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StageSHIFT Transformative Coaching Certification & Introduction to Vertical Holistic Leadership Dev.

PAYMENT OPTIONS   If you coach largely in the public sector (>80%) or are self-funding your program, please use the coupon SECTOR to receive a 15% saving. If you are coaching or working in a developing economy, you are welcome to use the coupon ECONOMY to receive a 25% saving. If you and a colleague are registering for the same Program(s) on the same day, please email me for both to receive a further 10% saving. 

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This combined StageSHIFT Program offers an introduction to Developmental Psychology and a comprehensive Transformative Coaching approach to Strategic Vertical Holistic Leadership Development  to mature Synergist and Systemic Culture Evolution to Green/Teal. The 9 Modules run from STRATEGY to SYNERGY.

It offers rich content, integrates 3rd generation coaching, and takes a pragmatic yet uplifting approach to expedite evolution for your self, your business, and your executive clients.


  • 3 Key Elements: Vertical Development Psychology, and the Structure and Nature of StageSHIFT Vertical Evolution
  • 3 Live1¾-hr Group Discovery Dialogues
  • 3 Assignments with Feedback


  • 9 RADAR Modules outlining concepts, frameworks, techniques, and processes with a vertical lens
  • Comprehensive notes, exercises, articles, assignments, resources and slides for each Module 
  • Feedback on your Assignment for each Module by way of offering ideas to evolve your thinking
  • The StageSHIFT frameworks, processes, techniques, tools and templates for you to implement


  • Integrated in the Program is an entirely new 3rd Generation transformative coaching approach
  • A blend of narrative coaching, dialogical coaching, positive psychology and executive coaching
  • The systemic coaching and strategic consulting frameworks enable coaching in systems evolution
  • A blend of shadow resolution, psychodynamics inquiry and transpersonal coaching guidance 


  • 20 Live 1¾-hr Deep Discovery Dialogues for Inquiry and Exploration by Zoom with Dr Antoinette Braks
  • The video recording, audio recording and timeline of the immersive conversation for each Discovery Dialogue
  • 9 Pre-arranged Peer Collaborations with one or two other members of the group
  • Exploration and inquiry into each topic blended with emergent individual coaching 


  • 150 min. learning hours (3-4 hrs/week over 40 weeks) of active online learning
  • The free use of the StageSHIFT graphics, frameworks, and models with the StageSHIFT logo
  • Your powerful new Value Proposition as a Transformative Vertical Coach and/or Leadership Consultant
  • An online global community of 50+ StageSHIFT Coaches across >15 countries to collaborate with.

Enjoy an enriching and liberating Transformative Vertical Leadership Group Coaching Program immersed in the world of Vertical Leadership Development from its psychological roots to the most advanced breakthroughs in the Holistic Leadership Development of our self-expression, self-awareness, life experience, and soul evolution!

About Dr Antoinette Braks

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 5,000 hours of individual, team, and group coaching experience at the most senior levels of organizations across the private and public sectors, and with executive coaches. 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 is an eternal student, prolific reader, and global citizen. 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.

I'm delighted to welcome you to  StageSHIFT!

Dr Antoinette Braks

What People Are Saying:

I proudly recommend StageSHIFT methodology and the programs that Antoinette runs. For a number of years I have been studying vertical development as it became clear that particularly vertical lens are the key to the fundamental leadership development and organizational development. What I was lacking in my work were two things: an automated vertical diagnostic instrument and a development methodology applicable for business environment (both in terms of business language and a viability of time investment by leaders) that would deliver proven results. So I was fascinated when I discovered Antoinette Braks's StageSHIFT work, books and programs. The Vertical Coaching Certification, a year-long program, teaches transformational coaching that transcends the more conventional development coaching approach. Throughout this program I have not only learned coaching concepts and methodologies, but experienced my own deep personal transformation from Catalyst to Synergist in a rich and supportive environment among other coaches. Antoinette has a unique style and approach, and I'd emphasize her discernment and the ability to beautifully conceptualize complex ideas and get to the very core of things. I am fascinated with the methodology that she created and with her constantly inquiring mind and lightness. Another unique thing is the community of late stage coaches and the depth of conversation that I rarely experience anywhere else.

Ekaterina Surkova, StageSHIFT Coach

Antoinette's profound and rare capacity to simultaneously 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, both your shadows and unfolding potential, simply by their presence and capacity to hold that space. Through her unique, well-researched body of work, she enables leaders to integrate business, spirituality, and human development in such a way that we all win: our planet, our communities, and our businesses. I feel privileged and honoured to be part of her community.

Jacqueline van Paassen, StageSHIFT Coach

Antoinette is one of only three Thought Leaders I know who credibly and passionately integrates business and spirituality. It’s rare, it’s profound, and it’s much needed in the world today. We need business. AND we need a healthy planet. Relevant, purposeful leadership for me is about bringing conscious leadership and evolutionary organisation development to serve not only employees and customers, but also our planet as a whole, and future generations. Antoinette’s brilliant intellect, her fearless consulting, her coaching and Organisation Development skills, have generated a suite of offerings suitable for coaches, OD consultants, and of course the senior-most leaders in organisations, who want to be a part of creating a healthy future with regenerative business practices. I am honoured to be part of her community.

Emma Pearson, StageSHIFT Coach

This StageSHIFT Coaching Certification has been one of the most rewarding programs I have ever undertaken. It's a masterpiece! It has expanded my capacity to enable and inspire strategic leaders and their organizations to prosper in a more sustainable, equitable and joyful world. It has been a true privilege to have Antoinette as my guide, coach and teacher along this journey. She is one of the most extraordinary human beings I have met. 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. I guess that's how words become poetic, and experiences become magical. I am honoured to be part of her community.

Thomas Bjerkhede, StageSHIFT Coach

I was preparing myself to be the solid holding space for CEOs and strategic leaders to expand their leadership and I knew I needed to do specialised inner work with someone who is very established at a mature stage of consciousness. Serendipity works its magic and Dr Antoinette Braks appeared. I quickly saw that her extensive practice and the depth of her research was the approach that would equip me to be become whole as a Transformative Coach and Enterprise Evolution Consultant. Throughout our frequent engagement in our fortnightly discovery dialogues, 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. Her pragmatism, expansive vision and beautiful resonance shines through the framework she has developed to bring about deep consciousness to the mature 4th person perspective, while having reverence to all the previous 1st, 2nd and 3rd as well as 5th person. 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.

Sharifah Raudhah AlQudsy, StageSHIFT Coach

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: totally on purpose with a big mind, open heart and free soul for inner bliss and the greater good. I feel honoured to be taught by her, proud to call her a colleague and grateful to have her in my life and work. 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. Catch her and her program if you can - it might be the most uplifting and expediting decision of your life time.

Jessica Löwenhielm, StageSHIFT Coach

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.

Paul Smith, StageSHIFT 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.

Heather Monro, StageSHIFT Coach