Yolanda Flournah-Perkins, is also known as 'Hope and Influence Communicator'. She teach WOMEN and FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS how to turn their adversities into opportunities by transforming their powerful, inspirational stories into bestselling books and lucrative speaking engagements.
Yolanda’s senior year in college, the semester she was scheduled to graduate, she was sentenced to 3 years in Federal prison.
As part of her reentry back into society, Yolanda was required to spend 3 months in a federal halfway house. While at the halfway house, she struggled with finding a job because no one wanted to hire a convicted felon. she filled out over 250 job applications until someone finally gave her a second chance.
The day Yolanda was released from the halfway house, she contacted the university she had attended prior to her incarceration, to re enroll. Unfortunately, Yolanda was denied readmission by that university.
She accepted into Florida Gulf Coast University, where she graduated with her bachelors and masters degree. She went on to receive another masters degree from Nova Southeastern University, where she is crrently pursuing my doctoral studies.
Today, Yolanda is a mom, wife, 2x published author, ceo/creative director of @swimmiecaps, and a TEDx speaker.