The Winning in the Workplace Podcast

A weekly podcast where Maurice and his guests provide invaluable and game-changing insights, tactics, strategies, and tools for executives, managers and supervisors to become more effective in their leadership, decision-making, and collaboration to help all their departments become high-performing teams!

Tune in and start winning in the workplace!



We have meticulously crafted tailored resources to complement your training journey, enabling you to enhance your skills and cultivate a heightened sense of self-assurance and efficacy.

Episode 001: LEADERSHIP VS MANAGEMENT - Clarifying the Confusion

In the world of business, there is often confusion surrounding the terms leadership and management. While the two concepts are often used interchangeably, they actually refer to two distinct skill sets that are crucial for success in any organization.

In this episode, we will clarify the confusion surrounding leadership and management. We will explore the differences between the ...

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Episode 002: STAY IN YOUR LANE, MAN! The Different Types of Leaders and Their Roles

There are 3 distinct types of leaders in every organization no matter the size or the industry. And when the individuals in those roles learn how these leadership roles work well together, they have accomplish great things and their collaboration excels. But when lines are crossed, chaos creeps in.

Maurice dissects this dynamic in this...

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Episode 003: CASTING VISION: Setting Clear Outcomes

Maurice explores the world of COOs and the most common mistakes executives and companies make when considering and hiring them.

From when to bring in a COO versus when to bring on a Director of Operations, the pros/cons of assigning COO duties to a CFO’s, and the “head space” needed in top leaders before bringing in a COO. We will cover a lot of ...

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Episode 004: FACILITATIVE LEADERSHIP: How to Get Feedback and Input from Teams to Move Projects Forward

Special Guest: Guy Barone, COO, The Baton Rouge Business Report

Learn amazing tips on how to get valuable feedback and input from your team to move projects forward!

As a leader, it's important to create an...

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Episode 005: OVERCOMING YOUR SUGAR ADDICTION: How to Stop Relying on One Meal to Fuel You for the Day

In this episode of "Overcoming the Sugar Trap," our special guest Kelbert McFarland, President of Finetuned Living, joins us to share his expertise and tips on overcoming sugar cravings and living a healthier lifestyle.

Kelbert has helped Maurice finetune his life and his advice and services have been game-changing...

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Episode 006: DEVELOPING THE OPTIMAL SELF: Delivers Optimal Performance

In this episode, we welcome Steve Mellor, a former Olympic Swim Coach, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Author, to discuss how to ignite the competitive spirit within ourselves to achieve peak performance.

Steve shares his extensive experience and insights on how to optimize performance by unlocking the competitive drive that lies within all of us. He provides practical tips and...

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Episode 007: HOW AND WHEN SHOULD MANAGERS COMPLAINT AND GIVE BAD NEWS: Not Getting This Right is What Creates Lots of Confusion

In this episode, we will be discussing the topic of how and when managers should complain and give bad news. Many managers struggle with this task, and not getting it right can...

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Episode 008: BECOMING INFLUENTIAL AND EFFECTIVE: Three-Game Changing Tactics

Do you struggle to make an impact in your workplace? Do you find yourself at a disadvantage because you're either an introvert or an extrovert? Or perhaps you find that your ideas are being shot down too quickly, or you're having trouble resolving issues with your...

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Episode 009: HOW TO STREAMLINE TO COMPETE BETTER: A Commitment to Internal Alignment but with a Fluid Approach

In our latest podcast episode, we dive deep into the art of internal alignment while embracing a flexible approach. Join us as we welcome our special guest, Gordy Rush, the Vice President/General Manager of Guaranty Media.

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Episode 010: Blockchain Innovation & Technology Leadership

Unlock the power of blockchain innovation and elevate your business with strong technology leadership featuring special guest Ryc Brownrigg, Technology Executive and Blockchain Enthusiast.

Don't miss out on this insightful conversation about the key to successful blockchain implementation. Tune in with your team and stay ahead of the game!

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Episode 011: EMBRACING A.I. INNOVATION: Cultivating the Right Mindset as a Leader

Dive into the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence innovation and leadership mindset with our next podcast episode with our special guest, Henry Hays, Consultant, Disruptor, and Keynote Speaker.

He will share his insights and experiences in navigating the dynamic landscape of disruptive technologies, specifically A.I.

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Using Theater Skills to Build Effective Teams
and Improve Communications

Welcome to Winning in the Workplace Podcast! This weekly podcast is for executives, managers, and supervisors to elevate your leadership and management skills and create high-performing teams.

For today's episode...

