The Intelligent Change Podcast

6. An Amazing TRUE Story of Dying and Coming Back to Life to THRIVE with Matthew Pohlson

August 09, 2023 Intelligent Change Episode 6
The Intelligent Change Podcast
6. An Amazing TRUE Story of Dying and Coming Back to Life to THRIVE with Matthew Pohlson
Show Notes

Alex Ikonn sits down with Matthew Pohlson, Co-Founder and CEO of Omaze—an online fundraising platform that offers people the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences while supporting nonprofits around the world.


Matthew Pohlson talks about building Omaze, the power and mathematics of storytelling for business,  his near-death experience and how to make choices out of love rather than fear.


 Learn More about Omaze: https://www.omaze.com
Connect with Matthew Pohlson: @mattpohlson


Learn more about Intelligent Change: http://intelligentchange.com
Connect with Intelligent Change: @intelligentchange


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[01:11] Creating Intelligent Change Through Omaze—Matthew talks about the origins of Omaze, and challenges the notion that money and good cannot coexist


[16:28] Optimism and Making an Impact—Matthew explains how he successfully raised 300,000 at the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey, and proved that the Omaze business model could work


[31:20] The Power of Storytelling in Business—Matthew discusses the power and mathematics of storytelling, as well as embracing adventure and learning


[41:40] A Near-Death Experience—Matthew shares a powerful story of his near-death experience 


[49:47] Leading Life With Love Versus Fear—Matthew talks about self-love, explaining how to make choices out of love rather than fear, and the power of the Hoffman Process


[1:00:08] Love's Healing Power in Overcoming Fear—Matthew emphasizes the importance of support and investing in oneself