From NFL Fullback to CEO with Chris Manderino

Being a professional athlete may be a dream come true for a lot of people, and it certainly was for Chris Manderino. He was a fullback in the NFL for a few years before transitioning to the position of CEO of his own company. He shares his story and experiences with us for this episode, and it was a pleasure chatting with him–I'm excited to share our conversation with you.

What you'll hear:

  • Chris's experience in the NFL and transitioning to being a business owner (1:01)
  • Performance-enhancing drugs and painkillers (6:57)
  • Entrepreneurship, nutrition, and health (12:29)
  • The motivation behind starting Lyfe Fuel (14:40)
  • Product options and ingredients (18:00)
  • Why he chose the plant-based route (21:12)
  • The importance of food source (26:36)
  • Phytochemicals and controversy (29:07)
  • What sets Lyfe Fuel apart (35:09)
  • Nutrient absorption (42:25)
  • Business and marketing wins (47:48)
  • Direct-to-consumer sales (54:00)
  • What he's excited about (58:21)
  • Progress over perfection (1:00:38)

Where to find out more about Chris and Lyfe Fuel:

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Written By

Robert Sikes


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