After just six months of training, Apolo Ohno claimed his first major speed skating title at the US Championships at the age of 14. After 15 years, he went from kid prodigy to the most decorated US Winter Olympian in history—a title he still holds—earning eight Olympic medals in short-track speed skating across 2002, 2006, and 2010 Olympics.
Following the 2010 Olympic Games, Apolo took his understanding of sports psychology & his personal experience with success & setbacks to develop a resilient & mission-driven approach to life. He wrote a book on this subject, Zero Regrets, in 2011 & went on to become a New York Times bestseller.
Apolo remains involved in the Olympic movement. He was an NBC sports analyst for the 2012,2014 and 2018 Olympics & is a global ambassador for the Special Olympics. He is currently on the bid committees for the Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, & the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, CA. He has also continued to push himself in the world of sport, winning season 4 of ABC’s hit reality show Dancing with the Stars & finishing the 2014 Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii.
Apolo has spent much of the past decade traveling the world & translating his successes & life lessons to business. His time in Asia was spent immersed in various business sectors ranging from the rare earth industry to transportation infrastructure & software to name a few. He also completed the six-week Exec Education program at the Wharton School – UPENN, alongside 38 selected c-suite high performers.
Through his speaking engagements with hundreds of organizations—from Fortune 100 companies to nonprofits—Apolo has helped business leaders & teams develop a high-performance mindset while increasing fulfillment, engagement, & output in a world which innovation, disruption, and uncertainty are the norm. Through a mental framework, he has guided executives or front-line team – to find motivation & consistently do their best work. Mission-driven to unlock our inner potential, Apolo helps exceed our own expectations.
Apolo’s most recent work has centered on the concept of reinvention—an undertaking in which he has demonstrated unique experience and mastery. His life has been defined not just by performing at the highest possible level in various arenas but by his pursuit of new goals & tackling new challenges, all while maintaining his iconic positive attitude & unmatched energy. Apolo continues to bring these attributes to every engagement and opportunity. He is a partner at the venture firm Tribe Capital.
Learn more at ApoloOhno.com