Why I love sailing

When I’m out on the ocean, I feel connected. I feel in the moment. I feel alive. In addition to sailing being an adventure, it is also full of valuable life and business lessons. 

A cruiser at heart

When I have a chance to get away, there is usually one place I like to stay. It is Big Geiger Cove, on Catalina Island, off the coast of California. I grew up there as a kid, and it’s the closest, furthest place I can go. I sail my 1977 Cal 34 BINGO II there many times during the Summer months. 

Summer Sailstice

I feel like I’ve always been an unofficial ambassador to try to get people to learn more about sailing. So when found out that Summer Sailstice had ambassadors, I signed up pretty quickly. This was my second year as an ambassador and I’m looking forward to holding another event on Catalina Island next year.

The way I look at it, sometimes all we need is an excuse. An excuse to try something new. An excuse to explore. An excuse to spend time with friends. An excuse to spend time in nature. An excuse for an adventure. And to me, that’s exactly what Summer Sailstice is, a good excuse to find a sailboat to get on and go sailing. If I can help be that excuse for my friends, family, and people in my network, I’m all for it. If you want to amplify the messages, then let’s connect on  Twitter Instagram, and  LinkedIn too. 

Speaking about Sailing

Building your leadership

You have a brand whether you know it or not. In this talk, I share how to build and grow your brand by building your thought leaderSHIIP. Discover how to become recognized as an expert, you must share your experiences and the lessons that you have learned.  

The 3 Sails Content strategy

Let’s face it, creating content online is not as easy as it seems. You have to first decide what type of content to create, how to create it, and then what to do with it. Using sailing as an analogy, I break down a step by step process to get your content ship shape!

sailing, storytelling, & selling

This talk can be a spinnaker for your sales team. I break down why storytelling is the keel to your ability to sell products and services. A fun and personalized approach to building rapport, this talk will empower sales growth!


Good Jibes

Cast off, laugh and learn, becoming a better sailor and leader. This podcast is designed to share the world of sailing through the eyes of the West Coast Sailor. Each week, hear stories and tips from West Coast sailors on the topics of community, cruising, and racing. Even if you have never sailed before, you will enjoy learning life’s lessons taught by the sea.


If you have ever or never sailed, you will love this series of 10 Stick Figure NFT sailing adventures. Get your vicarious thrills sailing in various terrains. From the desert to space, to the sky, to a rainbow. Let these colorful and playful GIFs inspire you to sail to unchartered areas of your imagination. Why limit to just the oceans, rivers, and lakes that you are used to!?

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