Tonya Echols

Tonya Echols, MA


Program: Online MBA

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

Area: Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Expertise: Leadership, executive coaching, organizational development

Tonya Echols is a multi-award-winning international executive coach, leadership and organizational development consultant. She is the managing principal of Vigere, a Global 100 honoree for 2023. Tonya is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF), of which she is a director and officer of the Professional Coaches Board and serves on the Global Enterprise Board. She is also an executive/leadership coach for the TED Fellows Coaching and Mentoring Initiative and a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Her writing has also been featured in several publications, including Forbes and HuffPost.

Tonya has over 27 years of experience in corporate management, digital and traditional media, technology, finance, coaching, leadership development, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As a coach and consultant, she partners with numerous organizations across a variety of industries, including Fortune 500 companies.

With a master's degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University and as a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee in business administration–accounting, Tonya is a doctoral candidate in leadership psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience and inclusive leadership from William James College.