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!
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.
Queen Ekuerhare, the founder of Flashy Wings Ministry , is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. In 2009, she received a vision that birth the Flashy Wings Ministry a non-denominational Christian charity, actively working in the community to help tackle women’s issues. She is very passionate about the welfare of women and seeing women fulfil their potential in life through God’s Word. She believes that there is a queen in every woman and that women can discover their true worth if motivated in the right direction regardless of their background or story. She is happily married and has two lovely children. She inspires us with her journey of going from a life categorised by diapers and milk to a life of significance helping other women find their worth. Listen and be inspired.
Molly Schultz, the founder of Tried and True Mama Blog, is the amazing guest in this episode of DOZ Show. About two years ago, Molly was losing her dad to cancer. While her father battled with stage four cancer, he suddenly lost his wife. He became the only surviving parent of young Easton who was two at the time. Molly went home to see her dad and it became clear that Easton’s future needed to be decided and fast. It was agreed that Molly would adopt her younger half-brother. Her father signed off his parental rights to her and in a matter of hours he was dead. Easton went to live with Molly who already had four daughters and in a little over one year, he officially became the son of his older sister. Molly shares with us the inspiring journey towards the official adoption of her younger brother. Listen and be inspired to make the most of life’s challenges.
Shontelle Dubois is an amazing woman and the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. Shontelle did not have a happy childhood. But she constantly suppressed her feelings of sadness even as she lied about the bruises that were frequently on her body. As a young adult, her life began to change for the better; she had graduated and had a beautiful daughter. But suddenly and without any warning, she was involved in a 7-car accident. The recovery process and learning to walk again threw her into depression. She became a binge eater and gained a lot of weight very quickly. At that point, she decided to make changes to her life and lost 95 pounds in five months. She loved her transformation so much that she decided to become a personal trainer and help other women. And then disaster struck; she lost her job and was given an eviction notice. Shontelle began to use the stairwell in her apartment building to train her clients. People mocked her, and called her the stairwell trainer but she kept going, rising early every morning to sweep and mop the stairwell before her clients arrived. Shontelle currently owns a fully equipped gym, all her sessions are sold out, and there are prospective customers on the waiting list! She is a fighter who has kept going against the odds and she shares with us her inspiring journey. Listen and be inspired to never give up!