Share your knowledge, experience and life lessons with those who aspire to succeed.
Be part of the change, become a LEGASEA Mentor
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Are you at a point in your career where you want to give back and be part of investing in the next generation of yachting talent?
LEGASEA Mentorship is the first industry-wide mentoring program for career-focused yachting professionals.
Designed to connect the next generation of talent with Mentors wanting to give back to an industry they love.
Utilising a high-impact, intuitive mentoring software, organic connections are cultivated via the comprehensive online platform. Individuals can be both a Mentor and Mentee, creating a circular knowledge economy ensuring every participant gains incredible value while engaging.
Together, we are ensuring that the experience, skills and insights developed from years at sea and shoreside are transferred directly to all levels of the industry. Collectively investing in ourselves, our future and for those that have been mentored in the past, to pass it on to the next generation. Successful people like to share what they have learned with others.
It's a human trait to want to leave a LEGASEA. What will yours be?
With leadership comes responsibility, and as the leading brokerage house, Burgess firmly believes that it has a duty to educate and lead the next generation into the industry.
- Georgina Menheneott, Burgess Partner
Who can be a Mentor?
LEGASEA Mentors come from a every corner and sector of our industry, both ashore and at sea. Many have had mentors them selves and feel drawn to passing this opportunity on to the passionate professionals following in their footsteps.
For many of us, being able to translate our own experiences into support and guidance for the next generation will be one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences of our careers. Mentorship not only helps the mentee, it also impacts you, the Mentor. Many of our Mentors have shared they themselves gained tremendous value from their connections, and even found a renewed sense of purpose in their roles.
Years of experience cannot be faked. Sharing your expertise someone that may not otherwise have has the opportunity to engage with a Mentor and knowing that you have positively impacted someones journey will be your lasting Legasea.
Listed below are just some of the roles and sectors we encourage to become Mentors. If you don't see you sector listed please reach out as we would love to hear from you.
Surveyor & Auditor
Insurance, Financial, Legal
Vessel support & Services
KEY BENEFITS OF BEING A MENTOR
Peer to Peer Mentoring
Grow Your Network
Connect with Industry Stakeholders
Gain Insights & New Perspectives
Share your knowledge with next generation
Develop Leadership & Communication Skills
"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”
Algorithms match you with mentees
1. Apply to be a mentor and connect with the LEGASEA team to explore if the programme is right for you.
2. Once accepted, you will be welcomed as a LEGASEA Member.
3. All members will be given access to the online space to create their profiles and explore the platform. Members can dive into the online communities, events, and exclusive offers either on the mobile app or desktop.
4. Begin connecting with potential mentee's, peers and even a mentor for yourself. While smart algorithms will give you a list of suggested individuals that match your profile, you can also search for all members and request them individually.
5. Once you connect with your chosen match, 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, opportunities and network.
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 mentor, you have the unique opportunity to greatly impact and influence the lives and careers of yachtings next generation. You can help change the culture and conversations surrounding your field of expertise, and pass on valuable insights and guidance by offering your experience and outlook. An added bonus is the benefits of reverse mentoring where you can learn from those you mentor and connect with different points of views and experiences.
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 Mentors to connect with peers, explore different or similar outlooks and engage with LEGASEA’s circular knowledge economy.
Learning & Training
Mentoring training to help you develop your skills as a Mentor by taking the hard work of ‘how’ out of the equation, letting you focus on building strong connections. Engage with online workshops, courses & training to explore new areas of interest or relevant topics.
Exclusive LEGASEA job board for Mentors, designed to increase access to opportunities for career-focused professionals both shore-side and at sea.
Mentors 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.
Mentorship platform & App
A structured virtual mentorship platform, engage with Mentees, Mentors and peers to connect, learn and develop.
Easy to use, desktop and IOS/ Android app.
Prompts, resources and support to guide your Mentor journey.
Automated matching, scheduling, follow-ups, and structured goals and feedback.
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
How does the Mentorship Program work?
LEGASEA Mentorship uses smart matching tools to quickly and accurately match mentors and mentees based on certain criteria, including experience, skills, interests, location and desired outcomes. You also have the ability to build out peer and team- mentoring groups. Once you have created your prole, you will be presented with potential matches. Once matches have been accepted by both interested parties, milestones prompt and in-app task 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 be a Mentor?
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 and/or by email in-between meetings should the need or want to arise. It is widely recognised that for a meaningful mentoring connection to be established and nurtured, individuals would be expected to engage in mentoring for at least 6 months.
I feel drawn to mentoring but how will I know what to do once I get connected with a Mentee?
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 program, 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 happens if I want to end one of my matches?
You can discontinue one of your matches at any time! You may feel like it's not right for you or your mentee relationship may have run its course. Either way, you are free to end the match and engage with others at any time during the program.
Can I sell my products or service to the Mentees?
No, we have a strict non-solicitation policy on the platform. LEGASEA Mentorship is not the place for selling your services/products and falls outside of the Mentor and Mentee relationship. We may at times provide exclusive offers to our members, that have been approved by us. If you're interested in offering your services/products to our members please get in contact to discuss.
What kind of mentees will I be connecting with?
Mentees are from all sectors, levels of experience and backgrounds. All Mentees are vetted so you can rest ashore that your valuable time is invested in a passionate, career focus individual that otherwise may not have had the opportunity.
Will it cost me anything to be a Mentor?
No, mentors are already volunteering their valuable time and experience, as such, no financial contribution is required.
Can I be Mentored?
Yes, you can, we encourage you to connect with anyone on the platform that you feel may add value to your landscape. Peer Mentoring can be hugely beneficial to all those involved.
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!