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

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Crew Coach: Goals important, but setting a course matters most

By Capt. Rob Gannon There is plenty written and spoken about regarding goals, but setting goals and focusing too much on a destination can get in the way of enjoying…

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Crew Coach: Don’t let the anxiety of change keep you from the exhilaration

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy. For what we leave behind us is part of ourselves. We must die to…

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Crew Coach: ‘I’ll see it when I believe it’ is best mindset for achieving desires

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon “I’ll believe it when I see it.” I think we’ve all heard that saying. Now, there may be seemingly good reasons for the skepticism,…

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Crew Coach: Honest view of conflict requires clear, calm state of mind

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Isn’t it great when we are working on a crew or a team and everything is flowing nicely? Lots of smooth sailing and calm…

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Crew Coach: A trusted confidant key to saving a life

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon We all need from time to time throughout our lives a person we can turn to when things get tough. That person can be…

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Crew Coach: Not listening biggest part of communication breakdown

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Good communication – healthy communication – is so important to relationships, both professional and personal, yet it remains elusive and a struggle for many.…

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Crew Coach: Being the newbie is not easy; don’t be afraid to ask for help

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon When we embark on a new career path or even just move around a bit within our profession, we can find ourselves falling into the “newbie”…

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Crew Coach: Tread carefully when talk turns to politics

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Here in the U.S., there is a political situation that is dividing the country pretty severely right now. This divide, or radically different view…

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Crew Coach: Cultivate quiet self-confidence for the best course through life

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Making our way through life with a quiet, healthy self-confidence can be a nice way to go. Trying to steamroll and bark our way…

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Crew Coach: De-escalation skills crucial when confronted by angry clients

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Sometimes when working with or just dealing with other people, we encounter the annoyed, disappointed, possibly going-off-the rails client or charter guest. How we…

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