose her webinar and was absolutely energized and inspired by it. She offered a free consultation and I jumped on that. During the Summer I moved the call a few times, and even thought that I cancel it. Luckily I did not!

This is not only a coach training, it is most of all a developmental program for myself, while I simultaneously learn about vertical development and how to support my coaching clients to grow and mature. Now with six modules behind me, I have learnt so much in this extremely generous program. The whole concept is firmly based in scientific research.

The videos, written material and the webinars are full of interesting stuff, which helps me think about myself, my thoughts, reactions and behaviour at the core of myself. Antoinette supports in a loving and peaceful way and challenges me to go deeper.

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What is unique about StageSHIFT's approach to Vertical Evolution?

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StageSHIFT offers a unique approach to integrating your holistic identity. This involves cultivating the self, healing shadow and embodying spirit. You'll be able to expand your consciousness and flourish in the fertile flow of emergence with a renewed appreciation of spiritual intelligence.

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Self and Enterprise

The key to expediting a full spectrum stage shift to Synergist is to integrate the evolution of self with the evolution of your business context. You will set new strategic aspirations for your coaching business and discover how to guide your clients to evolve their organisation.

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Transformative Coaching

Learn more about and practice the art of the next generation of coaching as you expand your later stage perspective. Hold a more profound quality of expansive space to deepen your access to insights and revelations, and extend your repertoire to include consulting and shadow resolution.

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New StageSHIFT Certification Program starting Jan 2021

Set up a Zoom Meeting with Antoinette to see if the Program meets your Needs and Aspirations

The Proven 8 Drivers that Expedite the Shift to Synergist

100% of the strategic leaders in a coaching research study shifted a full stage in vertical development in one year, and 20% shifted twice to Synergist, after an average of just 8 coaching sessions.  That's a 120% stage shift in one year.

These were extraordinary outcomes given that it was thought to take 5-6 years to shift to a later stage unless a person was participating in an intensive retreat-style 20-day integral leadership program.

It was found that 8 key drivers expedited the shift to Synergist. They form the core of the StageSHIFT Coaching Certification Program and instigate the Advanced StageSHIFT Certification Program.

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Strategic Leadership

These elements establish an expansive playing field for your practice and your clients to evolve their organisation and become more inspiring strategic leaders of green-teal empowered eco-centric organisations.

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1. Strategy

Set a visionary Purpose, evolutionary Values and a set of aspirational EQUIP outcomes along with a strategically selected set of transformative quantum shifts in leadership, culture and performance to cascade through the organisation in an empowering way.

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2. Synchrony

Explore conscious energy, will power, and the mind and brain in relation to setting up a liberating Dynamic Operating Rhythm to orchestrate time and space to move into flow and double your productivity. This sets up new strategic scaffolding for the organisation to evolve.

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3. Symmetry

How to set liberating meeting agendas to enable vertical enterprise evolution, liberate talent and create radical accountability for co-creating more sustainable and equitable outcomes. This shift to more open interaction lifts each level of the organisation to the next level.

Holistic Leadership

These elements enable a person to cultivate their self and embody spirit so they can hold the elusive spacetime that invites organic emergence, vulnerability and agility through meaningful dialogue and personal authenticity.

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4. Sincerity

Set an aspirational purpose, forge an inspiring Unique Value Proposition and activate a proven authentic systemic approach to building your business profile and expanding your market presence. This guides you to set aspirational intentions to accelerate your evolution.

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5. Sensitivity

Apply positive psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience, explore energy in motion and go beyond emotional intelligence to appreciate the ladder of emotions and the changing nature of mood. Delve into emotional triggers and transference to foster consciousness.

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6. Serenity

Navigate mindset, mindfulness and meditation, kindness and compassion, to generate grace, goodwill, generosity and wellbeing. Explore the power balance in relationships and the concept of trust amongst people in life and at work. Realise the power of spiritual intelligence.

Transforming Leadership

These elements focus on cultivating the inner self, honouring, resolving and healing shadow, and graciously yet assertively holding psychologically safe space to lead others to develop their own courageous authenticity.

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7. Shadow

Discover how to read the signalling system of emotional triggers and transference and the patterns of relationship issues, to honour and transcend drama, investigate psychodynamics and reveal, understand, resolve, heal and integrate personal shadow and calm inner voices.

