Barrister Iryn Omorogiuwa is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a lawyer and member of the Nigerian Bar Association. Also, she is the state counsel Ministry of Justice Edo State Nigeria and chairperson International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Edo State Nigeria. Iryn shares her journey to realising her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer and a voice for the oppressed in society. It was not an easy journey. Her father died just as she gained admission to university to study law and she became discouraged because he would never see her dream materialise. But she carried on as she understood that she wanted to be a lawyer for herself and no one else. Then came the financial hardships, which typically follow the demise of most fathers, but Iryn would find a way to achieve her goal despite not always having what she required for the journey. Today she is not only a lawyer, but she is a solid voice for the oppressed. Listen to Iryn and be inspired to have your dreams against the odds.
Uche Anyanwagu is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. He (yes, that’s right) is an Associate Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Medicine, University of Nottingham. He researches Clinical Epidemiology focusing on Cardiovascular and Metabolic events associated with the use of Insulin and novel glucose-lowering agents in Type 2 Diabetes. Also, he is a creative writer, poet, and social critic and takes pleasure in using simple stories about everyday situations to provoke a change in people’s mindsets and assessment of their well-being. As a young child observing his father’s ailing health, he made a promise to his dad that he would become a doctor and cure him of diabetes. His father would die shortly after this pronouncement but Uche would go on to fulfil his promise against all odds and in 2017 win the nomination for the best research in Type 2 Diabetes in the UK. This man had limited opportunities as he pursued his dreams but what opportunities he did have he maximised. Listen as Uche shares his journey of going from the rural parts of Nigeria to the UK where he obtained a PhD and of course paid a visit to the Queen of England. His journey and success are proof that our limitations are only in our mind. Be inspired!
Dr. Leslie Hodge is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a pharmacist and founder of Scripts and Beyond LLC. She successfully earned her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2004 and holds American Pharmacists Association Certifications in Delivering Medication Therapy Management and Pharmacist-Based Immunization Delivery. She established her business, Scripts & Beyond LLC, in response to the changing patterns in health care, especially after observing the devastating effects of people not understanding their medications. She seeks to bridge the gaps in information and understanding and to simplify the complex when it comes to medication lists. She is also a writer and has just released her first book titled, At The End Of The Day: Take It Personally. Listen as Leslie shares with us her reasons for studying pharmacy and the challenges on her path to achieving her childhood dream. Be inspired to pursue your dreams.
Meg Nocero is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is an attorney, writer, speaker, and empowerment coach. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Congressman Alfred Santangelo, Meg served the United States as a federal attorney with the Department of Homeland Security for almost twenty years. In this role, she mentored hundreds of student interns in the field of immigration law. In 2017, she resigned and started a non-profit called S.H.I.N.E Networking Inc for the purpose of promoting the story sharing, community building, diversity, ideas, hope and networking. Her non-profit also provides educational scholarships to support young innovative leaders who are making a difference. Meg is a wife and mother and loves her children, and Shetland sheepdogs. Listen as Meg shares her journey of leaving her job after almost two decades and following her dreams, and be inspired to discover where you want to shine. Don’t miss the whole point of being here. Live the life you truly want. Meg shows us how.
Linda Ijomah is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is an architect, career/ business woman, wife and mother who brings passion and excellence to all that she does. She has been able to successfully juggle a very busy career and business life with an equally busy marriage and family life. As one who recently became a mother after many years of waiting, Linda shares with us the journey to motherhood even as she shares her journey to become an architect and what it is like being a female in a career dominated by men. Listen and be inspired to keep reaching for your dreams.
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.