Cori Kovac is the owner of Studio 48 Medspa, a high-end medical spa located in Old Town Scottsdale.
“Confusion is out. Results are in. Studio 48 Medspa is a high-end medical spa located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. We are here to help you stop scrolling social media and searching the internet for answers to how you can get the anti-aging and aesthetic results you desire. We offer free consults to give you clarity on the best treatments for your goals and guarantee results with our completely customized treatment plans. We offer a uniquely classy yet industrial vibe you’ll feel right when you walk through our doors. We are your ultimate source for the most recognized and effective anti-aging and corrective skin care procedures and products available.”
AZF: What is your “life motto”?
CK: “I’ve failed over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan
AZF: Did you always know that you wanted to be an entrepreneur? If not, when did you realize that it was the right path right for you?
CK: Originally I moved to Arizona from Illinois to go to ASU for sports broadcasting and journalism. My parents both worked for big corporations for over 30 years, I had no idea what being an entrepreneur would be like. I met my husband a few years after I graduated college while juggling multiple jobs, he is a doctor who was BORN with an entrepreneurial mind! I was hooked and we have been doing business together for over 15 years.
AZF: How do you feel best supported?
CK: I have a husband who is a strong leader and a female COO by my side that I know I can go to with absolutely anything. We work together in a leadership triangle that is extremely supportive and growth-minded. We are honest and straight to the point with each other, even during the most challenging times. I always feel like my support team is with and for me along this journey.
AZF: What motivates you to keep going amidst the challenges that come with being an entrepreneur?
CK: I have always been a very driven person, but I am also very much a morning person. I can go to bed at night feeling completely defeated and exhausted, and wake up the next day ready to take on anything again. I became a stepmother to two small children at a young age, one of them being a stage 4 medulloblastoma brain cancer survivor. My stepdaughter Talia has taught me the most valuable lessons in life, she is a warrior who can push through anything and can find confidence inside herself on her worst days. Being a mother motivates me, and also the drive to succeed for my husband and family altogether.
AZF: Describe your perfect Saturday morning.
CK: I get up early with a cup of coffee and relax with the dogs. I go on a trail run while my family sleeps in to take in nature and cleanse my soul. I come home to my family just waking up, we make breakfast and share a meal together. Then, of course, we get ready for a full day of youth sports.
AZF: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a young entrepreneur who is just starting out?
CK: You either quit or keep going. They both hurt. The biggest skill you can acquire is the ability to wake up each morning and never quit on yourself.
About The Foundress
The Foundress is a creative community of female entrepreneurs established by Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt, owners of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. The women-led networking group currently has over 120 members who receive exclusive access to mentorship from experienced female entrepreneurs and industry leaders; community gatherings that feature expert speakers and the opportunity to connect with like-minded women; as well as monthly Mastermind Groups where members can brainstorm and collaborate together.