TC Waisman


TC Waisman

Since 1998, TC has worked with leaders in large organizations to define their leadership pedagogy and build their leadership capacity through iterative action and change. Coaching and training leaders for over 20 years, TC has learned to support her clients’ development using organizational best practice and evidence-based research.

TC is an ICF certified coach, holds a Master’s degree in Leadership & Training, and is in the last stages of her doctoral degree in leadership, policy, and governance in a post-secondary context. Inspired by her late autism diagnosis at 48 years old, TC’s research focuses on how higher education leaders, faculty, and professional staff can enhance services and outcomes for autistic students in higher education. 

Since beginning her research three years ago, TC co-founded the Autism Researchers Committee (ARC) at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), spoke on autism related topics across Canada, published academic literature on autism and the implications for higher education, and was appointed on the editorial board of the scientific journal Autism in Adulthood. TC is currently co-leading an international research with 16 collaborators from 14 universities around the world focused on universal design autism training for faculty in higher education with the esteemed Dr. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch.

TC is of Indigenous Fijian and Nepalese origin. She moved to Vancouver in 1976 where she currently lives with Dean her partner of 30 years. TC is a proud mother to her fiercely funny 24-year-old daughter Sunshine and she is the author of the one-trait-a-day book 75 Traits of Great Leaders. TC is on target to complete her doctoral degree in the fall 2020.

TC Waisman can be reached at: tc@adaptcoach.com

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