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8. Standards

Learn how to expand leadership presence by holding psychologically safe space with Courageous, Caring Conversations. Coach your clients in asserting standards and boundaries, apologising graciously and escalating issues to give voice to the truth.

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9. Story

How to appreciate, understand and learn from life's dramas and highlights on a deep soul level, reframe the narrative, perceive new themes and patterns and restore your equilibrium in the process of evolution. The overarching Hero's Journey concludes the Program.

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New StageSHIFT Certification Program starting Jan 2021

Set up a Zoom Meeting with Antoinette to see if the Program meets your Needs and Aspirations
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Heather Monro, Executive Coach

Antoinette’s coaching approach is highly thought provoking, collaborative and uplifting.

She has challenged and supported me to articulate concepts that have been just beyond my reach.

I am already benefiting from more congruence with my aspirations.

The coaching is helping me to shape my coaching business so I can more effectively generate transformative change and liberate the energy of potential bound up in human hearts and souls.

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Paul Smith, Executive Coach

I feel and believe strongly that this is “the real deal” in executive leadership development.

Not only is its peer-reviewed research platform impeccable, but in the degree of integrity and integration that pervades the whole approach. This is hard to convey without shared direct experience, as so many aspects are brought together here.

At a humble attempt, I would say that it is unrivalled in its blend of science and applied wisdom, inner work and outer application and in the extent of the inner more conscious self that evolves, expressed both in embodied leadership presence and its effects on others, and leading, directly, into organisational culture and behavioural change.

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Corinna Kingston, Executive Coach

I've found Antoinette's teachings and methodology offer a very timely and practical approach to being of optimal service when working with leaders in today's fast paced, disruptive and volatile environment so they can pivot in their leadership and create a ripple effect that cascades throughout the organisation!

Antoinette's deep knowledge, practical expertise and utter passion for her subject is awe-inspiring.

She has clearly dedicated herself to sharing her aspirational vision with the world through her life-changing work and I feel privileged to be a part of that journey.

The StageSHIFT Coaching Certification Program

The StageSHIFT Program offers a comprehensive approach to personal and organisational evolution based on the 9 Modules from Strategy to Story. The modules offer rich content, integrate transformative coaching and take a pragmatic approach to expedite implementation.



  • A pre and post Vertical Assessment and associated StageSHIFT Report to deepen inquiry
  • The StageSHIFT Holistic Vertical Leadership Profile during the Program (self-assessment)
  • The opportunity to become accredited in the StageSHIFT Vertical Holistic Leadership Profile
  • Three one-to-one 45-min Discovery Debriefs with Antoinette at the beginning/during/after


  • A 30-min video for each of 30 elements explaining ideas with a vertical lens
  • Notes, articles, assignments, resources and slides for each element 
  • Feedback on your assignment for each module to uplift and refine your work
  • The frameworks, processes and templates for you to share and implement


  • Integrated in the Program are a range of coaching and consulting techniques and frameworks
  • Narrative coaching, dialogical coaching, positive psychology and executive coaching form the core
  • The systemic coaching and strategic consulting frameworks enable coaching in systems evolution
  • Blend of shadow psychotherapy, psychodynamics inquiry and transpersonal coaching guidance 


  • 18 Live 90-120-min Discovery Dialogue Q&A Webinars with Dr Antoinette Braks
  • Video recording, audio and transcript for each Discovery Dialogue tagged by topic
  • Pre-arranged peer-based coaching rehearsal with another member of the group
  • Bring your questions, experiences, observations and client case studies


  • A combined 100+ hrs (15 days) of active online learning, peer and group coaching
  • The free use of the StageSHIFT graphics, frameworks and models with the logo
  • An online global community of StageSHIFT Coaches to collaborate with in future
  • BONUS The 3-hr Spectrum Stage SHIFT self-study program to gain an understanding of the evolution of developmental psychology

The Program includes a full Vertical Leadership Assessment at the beginning of the Program but if you have undertaken one in the last 12-months e.g. STAGES, GLP or MAP, then we can use that as the basis for the first Discovery Debrief. If this is the case, you need to select the checkout option that deducts €500 from the price. The Assessment at the end of the Program is a light vertical assessment. You will also be invited to complete the StageSHIFT Holistic Vertical Leadership Profile during the Program.

