Respect the Reps with Leslie Trujillo

Leslie Trujillo is someone I’ve known for 13-years. She just happens to be one of the best coaches on the planet as well. Leslie is a trainer, coach, college professor, Mom, and master motivator.

In today’s episode, we talk about the championship mentality for athletes and leaders alike, what she learned from coaching under Peter Carroll, her “5 C” philosophy to coaching, the Dear Her project, and the power of having mentors in your life. 

Leslie is one of the finest human beings you will ever meet and has the passion, energy, heart, and love to match. She’s a former Division 1 athlete, she’s a Master Trainer with ZHealth Performance, she’s the host of the Developing Athlete Podcast, and she’s also the 2020 TD Mastermind Fitness Pro of the Year. 

You are in for a treat today as Leslie drops some great wisdom and shares lessons learned from all aspects of business, athletics, teaching, coaching, and LIFE. Enjoy the show.

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Follow Leslie at @lesliet_coachc


:19 – Who is Leslie Trujillo
Her many roles

:44 – The balance of being a coach on the field, in the gym, and with the TD Mastermind Group.

3:20 – More about Leslie
What are her accolades, achievements, background, etc.

6:30 – How Leslie met Todd 
Oct. 2007 – Todd’s first mastermind retreat.

8:54 – Looking back.
Leslie imparts wisdom and key principles on her journey that brought her where she is today. Show Up!

11:20 – Instill belief in your athletes!
Leslie’s 5 C philosophy

  • Coachable
  • Communicate
  • Character
  • Compete – Bring your best!
  • Championship mindset

14:22 – A champion mindset is spoken vs unspoken.
Energy! They need to feel you! Relate the workouts to their sport and life!

16:12 – Bring coaching to life!
Leslie inspires TD to workout!  

17:11 – Leslie shares her coaching experience at USC with coach Pete Carroll.
He made the game FUN!

  • Attention to detail
  • Protect the team
  • Be your Best
  • Work ethic is a skill

19:44 – Ethos for life.
Respect the Reps! If I care about it I can figure it out!

22:50 – Dear Her Project
Letters to teenage girls and young ladies on lessons learned through education, athletics, and life. You can get the book on Amazon

26:00 – If you could talk to your younger self. It’s about TRUST!
Leslie shares the hardest thing she had to overcome and what she would say to her 15-year-old self and what her 15-year-old self would say to her today.  

31:44 Everyone needs a coach/mentor. 
Respect the Reps! Compete to be your best and help others be their best! Honor the Struggle! When we are comfortable we are not growing.  Also, Enjoy the Journey!

34:00- What she loves about the TD Mastermind program.
Energy… Giving… Needs mentors

35:20 – Todd thanks Leslie!
Leslie is a great resource – connect with her!

Thank you Leslie Trujillo for being a guest on the IMPACT Show!
Follow Leslie @lesliet_coachc
Get her book Dear Her on Amazon

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