Sailient’s success is delivered through our Coaches. Our team share intelligence, empathy, consistency and a love of sailing. Imagine a real-world proving ground for honing leadership skills. A sailing yacht underway is an ideal platform. It is a dynamic environment where the whole will always be greater than the sum of the parts if managed and guided in the right way. A well managed yachting experience is a perfect opportunity to grow your team.
Learning a new skill requires being able to practice in a real world environment. Sailient provides tangible opportunities to practice some of what it takes to orchestrate a cohesive group of individuals toward a common goal.
With Sailient you have experiential learning in a way that encourages self and team development with 100% focus on established leadership skills theories. We have aligned ourselves with the globally acclaimed Patrick Lencioni as our framework for establishing team cohesion and development.
When compared to a keynote speaker, the advocate of a “best practice”. Sailient coaches do not profess to have "the answer". We have a proven portfolio of challenges and exercises that help our clients experiment with leadership theory and draw their own conclusions.
The foundation of any teams success is “trust”. Our coaches recognize that winning your trust is the key to the success of our programs.
Sailient coaches are sailing professionals with a clear understanding that we are not a “sailing school” we are a unique training platform that embraces the goals of our corporate and academic clients.
Our longest standing client – Emory University's Goizetta Business School – clearly defined our fundamental operational premise “This is a leadership development program that happens to be on sailboats”
Sailient coaches are all experienced sailors with certification & licensing from industry and federal authorities. Coaches are only invited to be part of our team based on exceptional coaching performance.
There is an important distinction between 1 year of experience that has been repeated 10 times and an experience that has evolved over 10 years. We continuously improve a successful program so that it stays current and addresses the primary concerns of our clients. Our belief is that success today is just an indicator that if we modify and adapt we will be successful tomorrow.
The most important component has been to retain the same coaches over decades. Diversity and tenure are the founding principles of our success.Our partnership program for coaches ensures we keep the very best Coaches.