The 2021 Program is available at 2020 prices until the end of the day on 20 December 2020. This is a 20% discount on 2021 prices. 

You receive full access to the BONUS Spectrum Stage SHIFT Program as soon as you register so you can find out more about Vertical Evolution. You can access the first Module STRATEGY on 1 December 2020. It's great to get a head start during your creative down-time!

If you're inspired to make a bigger difference in your life for all the people you interact with and to contribute to reinventing the way we live, then it's time to Join the SHIFT! Welcome to the co-creative emergence of a new you, a new life, a new business and a new world!!

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About Dr Antoinette Braks

PhD   MCC   PCAS Coaching Supervision   MBA.LBS   MA   Dip Intl Mktg (Hons)   LLB (Hons)   BA  

Antoinette Braks is a Master Certified Leadership Coach and Founder of StageSHIFT Coaching. She completed her PhD in Transformative Coaching in Vertical Leadership Development to Synergist.

She was awarded a CEO Today Management Consulting Award in Leadership Coaching (2020) and is the author of Executive Coaching in Strategic Holistic Leadership: The Drivers and Dynamics of Vertical Development (2020). She has also presented on Vertical Evolution at various global conferences.

Antoinette has coached >4,000 hours with >300 strategic C-suite and divisional leaders across the public and private sectors (avg age 50) over more than 10 years, guiding them to navigate the shift to mature Synergist. 2020 will be the third year she has led and enhanced the 12-month StageSHIFT Coaching Certification Program.

Antoinette is building a global StageSHIFT Coaching Community of Synergist+ executive coaches who undertake executive coaching, leadership development and enterprise evolution programs. They customise the design of transformative vertical programs based on a vertical diagnostic of the enterprise and vertical assessment of its strategic leaders.

Her previous experience includes C-suite leadership of People & Culture at Vector NZ during the merger of their gas and electricity businesses; Regional HR Management with Shell International for Latin America and Africa; Head of Leadership Capital Solutions with Korn Ferry Asia Pacific; and Founder of the Coaching Division with Hudson Talent Management Australia. She has also led strategic culture transformations across sectors and collaborative engagements e.g. the future of the police force and future of education.

Antoinette has a track record of generating extraordinarily swift transformative outcomes e.g. a 20% increase in leadership effectiveness for the top 75 leaders in 12-months; a 30% increase in people engagement in a 1,000-p organisation in 6 months; and a >100% increase in revenues with a 50-p trading company just 3-weeks after implementing the inspiring StageSHIFT business performance and liberating talent frameworks.

She is highly purposeful in her intention to contribute to creating a more sustainable, healthy, equitable and joyful world. Her focus is vertical leadership development and enterprise evolution to guide leaders to realise their potential to Synergist and beyond.

Antoinette has flown solo most of her life and travelled extensively with her work. She has recently moved to the Netherlands, returning to the ancestral home of her parents who immigrated to New Zealand over 60 years ago. She considers herself to be a global citizen and looks forward to contributing to socio-economic evolution around the world.

Set up a Zoom Meeting with Antoinette to see if the Program meets your Needs and Aspirations
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The StageSHIFT Certification Program has 9 modules, 3 each in Strategic, Holistic and Transforming Leadership. Each module includes 3-4 elements. Each element includes a 30-40-min video, articles, notes and slides. They follow the StageSHIFT RADAR Learning Method.

The Program is run in 4-weekly cycles. You will need to invest 3-4 hours per week in your vertical evolution.

Week 1.   Self-Study of the 3 elements in each Module

Week 2.   Group Discovery Dialogue with Antoinette

Week 3.   Peer Coaching with different group members

Week 4.   Group Discovery Dialogue with Antoinette

Each module includes a 3-part assignment to complete related to the content, your personal journey and its application to coaching. The content is often described as "rich", even by experienced coaches. It will therefore run over 3 month periods followed by a month's break to better process and integrate each leadership dimension.

The Discovery Dialogues are intimate conversations based on the questions and experiences of the group members and their coaching case studies. Each group has between 5 and 8 people. Discovery Dialogues will be held at 9am, 12pm and/or 7pm CET to cover different time zones on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays.


