Michele Letendre: World Class Athlete and Coach

Episode 208Brute Strength


In a recent Instagram post, Michele Letendre admits to falling into the sport of CrossFit a bit randomly nearly 10 years ago. It’s safe to say she found her calling.

The CrossFit athlete turned founder of Deka Comp joins this week’s Brute Podcast to talk about the shift from athlete to coach as she trains some of the top athletes in the sport, including Patrick Vellner.

Listen as she shares her insight on what it means to be a leader versus a mentor and how success is ultimately born from failure.


01:40 – Intro to competitive sports

09:15 – Leader vs. mentor

27:14 – Fear in competition

34:20 – Athlete to coach

49:45 – Success through failure





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