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Women Going Big

Women Going Big

By Krysta Paffrath
A podcast dedicated to sharing the stories of women from around the world. Businesswomen. Real estate investors. Mothers. Entrepreneurs. Mountain Movers. Spiritual Women. Independent Women. Every woman has a powerful story to tell and Women Going Big is here to share that.
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Women Going Big After Starting Over: Discovering Your Resiliency

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Real Talk with Krysta - Episode 2: Your Weight Doesn't Determine Your Worth
Happy Thanksgiving! Today's episode is brought to you by diet culture telling you to not eat those mashed potatoes tonight. I'm here to tell you to eat the damn mashed potatoes! But for real, your weight doesn't determine your worth. Don't give numbers so much power. 
November 26, 2020
Real Talk with Krysta - Episode 1: Let's get Real
Welcome to the third series of Women Going Big! This time, it's just me, your host, Krysta! Tune in when you need a pick me up or you are struggling with something. In this series, I intend to talk about the things no one else wants to.  Here are some of the topics I plan to cover in this next series, if you have something you want me to talk about, let me know and I can work it in! 💥Weight gain and body changes 💥Being vulnerable 💥Dealing with toxic friends and family 💥Saying no 💥 Cultural and societal expectations 💥 Definition of faith
November 24, 2020
Women Digging Deep: Rising Above Against All Odds
*Trigger Warning* You might enjoy this episode if you:  - Have overcome something traumatic in your life - Struggle or have struggled with an eating disorder - Have dealt with trauma first hand and have risen to overcome it and help others Sue Bowles is a survivor turned author, speaker, and Certified Master Life Coach. She’s the owner of My Step Ahead, committed to breaking the stigma around mental health struggles.  “You only have to be a step ahead to help the person behind you” is the bedrock to the value Sue brings. She helps stuck people get unstuck by discovering Hope, journeying together for the next step ahead. You can learn more about Sue by following her links below! (for coaching and speaking) (for regular motivation and encouragement)
October 09, 2020
Women Going Big in Business: Taking Care of Yourself First
You will like this episode if you:  - Know you should take better care of yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically - Are looking to incorporate more self-care routines into your life - Love the idea of self care but you aren't sure what that looks like Roxana Petrus is a psychologist and an emotional health specialist with a background in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. She currently supports amazing women in finding their emotional balance, combining evidence-based practices with clear strategies and tools and with an empathic, supportive, and authentic attitude.   Website: LinkedIn:ș-80133aa0/  Email:
October 07, 2020
Women Digging Deep: Finding Your Personal Power
There is something to be said for the personal power and wisdom that we all hold inside of us. Did you know that that power started before we were even conceived? Join me as I sit down with Sama Morningstar to discuss our inner power and where it stems from. Sama founded the Womb Centered Healing Temple in 2018 as a collaborative space to support people of all genders to learn about the importance of our experiences in and of the womb, heal the wounds inflicted on all of us by the womb abuse and suppression of patriarchy, and reclaim the power of the traditions of womb reverence that predate the patriarchal system.  Out of her own personal journey healing from early childhood trauma founded in the domination model of the relationship between men and women, she has emerged with a passionate devotion to remember, re-activate, and re-establish Womb Power as our center of personal power and inner guidance.  She has received potent soul purpose visions about the importance of returning to a partnership model of relating with each other and with all beings and diligently applies this model to all of her relationships. You will enjoy this episode if you: - Enjoy learning about yourself and how we are wired - Have a holistic approach to life and relationships - Are curious about womb power and how it could relate to you You can learn more about Sama at the links below! Apprenticeship Program: Herbal Womb Wellness Workbook Pre-Order:
October 05, 2020
Women Going Big After Starting Over: Leaping into Your Authentic Self
Join me as I speak with Jocelyn Bellows on finding your passion even if it isn’t just about careers and money and finding your authentic self.  She believes in a world where men and women can break up with their old ways of being, stories that are no longer serving, breaking energetic ties with people and ideas to Wake Up to a being of joy and light and crafting a life on your terms – growing and expanding into the person you were always meant to be. She wants you to live in your radiant light, leaping from limitation to liberation. You will like this episode if you: - Are struggling to find yourself amidst a challenging time - Have started from the bottom to get to where you are  - Are at the bottom and need some encouragement getting back up Check her out of Facebook to learn more about Jocelyn!
