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.
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.
Dr Marsie Ross is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is the CEO of EdLyn Enterprises, LLC. She has a doctorate degree in Pharmacy and is passionate about inspiring women to embrace self-care without guilt or apology! As a pharmacist, international speaker, author and integrative nutrition health coach, Marsie loves to arm women with real life strategies to help them renew, revive and redefine what it means to be a boss, mom, wife and to live healthy and happy! She shares with us some of those strategies as well as her journey to creating the perfect supplements for the woman over 40. Listen to Marsie and be inspired to live healthy and happy.
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.