Faith Ogunbor Agbonlahor is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She works in the banking sector as a business development professional. As the first of five children, the expectations of her parents were high concerning her. Her father was a medical doctor and her mother a nurse, and they desired that she become a medical doctor. She obtained her first degree in Microbiology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and then decided that a career in the medical field was not for her. She returned to school and obtained a second degree in Global Marketing from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. She shares with us the challenges of growing up “caged,” dealing with the high expectations of her family, and trying unsuccessfully to walk in the path that had been pre-planned by her parents. Listen to Faith and be inspired to forge your own path and follow your own dreams.
Dr. Delene Musielak is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She was born and raised in Guyana, South America, before migrating with her family to the United States at the age of six. As a child she desired to be a doctor and she pursued and attained that dream. But she did not stop there and continues to challenge herself to be a leader and the best at everything she does. She is not only a full-time physician, but a super mom of triplets, a wife of an amazing surgeon, an author, motivational and wellness speaker and an entrepreneur. She has her own show, The Dr. Mom Show, which she started to serve as a medical informational resource. She shares with us her journey to achieving her dream and how she juggles the various roles in her extremely busy life. Listen to Delene and be inspired to pursue and attain your dreams. Yes you can!
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.