October 03, 2020
Women Going Big in Business: On a Mission to Spread Kindness
You will enjoy this episode if you:  - Have overcome some kind of adversity in your life - Enjoy listening to people who make the best out of their situation - Believe in spreading and practicing kindness in everything you do I would like you to meet AJ Maxfield, owner, and creator of Derr & Co. an Infant + Toddler SnapBack brand. Her daughter was born with permanent facial palsy, and hats saved her from going blind. She believes that hats are essential for all littles. She makes more than a product, she uses her products to educate the importance of spreading and practicing kindness. She believes that we should embrace the fact that we are all different, and that it’s our true superpower.  You can find more on her socials @thederrcompany or @fly.kind as well as our website
September 26, 2020
Women Going Big After Starting Over: Discovering Your Resiliency
You might enjoy this episode if you:   Have overcome hardship in your life but still find joy   Are currently going through a hardship and need a silver lining   Believe that everything happens for a reason and you love seeing things come together for a greater purpose   Tara Geraghty is the epitome of a strong woman with a powerful testimony. She has spent 22+ years in leadership development, leading a team of women across the nation. She holds a degree in theater and has a background in improvisation. Tara is a sought after top 5 TEDx speaker, the Author of Making Cancer Fun: A Parents Guide (Amazon #1 New Release), and has been featured on MSNBC, GMA, 5280 & Reader’s Digest to name a few. Tara lives in NJ with her miracle kid daughter Emily Grace.  You can find Tara at or
September 23, 2020
Women Going Big in Business: Finding Freedom in Words
You will love this episode if you:  - Are passionate about writing - Want to write your own books - Need to find a creative outlet to express yourself Jenna is a USA Today bestselling author, youth mentor, and life coach who supports daring women and teens to find their authentic voice and confidently express themselves through writing. This was another great episode, if you are interested in connecting with Jenna, we encourage you to check out her links below!
September 17, 2020
Women Going Big in Business: Paving the Way in Sustainability
You will enjoy this episode if you:  - Are passionate about finding sustainable ways to live - Have followed your heart to where you're supposed to be even if it wasn't a popular choice - Have been interested in sustainability but aren't sure where to start Anna, is a sustainability consultant, writer, and podcast host, with the mission to help businesses operate in a sustainable manner, reduce costs, and properly manage their environmental and social risks. This is the very condensed version of Anna, but this gal is a powerhouse and was SO much fun to talk to. This episode is HIGHLY recommended.
September 13, 2020
Women Going Big in Business: Revive Yourself Personally & Professionally
You will like this episode if you: - Believe you are on the path to your higher purpose - Are looking to revive your personal and professional life - Need encouragement/motivation to take the leap and do the thing you've been wanting to do Kamladevi Sharma is a professional life coach and business consultant who specializes in mindset and personal development strategy. She teaches entrepreneurs and people in management about how to balance their lives and thrive. To connect and learn more about Kamladevi, check out her links below!
September 10, 2020
Women Going Big in Business: Entrepreneurship for Kids
You will like this episode if you:  - Have entrepreneurial spirited children - Are an educator passionate about entrepreneurship - Are passionate and inspired by teaching the younger generation  about business Patricia is an entrepreneurship educator for kids and teens. She provides online and in-person programs for young entrepreneurs such as coaching, workshops, and events, including a new virtual auction. She also provides training and support for educators who want to bring entrepreneurship into their classrooms. To learn more and follow Patricia online, check out her links below!
September 07, 2020
Women Going Big in Business: Healing Your Way to an Authentic Life
You will enjoy this episode if you:  - Want to share your thoughts with the world but aren't sure where to start - Have started the journey of self-discovery and looking for encouragement - Believe that you can create a life that is filled with purpose and true fulfillment With three decades of expertise in holistic physical therapy, a third-degree black belt, and thirteen books, Laura Di Franco, MPT, the owner of Brave Healer Productions, has a clear preference for being badass, and she’s the champion of entrepreneurs who want to grow their health-based practices. She'll help you share brave words that heal the world and leave the legacy you were born for. To learn more and connect with Laura online, check out her links below!
September 04, 2020
Krysta & Sav: UNFELICITED Advice
What you hear is what you get! My WGB series, Women Digging Deep was inspired by the friendship you are about to listen to. So if you like listening to two friends chat about what makes the world go round, then you found the right episode.  In this episode in particular, we discuss why we don't like the word "nice", what it means to embrace yourself and break away from unhealthy relationships.