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Episode 013: RECRUITING TALENT IN THE NEW LABOR MARKET REALITY: How to Recruit People Who Already Have Jobs

In this episode of Winning in the Workplace Podcast, we dive into the evolving landscape of the labor market and explore strategies for recruiting top talent. Join your host Maurice Velasquez as we sit down with John Sherk, President of Consulting/Operations Laboratory, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of attracting professionals who are already employed.πŸ’ΌπŸ’ͺ

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Episode 014: Branding, Lead Generation and the Basics of Great Advertising!

In this episode of Winning in the Workplace Podcast πŸŽ™οΈ, "Branding, Lead Generation and the Basics of Great
Advertising!"🌟, we'll dig into the secrets of digital
marketing success! πŸŒπŸ’‘

Join your host Maurice Velasquez as we sit down with David Day, an expert in his field, will share invaluable insights, practical strategies, and groundbreaking tips to help you take your brand to new heights in the digital era.

Available on Facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn, Spotify, Apple Podcast and other podcast platforms. πŸŽ§πŸ“²

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EPISODE 015: Mentoring Younger Generations: The Traps and Techniques

In this episode of "Winning in the Workplace" Podcast πŸŽ™οΈ, titled "Branding, Lead Generation, and the Basics of Great Advertising!"🌟, join host Maurice Velasquez and special guest David Day, an industry expert. They will delve into the secrets of digital marketing success, providing invaluable insights, practical strategies, and groundbreaking tips to elevate your brand in the digital era. Tune in on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other platforms. πŸŽ§πŸ“²




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EPISODE 016: The Best of Henry Hays and John Sherk

Get ready for an exciting episode featuring two brilliant thought leaders who will inspire and empower you in today's ever-changing business world.

First up is Henry Hays, a renowned consultant, disruptor, and keynote speaker. He'll share his invaluable insights on Embracing A.I. Innovation: The Mindset of a Leader. Discover how to leverage artificial intelligence to...

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EPISODE 017:The #1 Essential Trait for All Leadership.

Join us for an insightful episode of the "Winning in the Workplace Podcast" as we tackle the challenges of managing a volunteer team. In Episode 017, titled "The #1 Essential Trait for All Leadership," we delve into the fascinating world of volunteer management. Our special guest, Matt Rouse, an Organizational Leader, Personal Coach, and Worship Pastor, shares his insights and experiences..


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EPISODE 018:Β Mastering Self-Leadership: Becoming a Great Leader of Others

Β Get ready for an empowering episode of the "Winning in the Workplace Podcast"! In Episode 018, titled "Mastering Self-Leadership: Becoming a Great Leader of Others," we explore the art of self-leadership and its impact on becoming an exceptional leader. Special guest Melinda Walsh, author and voice actress, shares her wisdom and practical strategies for unlocking your leadership potential...


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EPISODE 019: Mastering Time: Unleashing Your Productivity Potentials

Β In Episode 019 of the "Winning in the Workplace" podcast, Maurice Velasquez, a Leadership & Management Sr. Coach, shares invaluable insights on mastering time and unleashing your productivity potential. Discover practical tips, proven strategies, and actionable techniques to take control of your time, prioritize tasks, overcome procrastination, and manage multiple projects effectively. Join the...


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EPISODE 20: Productivity Unlocked: Time Management Secrets Revealed

Productivity Unlocked: Time Management Secrets Revealed" is Episode 20 of the "Winning in the Workplace" podcast with Maurice Velasquez. In this episode, you'll learn how to ace time management and supercharge your productivity. No more juggling tasks and deadlines – just simple, effective strategies to win at work. Tune in now and unleash your productivity prowess!

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Episode 21: Improving YourΒ  Leadership by Becoming Emotionally Intelligent

Unleash your inner leader! Join us on the Wining in the Workplace podcast hosted by Maurice Velasquez.
πŸŽ™οΈ Episode 21 is all about upping your leadership game by becoming emotional intelligent.
Get ready for insights, laughs, and game-changing strategies that'll have you conquering the boardroom with style.
Tune in !

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Episode 22: Improving Morale: Crafting a Positive Workplace.

πŸŽ™οΈ Episode 22 of Winning in the Workplace Podcast, "Improving Morale: Crafting a Positive Workplace."

Get ready to supercharge your team's performance and create a thriving atmosphere.

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Episode 23: Why Customer Service at the Center of Your Company's Success.

πŸŽ™οΈIn Episode 23, we unravel the magic behind exceptional customer service and why it's the secret sauce to elevate your company.

Join us for valuable insights, stories, and tips to win in the workplace.Β Β 

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Leadership & ManagementΒ Sr. Coach

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