Shontelle Dubois is an amazing woman and the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. Shontelle did not have a happy childhood. But she constantly suppressed her feelings of sadness even as she lied about the bruises that were frequently on her body. As a young adult, her life began to change for the better; she had graduated and had a beautiful daughter. But suddenly and without any warning, she was involved in a 7-car accident. The recovery process and learning to walk again threw her into depression. She became a binge eater and gained a lot of weight very quickly. At that point, she decided to make changes to her life and lost 95 pounds in five months. She loved her transformation so much that she decided to become a personal trainer and help other women. And then disaster struck; she lost her job and was given an eviction notice. Shontelle began to use the stairwell in her apartment building to train her clients. People mocked her, and called her the stairwell trainer but she kept going, rising early every morning to sweep and mop the stairwell before her clients arrived. Shontelle currently owns a fully equipped gym, all her sessions are sold out, and there are prospective customers on the waiting list! She is a fighter who has kept going against the odds and she shares with us her inspiring journey. Listen and be inspired to never give up!
Roxanne St Clair is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is an award-winning inspirational speaker, author, trustee, passionate educator, and effective coach. Over the last 17 years she has supported business owners with their financial accounting and office systems.
As an inspirational speaker, Roxanne helps individuals achieve new heights of spiritual aliveness and success. She is the creator of The Value in You®, a set of 52 inspirational leadership cards, that assist individuals in their quest to live a life that they love. She is a trustee of the Mary Seacole Trust (MST), and was instrumental in the erection of the statue of Mary Seacole in the gardens of St Thomas’ Hospital, London. And she chairs the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund (CGEF), a charity that sponsors girls’ secondary education in their own Commonwealth country. Listen as Roxanne shares her inspiring journey and how it feels to live a life that impacts individuals and communities.
Sabrina Ben Salmi is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is an Award-Winning author who went from lone parent to lone parent coach filled with a desire to enrich the lives of lone parent families both locally and globally. She has been assisting lone parents since 2006 as a professional and business transformation consultant, empowering them to achieve their goals, and attain success. Many of her clients have gone on to influence individuals across the globe. She is a Make Your Mark Ambassador, PRECIOUS AWARD finalist, British Library Case Study; and has attracted the attention of National and International media across TV, Newspapers and radio including BBC London News, BBC Radio, Colourful Radio, Channel 4 documentaries (The Secret Millionaire). Sabrina did not always have a glamorous life. She was raised in a single parent home, faced rejection, bullying and an illness that left her dead on three occasions! But a decision to turn her adversities into empowerment in the hopes of inspiring others kept her going and brought the change she desired. She is a proud mother of 5 entrepreneurial children who are also multi award winners and award-winning authors. They are aged 5yrs to 18yrs and she refers to them as her Fantastic 5. Listen as Sabrina shares her inspiring journey. Click here to purchase books by Sabrina and her fantastic 5.
The guest in this episode of DOZ Show is Sylvia Young. She is a wife, mother, part-time teacher, and writer. She has been married for twenty years and has three children. As her children are growing and becoming less dependent on her, Sylvia is now at a place where she is discovering who she is beyond a wife and mother. She shares with us her inspiring journey of self-discovery which has not only brought her to a place where she is ready to release her children from the nest but also inspired her daughter. Listen to Sylvia share her journey and be inspired to discover who you are beyond your current relationships, circumstances and or experiences.
Sarah Fehr is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. Eight years ago, her son was born with a heart condition called Transposition of the Great Arteries. After his birth he underwent a 16 hour surgery. During the procedure his heart stopped beating and the surgeon had to reach in and manually pump the heart to get it working again. Three years later Sarah wrote her first book, Heart Scar, which is a children’s book detailing her son’s experience. Today, Sarah shares with us her journey through what was no doubt the darkest moments of her life when she didn’t know if her baby would live or die. She shares her story to give hope to mothers everywhere facing a similar predicament. Please listen to Sarah and be inspired to find purpose even in the midst of your battles.
She had a bad marriage. She was verbally and physically abused. She tried to make the marriage work, but as the abuse became worse, and the conditions unhealthy for her daughters, she knew it was time to leave and she did. She is rebuilding her life and using her journey to help others. Irene Jones is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show and she opens up on her journey to self-discovery and regaining her self-esteem following her abusive marriage. Irene is a writer and blogger who loves to use her writing to encourage people. She is passionate about inspiring people to keep reaching for their dreams. Listen and be inspired to reach for your dreams and to bounce back after a setback.
Author Nicki Jeffery is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She shares her journey to become a published author, a journey which began when she was a young child. Her very first rejection slip would inspire her to view rejection differently. It was from Cassandra Golds, who was assistant editor of School Magazine and was turning down Nicki’s work because the magazine did not publish children’s work. She said to Nicki in her letter, “I grew up to be a writer, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you do, too! I think you have some very exciting times ahead of you, Nicole – the joy of writing stories, the thrill of sending them off to people, perhaps even the delight of having them published. But remember, if you should happen to receive a rejection slip, even many, many rejection slips, don’t be discouraged – just try again!” With those words Nicki continued to pursue her dreams and has a folder full of rejection slips as evidence. But through the years her writing has been awarded at different times. In this interview she helps us see the blessing in rejection even as she speaks on using her writing to help many including mums suffering from post-natal depression, a condition she suffered from herself. Listen and be inspired to keep pursuing your dreams in spite of life’s challenges and rejections.