Janell Jones is the guest in DOZ Show Episode 100! She was born into poverty and raised in the projects of Columbus, Ohio. As a young child, she lost her father and older sister to inner-city violence. Although she became a teenage mother at 16, she was determined to live a different life to the one she saw played out around her. Armed with determination she went from an online associate degree in psychology to a master’s degree in social work. After landing what she thought was her “dream job” and providing a good home for her children, she discovered a deeper dream buried within her and made the decision to follow her passion. She started a business and wrote the book that was burning inside her. Today, Janell is a life-coach, published author, social work professional, founder of a publishing company, and a speaker with an urgent message: You have the ability to choose. And she is the author of the book, “It All Begins With You!” in which she shares the incredible story of how she took the leap that awakened her to her purpose and destiny. Listen as Janell shares with us the tragic events of her life and how saying no to drugs and yes to education set her up for success. Be inspired to make right choices!
LaKisha Irby is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a mother, mentor, serial entrepreneur, author and life coach. She is committed to helping others obtain their highest personal and professional levels of success through joy, happiness, dedication and the power of choice. LaKisha enjoys inspiring others to live the life of their dreams by building confidence through empowerment. She serves her community, and combines her professional gifts with her love for service. Listen as LaKisha shares with us how she went from being a housewife with no finances of her own, to a divorcee living with her parents, and then to owner of several thriving businesses and an employer who is thrilled to see her employees prosper. Be inspired to make the right choices for your life!
Nefertiti Fisher is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is Founder and CEO of Beautiful One Inc. and Beautiful One Has Come Inc. Nefertiti is passionate about helping brand new startups and small businesses make their unique thumbprint in the business world. She is also an anointed ministry leader, author, personal and business development coach, wife to a United States Marine and mother. Through her not for profit organization, Beautiful One Has Come Inc. she mentors, trains, and empowers young women to know who they are, to be proud of their talents, and be beautiful! She lives by the mantra: standards are meant to be raised not lowered and never shrink yourself to make others feel comfortable with your gift and who you are. In this interview, she shares the devastating effects of diming our lights to let others shine. Listen to Nefertiti and be inspired to be unapologetic about your dreams and visions.
Dr. Lisa Lewis Ellis is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is CEO & Founder of Kick Boxing Believers, L.L.C.; a transformational business dedicated to teaching individuals and groups how to achieve prosperity and personal success by releasing mental restraints of self-limiting belief systems. She is also known as the belief systems boss. She is in addition a best-selling author and highly sought-after spiritual strategist. In this interview, Lisa shares her story of getting stuck after buying into a lie and words that were contrary to what she knew to be true about herself. The negative words initially placed limitations on her and her career, but once she broke free she began to climb the corporate ladder again and decided it was time to help other women get unstuck. Who sold you the lie that caused you to settle for less? Listen to Lisa and be inspired to get unstuck. You are more than you think you are.
Jasmine J. Moore is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a motivational speaker, philanthropist, and purpose partner. In addition, she has been a social worker and counselor for youth and women for over 10 years. She is a mentor to many young women and girls with whom she identifies in countless ways. She is the author of the book, Because No One Told Me: 21 Days of Purposeful Transfiguration for Adolescents, written to help young girls learn from her own adolescent mistakes. Following the release of this book and after receiving feedback from women who were hurting from past experiences, she wrote the book, No Longer Scarred: The Path After My Pain. This book demonstrates to women that their scars don’t have to be permanent. Listen as Jasmine takes us on her purpose journey in this interview. Be inspired to find your reason for being!
Demetria Buie is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a mother, life-story coach, publisher, event host, magazine owner and mentor. She was raised in a small town in Louisiana and by the time she reached eighteen, had experienced many hardships, which rendered her homeless, unforgiving, depressed, and suicidal. She was a high school drop-out, but a strong desire to better her life caused her to return to school and earn her GED after which she began attending John Tyler Community College, studying acting. She is author of over thirty books including the book titled, Refuse To Lose. In this interview, Demetria opens up on the many challenges she has faced; from a mother who did not want or love her, to a father who was an alcoholic. And from a school system and teachers that gave up on her stating that she would amount to nothing, to an uncle who tried to rape her. Demetria saw it all, conquered it all, and shares her story to give hope to other women. Listen to Demetria and be inspired to get up and win! Because you can!
Becky Olodo is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is the Director of Image Branding Consultancy Ltd, a company focused on providing business and personal branding, image management services, workshops and training services. She is a lecturer in higher education with over a decade’s experience in teaching and a member – Board of Trustee & Convenor of Diaspora Leadership Mentoring Summit. Becky is author of the book, ‘Our Miracle’ and the record-breaking book titled: ‘What!!! African Food! Healthy Lifestyle? You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!’. She is passionate about significantly affecting lives and helping people achieve their goals. Listen as Becky shares her love for what she does and leaves some tips for the woman who wants to brand herself. Image is everything. Be inspired to stand out!