About Me

I have been blessed to serve the Lord for over 40 years, and my faith remains the cornerstone of my life. 

The wisdom, hope, strength, and joy I find in Him fuel my dedication to the work He has entrusted me with. 
The next most cherished presence in my life is my husband. Together, we have journeyed through more than three decades of marriage, raising two remarkable young men. 
Our shared experiences include serving in various leadership roles within the church, granting us a profound understanding of the unique pressures that pastors face.

My Mission

I have a heart to come alongside fellow Christian leaders, providing the safe and empathetic listening ear that can be so scarce in their lives. My goal is to guide them toward embracing the fullness of the Lord’s calling.

Professional Journey

My journey began with the pursuit of a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. For over 27 years, I served as a licensed therapist, witnessing the struggles of many broken leaders who sought healing and restoration. This experience inspired me to shift my focus towards prevention, which led me to the path of coaching over a decade ago.

Coaching Passion

Today, I am privileged to assist Christian leaders in navigating the often turbulent waters of leadership with wisdom, balance, and joy. I am equally passionate about coaching both individual leaders and teams. While my primary focus is coaching, I still offer limited counseling sessions for leaders in California who require specialized healing and restoration support.



My commitment to excellence is reflected in my certifications. I am a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach, a Level 4 AG Proficient Coach and Certified Revitalization Consultant. Additionally, I maintain my status as a licensed marriage and family therapist.

In all that I do, my mission remains steadfast: to empower and uplift Christian leaders, helping them find harmony and fulfillment in their life’s calling.

Professional Certified Coach; International Coach Federation



Maxwell Leadership certified coach, speaker and trainer

Certified DISC Trainer


Level 4 AG Coach & US Regional Support team lead 


Certified Strengths Champion Coach



Certified in Conflicts Dynamics Profile 


Certified Church Revitalization Consultant

Education & Training

Professional Christian Coaching Institute


Key Courses Include: Developing Leaders through Coaching, Strengths Based Coaching, Spiritual Formation Coaching, Essentials of Leadership Coaching, Group Coaching, Coaching Work Teams, Coaching Skills Development, Coaching Skills Mastery. 

Coach Approach Ministries


Key Course: Coaching in the Local Church, Coaching Church Planters

Light University


Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching (2012)

  • Key Courses included: Executive Coaching, Principles in Christian Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Stress Management Coaching, Life Coaching & Advanced Life Coaching
  • Credentialed by IBCC as a Master Christian Life Coach – July, 2014

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary


Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (1997)

Adrian College


Bachelors of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education (1992)


  • Certified PCC level coach with the International Coach Federation – www.coachfederation.com 
  • Maxwell DISC Certified Trainer
  • Maxwell Leadership Certified – https://www.maxwellleadership.com
  • Certified AG Proficient Coach, Level 4 – www.coaching.ag.org
  • Member of Leadership Council for AG Coaching Coalition
  • Certified Church Revitalization Consultant – www.churchanswers.com
  • Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach –www.iccaonline.net
  • Currently Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California #41353
  • Certified in Conflicts Dynamics Profile
  • Certified Strengths Champion Coach
  • Certified SYMBIS facilitator
  • Held a license as Marriage & Family Therapist in Missouri – 2000
  • Was Registered as a Play Therapist – 2000
  • Served as a Staff counselor at Capital Counseling Center, Sacramento
  • Sat on both the California & Missouri State boards for Play Therapy
  • Church staff counselor at Billings Assembly of God, Billings, MO
  • Staff counselor at Ozarks Counseling Center, Springfield, MO
  • Team member of an emotionally impaired preschool; Burrell Behavioral Health, Springfield, MO

Interested In Learning More?

Please feel free to email me at tonyawaechtercoaching@gmail.com or call/text me at 415-539-5368 to schedule a no-obligation inquiry call.