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EXECUTIVE COACHING FOR EXPANDED CAPACITY AND IMPACT

Leading strategic change and transformation takes inner development. We can help you evolve as a strategic and impactful transformative leader. Your inner journey will enable outer change, Better Business, and a better future.

 

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HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
THE SEVEN TRANSFORMATIONS OF LEADERSHIP

Already in 2005, Harvard Business Review published an article called The Seven Transformations of Leadership: 
"... we’ve found that leaders who do undertake a voyage of personal understanding and development can transform not only their own capabilities but also those of their companies." 

The seven transformations of Leadership HBR 2005

VERTICAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
AN INNER JOURNEY FOR OUTER CHANGE

In today's VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) - called "a perfect storm of increasing complexity, accelerating change, and near-constant uncertainty" - most leaders sooner or later hit a mental and emotional glass ceiling.

There is simply a  significant gap between the complexity of the task given, to that of our own mental wiring and capacity.

Interestingly, higher levels of leadership action logics are within reach - and possible to develop for all of us.

Vertical Leadership Development is an important key to help leaders elevate their perspectives, increase their positive impact, and move beyond business as usual. Ultimately to build a better business and a better future.

This is vital, because good business is simply good for business, and seriously needed in solving the world's wicked problems.

And you as a business leader is crucial in this transformation. By growing vertically, providing purpose, direction and resources, you can contribute to meaning, purpose-led transformation, growth - and even help enhancing the wellbeing of both people and planet, while future proofing your business.

What you will need to develop to enable this is a wise, calm and strategic mind, insightful self-awareness, ability to create deep connection, and impactful change. Something that is now being picked up by the Inner Development Goals.


TRANSFORMATIONAL COACHING
VERTICAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Our approach to Executive Coaching for Vertical Leadership Development is based on the StageSHIFT methodology.

It not only helps create better self-awareness and leadership capabilities but helps develop leaders from the typical "Achievist" mindset of business-as-usual, via the "Catalyst" mindset, to that of the "Synergist" - sometimes also called the "Transforming" mindset.

As a 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 organization.

Key shifts in vertical leadership development

VHLP

VERTICAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
EXPLORE THE PROFILE

We can help you better understand the highs and lows of your current leadership capacity through the StageSHIFT Vertical Holistic Leadership Profile (VHLP).

It will help you better understand your current behaviors in an organizational and leadership context, and what you might want to work on to expand your leadership capacity and impact going forward.

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EXECUTIVE COACHING
FOR EXPANDED CAPACITY AND IMPACT

Leading transformational change asks for you as a leader - not only to understand the world around you, and your organization - but also to go inside of yourself to get in touch with your own purpose, to elevate your perspectives and go beyond business as usual. 

Over 12-24 months, one of our experienced executive coaches will help you find your inner compass - and grow vertically - to support you on the journey to orchestrating impactful change across your organizational ecosystem and beyond.

This process is optimally run as preparation for, or in parallel to, a strategic and transformational journey of your organization aiming to co-create Better Business and a better future. 

 

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TRANSFORMATIONAL EXECUTIVE COACH
ELISABET LAGERSTEDT

Elisabet Lagerstedt is the founder and director of Future Navigators, and the author of two books. With a profound experience of how an inner journey can enable positive outer change, she helps executives, teams and organizations go beyond business as usual, to accelerate Better Business, and co-create a better future. 

Working with Elisabet is an exploratory journey, and can mean anything from 90-120 min online sessions with focus on you and your business, to walk and talks in the woodlands of Skåne or along the beaches in Höllviken with deep contemplation and reflections on yourself and your leadership. 

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TRANSFORMATIONAL EXECUTIVE COACH
JESSICA LÖWENHIELM

Jessica Löwenhielm, the founder of Wholly, is a Certified StageSHIFT Executive Coach, specializing in adult developmental psychology and vertical leadership development, and a practitioner of Gestalt in organizations.

With a solid business and leadership background she today dedicates her time to helping individuals, leaders, and organizations grow. Her work is based on the belief that we all have a deeper inner core and potential that we can realize. It is about living and leading one's best life and creating a strong impact not only within ourselves but also beyond. 


VERTICAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
THE StageSHIFT APPROACH

We are certified in the StageSHIFT approach for vertical leadership development and organizational evolution. It's a research-based and proven fast track developed by Dr. Antoinette Braks.

StageSHIFT Coaching is a highly innovative and integrative approach to adult and leadership development that liberates the mind, spirit, and heart to realize our unlimited human potential. 

The approach has proven to be four times more effective in 10 percent of the time invested compared to other vertical leadership development methods.

StageSHIFT Coaching also uniquely integrates vertical leadership development with organizational evolution and transformation. 

A StageSHIFT Coach adopts an explicit evidence-based transformative coaching approach. Transformative coaching is a quantum shift beyond developmental coaching. It involves dialogue, and asking leading questions offering deeper insights, and direct invitations to work with proven StageSHIFT techniques and frameworks.

The pathway covers several areas, from strategic and systemic leadership to authentic and conscious leadership all the way to quantum leadership.

 

The transformative leadership pathway

 

A StageSHIFT COACH

On top of their previous extensive leadership, consulting, and coaching experiences, a StageSHIFT coach have been through a 12-month training program in the StageSHIFT Coaching methodology, plus an additional training program for assessing the Vertical Holistic Leadership Profile.

To receive certification, a StageSHIFT Coach needs to have their center of gravity at the later stage of Synergist or Alchemist, which is held by less than 10 percent of the executive population. They, therefore, have the capacity to hold an expansive coaching space that enables strategic leaders to extend their depth of meaning-making and expedite their development.

Elisabet Lagerstedt and Jessica Löwenhielm are Certified StageShift Coaches, trained by Dr Antoiniette Braks, and certified in the StageSHIFT methodologies for individuals (12 months) as well as leadership teams (12 months), and in the Vertical Holistic Leadership Profile (3 months).


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VERTICAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Adult development and Vertical Leadership Development are becoming increasingly embraced by leading management thinkers and organizations around the world. It has also been highlighted in many different popular leadership publications - from Forbes to Harvard Business Review. A great white-paper is for instance also The Future of Leadership for Conscious Capitalism.

There are several schools of thought within this field. Notable research has been produced by Jane Loevinger, William Torbert and Susanne Cook Greuter. Another school of thought was originated by Robert Kegan, building on the work of Jean Piaget, a famous psychologist with a  focus on child development. Terry O'Fallon has instead taken an integral approach to vertical development, building on the work of philosopher Ken WilberOther researchers has then focused on specifical aspects

of vertical development, for instance on the more mature, or post-conventional stages, which have proven to be of utmost interest in the space of leadership due to their evolving capabilities to thrive in disruption and complexity.

Dr Antoinette Braks has later focused on the applied part of Vertical Leadership Development from an executive coaching and organizational development perspective, see for instance:

Leadership Coaching Leads to Later Stage Development (2021)

From developmental to transformative coaching to reach later stages in vertical holistic leadership development (2023)

Executive Coaching in Strategic Holistic Leadership: The Drivers and Dynamics of Vertical Development (2020)

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