September 03, 2020
Women Digging Deep: Embracing Every Part of You
You will enjoy this episode if:  - You are longing for a deeper meaning in your life - Want to get in touch with your intuition (or already are) - Enjoy diving into DEEP conversations about life, inner workings, energy and spirituality I had a great chat with Therese Nadeau, an International Intuitive, Authenticity Coach and Spiritual Mentor. She draws on her innate abilities to tune into the heart truths of her clients, lovingly advising them on the path of self-discovery and self-mastery. We had a KILLER conversation about the cycles of awareness, wisdom and energy. She also hosts Celestial Sister Circles, which is a 90 minute gathering of women from around the world. Led by Therese Nadeau, each circle has a theme and may feature a guest speaker or meditation. Her next one is September 24th @ 6 pm PST. Learn more about it here>>> Social Links Facebook - @lovesacredspace or Therese Nadeau Coaching Insta - awethenticcoach Website -
September 01, 2020
Women Digging Deep: Breaking Barriers & Creating Freedom
You will like this episode if:  - Know you are meant to "do more" with your life - Are ready to go big - Planned for your life to be one thing, and it turned into something else - Want to hear a "win" Renesha Marc is a Life and Mindset coach, certified meditation Teacher/Practitioner, and author of Mindset Reset: How to develop a winning attitude and act with purpose to create your desired life. She helps women release their mental barriers and limiting thoughts so that they can develop their own power mindsets and ultimately design the life they’ve always dreamed of with purposeful action and joy.   Connect with Renesha below! The Book we talked about in this episode: The Patriarchy Stress Disorder by Valerie Rein:
August 26, 2020
Millennial Women Going Big: Going Big in a Small World
You will enjoy this episode if:  - Overcoming adversity is important to you - You have overcome something big in your life that led to your purpose - Currently battling adversity - Looking for motivation to keep fighting the good fight I would like to introduce you to Becky Kekula, she is a motivational speaker and an advocate for inclusion everywhere! Becky worked for a decade in the entertainment and news media industries and now she works to advance disability inclusion and equality in the corporate world.  Becky also happens to be a little person who is proud to identify as part of the disability community. She has spoken at over 200 venues such as companies, government agencies, and schools and as far away as Africa! Becky is happy to be sharing her expertise as we all strive to advance disability inclusion worldwide. You can find all of Becky's social links here>>>
August 26, 2020
WGB After Starting Over Ep. 2: Leading a Joyful & Fulfilled Life
You will enjoy this episode if:  - You were mentally and emotionally affected by Covid - Want to live a more joyful and fulfilled life - Want to take care of your mental and emotional health first before helping others Maggie is a Holistic Life Coach for Boss Mamas who are looking to live more joyfully. But not only mamas, we had a great conversation about how to get yourself back up when life gets you down (AKA Covid). She has some great tips on how to become more aware and live a more joyful life. It's worth a listen! Instagram: Facebook: Facebook Group:
August 23, 2020
Women Going Big in Business Ep. 1: Your Defining Moment
You will like this episode if:  - You want to make the jump to entrepreneurship - You aren't sure how to get out of your 9-5 job - Want actionable steps on always have FUN with what you're doing, no matter what Welcome to the first episode of Women Going Big in Business with Loubna Zarrou, who is an international bestselling author, certified professional speaker and multi-award-winning Strategic Dynamo who is globally recognized for her extraordinary skill of being able to mentor Entrepreneurs to gain clarity, focus and momentum with lightning speed. Learn more about Loubna by checking out her social media below.
August 21, 2020
Women Going Big: Season 2 Introduction
Women Going Big is launching for a second season and I can't wait to share with you all! Catch this first episode of me (Krysta) diving in and letting you know about the changes and what to expect!  New episodes will be released this week! Stay tuned!
August 18, 2020
Women Going Big Ep. 19: Balancing Work, Life and Everything Else
This was such a fun interview for me to do because it's with a gal that I highly respect but haven't had much time to chat with! I'd like to introduce you to Kristin Stephens, a horse enthusiast, a runner, and master of the work/life balance. She was willing to come on the show today and talk to us a little bit more about how she does everything. If you guys need a dose of inspiration, this is the episode to listen to! 
April 02, 2020
Women Going Big Ep. 18: Perfect Weight vs Perfect Health
If you guys heard my rant a couple weeks ago about my health journey, then you guys will want to tune into this podcast today. I had the pleasure of chatting with Kenzie Groh, a coach for women that want to take back their health without restrictive dieting or hours in the gym. This interview was right up my alley and I hope you enjoy it as well. Make sure to give her a follow on Instagram while you're at it!
