I empower Superyacht Crew giving them the knowledge and skills they need to develop and thrive
Karine Rayson first started working in the Superyacht industry in 2008 where she soon realised the need for professional leadership training as well as mental health and wellness support. As such she pursued further studies and training in psychology-counselling and found her niche working with teams and individuals within both the public and private sector. With over a decade’s worth experience she comes with a wide, yet specialised skill set in the areas of psychology-counselling, coaching, strategic leadership and performance management. Her core purpose involves supporting individuals and teams to overcome personal and collective challenges whilst helping them achieve their respective aspirations and goals.
We genuinely care about our clients and put them at the heart of everything we do.
We are committed to giving our clients the tools to assist them in achieving their goals.
We produce work of a high standard, in confidence and with the utmost professionalism.
We have the courage to stand up against injustice whilst protecting the vulnerable
I am results-driven and simply love helping individuals achieve their goals! I am committed to adding value to my clients – our partners- and to making a social impact. I believe that quality crew is the backbone of any successful yacht. At The Crew Coach we put crew at the heart of what we do – not only helping them to thrive but the entire yachting industry stakeholders. We are purposeful in our approach and committed to making a meaningful impact. We are here to lead positive performance and create positive change.
Our services include; coaching, onboard workshops, e-learning, counselling, CV services, people & culture services as well as crew placement. We are the only service providers that support crew through the entirety of their yachting careers.
“My goal from personal mentoring was to discover positive ways to motivate crew in a challenging period of operation. The sessions I had with Karine prompted a positive outcome, enhanced my confidence as a leader, and as a result was the start of a brighter future for the crew and subsequently the yacht operation. As a captain, challenges are certainly not limited to technical challenges. Our crew are our biggest asset, and sometimes the help of a professional with expansive experience in this area can provide vital support in helping us on our way to developing our crew into a harmonic, high performing team. I cannot recommend the cooperation between leaders and a ‘mentor’ highly enough, and I will most definitely be continuing my development with ‘The Crew Coach’. My goal was to establish a common ground for my crew to develop as a team. Some new crew members, and some crew members who had been with the yacht for some years. I recognised the necessity to have a ‘reset’ and ‘The Crew Coach’ helped me exponentially to achieve this with the values workshop. I cannot say how much I valued the workshop. It was awesome! And the crew loved it, it brought them all together and got them all ‘on the same page’. Recognising their common values and resulting in them dictating the culture which they wanted to instil on board. Enhanced the team, enhanced the moral on board and in turn the operation of the yacht, productivity and quality of guest experience all went through the roof! Don’t think that it’s a ‘one hit wonder!’. These workshops are tools available to us as leaders, to help us be the best leaders we can. Crew management requires constant attention, but with the help of the ’The Crew Coach’, you will be so much better placed to develop and maintain a fantastic team on board”.
Why Invest in your Yachting Exit Strategy
Before I engaged in my sessions with Karine I was feeling so lost, confused and frustrated with a lot of aspects of my life I experienced extreme lows, bursts of anger and couldn’t control my alcohol consumption which leads to disruptions in my closest relationships. I feel life should be great as it is, and I couldn’t understand why these episodes were happening.
I chose this specific service because I felt she had the experience having worked in the yachting industry that she would 100% understand the absurd situations that arose onboard the yachts I’d been working on and those associated triggers. Karine and I had interacted on social media and I really felt a special warmth from her which made me feel so assured that she would be the person to help me.
I feel Karine helped me understand why I behave in certain ways and she taught me how to control each of these behavioral issues. I have found that each topic we covered together I can now understand and when there are triggers I have learned how to negotiate each one and control it. I feel so much happier on a day to day basis and when I have a low day or a trigger occurs I can deal with it. That itself feels so great.
My alcohol consumption has dropped dramatically which has resulted in more exercise, a healthier diet, and a clearer head. The communication between myself and my husband is so much better and we both feel happier with me having sought help from Karine.
The biggest takeaway from working with Karine was understanding and controlling my emotional behavior and developing my communication skills. Self-care and self-awareness are skills she really encouraged and I really feel a huge benefit from. I really feel like I’ve changed the way I look at life and that you can really feel happy and fulfilled with the right support and that it’s totally ok to seek guidance.
I loved working with Karine she’s so Incredibly caring, understanding, uplifting, nurturing and all-round beautiful soul.
I honestly don’t think there’s anything else you could do apart from keeping up the Instagram posts! I love your continued support, care and interest in my life. I feel eternally grateful that I came to you and I know at any moment I could come back to you for any difficult obstacles that might arise. It’s a lovely feeling knowing someone is there for you.
Exit Strategy Coaching
I first started working with Karine in Sept 2019, my initial focus was to look at an exit yachting strategy over a 5 year period, as well as to also look at how to build an online presence with a business etc.
Before I started working with Karine I felt rather idle and stagnant with my plans and focus, a lot of things but no real plan of attack you could say. Karine has helped me find more direction with where I want to go and where my passion lies.I chose the specific service because I have been thinking about an exit from yachting for some time but I’m still so in love with my job. I figured that Karine would be the perfect person to help me work through my thoughts around this and how I can continue doing what I love on a daily basis.
