Captain Sandy Yawn | Superyacht Captain and Series Lead on Below Deck Mediterranean

Captain Sandy Yawn

Superyacht Captain and Series Lead on Below Deck Mediterranean

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Captain Sandy Yawn

Captain Sandy has created a unique reputation with a global audience as someone that cares deeply about each and every person. Captain Sandy shares her unique stories with universal themes that will help anyone at events all over the world from SXSW to corporate events to programs impacting women in business or groups trying to get a better understanding of how to navigate the confusing landscape of diversity and inclusion. Captain Sandy went from not being a captain and in fact had a very tough beginning, being in and out of jail as a teen, falling to the excesses of drugs and alcohol, and having a very bleak outlook on her future.

Through the generosity of several people, Sandy started to heal, stopped her destructive habits, and moved toward a career in the marine industry. Clean and sober for 34 years, through hard work, dedication, and the belief that her best was now ahead of her, Sandy took on the massive dream that someday she could be a super-yacht captain. While many may have scoffed at this notion, Sandy’s self-belief and a few things she manifested opened the door to the Captain Sandy the world now knows and embraces as “their” captain!

Fighting off pirates and working with some of the world’s most rich and powerful people led Captain Sandy to a leadership style like none other. Her best-selling book, “Be the storm or be the calm” illustrates in a completely engaging way how anyone can become a better leader in business and their own life. Captain Sandy is captivating audiences big and small and looks forward to engaging your next event’s attendees with an event of a lifetime.  

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Teamwork Lessons from the High Seas

Imagine the leadership and teamwork challenges you would face if the bulk of your staff turned over weekly. How do you inspire your crew to work together when many of them meet just hours before starting their voyage? How do you instill a sense of teamwork and mission to flawlessly execute under these conditions? Captain Sandy discusses how she navigates these workplace and human capital challenges as one of the world’s first female professional yacht captains. From the beginning of a voyage to the final port of call, Sandy imparts valuable teamwork lessons learned from her three decades of global yachting experience.

Charting Your Own Course

Captain Sandy shares her inspirational story of overcoming addiction and cancer to become a world-renowned superyacht captain and lead on the popular Bravo reality show Below Deck Mediterranean. With a story of strength and resolve that has led her to the top of a male-dominated field, Captain Sandy’s story is one of inspiration, overcoming obstacles and not letting fear get in her way—all with a wildly entertaining twist from her Below Deck leadership escapades.

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