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Rob Gannon

Rob Gannon is a 25-year licensed captain and certified life and wellness coach. He offers free sample coaching sessions and can be reached at rob@yachtcrewcoach.com.

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Hurricane is reminder of the impermanence of everything

Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, and for those in its path who have sustained damage, the anxious anticipation has been replaced with assessment, cleanup …

Don’t be ashamed to rise to opportunities

On most Wednesday nights, I get together with some musicians and play some tunes. It’s real casual and fun. We play music, tells stories, eat some barbecue …

Is there a narcissist onboard?

By Rob Gannon I was speaking with a client recently who expressed concerns about dealing with a spouse who she believes is a narcissist. This term — …

Power of intention, persistence guide the process of change

I have really enjoyed the 30 years I’ve spent as a captain. That lifestyle has brought me to some of the most beautiful spots on the planet, and I got paid …

Recognizing the mission first step in building successful team

I’ve been on a lot of teams in my life. I started on sport teams at a very young age and that continued through high school. After my first go around of …

In a rut? Grow by learning new skills, improving existing ones

Do you feel like you’re in a rut or bored with your work? We probably all have at one point in our lives. What can pull us out of the hum-drum, repetitive …

Sometimes things are not as they appear, take another look

In the April issue of the Abaconian, the newspaper out of the Abacos in the Bahamas, there was a column that got my attention and my gander up. Seems there was …

Good judgement can save careers and lives

I recently watched the movie The Perfect Storm again. In case you’re not familiar, it’s the story of the Andrea Gail, a swordfishing boat out of …

Don’t disembark from yachting without an exit strategy

Some days it just may feel like we’ve had enough. The day-to-day issues are starting to wear on us. There is a lot thrown at everyone in their professions, …

The power of optimism in feeling positive

Well, it’s February. How is 2016 going so far? Maybe it’s going great, maybe not so great. If present circumstances appear quite a ways from ideal, we can …

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Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

UPDATE Dec. 6 A planned repair of the railroad bridge in downtown Ft. Lauderdale will close navigation to the city's major shipyards for …

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring crew is one of yachting's biggest challenges, according to some captains. They aim to pick the right candidates, but often …

There’s one more step after selling a boat: Take care of the crew

There’s one more step after selling a boat: Take care of the crew

The goal of most of the exhibitors at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is to sell boats. From the anecdotal stories I heard …

Government officers clarify policies for yachts in U.S. waters

The rules for yachts and crew in U.S. waters can all be found in written regulations, but there are often questions as to interpretation. …