StageSHIFT  Vertical Leadership Transformative Coaching Program for CEOs with Master 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 mature 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.


Why Select Dr Antoinette Braks as your Executive Coach

  1. To better understand your PSYCHE and make a quantum shift in raising your level of consciousness - this is my SUPER-POWER.
  2. To lead a more PURPOSEFUL, and meaningful life to renew our society.
  3. To become a wiser and more compassionate, loving PERSON.
  4. To become a more inspiring and extraordinary leader of PEOPLE.
  5. To enable everyone you connect with to PROSPER in sustainable ways.
  6. To establish a PARTNERSHIP where I am proactive in guiding you to expand your mindset with the post-conventional online resources while also responding to your inquiry with deep insight into systemic patterns.


The PROVEN Developmental Outcomes

Our research demonstrates that the unique StageSHIFT Transformative Coaching approach expedites vertical development. 80% of executives shifted one stage in one year and the other 20% realized a double StageSHIFT from Achievist to Synergist. We see and guide you to realize the amazing and inspiring latent potential lying 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 by deepening your inner self-awareness at a safe speed while igniting a quantum vertical shift
  2. Facilitate shadow resolution and holistic healing at deep levels at the source of identity formation to eliminate triggers and reactive patterns
  3. Liberate your potential as a visionary, inspiring and purposeful strategic leader with a wise and compassionate presence and authentic commitment, and
  4. Realize a quantum sustainable systemic shift in your organizational culture and surrounding ecosystem of stakeholders and the community.

Rise to the top 10% of leaders @ mature Synergist and 1% @ Alchemist who can transcend VUCA and lead evolutionary eco-systemic transformation.

Based on Developmental Psychology and StageSHIFT research findings, discover how to embrace life, heal shadow, and harness your inner genius to develop the calm, crystal-clear mind necessary to lead and uplift a complex inter-systemic context. You will learn how to eliminate emotional triggers and develop a wiser and more compassionate leadership presence to inspire and engage all stakeholders and lead conscious business transformation, leadership culture evolution, and eco-systemic renewal.

I will show you how to build the StageSHIFT Systemic Strategic Scaffolding that can cascade throughout your organization uplifting all leaders. This will liberate the latent innovative, collaborative leadership capacity amongst your strategic leaders, and uplift Team Accountability and People Engagement to enable the WFH 4-day work week while liberating their creative productivity.

I offer extraordinary accelerated outcomes due to the proven evidence-based StageSHIFT pathway integrating Holistic Vertical Leadership Development with Systemic Vertical Organizational Development. The combined mindful and heartful, strategic and systemic, coaching approach uplifts the level of consciousness of the Self at the source of identity and the organization in terms of its culture. It is deeply transformative and expansive and will enable you to lead your organization to new heights of conscious sustainable business performance.

Learn how to use proven transformative frameworks and techniques to set aspirational intent and interpret life from an enhanced evolutionary perspective in relation to shadow psychodynamics, perception awareness, organizational transformation, and ecosystemic evolution to cut through complexity, trust emergence, and embrace and resolve interpersonal and systemic global challenges.

My Transformative Vertical Coaching approach incorporates the more advanced 3rd generation dialogical Transformative Coaching process. It is a quantum shift  beyond Developmental Coaching that is most effective if the Coach is at a later stage of Vertical Development. I have held an Alchemist Centre of Gravity since 2018.

This Program includes

  • The Vertical Holistic Leadership Profile (VHLP), a sophisticated, automated capability-based Self-Assessment instrument that extends to the later stages of Vertical Leadership Development up to and including Alchemist describing the capabilities needed at CXO, Divisional, and Regional strategic leadership roles, followed by a deeply resonant 110-min Discovery Debrief to set developmental leadership aspirations.
  • The Global Leadership Profile (GLP), an externally scored Vertical Assessment, that calibrates your current perspective and illuminates subconscious shadow. It is accompanied by the StageSHIFT Journey Report to place your evolutionary developmental trajectory into context, and a mindful, emotionally intimate 110-min Discovery Debrief to go to the heart of shadow dilemmas and systemic perspectives.
  • 3 [100-day Program] or 10 Modules [12-month Program] of Online Resources including brief videos, notes and article summaries to extend your understanding of post-conventional models and concepts, frameworks and techniques; learn how to cultivate your mindful and heartful leadership presence; develop strong, robust, collaborative relationships; and lead strategic systemic culture transformation.
  • 3/10 * 4-weekly 110-min insightful and inspiring Transformative Coaching Meetings offering you an expansive 'we-space' to deepen your inquiry, lift your conscious awareness, and learn proven approaches to embrace and resolve the symptoms and sources of personal, interpersonal, business, and eco-systemic challenges and dilemmas over a 100-day or 12-month period with breaks in April/August/December.

Enjoy an enriching and intensive Transformative Vertical Leadership Executive Coaching Program immersed in purposeful intent, emergent flow, shadow resolution, and the cultivation of a visionary, inspiring and purposeful leadership presence that can embrace systemic complexity and global volatility to realize a more sustainable, healthy, and equitable organization, and a more peaceful and joyful world.

You are welcome to extend the 100-Day Coaching Program to the 12-month version by adding 10 Transformative Coaching Meetings with the associated online Resources to expand your understanding of post-conventional leadership-in-action to the 100-Day Introductory Program.

