the purpose coach
All About The Coach:
Yolanda Presley is the youngest of six siblings, born and raised in Leesburg by her lovely mother, Lillie M. Greene. She graduated from Leesburg High School in 1989 and matriculated at Bethune-Cookman College to complete her B.S. Degree in Business Administration, graduating cumlaude in 1993. She earned her Master’s Degree in Management with a concentration in Leadership, from Troy University, in 2007. She has an extensive combined twenty-five years in credit counseling, financial empowerment, mortgage financing, leadership training, and motivational speaking. She served seven and a half years, as the Housing Manager, for the City of Leesburg, as a HUD-certified credit counseling agency. She also managed the Lake County Housing Program, for 1 ½ yrs., before becoming a Florida licensed realtor and teaching as a Florida Certified Teacher. Yolanda has utilized her knowledge and expertise on many boards, including the Board of Directors for Hope Christian Academy, Habitat for Humanity, CROP (College Reach-out Program), Advocating 4 Kids, and the Visioning Committee for JA (Junior Achievement of Central FL.) Yolanda was also a member of the National Association of Female Professionals, and the National Association of Professional Women and Black Speakers.com.
Yolanda is a powerful, sought-after motivational speaker and purpose coach. She accepted Christ into her life in 1989. It was not until 1996 that she accepted the call into ministry. She graduated from Citadel of Hope’s School of Ministry and was ordained into the office of a teacher in 1998. Yolanda is also a published author, minister, entrepreneur, purpose coach, philanthropist, and motivational speaker. She hosted “Morning Mocha,” where she spent time pouring into women, helping them to realize their purpose and maximize their potential. She also hosted a live show on Blog Talk Radio, which educated and empowered the listeners to live their life by design, not by default. Yolanda has successfully branded herself as The Purpose Coach, motivating thousands via social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Her first book, “Surviving the Struggle, Having a Faith that Won’t Quit,” has inspired so many to use their past failures as a motivator to push them into purpose. She has been featured on Daily Balance w/ Kim Jacobs (Word Network), WTGL TV 45, LakeFront TV, LSCC Channel 13, WOKB 1240AM, WKSG 89.5FM, WUVS-LP 103.7FM, W.O.W. (Women Obtaining Wealth) Internet Talk Show, along with Lake Family Magazine, Vision Magazine and New Life News, to share her passion and empower God’s people. She was chosen as November’s Diva Soul Sister for 2008 and selected to represent Mrs. Leesburg, in the 2010 Ms. /Mrs. Corporate America Pageant. Her zeal for purpose comes forth through her inspirational and purpose provoking articles published in Inspired Women Magazine, Glow Magazine, emPower Magazine and Vision Magazine. Yolanda has dedicated her life to inspiring and motivating women and young girls to fulfill their divine purpose and refuse to live beneath their God-given privileges. In 2010, Yolanda was awarded the summer contract for all student programs at Lake-Sumter Community College. Her assignment was to inspire, motivate and empower, middle and high school students to dream beyond their means.
Yolanda is married to James Presley, Principal of Sumter Alternatives. Together they have two beautiful children, Shakinah and Malachi Presley. They are the owners of BeInspired and Trinity Mobile Business Services. She and her husband served five years as Youth Pastors at Citadel of Hope, under the leadership of Apostle Dannie L. Williams, in Leesburg, Florida. There she hosted a youth talk show entitled: Keeping it Real. She is currently pursuing her dream, to host her own talk show: Live LIFE Now! She is determined, to empower others, to overcome obstacles and live life on purpose.
Yolanda is anointed to teach and preach the uncompromising word of God, bringing healing and hope to a hurting and hopeless generation. She is committed to using her gifts, talents and resources, to help advance the Kingdom of God and economically empower God’s people. Her desire to help economically empower people prompted her to start the Minority Small Business Network of Central FL, Inc. The MSBN focused on educating, equipping and empowering minority small business owners to successfully operate, and nurture & grow their businesses. She offered workshops, networking socials and partnerships with local agencies to provide technical assistance and small business support for minority small business owners.
Yolanda published her second book: AVERAGE, The Enemy of Purpose. Dedicated to empowering people, Yolanda’s writings will compel you to stop living beneath your privileges and understand that you were created for a divine purpose. Her God’s Girl and Hey Girl brands help to expand her platform for empowering and provoking women, to live again.
Greatness will never manifest until it is first perceived and then released by one who holds it. Y. Presley
Don’t minimize your dream to fit your environment, enlarge your environment, and make it encompass your dream! Y. Presley