Transformative Vertical Executive Coaching with Master Leadership Coach Dr Antoinette Braks


The PURPOSE of the Program

The purpose of this coaching program is explicit yet lightly held. The intention is emergence of Vertical Leadership Development to the later stages of Synergist or Alchemist held by <10% of executives today.

We need many more strategic leaders at Synergist to lead regional and global enterprises, and Alchemists to enable ecocentric collaboration amongst multiple industry sectors. The issues we face in the world today cannot be resolved at the level they were created and, it seems to me, that we are only just beginning to appreciate the far-reaching socio-economic implications of the global pandemic.


The PROVEN Learning Outcomes

It was thought to take years to realise a more conscious leadership presence at later stages of adult development, or intensive 20-day Integral Leadership Programs to shift stages more quickly.

Our research demonstrates that the unique StageSHIFT transformative coaching approach expedites vertical development. 80% of executives shift one stage in one year and the other 20% realise a double StageSHIFT. We see and guide you to realise the amazing and inspiring latent potential lying just beneath the surface of habitual patterns and conventional ways of being.

Our proven transformative vertical coaching approach enables you to

  1. Accelerate your vertical development at a safe speed while igniting a quantum shift
  2. Facilitate shadow resolution and holistic healing at deep levels of identity formation
  3. Liberate your potential as a visionary, inspiring and purposeful strategic leader, and
  4. Orchestrate your organisation and ecosystem to realise a quantum shift in outcomes.
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The Executive Coaching Program PACKAGE

  • A set of 8 pre-scheduled 100-min inspiring and illuminating Coaching Meetings at 4-weekly intervals throughout the period with Dr Antoinette Braks
  • The Vertical Holistic Leadership Profile (VHLP) and a Vertical Sentence Completion Assessment at the beginning and end of the Annual Coaching Program, all four with 50-min Discovery Debriefs, to ignite and benchmark your vertical evolution.
  • Blended Program includes Learning Materials to house video and audio recordings and transcripts, and dive deeper into topics covered during coaching with articles and models, as well as ease implementation with proven templates and techniques.
  • Occasional email and/or mobile contact as needed for any time-sensitive issues that may arise from time to time.

Richard Boggon, Regional Director Transport Infrastructure Services, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Occasionally we meet folks who bring a unique perspective to strategic conversations, creating new thoughts, ideas and innovative thinking. Antoinette is one such person, drawing on a wonderful knowledge and understanding in so many aspects of life and business.

Jane Simmons, ED Education

I would like to give you a big thank you. Your creative and spiritual thinking has impacted so positively on my life this year.  I reflect back and think about how far I have come with your assistance along the way. Antoinette is a sensitive, creative and highly gifted coach. Her ability to coach senior leaders through the strategic maze of government while they balance their personal development is her strength. She is an Executive Coach of the highest calibre.

Greg Ellis, EGM Opal Ticketing

I enjoy my coaching meetings with Antoinette principally because I find myself uncomfortable. 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.

What makes StageSHIFT Coaching UNIQUE

  • Explicitly Vertical, held lightly but not loosely, incorporating horizontal development
  • Vertical Development through to mature Synergist with a Transforming Mind and onto Alchemist
  • Holistic Ego Development integrating heart, mind, body, spirit, to facilitate soul evolution
  • Enterprise Evolution coupled with personal evolution to uplift the strategic business context
  • Transformative Coaching leading into the expansive space of 3rd generation Dialogical Inquiry
  • Bold aspirational intent to foster future career horizons to manifest a transformative legacy
  • Broad expansive inquiry into leading beyond the organisation to renew the ecosytem


Jessica Löwenhielm

I am blown away and mesmerised by the devotion and amount of knowledge, research, techniques and tools that Antoinette has put together!

Not only has she helped me to take my own coaching practice and our leadership development programs to a totally new level of impact,  she has also elevated my own consciousness stimulating, uplifting and freeing the mind, heart and soul. 

