Ossa Featured Podcaster: Cassandra Wilder, Host of GoddessCeremony Podcast
Ossa podcaster Cassandra Wilder is the host of the GoddessCeremony Podcast. Her show bridges the gap between science and spirituality and encourages women to tune into their natural cycles to find deep healing.
Cassandra is a certified women’s health expert – as a Naturopathic Doctor, she specializes in menstruation, hormone cycles, and reproductive health. By offering both emotional and physical support for her clients, Cassandra takes a holistic approach to healing.
She is also a speaker, retreat leader, and author. Her work as a Natropathic Doctor gave her the tools to create Goddess Ceremony, a platform for sisterhood, connection, and learning. She and her team lead women’s retreats, leadership trainings, and seminars focused on empowerment and self-love.
Cassandra’s wisdom resonates with thousands of listeners and clients on a weekly basis. Learn more about her story below!
Salt Lake City, UT
Tell us what your podcast is about in 3 sentences or less!
The GoddessCeremony Podcast is an empowering space for women around the world to rekindle their intuition, find their purpose and start living WITH their innate cycles, rather than against them. Bridging the worlds of science and spirituality, this platform serves as a sacred container for empowering stories, health tips and entrepreneurship.
What’s a quote or piece of advice that you try to live by?
Listen to your gut! I’ve created an entire brand out of body awareness and cultivating a deep connection to our intuition and innate cycles.
Jack of all trades! Whether it’s building a new website, creating graphics, podcasting or funnel systems, I have an inner determination to figure it out and make it work for me and my business! (to a fault!!)
One thing on your bucket list:
To scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef.
“On My Way” – Jain (not kidding – that song will get you pumped!)
Last text message you sent:
Thanking my mom for an appointment reminder!
What was your first job?
Fast food! While i’m very health aware now as a Naturopathic Doctor, my first job was selling burgers and shakes!
Any unusual hobbies?
Going to plant stores and finding new gems! (because obviously 100 plants in my home simply isn’t enough!)
Biggest Pet Peeve:
That moment when you’re having a conversation with someone and you slowly realize that they’re not listening anymore. Oy!
What inspired you to start your podcast?
I had been leading women’s wellness retreats and seeing clients as a Naturopathic Doctor for years, but had wanted to connect with more women worldwide. I also wanted to create a free resource space for women to give them the necessary tools they needed to feel empowered and connected to their bodies. Launching a podcast was such a dream for me, and it’s been so rewarding to see it blossom!
Tell us more about your work/life outside of your podcast.
I’m a full time entrepreneur as a Naturopathic Doctor and as the CEO of GoddessCeremony. Podcasting has become a large part of my business in the last year and is another avenue for me to serve my audience and show up as a leader in my field.
What is your show’s USP?
Our bridge between science and spirituality! While I talk a lot about the energetics of the body and spiritual healing, I also keep it tangible with science and the newest studies. The worlds of spirituality and science are far more connected than most would think!
What is one of the greatest challenges you have personally faced with your podcast?
I wanted to launch my podcast for over 2 years before I actually did it! The excuse that I didn’t know how to podcast, what equipment I needed or how to get a podcast live on apps like iTunes kept me stuck. Finally in early 2019, I had enough of the excuses and decided to figure it out on my own – the hard way! So without any training or knowledge of podcasts, I slowly learned how to record my podcasts and get them online.
By February 2019, I launched the GoddessCeremony Podcast and was overwhelmed with gratitude by the outpouring of support. To anyone that has been stifled by fear in launching a podcast, just trust the process and take the leap!
What was one of your favorite episodes you’ve ever done? Why does it stand out?
I’ve loved talking about so many vital topics in women’s health and spirituality over the last year, but I loved a recent episode I did about the vagus nerve, trauma therapies and cervical health. I love bridging science and spirituality and this episode really exuded that AND gave some excellent tips for women to address their cervical health and learn safe trauma release therapies.
Let’s look in the rear-view mirror. What is one thing you have accomplished with your podcast thus far that you are most proud of?
I am so proud of the community that has been cultivated from the podcast. It’s been incredible to see women bond over the podcast and connect offline because of their shared interest in my work and their excitement to heal themselves!
Now, let’s look into the future. What is one major milestone that you would like to accomplish through your podcast in the next year?
In the next year, I want to hit 100,000 downloads and reach more women around the world who need free access to important health information.
What is a trend or development in the podcast industry that you foresee happening in the next few years?
I definitely foresee podcasting surpassing Youtube and other social media outlets because of the accessibility and simplicity of the platform. Podcasting really is just going up from here!
What is one of the best pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?
I think the best advice I ever received was to simply be consistent and to create high quality content. I’m a big believer in giving people tangible tools in each episode and not just fluffy ideas or hypotheticals. By staying consistent over the last year with a new episode weekly and putting excellent content into each podcast, I’ve seen my podcast grow rapidly and a loyal following of weekly listeners develop.
What is one of the worst pieces of podcast-related advice you have ever received & why?
The worst advice I’ve heard is to over-structure and over-think the entire podcast experience. While I think it’s great to plan out your episodes and maybe even batch record, I also think it’s so valuable to tune into what your audience needs and what’s really present for them. So I say nay nay to formulas that have worked for other people and YES to authentically showing up for your audience.
What are some of your favorite women-hosted podcasts (besides your own)?
Can you tell us about a time when you took a huge risk/did something you were scared to do, and it totally paid off?
Yes! I left my comfortable corporate job when I was 21 to travel and discover who I was. It was terrifying to say goodbye to a consistent paycheck, my home, my family and most of my belongings, but everything in me told me to just go.
I spent a year traveling the world studying women’s health and traditional women’s wisdom and got the clarity I needed to go back to school and become a Naturopathic Doctor. If something scares the heck out of you, there’s probably a powerful lesson for you. Trust it and leap.
Are there any great podcast-related resources you love that you would like to share?
Yes! I highly recommend the course Spiritual Podcasting. This course teaches you how to go from overwhelm to execution in launching your podcast. (it’s basically what I wish I would’ve known about a year ago when I dove into the podcast world!)
Is there a charity or cause you care about that you would like to share?
Yes! I’m passionate about Pads4Girls. This cause sends sanitary products to girls in third world countries that do not have access to menstrual care products.
How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast?
Receiving messages from women around the world sharing that they now feel empowered to heal themselves and take their health into their own hands is beyond words. I’m honored knowing that so many women have listened to the podcast and for the first time felt heard and seen in their healing journey.