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Fearless Ambition (Krista Giannak)

  • Episode #72

Krista Giannak talks about the importance of networking, forming genuine relationships and having good mentors. As a blind woman who is also a successful entrepreneur and amateur skier, she knows the value of being bold and fearless.

Welcome to Making It! This weekly show explores the lives and stories of entrepreneurs as they share their unique perspectives on their success and the path to making it. 

Krista Giannak is the founder of Wise Words Matter.  She works with experts, innovators and thought leaders, empowering them to share the stories behind their knowledge and wisdom.

“I was so excited because I was skiing, I was gliding, I was flying, I was making it and I was falling, and I was getting back up again.”

Krista Giannak

As the founder of, Krista Giannak is passionate about uncovering clients’ untold stories, sharing real impact through the written word. Having once shied away from her own personal journey, Krista now speaks about her experiences facing fear to become a skier, who happens to be blind. Clients say that she inspires them to share their own challenges and wisdom with the world.

Krista has garnered media coverage for clients in local newspapers and on television stations such as CBS 2 and FiOS 1. Her journalism background includes feature articles published in local newspapers, magazines, and a hospitality industry trade journal.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Krista’s website
Krista’s  LinkedIn

Guest – Krista Giannak
Co-Producers – Danny Bermant & Geoff Govertsen
Supervising Producer – Cynthia Lamb
Executive producer – Danny Iny
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production by Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music and SFX credits: 
Track Title: The Sunniest Kids
Artist Name(s): Rhythm Scott
Writer Name: Scott Roush

Track Title: Sweet Loving Waltz
Artist Name(s): Sounds Like Sander
Writer Name: S.L.J. Kalmeijer

Additional music graciously provided by Cast of Characters


Making It

If you’re an online entrepreneur, Making It was made for you. In each episode, real-world entrepreneurs tell their stories in their own words. They define what “making it” means in the busy space of online business. And they reveal what they’ve learned in their journey toward making it… lessons you can use in your own business.