Kory Tarpenning knows how achieve his goals. The athlete from Oregon, USA, sets his goals high. As an Olympic pole-vaulter, he rocketed into the air and never looked back. After living in Paris for several years with the Olympic team, he and his wife moved to Monaco “for one year” before returning to the States. That was over 20 years ago, and Kory and his family have become part of the fabric of Monaco. Leaving sports for business, Kory has brought with his business partner Jean-François Calmes some of our favourite brands like Nike, Starbucks, and now Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa to the Principality. We sat down with Kory to get his words of wisdom on business, success and achieving your goals.
HelloMonaco: What is success for you?
HM: How did you transition from an athlete to a successful businessman?
HM: What is your purpose in life?
HM: What role does money play in your life?
HM: How do you decide what will be a good brand for Monaco?
HM: How do you move from planning and thinking to action?