Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dozie Oheri, Founder and CEO of Choose to DO, Inc., located in Houston, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Choose to DO, Inc. builds confidence and esteem for underserved black youth 12-17 years old to embrace healthy mental development by introducing them to applying skills and resources that foster socio-emotional well-being.

Tell us about yourself

My name is Dozie Oheri, and I am the Founder/CEO of Choose to DO, Inc. I started to Choose to DO, Inc. because of a few things that transpired in my life. I come from an immigrant home, and I am the only girl among four boys. That dynamic brought on a lot of emotional challenges that caused me to struggle with my self-worth as I grew older. By the time I got to college, I was depressed and did not know it. At some point, I recognized that I needed help and decided to see a therapist, which started my journey to work on my self-esteem. Also, I’ve worked with children since I was about nine years old, and I saw that no matter their economic background and racial demographic, every child wanted to receive and feel love. Choose to DO, Inc. was born out of my own experience of dealing with low self-esteem and from my career working with young adults.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Building a thriving business that impacts the lives of others, not just the youth we serve.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Dispelling imposter syndrome.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Ask yourself, are you in a good place financially? Do you have the time? What is your purpose?

Where can people find you and your business?


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