“Legacy of Leaders” with Dr. Lola Ohonba & Cherelle Jones

On “Legacy of Leaders,” Chuck Coker welcomes outstanding leaders to this uplifting and interesting show, filled with practical advice, personal experiences and tips for business leaders and aspiring leaders. This week, Chuck sits down with Dr. Lola Ohonba from WCI Health & Cherelle Jones from Creative Writing Solutions.

Short company description:

WCI Health is an alternative health and wellness company created to address the misconceptions and misinformation surrounding medicinal herbs like psilocybin (magic mushrooms), cannabis, and other entheogens. WCI Health specializes in providing quality plant-based supplements, adaptogens, and evidence-based education and events where you learn how to get and stay well using the healing power of plant medicines, adaptogens, and other wellness tools, thereby saving money on healthcare costs and living a stress-free life. WCI Health provides services that are tailored to clients’ needs including health and wellness coaching, corporate staff training, and brand awareness. Growth is a major key to business success. At WCI Health, our focus is to help our partners succeed. We leverage our access as a global thought leader on all platforms, partnership with Cannabis Radio, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, social media presence, and our alternative health & wellness focused podcast to help you gain visibility, brand awareness, and ultimately exponential growth.

Creative writing solutions is a creative content writing firm whose focus is to improve the way brands communicate. We help businesses develop a deeper, emotional connection with the audience they intend to serve! We also help individuals achieve their literary goals! We are a team of strategic thinkers, journalists, and writers with a combined 15 years experience.

How do you define success?

I see success as the end-products of hard work and dedication to a goal. Success is subjective and dependent on the limitations we as humans place on ourselves.

I define success using the words of Maya Angelou “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it” When I can be my authentic self, use my natural talent, and impact those around me…that is success

How did you get started in your field or work?

Although I was born and raised as an indigenous herbalist of the tribe of the Yoruba people of West Africa and trained as a clinical pharmacist, I pivoted into a combination of conventional medicine and alternative health and wellness services about ten years ago when I noticed an increase in misinformation and misconception surrounding plant medicines, including cannabis and entheogenic plants. The goal of my pivot is harm reduction. Plants are medicine. Most of our conventional drugs are from plants. Many of our people need to be made aware of these facts and tend to treat plants as just food. There’s potential for drug-plant interactions. Knowledge is the key that we have chosen at WCI Health to live up to our hypocritic oath of “Do No Harm.”

I officially got started through the Jax Bridges program. I started writing at the age or 14, but didn’t publish my first book until 2022