October 18, 2017

Ava Kaufman

Episode 602: Live in the moment, with Ava Kaufman

Ava Kaufman has the heart of a 17-year-old boy…literally. Just a few years ago, she was a successful businesswoman in Los Angeles, but after being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder, life changed dramatically. She lost everything. After going through a heart transplant, Ava founded a nonprofit called “Ava’s Heart Foundation” which provides resources and case management to organ transplant patients and their families – filling a critical void in the healthcare system.

What you’ll learn about in this episode

  • The importance of living in the moment
  • Why it’s important to celebrate all the stakeholders in a project
  • Why donors and recipients have two different sets of emotions
  • How Ava’s Heart is meeting a financial gap for organ recipients
  • How Ava’s Heart provides education and resources to both donors and recipients
  • The goal of Ava’s Heart: to become the go-to foundation for both donor and recipient families
  • How sometimes businesses are formed out of great tragedy and then go on to serve a great purpose
  • The importance of setting goals within your organization
  • Why marketing and strategy are vital to a nonprofit’s success
  • When forming a nonprofit, treating it as a business to ensure an easier path to success

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Stephen Woessner

Stephen is the CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast. He is the author of two bestselling books, speaker, trainer, and his digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and other media.