CONNECT WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS INVESTED IN YOUR SUCCESS
Building relationships and growing your network are key to success
LEGASEA Mentorship is the first industry-wide mentoring program for career-focused Yachting professionals.
Connect with Mentors to strengthen your skillset, provide new perspectives and support your personal and professional growth
It can be challenging to connect with Mentors beyond your boat, workplace or current network. Bringing in a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and expertise can help you build your advisory board to ensure your career is fulfilling, aligned and everything you want it to be.
Why Join the Mentorship program?
Almost every single one of our Mentors were fortunate enough to have Mentors guiding them along their chosen career path. They understand the power of having someone to connect with, share experiences with and ask for guidance when needed.
These Mentors have been selected as they're passionate about giving back to the next generation. Are you ready to connect with a Mentor to:
Share concepts and ideas, and solve career-related matters.
Develop your leadership and communication skills.
Be challenged to improve yourself professionally and personally.
KEY BENEFITS OF JOINING THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Increased Opportunities & Support
Cultivate A Global Network
Connect with Industry Leaders
Gain Insights & New Perspectives
Set Clear Goals & Take Action
Develop Leadership & Communication Skills
1. Apply to the Mentorship programme
2. If accepted into the Mentorship programme, you will become a LEGASEA Member.
3. Once approved members will be given access to the online space to create their profiles and explore the platform. Members can dive into the online communities, sign up for, events, view exclusive offers either on the mobile app or desktop.
4. January 6th join the LEGASEA Launch event. Get to know the programme, platform and network with members to get a head start on whom you would like to match with! Matching in the platform will be turned on and you can begin connecting with potential Mentors. Smart algorithms will give you a list of suggested Mentors that match your profile. You can also search for all Mentors and Peers to request them individually.
5. Once you connect with your chosen mentor, you can begin your journey! Schedule meetings set SMART goals and achieve milestones with mentor guidance. You will be guided throughout the process by program prompts, resources, guides and suggestions to ensure you get the most out of your mentoring experience.
As part of your LEGASEA Membership, you will have access to events, workshops, community groups and peer networking. Designed to enhance and maximise your experience and opportunities.
Enhance your opportunities & connect with industry leaders
Develop skills, build 1:1 relationships
Knowledge sharing network
Network & connect with similar interests
Learning & Training Workshops, courses, Mentor training
Exclusive Offers Exclusive offers from aligned partners
As a mentee, you have the unique opportunity to search for, connect with and be matched with Mentors who feel passionate about giving back and supporting the next generation of talent. Representing both the crew and shore-side sectors, each Mentor brings an incredible range of experience and expertise to your connection, and you can find more than one! Build out your personal advisory board and take your career to the next level!
Peer to Peer Coaching
Peer connections are equally critical yet often overlooked. Those in our age bracket, profession, or industry with shared experiences understand the pressures, empathise and offer perspectives. We encourage all of our Mentees to connect with peers and build a community of career-focused people walking the same path.
Learning & Training
Mentoring training to support and guide your mentee journey. Join online workshops, courses, and job related training to develop your soft skills and professional skills.
Exclusive LEGASEA job board for Mentors, designed to increase access to opportunities for career-focused professionals both shore-side and at sea.
Mentees can join as many subject matter groups, expert groups, circles, and communities to network and connect with people with similar interests, or areas they wish to further their knowledge in.
Exclusive offers and discounts from aligned partners to add value to members personal and professional landscapes.
THE YACHT STEW ACADEMY
HEAD OF YACHT MANAGEMENT
CAMPER & NICHOLSONS
CAPTAIN & MANAGER
MARITIME TRAINING CONSULTANT
CHURCH HOUSE MANAGEMENT
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICE
CAPTAIN- MASTER 3000GT
FOUNDER & TRAINEE SOLICITOR
HEAD OF YACHT MANAGEMENT
ROYALE OCEANIC SUPERYACHTS
FOUNDER & LEADERSHIP COACH
CREW WELL-BEING CO
YACHT LOSS ADJUSTER
PANTAENIUS YACHT INSURANCE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
CAPTAIN & CONSULTANT
NEW BUILDS, ROMEO FOXTROT
"Having the opportunity to be mentored by some of the best in this industry has been an amazing experience thus far. I have formed some really great bonds with my mentors who have helped/guided me to land my first position as a deckhand and continue to give me the advice and tools necessary to accelerate my yachting career. My mentors have been extremely encouraging and empowering which has kept me motivated and continues to push me in the right direction. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and feel very privileged to be a part of the LEGASEA Community!"
— Mieke, Deckhand
How does the mentorship programme work?
Once you have created your profile, you will be presented with potential matches. Once matches have been accepted by both interested parties, the platform uses milestones, prompts, in-app tasks and scheduling to ensure you can focus on your mentor, mentee relationship and not get bogged down with admin.
How much time do I need to commit?
It is widely recognised that a good mentor, mentee relationship will include meeting anywhere from once a week to once a month depending on the relationship and the goals. It is of course going to be a personal choice for both parties and is expected to vary based on each individuals available time. It would be expected to be able to connect through messaging on the app or platform or in-between meetings should the need or want arise. We do also bring the awareness that we are all in this unique industry and sometimes we may not have the available space to connect.
I would love a mentor, but how will I know what to do once I get connected with one?
Great question and you're not alone! One of the great features of the platform is the support, prompts, templates and training available for mentors & mentees. Throughout the programme, you will be guided with global mentoring best practices so you can focus more on connecting and less on admin and 'doing it right'. Even better is the in-app scheduling, goal tracking, document sharing and more, so you can keep all your mentoring appointments and content in one space!
What kind of mentors will I be connecting with?
Mentors are from all sectors, levels of experience and backgrounds. All mentors are vetted so you can rest assure that you will be connecting with passionate, career focused individuals that are deeply invested in your journey and to see our industry at its best. Mentors come from both the shore and sea and you can connect with more than one. This means whether you want to climb the ranks, learn about a new area or topic or explore careers in totally new areas, you can find your match!
I'm looking for work, can I find a job here?
A mentor/mentee connection is not designed solely for the purpose of getting an employment offer from your mentor. Please do not connect with people to ask for work - this goes against LEGASEA community guidelines. It is common, however, for employment opportunities, now or in the future, to be enhanced due to your network expanding, as well as your skill set.
What happens if I want to end one of my matches?
You can end one of your matches at any time! You may feel like it's not the right fit for you or your mentor relationship may have run its course. This is totally normal and we encourage all parties to be aware this may happen - not every connection is going to be for the whole duration of the programme. You are free to end the match and engage with other mentors at any time during the programme.
What if I'm at sea? Will I be able to connect with people?
Absolutely! This year we have introduced the IOS and Android app to ensure EVERYONE has equal opportunity to connect, no matter where in the world you are!