I will be forever grateful for Antoinette helping me to fully understand and grasp the vastness, importance and grandness of vertical development, yet making it easy to start implementing, infusing and transforming my own work and its impact on my clients. 

Without her firm, generous, friendly, thought-provoking, heart-opening and soul-freeing guidance, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Antoinette is the most aspirational, knowledgeable and loving leader I have come across. She is the go-to thought leader, mentor and guide in the field of vertical development. 

Marianne Borg Hyökki

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.

Paul Smith

I first met Antoinette an EMCC national conference in 2019 and was immediately absorbed by her practical material and philosophy on vertical leadership development. This led to a two day workshop and ultimately, enrolment in Antoinette's Stageshift Coaching Programme.

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.

Dr Antoinette J Braks 

MCC  PhD  PCASCS.OxB  MA  MBA.LBS  Dip Intl Mktg (Hons)  LLB(Hons)  BA 

Antoinette Braks is a Master Certified Leadership Coach (EMCC) and Founder of StageSHIFT Coaching. She has a PhD in Executive Coaching in Vertical Leadership Development and is the author of Executive Coaching in Strategic Holistic Leadership: The Drivers and Dynamics of Vertical Development (McGraw Hill 2020). Her research was published in the Integral Review: “Coaching Leads to Later Stage Development” (April 2020). Antoinette received the CEO Today 2020 Management Consulting Award in Leadership Coaching. She operates from the perspective of a mature Alchemist.

Antoinette has coached >3,500 hours with C-suite and divisional leaders, led >50 strategic offsites for executive teams and designed and led vertical leadership development programs for large groups of strategic leaders. She has led enterprise-wide transformations in the energy, business services and government sectors, and created strategic papers on the Future of Education and the Future of Policing.

The StageSHIFT approach has generated extraordinarily swift transformative outcomes such as a 20% increase in Leadership Effectiveness in 12-months; a 30% increase in People Engagement in a 1,000-p organisation in 6 months; and a 100% increase in business revenues with a 50-p trading company just 3-weeks after implementing a customised StageSHIFT approach.

Previously she built a global career leading OD, Leadership Development, and People & Culture with SHELL in Latin America and Africa, KORN FERRY in Asia Pacific and Vector New Zealand respectively. She also co-founded the Executive Coaching Division for HUDSON Australia. Antoinette is now based in the Netherlands and Australia. In addition to executive coaching, she partners with global organisations to customise and lead vertical enterprise evolution programs in collaboration with the global StageSHIFT community of later stage, highly qualified transformative executive coaches.

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Jenny Hoffman, Exec Coach

There are 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.

Thanks Antoinette! Your years of commitment to the growing field of vertical leadership development is benefitting all who share your passion.

Niklas Lindhardt, Exec Coach

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

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!

Sharifah Raudhah AlQudsy

Antoinette presents her authenticity, and her highly generous and caring spirit. She weaves her expertise in Vertical Development and Enterprise Evolution with ease and grace.

I notice that I bring more rigour, courage and crystal-clear intent to my coaching practice in recent months and I can only credit Dr Antoinette’s brilliant guidance for this subtle integrated shift.

I highly recommend partnering with her if you are a coach who aspires to expand your capacity to contribute to the evolution of your client leaders and their enterprises.

"The higher our self-expression and the deeper our self-awareness,

The richer our life experience and the greater our soul evolution."

Dr Antoinette J Braks

Elisa Recchi, Risk Mgmt HSBC

I was very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with Antoinette Braks over the last year and I feel privileged to have her as a coach.  Antoinette’s style and approach allowed us both flexibility and to be able to focus on what was top of mind.  She asks the right questions that lead to very thought provoking and at times, confronting decisions, however this is what really helped me both personally and professionally. Antoinette also provided me with tips and ideas on how to manage and lead more effectively and strategically, which has been so important to ensure I remained focused on my leadership capability and impact.  A big thank you to Antoinette for your unwavering support, advice and mentorship; you are a real treasure and I can’t thank you enough!

