Valerie Kelso is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. Valerie became pregnant the age of 16 and gave birth to a baby girl. After that her child’s father tried to kill her but was prevented by her father. Valerie allowed the young man to remain in her life and became pregnant at 17 but lost the baby due to him beating her non-stop and causing her water to break at 7 and a half months. She sustained emotional scars and physical wounds from being stabbed with a knife. Years later, she moved to America where she began a new life. At Fort Worth Texas, she attended a massage school where she learnt that through love the body can repair itself. She began to offer massage services and her clientele grew quickly as people in the community began to spread the word about this woman with “healing hands”. In December 2015 the doors to Purple Light Touch Foundation were opened and in 2017 she opened up PLT Massage and Wellness LLC. She now has a 10-room facility, allowing her to offer medical and relaxation massages to both men and women to handle bodies wrapped in pain. She works closely with the Women’s Shelter’s, Churches, Counselling Centres, and other advocates for recovering women and teen girls, demonstrating to women and teen girls there is a touch that changes lives in a good and sometimes great way. If you feel better, you do better that is the Purple Light Touch, and Valerie Kelso way. Listen as Valerie shares her transition from pain to gain. Be inspired to discover purpose in the midst of pain.
Dr. Bernice Patterson is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a psychologist, speaker, consultant, preacher, published author, and trainer. She is, in addition, the founder and CEO of Infinity Consultation Group where she provides training on issues of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, Self-Care and Burnout Prevention, and Mental Health and Spirituality. She is a highly sought-after speaker inside and outside of the church, and motivates her audience to take a hard and honest look at themselves by asking three questions, “Who do I want to be in this world? Am I doing the work to be that person? If not, what is holding me back?” She has been able to lead people into a deeper understanding of self, and seeks to give voice to the mental and emotional struggles that people commonly face and guide them towards a place of healing and empowerment. She is a firm believer that you can have Jesus and a therapist, too. Listen as Dr Patterson shares her journey of walking in her purpose. Be inspired to discover and embrace your purpose.
Coach Lara Ejizu is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a Servant Leadership Coach, a Holistic Coach and a Wellness & Essential Oils Consultant. She started leadership coaching and mentoring for children almost 13 years ago, and through her not-for-profit organization – Servant Leaders Foundation, she set up after-school leadership clubs in schools within Lagos Nigeria in line with her mission to “raise a new generation of leaders who will lead by serving.” As an independent Leadership Coach with the John Maxwell Team, she has worked with business owners, C-Suit Executives, Managers and Teams within the corporate setting, using the John Maxwell method of coaching, training and speaking. However, after battling chronic illness, which caused her to seek natural alternatives, she has become a Wellness Consultant & Advocate with Doterra International, an Essential Oils and Natural Healthcare Company, and an Essential Oils Coach with Dr Josh Axe a Doctor of Natural Medicine, and she is helping her clients find alternative and natural Solutions to their healthcare and wellness needs. Listen as Coach Lara shares her journey to become a wellness coach how similar the role is to her childhood dream of being a medical doctor. Listen and be inspired to discover your purpose.
Donna Sager Cowan is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a writer and author of a children’s book series, grandmother, random fact-finder, encourager, and superhero. As the youngest child in a large family, Donna felt lost in the crowd. She entertained herself by making up stories and friends to play with. By age 5, she had taught herself to read, and that began her imaginative journey to dreamy castles with princes and fairy godmothers. Although she wrote for many years, she did not feel confident to publish any of her writings until she was given the push that many great achievers require at one time or the other to pursue their dreams. That “push” led to the writing and publishing of two books, With the Curiosity of a Cat and With the Courage of a Mouse; thus Donna attained her dream of becoming an author at the age of sixty and a time when her life was winding down. She is proof that we are never too old to pursue our dreams or have new dreams. Listen as she shares her story of a dream come true. Be inspired to pursue your dreams.