April 02, 2020
Women Going Big Ep. 17: Life as a Military Spouse
Ya'll! Make sure to check out this podcast episode! I was able to Zoom chat with a gal that is not a superb military spouse, she also empowers women to take control of their careers. This week I chatted with April Wilhelm about how tough it can be on military spouses to find stable careers that allow them to move all over the world with their significant others. April came up with a solution for that and now teaches women how to own their career without doing sales or a direct marketing job. Ready for more? Give it a listen!  Check out her website: OR check her out on Facebook:
April 02, 2020
Women Going Big Ep. 16: How to Max Out Your Life
This week, I had the opportunity to sit down and actually meet a local gal that at the time didn't realize that we lived in the same town! I am thrilled to introduce, Christy Maxey, she's a coach, author and creator of MaxxMethod. She is a personal development life coach that helps you be the person you want to be, have the relationships you want to have, be a successful parent or partner, help free yourself of past trauma that’s hiding and hindering you of any forward momentum. She is truly dedicated to helping you find the best version of yourself and how to maintain that.  You can find her Facebook, or check out her website at!
April 02, 2020
Life Contemplations With Krysta
Happy almost weekend! Even though every day is like a weekend right now. I just wanted to share with you all something that I have personally been working on and struggling with during this time under quarantine. I know this is something that other women battle with and I just want you to know you aren't alone and to reach out if you want support on your journey as well. Let me know what you think! 
April 02, 2020
Women Going Big: Motivational Monday - Overcoming Fears
Hey guys! Thanks for tuning in! It's a motivational podcast kind of day, and I wanted to talk about addressing fears in our life and how to start overcoming them. If you guys know me at all, you know I talk from the heart and from a place of honesty and transparency, so join me in this podcast to hear how I am addressing my own fears and how you can learn to do the same. Give it a listen and let me know what you think! 
March 12, 2020
Women Going Big Ep. 15: Overcoming Major Life Hurdles
I have had the pleasure before of speaking with a powerhouse woman a while back who lived in Germany, this week I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Derisha, who lives full time in Indonesia! The scope of women that I am able to interview is getting better and better!  Derisha is the Founder of DVA Organics and Digital Marketing Queens. She suffered from an autoimmune disease a couple of years ago and she realized it was time to work for herself. That was when she made the leap to being a full-time virtual entrepreneur and not only launched a digital marketing agency, but also her own all-natural skincare line. This gal has overcome all the odds and has come out on top. If you want to see more of Derisha and her accomplishments, follow her on your favorite platform!
March 10, 2020
Women Going Big Ep. 14: This is Just a Chapter
If you're trying to pick an episode to listen to, listen to this one! I had the honor of interviewing Natalie Que, who is a badass life coach and podcaster. We were barely able to scratch the surface on her life but this episode gives you a pretty good idea of her story and how she was able to go big in her life. I am looking forward to having her back on the show in the near future to dive a bit deeper but we spoke on boundaries, chapters in your life, and learning how to be comfortable with yourself. Check her out on your favorite social platforms!
March 10, 2020
Women Going Big Ep. 13: Straight From the Heart
On this episode of Women Going Big, I had the opportunity to speak with Jennifer Fizer, who is just an outstanding individual. We dove deep into what it means to follow your heart and really go for the things that you love. This was a great story of a woman who is going big in her own life and is influencing the women around her to do the same. She also just launched her own podcast well called, That Cowgirl Life, which for those of you that know me, is pretty coincidental. Make sure to check her out on social and keep an eye for my interview on her show coming soon!
March 10, 2020
Women Going Big Ep. 12: Having the Courage to DIY Big!
Join me this week as I talk to Cara Newhart about her journey "going big". She empowers women to grab the reins and take control of the DIY projects in your home. Whether it be building a bench, table, or a home project...whatever it may be, this podcast covers it all! This was such a FUN interview to do, give it a listen and let me know what you think!  Connect with her on your fav platforms!
March 10, 2020
Women Going Big Episode 11: How to Level Up in Life and Business
Super excited to push this podcast episode out to you guys. I had the pleasure of interviewing business owner and entrepreneur, Nas Echeverria, with Next Level Up CEO. She is a Business Marketing Strategist and founder of the Unconditional Growth Method. The Unconditional Growth Method is how she has taught hundreds of people to grow their businesses and their lives beyond their wildest dreams. Give this podcast episode a listen and let me know what you think! Are you ready to level up?
