Mrs Taiwo Ajai-Lycett is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a Nigerian actress, journalist, television presenter, and cosmetologist. She is also a feminist and was the first editor of Africa Woman magazine in the 1970s. Her acting career began in December 1966 when she acted in Wole Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel, directed by William Gaskill at the Royal Court Theatre in London. The praise she received following her performance and the invitations from producers that followed, caused her to enrol at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has featured in several notable Nigerian films, including Tinsel, the award-winning Nigerian soap opera. In this interview, Mrs Lycett shares her inspiring journey from getting pregnant at 15 to becoming a sought after actress in the United Kingdom and Nigeria. Be inspired to pursue your dreams and live life to the fullest.
Christie Wislicenus is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a mother, grandmother, registered nurse and entrepreneur. Christie has been able to rebuild her life following seasons of adversity, which include the death of her father when she was only twelve years old, the deaths of her step-father and grandfather, an abusive marriage, and drug and alcohol addiction. In this interview, she shares with us her pain and triumphs. Listen to Christie and be inspired to rebuild your life. Yes, you can!
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!