Football’s finest. Liberal spreads of food. Eight-figure marketing campaigns and high-octane halftime shows. The annual national fête that is Super Bowl Sunday returns this weekend.

Here in Miami, while the Dolphins may not have made the Super Bowl, our city was encouraged this season by a surge of wins under a first-year head coach that led to the franchise’s first playoff berth in years and a newfound optimism among its fans. Equally as important as any change in personnel, a change in culture is what ultimately has the Dolphins’ arrow pointing up.

Our friend, Yves Batoba, understands the importance of culture in building a winning team firsthand. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yves grew up in Texas before going on to play football at Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation, he served in numerous athletic administrative roles at the collegiate level and is now the Asst. Director of Player Engagement with the Miami Dolphins. You can also catch him leading a Monday night VOUS Crew and on Sundays with the Venue Control team.

We asked Yves to discuss what a winning culture looks like and the keys to building a championship team. These are truths that translate from the playing field to our daily lives as we build up our families, our careers and one another.