What are people saying about License to Succeed: Lead Without Permission?

Beth Grixti - EFT Practitioner/Emotional Success Coach

“I am shocked at what I’ve unlocked! Risha has managed to create a 12 week program that contains all the tools needed to break through that self help barrier I had been blocked behind. License to Succeed: Lead Without Permission has given me an entirely new self-perspective. I have always been working on self improvement, I’ve read so many books, I’ve done so many exercises, nothing seemed to really get me there. But the way each week builds in Risha’s program it’s like “a-ha” after “a-ha”! The foundation that is needed before building up is why this program works, and continues to work. Yes, even in twelve short weeks!”

Kathleen Pollard - Actor

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Photo by pink monkey studios

“Risha's coaching will truly guide you towards finding your best life. I never thought of myself as a leader before taking her course (License to Succeed, Lead Without Permission). But I was shocked with the self discoveries I made and how many new tools I have at my disposal to lead in my life, career, personal relationships - and feel like the confident, successful person I am. Risha's energy is second to none; she is a motivator, cheerleader, sage and friend all in one. She inspires you to succeed every step of the way. I can't recommend this work enough!!”

Olivia Neal - Entrepreneur/Business Owner

“Participating in Licence to Succeed: Lead Without Permission was the best decision I made for both myself and my business. It not only shows you what YOU are capable of but it also gives you a whole box full of tools to bring on success and help knock down all of your tried and true excuses in the process! I will be unpacking all of the information, reflection, strategies and connections I made during those 12 weeks for years to come. It is an opportunity that keeps on giving. When I signed up I felt burnt out and lacked confidence in my ability to achieve my goals but each week, Risha helped me to realize where I was holding myself back and why. My confidence ballooned throughout the course and I left knowing I am worthy of success. Thank you for your continued support & wisdom!”


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“ I had never thought of “goal setting” as something I needed or was interested in. I had associated “goals” with “stuff”, you know, big mansion, a pool…fancy car, that kind of stuff. I never thought that it was something for personal achievement and I realize goal setting can also be for…personal milestones: Health and relationships. I didn’t think I had goals, but I definitely do now!”

What are people saying about Yorke Motivational’s 1-on-1 business coaching?


Crosswalk Coaching and Consulting

If you need a business coach, I recommend Risha Yorke. She is a highly skilled professional, who knows how to share information and challenge her clients to find their own way at the same time. Her approach allowed me to grow as a coach and business owner. Her sessions were very thoughtful and resulted in tangible products and invaluable lessons. The sessions and homework enabled me to take my business to the next level. I received everything promised in our agreement plus some. I appreciate her investment in me and my business. Risha, thank you again.

- Karen Weaver/Life Coach

Visit Karen’s page here!

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Photo by Dahlia Katz


Vertex Custom Carpentry

Josh Gray

Risha has helped our business grow in so many ways. She was able to quickly grasp what we wanted to accomplish and had some great ideas on how to achieve our goals. She has a wide variety of  implementation strategies that she tailored to our specific needs.

Risha was able to help us every step of the way, from business branding, marketing strategies, trade show advice, social media planning and content, website
design/photography/content, and everything in between.

Risha is an excellent resource, highly professional and great to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Risha again, and I would recommend her to anyone looking to start or expand their business.

Visit Josh and his team here.

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Amy Grixti

I had a business, I had clients, but I wasn't where I wanted to be. Risha helped me with my goals, my challenges and my mindset. She built a strategy that wasn't overwhelming. We took it one step at a time and it was easy to see the progress.

Thank you, Risha! You've given me an amazing amount of support! I am grateful to have your expertise, your help and your friendship! Words can't express how grateful I am to you!

Check out Amy's business here.

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Photo by Natalie Baker


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Olivia Neal

Risha has helped me to clarify my thoughts and goals surrounding my business. As a solo entrepreneur I find it hard to get out of my own head in order to see things clearly. While I can see the bigger picture I will overthink how to get there and how to communicate that to others. With Risha's help, I am able to break down the larger goals and simplify them so that I know what I need to do to grow. By setting clear goals and values I am also able to confidently say 'yes' and 'no' to people and projects that come up because I can see if they are helping me work towards them. 

Risha has given me the confidence to successfully promote and talk about my business. As a passionate person, I struggle with how to explain that passion to others. This has also led to feeling more confident about my accomplishments overall. By developing a personal brand with Risha, I felt more comfortable taking ownership of what I do, why I do it and how I do it. 

Recommending Risha to friends and businesses is easy because of her diverse skill set and amicable yet no bullshit, approach. She is efficient, knowledgeable, experienced and fun!

I really appreciate that Risha will meet you on your level. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned business owner, you will feel comfortable working with her. 

Find out more about Olivia's shop here.


What is everyone saying about Yorke Motivational’s Workshops?

Check out our Anonymous Rave Reviews! 

These generous comments are from our anonymous surveys from a course or a workshop.

“This program has changed my life in many ways so far. I have stopped saying sorry for basically existing and I realized I like me a lot more than I thought I did. Which is a big change”

"I found out HOW to achieve my goals which I'm really excited to put into practice."

"I've been able to actually feel like myself again after being depressed for so long. I actually feel genuinely happy and I feel really good about myself."

"Thank you for creating such a unique approach to this dreaded topic. The attention to detail in incorporating various learning techniques was incredibly valuable. And thank you for creating such a powerful space to comfortably learn and be (very) vulnerable :)"

"I like how you see things from all possible angles. You inspire me to think beyond my own realm of thought and you helped me to discover ways to do that. Today was wonderful. Thank you, Risha!"

"I liked how you were able to have me look at public speaking as a story and not as a presentation, I just spoke at a small business connect meeting with local business owners and received such great response, I just stood up there and told my story and why I am doing what I'm doing, I kept it real and this took away the typical nerves I have when trying to follow a "speech". ...all in all you have helped me with out question, not only for my public speaking but with finding out more about myself and why I do what I do. Thank you."

"Great job keeping audience engaged while introducing them to marketing topics that they need to understand."

"I have seen many coaches presenting and i really thought you were excellent! You presented a complex topic in a way that the average person understood. Lots of great interaction too! and Dinner was fantastic! Great job overall and i am looking forward to more from you!"

"Energy and momentum were great!!! Visuals were great! Little pads perfect for elevator speech. Warm fuzzies were so fun! Learned a lot and felt inspired for my own pitch! Thank you Risha!!!!"

"Well thought out, exceptional delivery."