Advanced Transformational Life and Business Coach

Live out your life.


Your vision of freedom is cruising.  Are you trying to figure out how to realize the dream, choose the boat, organize, and prepare the boat, stay safe, learn the ins and outs of the boating industry, what it’s really like or just better understand what your life would really look like as a Cruiser?  Or are you looking for assistance because you have departed and its been a rough time and you need help to calm the nerves, build confidence and feel good?

Capt. Deb can mentor clients from her years of coastal cruising (Pacific, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico), sailing The Great Lakes, The ICW and Ocean sailing to the Bahamas and South to The Windward Islands (Grenada).

Mentoring people to answer those questions, whether their goal is to explore a familiar coastline or sail around the world.

How Can Captain Deb support You?

Captain Deb is a certified Life Coach, has 30+ years of professional management experience to give her depth and breadth in her professional career and add more than 10 years of cruising and a lifetime of boating that will provide you with the support your need to realize your dream.

The Cruiser Engagement Rates

Monthly engagement starts with a Zoom call (90 minutes);

Each month we have scheduled 90 minutes call on Zoom, our primary technology for these sessions. You are encouraged to be in frequent contact by email, WhatsApp or calls between our sessions.
Getting started, complete a brief questionnaire to inform Deb about your experience, goals, and concerns.
Schedule for availability and return a completed questions so Deb can learn more about you and your unique circumstances.
Submit payment online, then we’ll schedule our first session.

Monthly Remote coaching

This format will help you through this journey, answering questions and providing guidance as you work through your stages..

The Remote Coaching Options:  See pricing below:

  • 3 Sessions - each session up to 90 minutes
  • 6 Sessions - each session up to 90 minutes
  • 12 Sessions - each session up to 90 minutes


Customized options are available!

Onsite Engagement:

  • Rate: $50 hour, or $400.00 a day plus travel expenses.

  • Note: a fee may apply if extended downtime is required for travel.


The Dream Stage – you are actively dreaming about a life on the sea

Planning stages – this is the reality check on where each individual or couple is on the spectrum of this lifestyle journey.

Early Stage – reading, researching, taking classes, gathering data, joining groups, trying to understand – get the reality check and begin planning. 

Decision Stage –You have decided!  This is it.

You don’t know how but you do know it is your authentic dream.   This is where you start telling friends, family co-workers. 

Action Stage – You have decided, the groundwork has been completed.  You have your picture of your boat, up where you spend the most time, so you see it throughout the day.  You verify your decision by either chartering, sailing with a friend, or going to a boat show and getting on the boat.   You have assessed your budget, your skill level and that of your partner, spouse & family (The Crew). Defined your needs and wants.   This is a project, so you create your plan.

This program has been created with powerful messages to help every individual who is ready to be aligned with their life purpose and create a fulfilling, abundant, happy and meaningful life.

The Universe is wise beyond measure, and its infinite intelligence flows through everything and everyone. By aligning yourself with this infinite intelligence, you will begin to attract the help, support and opportunities that will help you achieve your vision.

Walk away from fear and self-doubt and step into freedom. With this new found sense of freedom, you will be able to make leaps and bounds towards your dream life.

  1. Taking one action step per day toward your dream.
  2. Active Boat Shopping – perspective from Deb as to the right size to budget. Clarifying your intentions, how you plan to use the boat.  A checklist of questions to be a well-informed buyer, so you can evaluate listings and viewings, common mis-takes during the purchase process.  Deb will provide you referrals to brokers and surveyors who she trusts, if you don’t have that relationship.


Realization Stage – You bought your boat!  Now the paperwork, registration, insurance, commissioning the boat to you and your cruising needs.  Time to bring the Instructor/Coach/Captain aboard to assist you with your priorities.


You have the boat in your marina, dock, or location where you are keeping the boat.  You have made a lot of life decisions this year, and you are still at the dock.  You did your shake-down cruise.

Ask yourself where do I feel “disjointed, out of control, uncomfortable”?   Have a laser coaching session, get your action plan ready and you will be ready to leave before you know it.

What skills do you feel you or your crew need to master before leaving?

Departure Day – this day will be like any other day that you leave the dock with one exception, you are not coming back.  You are setting the compass heading to your first destination, and you are cruising.  Now it begins to sink in.  All the preparation, studying weather reports, routing, uploading waypoints, and you are at the helm, you have left the marina, and made your final turn from what had been your home inlet.

Active Cruiser Support – active cruisers with big-picture guidance on routing strategy, weather insight, regional planning, maintenance troubleshooting, new equipment, and more.

Deb supports you on the relationship side of learning this new lifestyle together, and/or she will assist you when you have those curve balls that happen out of left field.  So, lets figure it out the actual problem, assess the situation and give you the best recommendations of what to do, where and when with known resources. While through this calming fears, doubts and worries.


There is no substitute for instruction,  learning on your own boat. Cruising will often have unexpected challenges with situations that  happen at sea, or remote areas, and/or out of range of professional help.

Deb will support you learning your boat in a stress-free environment.

Knowing your boat, how to do a pump out, prepare to dock, dock your boat, anchoring, your checklist to safe cruising.  VHF Usage, Marina Etiquette, Provisioning, Managing and Maintaining Your Boat,

Completing and verifying the documentation stage, insurance.

Being aware, teaching you how to you can start cruising with better skills and more confidence.  Courses and resources for knowledge and building a solid foundation for your fundamental skills.

Onsite learning topics include:

  • Pre- and post- purchase boat evaluation (Survey Review)
    • Documentation/Insurance/ compliance review
    • Providing Ultimate Sailing/Boat Maintenance Management Tool with all systems checklists included
  • Inspect Sails
  • Docking and maneuvering in a marina
  • Basics Sail trim and sail handling.
  • Navigation Basics
  • Managed and electrical and water resources – what do you have, condition, what to do next?
  • Weather routing guidance
  • Leaving the US and entering other countries (Customs & Immigration)
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