Ebony Kay English is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She has transitioned from substance abuse to a woman of substance. For twelve years, she self-medicated with alcohol. It was the only way she knew to numb the pain and unworthiness she felt. She says that she would attempt to drown out her pain with alcohol, but her pain learned to swim and would still be there day after day until she finally decided to stop running and face herself and her problem. It was the 24th of January 2015 and she was awakened by her then 7-year-old son; he was standing in her vomit, crying and asking, “mommy were you sick last night?” It hurt her to have her son witness one of her many hangovers and dark moments, but she knew it was just what she needed to finally face the repressed emotions and pain that had learned to swim no matter how much alcohol she had tried to drown it with. Now, after five years of sobriety and discovering her authentic self, Ebony says that it is okay to not drink. Listen and be inspired to transform your life. Yes, you can!
Dr Ava Eagle Brown is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. Ava’s early life was spent in poor rural Jamaica. As a young child, she was not regular at school because of the need to work for food instead. Her inner strength carried her through adolescence when she experienced incest and sexual abuse. As a young adult, she was raped at gunpoint, which caused her to flee Jamaica. She could have settled for being a victim of her painful past, but Ava chose to turn her pain into purpose and become her own warrior and hero. Armed with determination and courage, she rose from the ashes to become a resilient, strong and self-reliant woman. She is reaching back to help others find their purpose, and get unstuck from their limiting beliefs, so that they can live their best lives. She has coached entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business leaders, and has spoken words of inspiration and change to audiences in the US, Jamaica, Poland, Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Africa. In this interview, Ava shares her journey and inspires us for more.
Dianah Kamande is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a domestic violence survivor, a widow, a widow leader and a motivational speaker. More than a decade ago, Dianah married the love of her life, and their marriage was blessed with two beautiful daughters. She thought they were happy, and all was well, but one night, her husband attacked and cut her up with a sword in an attempt to kill her, their children, and himself. Rescuers arrived at the scene, and she was able to escape with her children, and her husband killed himself. Listen as Dianah relives the horror of the night she almost lost her life and how she has turned her pain to gain. Be inspired to overcome adversity!
RoxAnne Triche is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a certified “Internal Empowerment Coach” a Motivational Speaker and Author. She is also the Executive Vice President of Internal Empowerment, Inc and serves as a Master Facilitator. She provides coaching to businesses, leaders, and front-line personnel. She has served as a leader and trainer in teamwork and conflict resolution in Corporate America, for 23 years and consults with corporations and public and private organizations regarding various business, staffing, and management needs. She is co-author of the books Scripture Therapy and Choice Theory and Self-Counseling with STACT. Listen to RoxAnne share her passion for the work she does and be inspired to pursue purpose and live your best life.
Rose Foster is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a qualified Christian Coach who serves women who are undergoing or have undergone abuse by providing one on one support and facilitating group counselling with them. Having experienced overwhelming domestic abuse herself, she understands how devastating and denigrating life can be for victims of abuse and she seeks to give women who have travelled or who are travelling the dark road of abuse, courage, hope, and a voice. Rose shares her story of pain and horror at church events, sisterhood gatherings and other local outreach events. In her quest to share hope, strength and coping strategies with as many women as possible, she is now training with the Croydon Council to take up a new volunteering role as a Community Champion for abuse victims. She also champions several outreach programmes for women and young people who suffer abuse and exclusion. Listen as Rose shares her story of rebuilding her life following marriage to a narcissist. Be inspired to rebuild your life after a setback!
Oreme Brenda Iyede is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. While she was pregnant with her second child someone made a statement that caused Oreme to feel shame. Unknown to her, the embarrassment she felt because of her pregnancy was outright rejection of her unborn child, and would cause him to feel unwanted, unloved, and alienated, right from the womb. As time progressed, the same child would become rebellious, aggressive, defiant, and depressed and Oreme would reach her breaking point. But then, she discovered the conception to birth ministry and his journey to healing began, as did hers; she could dream again and pursue her dreams. And from the distressing journey with her son, came a discovery of her purpose. In the capacity of a Speaker and Coach, she is now reaching out to other parents and individuals, to help them find healing, acceptance, and their true identity. Listen as Oreme shares the challenging experiences with her son and how she overcame. Be inspired to triumph over adversity.
Lynne Brown is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, and is certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. She is trained and mentored by John Maxwell and his world-class faculty, and is equipped with the tools, resources and experience to help her clients improve their productivity, performance and profitability. She is passionate about encouraging people of all ages to step into their greatness, and to live a life of confidence and personal growth. In this interview, Lynne shares her journey from a toxic job and work environment to purpose and how her life has been transformed by doing the work that she was born for. Listen to Lynne and be inspired to step into your place and into greatness.
Jackqueline Mondo Apinyi is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She was born in Uganda and raised in Kenya after her family fled the civil war of Uganda in 1979. Her family had humble beginnings, her mother was an early years teacher and her father a soldier who rose to the rank of Major General. At the age of 15, her father took a post in Russia and sent her along with her siblings to boarding school in the UK. Adjusting to the UK system of education was challenging for her and it didn’t help that she had no friends. The teachers said she was dull and would be a better off as a homemaker. Jackqueline experienced rejection and sibling rivalry and was constantly seeking acceptance by bleaching her skin and looking for love in all the wrong places. Her self-esteem was affected. But her esteem soared when she was able to finish university and get married, two things she had been told repeatedly would never happen. But adversity was not done with her, over the years she has lost a child to heart defect, received the shocking news that her children were autistic, survived stroke and heart surgery, and a six-year separation from her husband. But she is standing strong and has founded Woman Arise and Be Healed, a platform through which she encourages women who are going through trauma or have been through traumatic experiences. Listen to Jackqueline and be inspired to rise from the ashes.
Aramide Fadiora is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a business woman, author and minister who has a passion for the empowerment of women, particularly women in business and ministry. She is the Founder of Ladies Driven by Purpose, a platform designed to encourage and build women spiritually and to challenge barriers in communities. As a young child she lost the use of her legs and was unable to attend school as a result. She thought she would never walk, never get an education, and never see her dreams materialise. But then one day, by a miracle, she was walking. And now she is walking in her ‘stilettos’. Listen to Aramide Fadiora, author of the book, Walking in My Stilettos: Finding Balance in Everyday Life, and be inspired to believe and walk powerfully in your purpose. Purpose is like shoes, unique to the owner.
Dr. Fayola Delica is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is an ordained pastor, a nurse for over 15 years, serial entrepreneur, award-winning international speaker, international best-selling author, talk show host, educator, youth advocate, beauty queen, business consultant and political strategist. She is also, the Executive Director of the Haitian American Professionals Coalition (HAPC). In May 2019, she received an honorary Doctoral Degree in Ministry and was ordained as a pastor by the Trinity Theological Seminary of South Florida in Pompano Beach, FL. She holds a number of leadership roles in various nonprofit, civic, and professional nursing associations/organizations and has received a number of awards for her dedication to public service. Listen as Fayola shares her inspiring journey of rising after an financial crash in which she lost everything and became homeless. Be inspired to rise after a fall!