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Olympic Medalist Apolo Ohno Reveals How to Achieve in Tough Times

In an exclusive interview on The Brian Buffini Show, most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian Apolo Ohno shares how to achieve at the highest level and refocus after a major life change.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 12, 2020) — Real estate leader Brian Buffini interviewed Apolo Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time, on the latest episode of The Brian Buffini Show podcast. In the exclusive interview, Ohno shared how he developed his talent over time and what it was like to reinvent himself after his retirement. The episode is part of a series from The Brian Buffini Show to bring hope and inspiration to millions of listeners worldwide as they navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

In this interview, Ohno described his love for speed skating, as well as a commitment to training and a drive for winning. He touches upon the heartbreak many athletes experienced when they found out the 2020 Olympics were cancelled, and how we can learn from and adapt to unexpected challenges. He has a strong message for anyone dealing with hardship: “Believe in yourself. Believe in your path. Believe that you can rebound from anything.”

Real estate leader and master motivator Brian Buffini shared his perspective on what it takes to tap into your potential and turn things around in tough times. The bottom line, he says, is “what makes an Olympian, what makes a very successful person, is a level of commitment where you’re all-in.”

Apolo Ohno remains the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian to date. He received his first major win in speed skating when he was just 14 years old, competing at the US Championships. After that, he went on to compete at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 winter games, medaling eight times. Today, he remains involved with the Olympics as an analyst, commentator and global ambassador. Ohno has also emerged as a major force in leadership training, teaching others to succeed at their highest level.

In 2016, The Brian Buffini Show podcast launched, quickly reaching the no. 2 spot in the Apple Podcasts business category. The podcast brings Brian’s Irish wit, profound insights and well-known guests to professionals and consumers around the world. Quickly approaching 10 million downloads, the show’s record-breaking listenership has secured it as one of the top business podcasts in the world.

What:  “Unleash Your Inner Olympian with Apolo Ohno #216”

Who:    Apolo Ohno, most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time

Where: Hear the podcast and download a transcript at

When:  AvailableTuesday, May 12, 2020 @ 12:01 a.m. Pacific

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Courtney Klepsch
Director of Marketing Content & Communication
Buffini & Company
(760) 827-2101 x2149

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About Buffini & Company

Buffini & Company is the largest coaching and training company in North America. Founded by real estate legend and master motivator Brian Buffini, the company provides a unique and highly-effective lead generation system. Buffini & Company’s comprehensive business coaching, training programs and cutting-edge content have helped more than 3 million professionals in 37 countries improve their business, increase net profit and enhance their quality of life. Buffini & Company is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please email

About Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini, chairman and founder for Buffini & Company, was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, emigrated to San Diego, California in 1986, where he became the classic American rags-to-riches story. Discovering real estate, Brian quickly became one of the nation’s top real estate agents working a non-traditional methodology based on building long-term relationships with clients. Today, he travels the world sharing a message of encouragement about how to “live the good life.” His wit, wisdom and motivational style make him a dynamic speaker and podcast host, adept at helping people tap into their full potential and achieve their dreams. He is a New York Times, Amazon and Wall Street Journal best-seller with his latest book, “The Emigrant Edge.” Learn more at

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