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.
Julie Gorman is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team. In addition, she is a writer, producer, and host of a weekly Broadcast and founder of His Love Extended Ministries. She is the author of What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men and What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me about Marriage released in 2013 and 2014 respectively. In 2016 and 2018, she co-authored along with her husband the books, Two Are Better than One and Married for a Purpose. Along with her husband she runs the ministry, Married for a Purpose. Julie has spoken to youth, college students, and adults since 1988. Her passion is to minister to the WHOLE person. She is married to her best friend, Greg and they have three children. In this interview Julie shares with us the abuse she suffered as a child and how she moved past that experience to the blessed life she now enjoys. Listen and be inspired to bounce back from adversity.
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.
Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Bodnar is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a not only an officer in the United States Army, she is also a certified Army Master Resilience Trainer (MRT), a Positive Psychology Practitioner, Eating Psychology Educator, Author, and aspiring Motivational Speaker. Since obtaining her Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, Theresa has been able to create a combination of poetry, positive psychology, and eating psychology tools that she wished she knew when she was younger. These tools and ways of thinking have helped her work through depression, body image, and addiction issues. Her book: Get UPP! Understanding Positive Psychology has been described as a fun way to explore positive psychology concepts and stay motivated. Theresa was first introduced to the field of positive psychology in the Army and decided to obtain her Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program through the Flourishing Center. The ideas were revolutionary to her and have without doubt transformed her life. Listen as Theresa shares with us her life as a military woman and how it has helped her discover herself and prepare for a new life as a speaker and writer. Be inspired for self-discovery.
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.