About Yolanda D. Brisco

Yolanda created Purposed Strategy to champion women-owned and women-led organizations. She leads with almost two decades of experience and mastery as an accountant and is a corporate attorney supporting nonprofits and small businesses. From helping sports philanthropists to private foundations, religious organizations, charities to schools; churches to marketing companies, technology firms, and eCommerce boutiques; helping them sift through numbers, ideas, and processes and offering guidance to make sustainable, integral, and profitable moves. Her counsel in financial management; corporate structure, governance, and compliance; and business coaching has helped countless organizations to minimize risk, manage with integrity, succeed, scale, and thrive. 

"I knew that to help women-owned and led organizations secure wealth and make an impact in ways that are purposed, I needed to serve them by bringing balance to their books, businesses, and lives with relatable, dedicated, and scalable support." -Yolanda

Using the principles learned over almost two decades of study & mastery, Yolanda leads with four values that fuel her work and service. 

Our Approach

Clarity Creates Opportunity
Be Balanced
Pursue Purpose
Free Women to Lead

Yolanda champions women leaders because she knows what it takes to be one.


Serves as a member of the North Carolina Bar Association's Business Law Section and NC Association of Women Attorneys, as well as an Advisory Board Member on the Center for Women in Law's (University of Texas School of Law) Research Study on the Law School Experiences of Women of Color.

An education advocate, co-founder, and board chairwoman of Davis Academy, a nonprofit focused on education, restorative practices, and community schools. 


B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Winston-Salem State University. 

M.S. degree in Accountancy from the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University. 

Worked for a “Big 4” public accounting firm as a Fortune 500 Business Assurance and Advisory Services professional. 

Obtained a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

Received her J.D. from Campbell University, Norman A. Wiggins School of Law and is a member of the NC Bar.

Expertise + Impact

Financial Reporting & Forecasting

Bookkeeping & Budgeting

Profit Management & Strategy

Specialized Legal Services 

Review, development, and implementation of programs that help minimize risk, ensure compliance and protect corporate reputations and integrity

The Results

There have been many tangible results from my partnerships with clients, including:

Operational improvements that help you hire your teams and structure your organization

Preservation of your reputation, social and professional capital and relationships

Responsive and proactive support & excellent execution

Consistent focus on financial and organizational ethics and sustainability

Balanced days; more energy and flexibility to enjoy relationships & personal interests

The freedom to make decisions, execute, and scale without fear OR uncertainty

Clarity & confidence that helps you show up fully in your purpose

Profit trends turned positive 

The PARTNER WORLD-CHANGING WOMEN need to pursue purpose, generate profit, and achieve balance in business and life.

"For over ten years, we have worked with good, independent bookkeepers/controllers, but Yolanda Davis raised the bar. Yolanda and her team asked the right questions to understand our business and quickly got a grasp of the business then applied their impressive accounting and business skills and knowledge to improve and simplify our procedures and record keeping. They are very dependable, fast and extremely accurate. As a bonus, Yolanda has a warm, engaging and "can-do" personality. We couldn't be more pleased! "

Toni Steedman  

Blue Socks Media 

"Ms. Davis is a highly effective professional. I refer all aspiring nonprofit managers to consult with her for possible services. I highly recommend her for business needs including accounting, marketing and other financial advising. I trust Ms. Davis' skills and would utilize her again in the future. "

Monique Polluck 

The REAL Orchestra 

"Yolanda Davis has been providing general accounting services to Dress for Success Charlotte since 2016. She is professional, responsive, and flexible; and her knowledge of nonprofit accounting and administration has served our growing organization extremely well."

Kerry Barr O'Connor 

Dress for Success Charlotte

"It was an honor to attend The SuccessFUL Way class today. Yolanda is a very inspiring and motivating speaker. The energy she gave us was uplifting and she smile warmed us all. It was definitely what I need to get unstuck... to get my mojo back flowing! I hope she continues to do the work God called her to do. We need it!"

Medesia Morrell Negron


"I appreciated how prepared Yolanda was during our session. The candid feedback she provided helped me see a different approach. I highly recommend Yolanda, as she has proven to be a transparent leader and motivator.

Shannon Martin


Leading Organizations Rely On Our Support.

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Here’s you how can reclaim your time, business, and purpose:

Strategy to Forecast your next power move.


We will get to know you while assessing your company’s strengths and challenges.


We will work with you to optimize data and establish structure in your business.


Our 360º approach works! Start making key adjustments with expert support that scales with your business.

Let’s Chart Your PATH to Purpose

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Learn how to stop your business from holding you back from profit and purpose.

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*Purposed Strategy is not a law firm and is an extension of Yolanda D. Brisco's personal brand. All legal services will be rendered through Yolanda's employer, Nexsen Pruet. Accordingly, an attorney-client relationship will not be established unttil a proper conflicts check is performed and an engagement letter has been executed. All opinions expressed on this site are that of Yolanda's and not her employer.







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