WHO WE ARE
We spend so much of our time at work, wouldn’t it be great to feel like the time spent there was time well spent? To feel like you had the opportunity and tools to continue to grow as an individual and as a leader?
Many of us experience moments where we are working in a new role and feel unsure or maybe we feel like it’s finally time to seriously consider making a change. While these feelings are perfectly normal, they may not be helpful and they may limit our ability to feel successful.
Transformative Leadership Strategies, also known as TLS, has a mission to support leaders, one individual and team at a time.
STACIE J. WATSON
I started my career as a counselor – working primarily with individuals and couples. Over time I transitioned into corporate leadership roles, working extensively with teams that were quite diverse in terms of function, culture, and geography.
With all these experiences, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some of the best, and some of the most challenging, leaders. These experiences have led me to believe that most of us really can find genuine satisfaction in our work lives WHILE we continue to grow. Sometimes all we may need is someone in our corner, providing support and holding us accountable as we make our desired changes.
The services offered through TLS represent a blend of my interests in working with individuals and my commitment to supporting leaders and their teams. I’m excited about what the future can hold and look forward to connecting with you to discuss how a focus on personal satisfaction and leadership might make a real difference for you or your team.
With over 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare, insurance, non-profit, corporate and engineering settings, Alicia brings a unique Core Energy™ coaching approach to individuals, executives, teams, and boards who are looking to achieve exceptional results.
Alicia’s clients include leaders who want to improve team performance, employee engagement and retention; staff who want to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout and improve well-being; service providers who are looking to elevate the quality of client care; and individuals who want to create a more balanced lifestyle.
Alicia has taught and coached thousands of entrepreneurs, leaders, and teams the skills of self-mastery, emotional intelligence, whole brain thinking, stress management, mindfulness and holistic health. As a club leader for Speaker Sisterhood, she supports women who want to discover and express their voice through the art of public speaking. Alicia is also the Board President for LISA, Inc. an organization which provides safe, supportive and empowering programs for at-risk youth in Connecticut.
Alicia holds certifications as a Core Energy™ Coach and Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner through the top-ranked Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is also nationally accredited as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). In addition, she is a Licensed Practitioner in the Results System™, a Connecticut Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, an internationally recognized voice through her Sound Bytes for Serenity™ CD series, and a contributing author to Strategies for Success: Your Operation Manual for Excellence.
Stacie can quickly understand complex projects and, working with a diverse team and all levels of the organization, provide support and guidance that will enable the team to reach its full potential and achieve its objectives.
– Senior Director, Healthcare
KATE BATHRAS, CPC, ELI-MP
Kate Bathras, CPC, ELI-MP, supports mission-driven changemakers who want to make a difference in the world and feel fully alive while doing it. Through her powerful Integrative Energy Coaching process, she helps her clients slow down to move forward in a potent and inspired way while expanding their capacity for all aspects of life so they can step fully into who they’re meant to be and the work they’re here to do.
Combining systems-level thinking, mindfulness theory, and somatic awareness, she guides her clients through a fun and soulful process towards cultivating habits and practices for living from a place of greater ease and inspiration. A graduate of Bowdoin College and trained by iPEC Coaching, Kate has professional experience in the fields of education, small business, and nonprofit management.
Kate lives in South Portland, Maine, and is a fan of both the ocean and the desert, impromptu dance parties, and questioning everything.
Kate Houlihan, CPC, ELI-MP
Kate Houlihan, CPC, ELI-MP, supports individuals in creating the life they want by helping them to clearly identify their values, vision, goals, and core needs.
Kate’s professional experience prior to coaching included insurance services and consulting. She has worked with nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and manufacturers, from local organizations to national corporations. Kate has volunteered as a board member for an environmental learning center, a private school, a managed care organization, and, most recently, a state-wide manufacturing association. She obtained her Certified Professional Coaching designation through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching and is a Licensed Practitioner for the Results System™, a framework that easily conveys the science behind how we, as human beings, create results.
Kate lives in Connecticut and has two granddaughters, two dogs, and two desires: make heart-felt connections and help others capture their potential.
MARY VEERKAMP, PhD
Doctorate, Developmental & Child Psychology
Associate Certified Coach, International Coaches Federation
Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner
Mary Veerkamp, Ph.D., ACC, is an Associate Certified Coach, who brings almost a decade of research and consulting experience working with school teams in the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model. Mary is passionate about creating space for clients to see possibilities and imagine into shifts that meet organizational and human needs. She brings a foundational background in behavioral science, coupled with evidence-based practices in mindfulness, self-compassion, and intentional cultivation of values-aligned living to her coaching work to catalyze meaningful, lasting change.