2020 Highlight: OMAZE’s Matthew Pohlson On His Near Death Experience And Disrupting Charity

Let’s face it, 2021 is off to a bit of a rocky start. And it can be easy to get bogged down in all the uncertainty and negativity, which is why I’m revisiting a conversation I had last year with Matthew Pohlson, the Co-Founder and CEO of Omaze.

Matthew inspired me because he’s a real-life example of how changing your mindset can unlock greater joy and success, especially if you’re an entrepreneur. In this episode of Lead With We, I talk with Matthew about disrupting charity, the personal reasons behind his work, and a near-death experience that transformed him and his company. 

Enjoy the episode and lookout for new episodes coming soon!

Matthew Pohlson

Matt Pohlson is the Co-founder and CEO of Omaze, the online fundraising platform that offers people the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences in support of nonprofits around the world. Omaze has raised over $120 million for charities by making it fun and easy for people to give back. Omaze’s fundraising and awareness campaigns bring together influencers, nonprofits, and donors around the world to create real, lasting impact. Matt holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in economics and political science from Stanford University. Prior to launching Omaze, Matt worked as an executive producer for A Decade of Difference concert series, and at McKinsey & Company.

Simon Mainwaring 

Simon Mainwaring is a brand futurist, global keynote speaker, and bestselling author. He is best known as the author of We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World and the Founder and CEO of We First, a strategic consultancy that works with brands to define their business strategy, company culture, and brand communications.

This episode of LEAD WITH WE was produced and edited by Goal17Media.com and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.


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