Apolo Ohno

Apolo Ohno

Keynote Speaker: Eight-Time Olympic Medalist, Top Short-Track Skater in the United States & NYT Best Selling Author

Apolo Ohno Biography

Apolo Anton Ohno claimed his first major speed skating title at the US Championships at the age of 14—after just six months of training. Over the next decade and a half, 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 the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Winter Games.

Following the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, Ohno took his understanding of sport psychology and his personal experience with success and setbacks to develop a resilient and mission-driven approach to life. He wrote a book on this subject, Zero Regrets, which was released in 2011 and went on to become a New York Times best seller.

Ohno remains involved in the Olympic movement. He was an NBC sports analyst for the Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games and is a global ambassador for the Special Olympics and the Winter Olympics. He is currently on the bid committees for the Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles, California. 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 and finishing the 2014 Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, finishing in less than ten hours.

Ohno has spent much of the past decade traveling the world and translating his successes and life lessons to business. The bulk of this time in Asia was spent immersed in exploration of various business sectors ranging from rare earth mining and development to infrastructure and software. He also completed the eight-week Executive Education Curriculum at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, alongside executive-track businesspeople from some of the world’s top companies.

Through his speaking engagements with hundreds of organizations—from Fortune 100 companies to nonprofits— Ohno has helped business leaders think about what it takes to develop a high-performance mindset and remains relevant in a world in which uncertainty is the norm. He has contemplated how individuals—be they executives or those on the front line—find motivation and consistently do their best work. He is passionate about helping others not only achieve but exceed what they believe to be possible in both life and in business.

Ohno’s most recent work has centered on the concept of reinvention—an undertaking in which he has demonstrated mastery. His life has been defined not just by performing at the highest possible level in various arenas, but also by his regular pursuit of new goals and tackling new challenges, all while maintaining his iconic positive attitude and unmatched energy. Ohno continues to bring these attributes to every new endeavor and every business engagement.

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Apolo Ohno Videos

Mindset: How to Pivot and Reinvent | Apolo Anton Ohno | Talks at Google
Apolo Ohno: No Regrets

How to book Apolo Ohno?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Apolo Ohno for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Apolo Ohno, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Apolo Ohno or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Apolo Ohno?

Booking fees for Apolo Ohno, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Apolo Ohno, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Apolo Ohno?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Apolo Ohno for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Apolo Ohno for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Apolo Ohno or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Apolo Ohno or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Apolo Ohno is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Olympic Sports, Athlete and College. The estimated speaking fee range to book Apolo Ohno for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Apolo Ohno generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Allyson Felix and Sugar Ray Leonard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Apolo Ohno for an upcoming event.

Apolo Ohno Videos

Mindset: How to Pivot and Reinvent | Apolo Anton Ohno | Talks at Google
Apolo Ohno: No Regrets

Apolo Ohno Speaking Topics

  • Hard Pivot/Reinvention

  • Gold Medal Mindset - Winning in business and life

    What does it take to “win” and create personal victories when curveballs are thrown at us, or when resources are limited and the challenge seems too high? How do we move from problem to challenge to opportunity.

  • Overcoming challenges, failure, and uncertainty

    Mental framework designed to help us produce the best work possible while excelling and thriving in personal (non-work) environments. The Three R’s: Recovery, Reinvention, and Reset are components that occur in our personal lives that will impact our trajectory moving forward in business.

  • Apolo's Five Golden Principles

    1. Gratitude

    2. Giving

    3. Grit

    4. Gear up

    5. Get into action/Go

    *These principles are not only intrinsically tied to Gold Medal performance, but equally critical to life post-Olympic career. Apolo ties these themes to the life and work of his audience, relating them to sales goals, reinvention in the workplace, getting the best out of yourself and your team, and the uncertainty of Covid19 and the new career path era.

  • Zero Regrets - Be Greater Than Yesterday

    This is the Olympic journey story, where Apolo takes the audience on an inspiring, motivating journey from a rambunctious and unruly teenager to the Most Decorated U.S Winter Olympian in History.

Apolo Ohno News

How to book Apolo Ohno?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Apolo Ohno for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Apolo Ohno, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Apolo Ohno or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Apolo Ohno?

Booking fees for Apolo Ohno, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Apolo Ohno, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Apolo Ohno?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Apolo Ohno for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Apolo Ohno for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Apolo Ohno or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Apolo Ohno or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Apolo Ohno is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Olympic Sports, Athlete and College. The estimated speaking fee range to book Apolo Ohno for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Apolo Ohno generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Allyson Felix and Sugar Ray Leonard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Apolo Ohno for an upcoming event.

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