February 18, 2020
Women Going Big: Create Your Story
I am excited to share with you all this week, the start of a new journey. An exciting and somewhat scary one...but much needed. Join me as I walk you through how to craft and create your own story then how to live out that story. It starts with just a single step and a single decision. Give it a listen and let me know what you think! 
February 18, 2020
Women Going Big Episode 8: The Road to Personal Development
One thing I LOVE about this podcast is that I have the opportunity to interview women from all walks of life. This week, I am excited to be able to interview, Brittany Hooker, a long time best friend of my own best friend. That's right, read that again. This is the first time we have really had to sit down and have a great conversation about life.  If you are looking for a little insight on personal development at work, make sure to check out this podcast. These are real, unedited stories from Women Going Big. Enjoy! 
February 16, 2020
Women Going Big Episode 7: Motivational Monday - Building the Life You Want
Hey guys! Thanks for tuning into the Women Going Big Podcast. I am excited to introduce to you, Motivational Mondays with Krysta. These episodes are an insight into what is inspiring and motivating me that week. What books I'm reading, quotes I like, things that are going on in my life that might be able to help and encourage you on your journey as well. Let me know what you think!  Books I'm reading: Your Oxygen Mask First & Good to Great  Quote I'm pondering: "We are too busy trying to stay alive to figure out how to live." 
February 10, 2020
Women Going Big Episode 6: Staying More Organized with Andrea Brundage
Another AWESOME episode is in the books. A huge thanks to Andrea Brundage for coming on the show today. Folks, if one of your New Year Resolutions was to be more organized then this is the podcast you need to start with.  In this episode, we talk about ways you can be more organized at home and in your business, how your stuff can actually control you, and how to take back your life by establishing a routine. And at the bottom of all of that is organization, which is Andrea's specialty.  Give it a listen, let me know what you think. If you liked it, you can find more on Andrea and what she does at her website, Thanks guys, chat soon! 
February 10, 2020
Women Going Big Episode 5: Going International with Candra Burns
This week, I was able to interview that was not only in another country, someone who was across the world. How cool, right?! I'd like to introduce you to Candra Burns, her foundation was built by volunteering as a child. While attending college, she resurrected the Natural Resources Club, interned with a forestry company, Rayonier Inc., and joined Society of American Foresters in WA State (WSSAF). She currently develops creative media content across many social media platforms, offers online reputation management and monthly monitoring reports, researches content that promotes the sustainable use of wood, and coordinates social media efforts with many organizations.  She realized her passion for media marketing through these efforts. She has been promoting building with wood since 2015 and documents Mass Timber buildings around Europe. She is a proud member of #forestproud and the Society of Wood Science and Technology. Her inspiration comes from the people who gave her hope and the people who give her hope for the future. These are the generous people who work every day to grow and help each other equally. Candra wishes to help others have a voice and build an online presence. She holds two associates degrees from Grays Harbor College and a Bachelor of Science from The Evergreen State College. She is a proud military spouse with the ability to work from anywhere in the world. What a STELLAR episode that was, thanks for tuning in everyone! You can find more information at Can't wait for next week! 
February 04, 2020
Women Going Big Episode 4: Taking Care of You with Danielle Dickshinski
This interview was such a treat for me to do with my friend and peer professional, Danielle. I have known Danielle for about two years or so and met her through a networking group. Danielle practices acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Her mission is simple, she simply wants to help women transform, from surviving the effects of physical and emotional pain to thriving. We talked about much more than just that, so give it a listen and let me know what you think! You can find more about Danielle and her business at 
January 29, 2020
Women Going Big Episode 3: Some Things Never Change - Hollie Santos
This episode is great for military significant others because she is one and has been one for several years. She has overcome the hardship of her man being on deployment and having to take care of the house (and her cute doggo) by herself.
January 24, 2020
Women Going Big Episode 2: A Clean Home is a Happy Home - Kimberly Hendricks Topolski
I had the pleasure of interviewing Kimberly this week, she is the owner of Chemless Cleaning based out of the Phoenix Valley and she also runs and owns Mind Your Business Networking Organization, a regular networking community. Check out this episode and listen to Kimberly's journey as an entrepreneur and business owner. You find her on Facebook at, 
January 16, 2020
Women Going Big Episode 1: Where it all Started
Catch my very first episode of the Women Going Big Podcast. It wouldn't be fair if I didn't start from the beginning so to kick off my episodes, my first guest is my very own mom! I can't for you guys to catch this episode, you can see where I found my entrepreneurial spirit and what my mom is up to as an empty nester.  
January 07, 2020