Dr Antoinette J Braks 

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

Dr Antoinette Braks has a PhD in Developmental Psychology and Transformative Coaching from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, an MBA from London Business School, and graduated LLB(Hons) / BA(Pol Sci). She won two University Prizes for outstanding achievement while undertaking an MA in Management Research, and has completed Advanced Studies in Coaching Supervision at Oxford Brookes University.

Antoinette’s career includes EGM of People and Culture in the Energy sector; leading Strategic HR with Shell across Latin America and Africa while based in London; leading Leadership Capital Solutions for Korn Ferry Asia Pacific from Sydney; and she co-founded the Executive Coaching Division for Hudson Talent Management Australia.

Antoinette has also led vertical transformations with 1000p organizations that led to a 20% increase in Leadership Effectiveness in one year, and a 30% increase in People Engagement in six months. Earlier in her career, the Business Revenues of a 50p trading company increased >100% in 3-months.

Antoinette has over 3,500 hours of individual, team, and group executive coaching experience at the most senior levels of organizations across the private and public sectors. She is a Master Certified Coach (EMCC), and won the CEO Today Management Consulting Award for Leadership Coaching in 2020. She is the author of Strategic Holistic Executive Coaching: The Drivers and Dynamics of Vertical Development (McGraw Hill, 2020) and has had articles published in academic journals. Antoinette also leads StageSHIFT Vertical Executive and Team Coaching Certification Programs, and Vertical Leadership Culture Evolution Programs.

Antoinette is an eternal student, prolific reader, and itinerant traveller who divides her time between Europe and Australia. She has raised three children as a solo parent, and is cognisant of developing an increasingly healthy and simple lifestyle while purposefully contributing to socio-economic evolution.

“Antoinette's brilliant work creates an effective, practical and grounded approach focused on a pivotal arc in the developmental spectrum.” ~ Terri O’Fallon, Founder STAGES International & Global Thought Leader: VLD

“[Braks shows us] how executive coaching can become a transformational dialogue: a holistic path that can humanize our world.” ~ Reinhard Stelter, Author of 3rd Generation Coaching, Professor Copenhagen University

Dr Antoinette Braks is a pioneer in the navigation of Vertical Leadership Development (VLD), the fastest growing theme in leadership development today. She designed the evidence-based StageSHIFT VLD pathway and has certified ±50 Executive Coaches in the proven StageSHIFT methodology. It promises the development of leadership capacity to Synergist and beyond (<10% today) for strategic leaders to become influential government policy architects and wise, bold, compassionate, purposeful business leaders.

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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 Discovery Dialogues with Antoinette is a wonderful opportunity to deepen the understanding and making this program an essential part of your soul evolution.

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.

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 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.

Jessica Löwenhielm

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

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 was absolutely energized and inspired by Antoinette’s webinar.

I have learnt so much in this extremely generous program. The whole concept is firmly based in scientific research.

Antoinette supports in a loving and peaceful way and challenges me to go deeper.

Paul Smith

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.

StageSHIFT Coaching is UNIQUE

  1. Explicitly Vertical, held lightly but not loosely, incorporating horizontal leadership development
  2. Vertical Development to mature Synergist, a self-actualized leader with a Transforming Mind, and onto Alchemist
  3. Holistic Development integrating heart, mind, spirit, to heal shadow and cultivate the evolution of the Conscious Self
  4. Organizational Evolution to Green/Teal to uplift the strategic business context and enable a smooth transition to WFH 4WW
  5. 3rd generation Transformative Coaching deepening the expansive ‘we-space’ of Insightful Dialogical Inquiry
  6. Bold visionary aspirational intent using the highly resonant VHLP to accelerate leadership evolution in the flow of emergence
  7. Later Stage Coaches at Synergist and Alchemist with global cross-sector senior executive corporate experience
  8. Associated online resources to expand your understanding of post-conventional models and concepts, and proven practical Synergist leadership frameworks and techniques.
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"The higher our self-expression and the deeper our self-awareness,

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

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Pat RIchards CEO

Antoinette was an engaging, skillful, intelligent, challenging and enthusiastic person to work with. She worked quickly and created momentum from which results soon flowed.

The terrific speed of success was due to her great ability to engage with the leaders and ensure that the adopted strategies were well understood and effectively implemented to drive toward the desired outcomes. She was a vital source of energy and inspiration in setting our new course and getting us going! 

Anne Cosgrove, ED Culture

Antoinette’s Program is unique in that it takes a holistic approach to transformation. She is a collaborative intuitive whose depth of knowledge in leadership is unsurpassed. In a short period of time, she has galvanized the organisation in a way that is remarkable due to her ability to engage with and understand how people operate. She has clear insight into what drives different behaviors that are manifested in the workplace and how to make momentous changes in perspective.

Her strong strategic focus, business acumen and gracious understanding of people mean that you will gain far more than you may expect. Did I say there was a whiff of culture change in the air? Well, I mean there is a gale force wind blowing and the organisation and its people are the ultimate winners!

Michael Bullen, DDG

Antoinette instigated a terrific collaboration with us by leading a Strategic Off-Site for our new Executive Team. It was an invigorating and extremely productive two-day session to set our strategic direction and the leadership culture we wanted. We ran a values program around CONFIDENT Leaders designed and led by Antoinette that enabled the top 75 leaders become more self-aware and develop the courageous authenticity and team accountability we needed to uplift our performance. Antoinette’s broad strategic perspective and deep insights into mindfulness, emotional intelligence and personal power stimulated a significant shift in our capacity to collaborate with our business partners to build a thriving sustainable agricultural sector in NSW.

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.

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.

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, CEO

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.