The design of the Program has been refined based on the experience of participants. It is substantial even for experienced coaches and the Discovery Dialogues are intensive and intimate. They are facilitated from a mature Alchemist perspective and often yield new incisive insights into your personal evolution and in relation to client case studies.

The Discovery Dialogues take place at the same time each fortnight at 9am, 12pm or 7pm CET on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. You will be able to suggest and then choose the most convenient time and day for you. 

Induction to the Program.   12-13-14 Jan 2020

Strategic Leadership.   3 modules: DD 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 8 Apr

Holistic Leadership.   3 modules: DD 19 May, 2 Jun, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul

Transforming Leadership.   3 modules: DD 9 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov

Enduction from the Program.   30 Nov-1-2 Dec 

The Discovery Dialogues provide you with the opportunity to

  1. Ask questions and share observations to clarify your evolutionary journeys
  2. Review your assignments, life experiences and case studies with clients
  3. Invite personal transformative coaching and learn vicariously from each other.

While there are recordings and transcripts, 95% of participants attend at least 90% of the Discovery Dialogues. They are described as deeply transformative and inspiring as well as provocative and direct. 

I look forward to seeing you online - do set up a meeting with me so you can be sure you're making a good decision for yourself and your future.

Warmest wishes and abundant blessings, 



Embrace and Embody the Full Potential of Your Inspirational Holistic Self

"The higher our self-expression and the deeper our self-awareness, the richer our life experience and the greater our soul evolution." ~ Antoinette J Braks
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New StageSHIFT Certification Program starting Jan 2021

Set up a Zoom Meeting with Antoinette to see if the Program meets your Needs and Aspirations


Each Program is limited to a maximum of 8 participants like a Mastermind Group to ensure personal attention, intimate engagement and vicarious learning. Each Group takes on its own unique luminescent qualities as we explore and integrate identity and expand and uplift our coaching interventions with coachees and in enterprises. 

You will need to invest 3-4 hrs/week during the Program 3-month cycles. You can then apply and integrate that learning to uplift your life and expand your business and coaching work. Application itself does not generally add to your workload, it changes the way you conduct your life in that you become more strategic, self-aware, productive and co-creative in concert with your own more conscious emergence.

All participants are either senior executives or experienced coaches who are seeking to raise their level of conscious awareness to uplift their life, expand their business, extend their expertise, attract more strategic high-paying clients, join a high calibre exclusive coaching community, and become a more powerful and confident instrument of cosmic evolution in the world today.

The StageSHIFT Coaching Certification Program is currently being submitted for EMCC and ICF accreditation. Following the Program you can register for StageSHIFT Coaching Supervision and/or StageSHIFT Business Development. There will also be a new Advanced StageSHIFT Program focused on the voyage to Alchemist to follow in 2022. 

As a StageSHIFT Certified Coach assessed at Synergist, you will be invited to join the StageSHIFT webpage of Coaches and may also wish to contribute to global StageSHIFT corporate assignments. 

Please click here to set up a Zoom meeting with me if you are interested in the program. I'd love to meet you and take you through the Program personally. I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you a little and answer any questions you may have.

See you online, with warmest wishes and abundant blessings,

Antoinette :-)

NB The 2021 Program is available at 2020 prices until the end of the day on 20 Dec 2020. This special offer is a 20% discount on 2021 price levels. You can begin with the BONUS Spectrum StageSHIFT Program as soon as you register to become familiar with Vertical Development. You can access the first module STRATEGY on 1 December 2020. It is extensive and demanding so it's great to get a head-start to take your coaching business to a whole new level in 2021 :-)

Register before 20 Dec 2020 to take advantage of the 2020 Price level and receive a 20% reduction.

Please enter the coupon 2020SPECIAL on checkout.

If you have completed a Vertical Assessment Profile such as the STAGES Profile, GLP or MAP, please select the option PROFILE DONE. 

A Proven Pathway in Vertical Leadership Development for you, your clients and their organisations so we can raise our consciousness, expand our personal power, access new insights and take inspired action to make 2021 your best year ever as we lead evolution to create a new and better world.

30 Videos + 18 Small Group Discovery Dialogues + 3 Vertical Assessments + 3 Individual Debriefs + Lots of Articles = >100 hours / 15 days active learning throughout 2021 with breaks in April & August.

















The StageSHIFT Coaching Certification Program 2021

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