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The Crew Coach Guide on How to Manage in a Crisis

When you are hit by a crisis, no one is ever prepared, and for the most part, it is unexpected. This has never been more true than the situation the world is finding itself in right now, and given this, or any, event, we may have a crisis reaction. This is normal, even though it may not seem so.

To help crew overcome the distress and help manage your reactions in a crisis, The Crew Coach has put together a comprehensive guide on how to manage in a crisis, designed to teach you: what to do to cope and overcome the distress; different cognitive, behavioural, emotional and physical responses to a crisis; how to manage your distressing thoughts; and how to cope with crisis reactions.

To download this guide, click here.

We can't stress enough how important it is to familiarise yourself with these practical strategies so that you can not only help yourself but also friends, family, co-workers and loved ones.

Aside from this, The Crew Coach is offering free discovery calls available to those interested in any of the following services:


Using a combination of therapeutic approaches, Karine Rayson, director of The Crew Coach, assists her clients in working through personal and professional challenges that are keeping them stuck.

Crew life on a yacht can be stressful, exhausting and isolating. A recent survey reported that 72% of crew surveyed suffered from mental health problems or knew someone in the industry that did, and 70% said there was no support to help them cope with stress or mental health on board. Due to the increased need for support in the mental health space, counselling has become an in demand service by crew and yacht management companies.

Karine uses a combination of therapeutic approaches including: cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, person-centred therapy and positive psychology.

Accumulating a wealth of clinical experience having worked in correctional facilities across Australia, she is adept in dealing with distressing events, workplace issues and other personal problems or challenges. Counselling is provided online through video call thereby giving you the accessibility and flexibility that you need. Counselling is helpful in addressing the following issues:

  • Burnout

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Grief

  • Relationships

  • AOD (alcohol and drug counselling)

  • Trauma

  • Stress

  • Sexual Harassment/assault

  • Self-worth and self-esteem issues

To book a call, click here.

Transitioning out of yachting?

Are you looking for a smooth transition from yacht life to shore-based life? Whether it is now or the near future, this is something you shouldn’t be leaving to the last minute.

Transitioning from the industry to shore based life can present you with many stressors from mental health issues to financial. There is nothing worse than being in a job that brings you no satisfaction or fulfilment. By preparing an actionable and successful yachting exit strategy you will gain confidence in finding a meaningful career that will best leverage your skillset.

To book a call, click here.

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The Leadership Advantage Program

It is a common mistake that leadership skills automatically come with rank. It is far more complex than that. The Leadership Advantage Program is designed to help you bring out your highest leadership potential and get you results fast! Unlike anything else on offer in the yachting industry, this training is designed by a leadership expert who is also an ex-crew member and industry insider and comes with 17 years of yachting experience. Having someone who understands first-hand the many issues that impact crew dynamics on board and how to resolve them we cannot recommend this training enough. This Red Carpet Leadership Course has been developed exclusively for the superyacht industry and is 100% relevant, up to date and practical for application on board a luxury yacht of any size.

To book a call, click here.

Onboard workshops

The training includes but not limited to communication, performance, leadership skills to ensure that the crews’ morale, engagement and productivity of the team is maintained at a high level.

Working and living together come with their own unique challenges as such an assessment of the current work culture is performed by the Crew Coach. Once the assessment is made a tailored workshop will be developed to target the core issues that exist and help the team move forward together. The training includes but not limited to communication, performance, leadership skills to ensure that the crews’ morale, engagement and productivity of the team is maintained at a high level.

To book a call, click here.

People and Culture Specialists for Yacht Management Companies, Captains and Owners

Invest in your crew for greater return all round. Workplace problems, negative team climate and unsupportive leadership behaviours can significantly increase the risk for more adverse responses to operational incident exposure. Supportive leadership serves as protective factors increasing the team morale and cushioning against these highlighted risk factors. As such my approach is solution-focused and adopts a holistic strategy to ensure long-term outcomes are achieved.

To book a call, click here.


As an accredited DISC Advanced assessor, Karine is proud to present you with the world’s most advanced profile assessment tool that is specifically designed for the workplace. This is the first evidence-based tool introduced to the yachting industry. Whether you are looking to source the right crew member for the role, build a dream team or if you are wanting to accelerate your personal and professional development; this tool will help you gain the leading edge.

To book a call, click here.

Crew Coaching

This is for crew who are wanting to get into leadership positions and are wanting to not only gain the professional edge but who want to strive to be the best version of themselves. Our programs will help you to:

  • Develop your personal and professional goals as well as a plan for achieving them gain a deeper understanding of yourself and how you can leverage your strengths develop the necessary strategies to overcome workplace challenges and avoid burnout discover meaning and purpose in your work and personal life bringing a deeper sense of fulfilment.

  • Prepare you with the necessary skills to become a competent leader.

To book a call, click here.


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