Antoinette Braks is the creator of the SHIFT Program designed to guide Senior Executives to become more inspiring, strategic, integral leaders who create a more sustainable world where everyone enjoys greater shared prosperity and community wellbeing.
In recent years Antoinette has designed and led org-wide Leadership and Culture Transformation Programs that have led to quantum leaps of 20% in Leadership Effectiveness in a single year and 30% in People Engagement in just six months.
She has also coached more than 200 Senior Executives over 3,000+ hours making her eligible as a Master Certified Coach. She has also led many strategic planning offsites for their Executive Teams to create a Transformational Strategic Agenda and Values-based Leadership Culture.
PhD in Transformational Leadership
Every Senior Executive in her PhD Research Study shifted a full stage in leadership capacity, most from being a high performing Achiever to a Catalyst. One made the shift to Integral Leadership as a Strategist with another knocking on its door. This marks the crucial shift from being boxed within the typical busy, bustling world of a conventional organization to becoming a transformational leader with the power to create and sustain visionary change.
Following a thorough review of her coaching transcripts to explore the drivers to Transformational Leadership, she distilled the seven proven steps to create what she has named an Executive Strategic Operating System (SOS). She also identified a set of seven holistic principles that ignite the inner warrior and authentic leader within us all.
Antoinette has self-published her first introductory book on the subject of creating an Executive SOS. It enables Executives to rise above the noise, expand their presence, inspire their people and bring their Vision, Values and Voice to life with a View to bringing about a more enlightened responsible sustainable world.
Antoinette brings a deep understanding of Stage Leadership Development or Vertical Learning for C-suite Executives, Divisional Leaders and up-and-coming Senior Executives operating as Change Catalysts throughout the organization. This involves expanding leadership capacity rather than simply increasing leadership capabilities so that we become the change we wish to see in the world.
She focuses on unleashing individual productivity, creativity and purpose-driven performance through the development of strategic focus, courageous authenticity, and conscious mindfulness.
Antoinette enables her clients to deepen their self and social awareness, reframe dynamics to take full accountability for life experiences and progressively uplift their leadership capacity. She invites her clients to take a strategic, orchestrated and people-centric approach to the stewardship of an organization embracing employees, customers and all stakeholders.
Education and Corporate Experience
She will soon complete her PhD in the Drivers of Transformational Leadership at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, building on an MA there in Management Research where she was the winner of two University Awards, building on an MBA from London Business School and an Honours degree in Law and BA in Political Science from the University of Auckland.
Antoinette has worked globally in People and Culture with Shell International based in London and Vector New Zealand, and led Management Assessment and Leadership Development with Korn Ferry Asia Pacific and Hudson Talent Management.