apr 2023 faculty

Tonya Echols, MA

Email: tonya.echols@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

MA, Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University
BS, Business Administration, University of Tennessee

Area: Leadership

Expertise: Coaching, leadership and organizational development, behavior styles, media, technology, accounting and finance

Tonya Echols is a multi-award-winning international executive coach and leadership and organizational development consultant. She is the managing principal of Vigere, which was selected as one of the Top 20 Leadership Development Training and Coaching companies for 2022. She is also an executive/leadership coach for the TED Fellows Coaching and Mentoring Initiative and her writing has been featured in several publications, including Forbes and HuffPost.

Tonya has almost 30 years of experience in corporate management, digital/traditional media, technology, finance, coaching, leadership development and diversity, equity and inclusion. She works with numerous organizations across a variety of industries, including Fortune 500 companies. Tonya applies her diverse professional background to connect with her clients by drawing on her own real-world experience of successfully leading large teams and addressing a variety of management challenges. She helps her clients move forward to find actionable, inclusive and human-centric solutions that allow them to accomplish their goals and become impactful, transformational leaders and organizations.

Tonya is a doctoral candidate in leadership psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from William James College. She earned a master's degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University and is a certified public accountant who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee in business administration-accounting.