Antoinette Braks is building a global community of StageSHIFT coaches who enable C-suite and strategic leaders to expedite their vertical leadership development to later stages, so they can lead their organisations to realise their highest purposeful aspirations in creative, collaborative ways. She partners with CEOs to ignite a strategic culture evolution to green and teal that transcends disruption, energises people and liberates potential. She is the author of Executive Coaching in Strategic Holistic Leadership, The Drivers and Dynamics of Vertical Development (2020).
Antoinette has pioneered an accelerated pathway in Vertical Leadership Development to Synergist, a term used to denote the most mature 10% of leaders in relation to adult development or expanded consciousness. At Synergist, leaders have the presence of mind and visionary zeal to transcend the turmoil, set new aspirations, inspire stakeholders, trust emergence and re-invent their organisation to fulfil its evolving destiny.
Antoinette was born in New Zealand. After graduating LLB(Hons) and BA in Political Science, she completed a Dip Int Mktg (Hons) and an MBA from London Business School. Antoinette built a global career with Shell, Korn Ferry and Hudson leading People and Culture, assessing and coaching senior executives, and designing and delivering leadership and organisational transformation programs. She returned to university to complete an MA in Management Research, a PhD in Coaching Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Coaching Supervision with Oxford Brookes while refining the distinctive StageSHIFT transformative coaching approach.
Instead of the expected five years, 80% of the strategic leaders in the StageSHIFT research project shifted a vertical stage in one year, and 20% shifted twice to Synergist. This 120% stage shift is four times more effective than most 20-day off-site leadership programs can attest to. Moreover, these transformations took place after an average of 8 coaching sessions i.e. a total of 2 days or just 10% of the time often invested in offsite leadership programs.