Dr Ava Eagle Brown is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. Ava’s early life was spent in poor rural Jamaica. As a young child, she was not regular at school because of the need to work for food instead. Her inner strength carried her through adolescence when she experienced incest and sexual abuse. As a young adult, she was raped at gunpoint, which caused her to flee Jamaica. She could have settled for being a victim of her painful past, but Ava chose to turn her pain into purpose and become her own warrior and hero. Armed with determination and courage, she rose from the ashes to become a resilient, strong and self-reliant woman. She is reaching back to help others find their purpose, and get unstuck from their limiting beliefs, so that they can live their best lives. She has coached entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business leaders, and has spoken words of inspiration and change to audiences in the US, Jamaica, Poland, Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Africa. In this interview, Ava shares her journey and inspires us for more.
Oreme Brenda Iyede is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. While she was pregnant with her second child someone made a statement that caused Oreme to feel shame. Unknown to her, the embarrassment she felt because of her pregnancy was outright rejection of her unborn child, and would cause him to feel unwanted, unloved, and alienated, right from the womb. As time progressed, the same child would become rebellious, aggressive, defiant, and depressed and Oreme would reach her breaking point. But then, she discovered the conception to birth ministry and his journey to healing began, as did hers; she could dream again and pursue her dreams. And from the distressing journey with her son, came a discovery of her purpose. In the capacity of a Speaker and Coach, she is now reaching out to other parents and individuals, to help them find healing, acceptance, and their true identity. Listen as Oreme shares the challenging experiences with her son and how she overcame. Be inspired to triumph over adversity.
Aramide Fadiora is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a business woman, author and minister who has a passion for the empowerment of women, particularly women in business and ministry. She is the Founder of Ladies Driven by Purpose, a platform designed to encourage and build women spiritually and to challenge barriers in communities. As a young child she lost the use of her legs and was unable to attend school as a result. She thought she would never walk, never get an education, and never see her dreams materialise. But then one day, by a miracle, she was walking. And now she is walking in her ‘stilettos’. Listen to Aramide Fadiora, author of the book, Walking in My Stilettos: Finding Balance in Everyday Life, and be inspired to believe and walk powerfully in your purpose. Purpose is like shoes, unique to the owner.
Cheryl McAnda is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a gospel singer, business owner, and mum to three beautiful children. Years of verbal and physical abuse in her marriage and the impact of her divorce brought her to a point where she lost her self-esteem and confidence, felt worthless and suffered an immense inferiority complex. She believed she was ugly and could do nothing right. It took years to finally realise she was worthy and precious in the sight of God. Her turning point came when she started singing in church, and people applauded her and paid her compliments. Because of her experience, Cheryl is passionate about helping people, especially women and children who have suffered abuse. Her love and passion for people have caused her to continually receive requests from those who are challenged and require a listening ear or words of wisdom. She says; I can relate to most of the pain and abuse because I have been there. She is a phenomenal woman who is reaching back to help others get through their seasons of adversity. In this interview, Cheryl shares her inspiring journey; how she went from a broken home, created by racial segregation in apartheid South Africa, to a broken marriage, and has turned her pain to purpose and found a new zeal for life. Listen to Cheryl and be inspired for something new!
Terri Cann is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a gospel recording artist, fashion designer and stylist, writer, actress, teacher, wife and mother. Her music journey began at the age of eleven, when she prayed and asked God for a voice that would bring glory to His name. Since then, she has wasted no time doing just that with upbeat tracks and soothing melodies that inspire and touch the hearts of saved and unsaved alike. She is a formal vocal music teacher who has now pursued entrepreneurship with her own company, “The Arts Empowerment Group,” which outsources teaching artists to schools that lack arts programming. In this interview, she shares the journey of pursuing her purpose, the breaks created by marriage and motherhood and how she has learnt to balance purpose, marriage and motherhood. Listen to Terri and be inspired to live your dreams. As she says, if you’re walking around unfulfilled, what are your children gleaning from that?
Margaret Taribo is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is the CEO of Distinct Family Services Ltd, an independent business service working with individual, statutory and voluntary services to support and empower individuals, parents, and young people in the community with respect to their social, economic and emotional wellbeing. She started working in the community over 16 years ago through volunteering and has worked as a community development and youth worker and later a parent development coordinator. She is currently project lead for a parent led voluntary group that provides holiday activities for families who have little or no support and is involved in a small action group working to support families with ‘no recourse to public funds’. Margaret is very passionate about what she does and for her nothing is greater than the discovery of one’s purpose. Listen to Margaret share her journey of purpose and be inspired to find your place.
Janell Jones is the guest in DOZ Show Episode 100! She was born into poverty and raised in the projects of Columbus, Ohio. As a young child, she lost her father and older sister to inner-city violence. Although she became a teenage mother at 16, she was determined to live a different life to the one she saw played out around her. Armed with determination she went from an online associate degree in psychology to a master’s degree in social work. After landing what she thought was her “dream job” and providing a good home for her children, she discovered a deeper dream buried within her and made the decision to follow her passion. She started a business and wrote the book that was burning inside her. Today, Janell is a life-coach, published author, social work professional, founder of a publishing company, and a speaker with an urgent message: You have the ability to choose. And she is the author of the book, “It All Begins With You!” in which she shares the incredible story of how she took the leap that awakened her to her purpose and destiny. Listen as Janell shares with us the tragic events of her life and how saying no to drugs and yes to education set her up for success. Be inspired to make right choices!
Zena Ibhawoh is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is an innovative legal practitioner with seventeen years’ experience in legal practice. She possesses expertise in capital markets, regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, deal structuring, pensions, company secretarial practice and general corporate and commercial law. She is passionate about helping women and has worked towards the protection of the rights of a low-income mother in tort and criminal cases instituted on her behalf. She is in addition a writer with several publications including, one titled, “Business, Pregnant Women and the Law.” In this interview Zena shares with us her journey to become a lawyer, how the career has transformed her life and how she successfully juggles it with family life. She leaves women with some powerful financial advice which includes goal setting. Where do you see yourself in five years time? Listen to Zena and be inspired to design your future.
Jasmine J. Moore is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a motivational speaker, philanthropist, and purpose partner. In addition, she has been a social worker and counselor for youth and women for over 10 years. She is a mentor to many young women and girls with whom she identifies in countless ways. She is the author of the book, Because No One Told Me: 21 Days of Purposeful Transfiguration for Adolescents, written to help young girls learn from her own adolescent mistakes. Following the release of this book and after receiving feedback from women who were hurting from past experiences, she wrote the book, No Longer Scarred: The Path After My Pain. This book demonstrates to women that their scars don’t have to be permanent. Listen as Jasmine takes us on her purpose journey in this interview. Be inspired to find your reason for being!
Demetria Buie is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a mother, life-story coach, publisher, event host, magazine owner and mentor. She was raised in a small town in Louisiana and by the time she reached eighteen, had experienced many hardships, which rendered her homeless, unforgiving, depressed, and suicidal. She was a high school drop-out, but a strong desire to better her life caused her to return to school and earn her GED after which she began attending John Tyler Community College, studying acting. She is author of over thirty books including the book titled, Refuse To Lose. In this interview, Demetria opens up on the many challenges she has faced; from a mother who did not want or love her, to a father who was an alcoholic. And from a school system and teachers that gave up on her stating that she would amount to nothing, to an uncle who tried to rape her. Demetria saw it all, conquered it all, and shares her story to give hope to other women. Listen to Demetria and be inspired to get up and win! Because you can!