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.
Jackqueline Mondo Apinyi is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She was born in Uganda and raised in Kenya after her family fled the civil war of Uganda in 1979. Her family had humble beginnings, her mother was an early years teacher and her father a soldier who rose to the rank of Major General. At the age of 15, her father took a post in Russia and sent her along with her siblings to boarding school in the UK. Adjusting to the UK system of education was challenging for her and it didn’t help that she had no friends. The teachers said she was dull and would be a better off as a homemaker. Jackqueline experienced rejection and sibling rivalry and was constantly seeking acceptance by bleaching her skin and looking for love in all the wrong places. Her self-esteem was affected. But her esteem soared when she was able to finish university and get married, two things she had been told repeatedly would never happen. But adversity was not done with her, over the years she has lost a child to heart defect, received the shocking news that her children were autistic, survived stroke and heart surgery, and a six-year separation from her husband. But she is standing strong and has founded Woman Arise and Be Healed, a platform through which she encourages women who are going through trauma or have been through traumatic experiences. Listen to Jackqueline and be inspired to rise from the ashes.
Cheryl Peavy is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a Speaker and Transformation Technician, who is passionate about helping women overcome traumatic situations and heal from within. She has had a personal experience with trauma when several years ago she lost her mother and grandmother two weeks apart. Since then, she has created a social media movement branded as She Is You I Am You, which helps women see themselves through God’s eyes and not the world’s. She seeks to encourage, inspire and motivate women to show up in their greatness and create the life of their dreams. She is a best-selling Co-Author of several books and contributing writer for Miz CEO Entrepreneurial Magazine and Thrive Global. Listen to Cheryl as she shares her journey of losing her identity following the rejection of her father and the deaths of her mother and grandmother and how she became a people pleaser until she discovered her identity and purpose. Be inspired to discover who you are!
Sabrina Ben Salmi is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is an Award-Winning author who went from lone parent to lone parent coach filled with a desire to enrich the lives of lone parent families both locally and globally. She has been assisting lone parents since 2006 as a professional and business transformation consultant, empowering them to achieve their goals, and attain success. Many of her clients have gone on to influence individuals across the globe. She is a Make Your Mark Ambassador, PRECIOUS AWARD finalist, British Library Case Study; and has attracted the attention of National and International media across TV, Newspapers and radio including BBC London News, BBC Radio, Colourful Radio, Channel 4 documentaries (The Secret Millionaire). Sabrina did not always have a glamorous life. She was raised in a single parent home, faced rejection, bullying and an illness that left her dead on three occasions! But a decision to turn her adversities into empowerment in the hopes of inspiring others kept her going and brought the change she desired. She is a proud mother of 5 entrepreneurial children who are also multi award winners and award-winning authors. They are aged 5yrs to 18yrs and she refers to them as her Fantastic 5. Listen as Sabrina shares her inspiring journey. Click here to purchase books by Sabrina and her fantastic 5.
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.