Dr. Yolanda Jerry is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a retired Air Force veteran, speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. She coaches inspires and empowers victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and youth bullying. Yolanda shares her story as a sexual assault and domestic violence survivor and what it takes to no longer be a victim but a Victor! She is the Founder and CEO of YJ Empowerment Solutions, LLC. Walking away from an abusive marriage did not come easy for her, and she knows firsthand and explains why many women prefer to remain in abusive relationships. The most potent lesson she took away from that season of her life is the fact that she can Get Back Up! Listen and be inspired as Yolanda shares her journey of going from sexual assault and domestic abuse victim to strong survivor and advocate who is helping other women. She has turned her pain into her purpose. Yolanda will be in London, UK, on the 20th of April 2019 to share her story in more detail at DOZ Live Inspirational Conference tagged Get Back Up! Go to Eventbrite to register for this event and get your ticket. If you have fallen it’s okay; you can Get Back Up!
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.
Kenise Etwaru is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a recording artist, songwriter, worship leader, motivational speaker, executive HR coach and author of the book, The Good Wife and The Other Woman. She is a multi-talented woman who desires to use all her talents and abilities to bring glory to God’s name. Kenise shares with us her joys and frustrations of being the daughter of two pastors, her divorce and how it changed her life forever, and the journey to writing her autobiography, The Good Wife and The Other Woman. Listen to Kenise and be inspired to find purpose in your pain.
Erin Keaney is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is co-founder of Nonspec, an organisation that manufactures affordable and adjustable prosthetic kits for amputees. Erin’s journey to manufacturing prosthetic kits goes back to when she was a little girl and watched her father, a plastics engineer work on medical devices he brought home. She designed her first adjustable prosthetic limb while in university studying to be a plastics engineer like her father. And when she learned how costly prosthetic limbs were, she embarked on a journey to provide amputees with limbs that were not only adjustable and easy to use but pocket friendly. It has not been an easy task, but she is pursuing her vision one day at a time and has been recognised for her efforts. Listen to Erin share her journey and be inspired for innovation.
DiAnne Malone is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a writer and founder of Who’s That Lady Blog. She is also a published author, college professor and administrator. DiAnne first fell in love with words at the age of three and became an avid reader from that point on. Writing for her came later and she published her first poem while in middle school. Writing what she terms bad poetry led her to dismiss writing by the time she got to college. But in graduate school, she picked up writing once again and by the time she had obtained her MFA in Creative Nonfiction, she had published a few pieces of nonfiction in literary journals across the United States. She has collaborated on several book projects including, 7 Women 7 Words: A Collection of Inspirational Essays. On this project, 7 women wrote personal essays on the words: HER, SHOES, IMAGE, ANGER, HIM, HELP, SEXY. DiAnne shares with us her exciting experiences of collaborating on this book project and others and being a college professor. Listen and be inspired to live a life full of meaning.