Gary Groves, Community Services

My time with Antoinette will forever have a positive impact on my approach to leadership. I found her perspectives to be thoughtful and insightful, and her connection with mind, body, spirit revolutionised my thinking and, most importantly, my actions. Antoinette helped me strengthen my ability to deliver a consistent vision personally and professionally; drive growth and development through people; encourage risk taking and accountability, and nurture self-awareness and reflective practice.

Antoinette has a unique ability to recognise, understand and explain complex leadership issues and, along the way, there have been some surprising personal realisations. Her mentoring makes me a better person every day, both at work and at home. Attuning my inner self and harnessing my authenticity to be more innovative and strategic brought me unique opportunities as an Executive Director working in government and awoke the inner warrior in me to lead my organisation to success.

Belinda York, MD

I had the wonderful experience and pleasure of working one-on-one with Antoinette Braks. At the time, I was dealing with a very complex personal and commercial situation which she was very quick in understanding the holistic picture. Her commercial experience together with insight into situational dynamics and personality traits greatly assisted me in breaking the complexity down into manageable pieces to find positive forward moving paths. Importantly she gave me the confidence and courage to implement what I considered prior to our sessions an almost insurmountable course of action.

Karin Hamrin

Antoinette is one of the most brilliant coaches I have ever experienced. Being both gentle and direct, intuitive and clear she generously and courageously shares her wisdom and insights. -Antoinette, it's a truly amazing experience, being guided and coached by you, in the spiritually connected space where you and I meet.

The StageSHIFT Coaching Certification Program is an incredibly rich program, bringing together frameworks and research that enables us to see vertical evolution in a new and holistic way.

The Discovery Dialogues with Antoinette is a wonderful opportunity to deepen the understanding and making this program not just another certification program, but an essential part of your soul evolution.

Thank you, Antoinette, for sharing this with us and the world! It’s such a beautiful journey!

Heather Monro, Exec Coach

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

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

I am already benefiting from more congruence with my evolutionary aspirations and clarity regarding my strategic direction.

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.

I feel very excited and inspired to continue our coaching relationship. I would highly recommend Antoinette’s coaching services for aspirational leaders wanting to take their organisations to the next level.

Corinna Kingston, Exec Coach

Antoinette's teachings and methodology offers both an introspective approach to our own coaching practices whilst simultaneously developing our intervention skills, through a mixture of transformative coaching, organisational development techniques and so much more, to enable leaders the opportunity to learn how to pivot in their leadership and show up on a manner that is far more impactful creating a ripple effect that cascades 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 small part of that journey. From the perspective of a business leader and/or an Executive I would have no hesitation in recommending Antoinette's exemplary work.

12-month Transformative Leadership Coaching Program with Master Coach Dr Antoinette Braks

Discover how to embrace life, heal shadow and harness your inner genius within a complex systemic context to eliminate emotional triggers and dramatically expand your leadership presence to inspire others and lead business transformation, culture evolution and eco-systemic renewal. I promise a single StageSHIFT in 1 year to you, while 20% of participants realise a double StageSHIFT in the same period due to their high state of readiness. These are extraordinary accelerated outcomes that are 4 times more effective in 10% of the time invested relative to most advanced leadership programs, due to the proven evidence-based strategic/holistic, innovative/transformative StageSHIFT pathway. 8 Insightful and Inspiring 100-min Transformative StageSHIFT Coaching Sessions with Dr Antoinette Braks, 2 before and after Vertical Sentence Completion Assessments and VHLPs, both with 50-min Discovery Debriefs, over a period of 12-months to take you into the top 10% of leaders @ Synergist & 1% @ Alchemist. Plus an Online Program housing Video Recordings and Transcripts, Harvard Business Review articles and other StageSHIFT templates and techniques, to delve deeper into the subject areas of our Coaching Dialogical Inquiry and ease your implementation of the proven evidence-based StageSHIFT frameworks and processes.

12 monthly payments of €1.385,00 EUR