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FTUIY Episode #16: Kathy Zinzun

Written By: Dr. Jaime G. Raygoza

In an enlightening episode of Finding the Unicorn in You, host Dr. Jaime G. Raygoza interviews Kathy Zinzun, an early childhood specialist radiating warmth and wisdom. Despite setbacks, Kathy adapts and reinvents herself, using every experience as fuel for growth. Her resilience reveals the adaptable unicorn spirit.

Nurturing Infants and Toddlers:

Drawn to child development from an early age, Kathy found her calling with infants and toddlers. She cherishes nurturing their growth during impressionable ages and witnessing developmental milestones unfold. Though often stressful, Kathy gets joy from eliciting a smile or a new skill.

Embracing Change in Japan:

When Kathy’s graduate school plans fell through, she took a professor’s advice to teach English in Japan. The culture shock immersed her in self-discovery. Though the experience ended painfully, Kathy focused on the enriching moments that guided her career working with young children.

Becoming a Lifelong Learner:

Kathy continues broadening her expertise, recently earning a Master’s in early childhood education. She believes in constantly improving yourself, adapting to life’s unpredictable circumstances, and finding open doors. Kathy applies this mindset in supervising teachers, emphasizing communication and modeling self-care.

Defining Success on Her Own Terms:

Like her mother, Kathy marches to the beat of her own drum, prioritizing joy and self-care while juggling responsibilities. She embodies the spirit of following intuition, taking smart risks, and maintaining balance. Kathy succeeds by staying true to herself.

Unicorn Lesson:

The key takeaway from Kathy is that adaptable unicorns approach life’s changes with curiosity and courage. Let no setback deter you from growth. Flow around obstacles and through open doors. Success comes from fearlessly being you.


To hear Kathy’s full inspirational story, check out her episode of Finding the Unicorn in You!

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Kathy Zinzun exemplifies the adaptable unicorn spirit. She models resilience, embraces reinvention, and enriches young lives.

What does her inspirational journey teach you?

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