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The Money JAR Episode # 18: Finding Your Dream Job – It’s Career Day!

When you were young, what did you dream of becoming one day? An astronaut? A professional athlete? A superhero? Every young child has a dream job, but doesn’t it seem like every dream job is just a dream? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Everyone can find their dream job in a career that they love.

In this episode, 5 Portland-area professionals share stories of their journey from just dreaming to actually becoming and creating their dream job. In today’s episode we hear from a sportscaster, nurse, school teacher, jewelry designer and Portland’s Fire Chief.

No matter what your child dreams of becoming one day, it’s our job as parents to help them achieve that. These five professionals share insights into what it takes to create the ultimate dream job. And it may surprise all of you how simple it can be.

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Todd Yuzuriha and Mindy Lockard

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engineering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He previously served on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, and he plays the trumpet.

Mindy is an internationally recognized leadership and etiquette expert, and for more than a decade, she has facilitated interpersonal workshops for college athletes and alumni, government agencies, corporations and professional organizations, and youth of all ages. Mindy also established G3 (The Gracious Girls’ Guide), a leadership guide for tween + teen girls that aids in equipping both girls and moms with key social skills/habits to help girls live Brave, Confident and Authentic lives; and the Leadership Academy, a program for middle school boys and girls that focuses on cultivating lifelong social and leadership skills. Mindy has been featured as a regular on-air television expert for KATU Afternoon Live, FOX 12 MORE Good Day Oregon, KING 5 Seattle and Huffington Post LIVE. She has been featured in publications such as Forbes Woman, Oregon Business Magazine, Women’s Day and InStyle Magazine, Real Simple, Better Homes and Garden and People’s Style Watch. She is married with two teenage girls and lives in Portland, OR.