Through working with Karine I have found where my drive and focus are strongest, what my values and non-negotiables are. Where I want to spend my energy and time outside of working hours. I have also laid out some boundaries through recognising in certain areas there needed to be some put into place. My biggest take away from working with Karine has got to the positive encouragement to find my true self and focus on moving forward living an authentic life. I love the energy, positive outlook and guidance I got from Karine.
Given that Karine understood my working on boats it helped so much, as with previous coaches it’s hard to explain the situation. Working with Karine is like having your own personal cheerleader and coach right there beside you, the energy and love you feel in each and every session that is tailored for you is extremely unique and very special.
I felt thoroughly supported the whole way through even when I went off on a tangent that wasn’t even in my original plan! Thank you Karine so much for your time and the program, I will be reverting back to it in the future for sure. I can’t wait to see where this takes me and what’s coming for 2020!
I purchased 3 counseling sessions with Karine because I was needing to connect with someone who could listen/understand fully what has been going on in my life without any judgements…
I was needing & craving to express through words all my repressed feelings -emotions and unfortunately I was not able to do this with anyone around me.
Each session we ease into each subject and/or whatever it rise at that given moment and we observed the situation, talked about it and found tools to improve it or cope with it.
After the session, it was easier for me to reflect and accept whatever I was feeling without beating myself up about it.
Working with Karine was easy, fun and really introspective, you can feel her passion for helping others is honest and comes from a place of care/love.
Exit Strategy Coaching
I began working with Karine when I left my yacht on medical leave and decided to transition out of the industry entirely. I had no idea what I wanted to do, where I wanted to be, or any goals whatsoever beyond avoiding getting sucked back into boats as I’d seen happen to friends over and over again. I came to Karine because I wanted advice from someone who understood the yachting industry and what it means to leave it behind. I could not be more pleased that I chose to work with her. We had six coaching sessions spread out over several months at a pace I set. I had no idea what to expect going into it, but Karine helped me figure out what is important to me, what I’m good at (and not so good at), and what I really want and need. She’s easy to talk to and constantly had me thinking about things I hadn’t even considered previously. She’s a hugely positive influence – I often felt like I had my own personal cheerleader. I’ve achieved so many goals I set in coaching sessions that it almost feels like the things I was looking for fell straight into my lap. I never would have had a concrete vision of what those things were or why I wanted them without this coaching. Karine is an incredible resource for the yachting industry and a huge advocate for crew. Thank you!
I started counselling sessions with Karine a few months ago. I originally approached her for the leadership course, as I felt the need to further develop my skill-set in this area. However, during the 20 min complimentary session where I described my current situation and my goals, Karine recognised the need for me to work on my self-confidence and overcoming my feeling of anxiety that I was experiencing at the time.
I am very happy that she picked up on this, as I think it was very important for me to overcome my personal challenges before I engaged in professional development.
I purchased 6 Counselling sessions and it was one of the most satisfying investments of my life.
I have had counselling sessions before, but they were not even close to delivering the results that I got out of my counselling sessions with Karine.
Over the course of a few sessions we worked on increasing my sense of self-worth, that was unfortunately affected as a result of unpleasant experiences that occurred within my yachting career. After the sessions, Karine gave me “homework” to do, and it was really great to learn more about myself and reflect on topics that I would rarely address myself. I’ve read books on self-awareness and emotional intelligence before, but as any study, it is worth nothing without practice. So Karine showed me how I can use this knowledge and practice it in everyday life. I cannot thank her enough for that, for not just giving me what I’ve asked for, but recognising and offering me what I really NEEDED more than anything at that time!
As a result of working with Karine, my self-worth and confidence are now back along with a deeper understanding of myself and a clear vision of where I want to go next. In addition, counselling also helped me recognised valuable qualities in myself that I previously never took notice of before.
Working with Karine been a pleasure and I would recommend her services to anyone who seeks self-development, she goes far beyond her professional responsibilities to help and that is a rare find. I am so happy that I found her, and will continue to use her services in the future. In fact, I’ve just started to work on the Core leadership Module of the Career Leadership Mastermind program, and it is very promising. I feel that I have a “strong shoulder” to lean on in challenging situations and I cannot describe how great this feeling is.
When I found myself back in yachting after a long and unplanned break, I knew that finding consistent support would be my number one priority in helping to manage my mental health and relationships on board. A few months down the line and a busy season nearing the end, it has been by far the best investment I have ever made in myself and my future. Karine is unique in having experienced life on board, with heightened emotions of living in close quarters for long periods of time, as well as having dealt with the eclectic bunch of people that make up your crew; making explaining day to day frustrations that much easier, which is something I didn’t know I needed. Together we have focused on my core values, setting personal boundaries, accepting feedback (the good and bad) all which has made a monumental difference in my working relationships, self-confidence and overall personal life. Karines support and guidance has played the most significant role in my success this season and I cannot thank her enough for the incredible time and effort she puts into everything she does. I feel valued and appreciated as a person, which in turn leaves me forever grateful. I am proud of what we’ve achieved so far, and I look forward to what’s ahead. I can only hope more crew take the time to invest in themselves as there is no one more important than yourself. Thank you Karine.
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