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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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Rein in old habits that hurt to make new ones possible

Happy New Year to all. Yes, it’s that time again; the calendar flips to another year and we can also start anew with our habits and goals. Be aware, however, …

All crew are in same boat for the holidays away from family

The holiday season is upon us again and it can be a challenging time to some who are separated from family and friends. For those of us who grew up celebrating …

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 …

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Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

By Dorie Cox Shipyard owners, towing and repair companies, and other marine businesses will go before a judge later this month to stop …

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

From quarrels between cabin mates to squabbles over a task, yacht crew occasionally have an issue onboard. Apart from firing someone, The …

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

I have written much in these pages over the past year concerning the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention. And I am compelled to …

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

There are myriad reasons why owners choose to endure the significant cost of big-boat ownership. Some use their boats as a business tool, …

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