Stewardess

How I got my FIRST job!

How I got my FIRST job!

I initially wanted to be a Wedding Planner & honestly, I blame J-Lo for that decision. (She made it look so fabulous in the movie!) After going to school for Event Management & planning a few weddings, I realized I had zero passion for weddings/bridezillas...

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Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution

I wonder if the creator of the TV show Big Brother was ever a yachtie? I mean it's a very similar concept. A group of strangers from all walks of life are put into a large (floating) mansion & presented with varying team activities (guest trips, safety drills...

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How to build a yachtie CV!

How to build a yachtie CV!

I have been promising to do this blog post for what feels like years now. I have been putting it off because I wanted to make sure I could dedicate enough time to answer the most frequently asked questions & eloquently put into words just how important it is to...

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

I remember my first week as a Stewardess, I was given a huge cleaning caddy of every product known to mankind (or so I thought) & told to memorize what all of the items were used for. While it was great to focus on housekeeping & detailing, I was pretty...

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What to pack?!

What to pack?!

Hi, my name is Gemma and I am a chronic over packer. Yup, I pack stuff that still has tags on from 2 years ago, knowing I probably won’t wear it. I’ve tried for years to curate my wardrobe & packing efforts to no avail.  So in an effort to not only help myself get...

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Dockwalking 101

Dockwalking 101

I have received a crazy amount of requests to share my advice for Dockwalking. Truth be told, I have never dock-walked & I'll explain why below, so I am solely going to be sharing my advice as a Chief Stew who has dealt with countless dock-walkers over the years....

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His & Hers Suitcases

His & Hers Suitcases

When I first started yachting, I had THREE suitcases. It was beyond excessive & unrealistic! I’m now sharing my go-to suitcases perfect for any full time traveling nomad!

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Tips for getting a Couples Job

Tips for getting a Couples Job

When Ben & I first met, we worked on separate boats, doing completely different itineraries. It ended up that we only saw each other 11 times during our first 6 months of dating. And while I wouldn't change anything about our relationship or how we got to where we...

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Q & A with Gemma

Q & A with Gemma

Today, I thought I was start the week off with a bit of a different post... I am so fortunate that so many of you come to me with your thoughts, questions & concerns via DM's. So I've put together a few of the recently asked questions, and decided to share them...

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First Time Chief Stew

First Time Chief Stew

I remember clear as day, when I returned from holiday & stepped back onboard as Chief Stewardess for the first time. The butterflies were SO intense that I had just spent the 14 hour flight back to the boat, writing notes, work lists, positive affirmations &...

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Pros & Cons of Yachting

Pros & Cons of Yachting

It goes without saying that yachting provides intimate access to some of the worlds most exclusive islands, restaurants & activities. Sounds too good to be true? Potentially...   When looking at yachting from the outside in, it's hard to see past the glitz &...

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Transitioning to Chief Stew

Transitioning to Chief Stew

“Gemma, how did you know when you were ready to step up to Chief Stewardess?”Perhaps one of the most commonly asked question on my instagram these days! Before I go into this post, please keep in mind that this is just based solely on my opinion & personal...

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The best part about this social media community of stews?! Watching incredible women flourish in the industry!
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@eloise_moolman & I first started chatting in 2018, a year before she started on her first yacht. In the past few years, I have loved watching her become a brilliant stew and be apart of amazing interior teams. She is such a positive light & it’s a joy to follow along on her yachting adventures. 
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What are your favourite stew accounts to follow?! Share below!
Ever feel completely overwhelmed?! This week @theyachtstewpodcast is dedicated to YOU 💗

A few weeks ago, a brave stew messaged me sharing that due to Covid, the guest trips on her boat were becoming incredibly long & tiring. The amount of work felt overwhelming and she wondering if it was something I had dealt with myself. And YES, I know that feeling well!

I asked how others dealt with this on my stories and 3 lovely ladies messaged me with their tips & tricks. So I decided to turn these chats into a podcast mini-series. All of the episodes are 15 minutes or less with workshop style teaching.

I hope through this episodes, you find something that helps to release the stress & tension 💗

📷 @motoryachtawol
Happy Friday! This week was a BIG one for me (will share lots of details soon). In the meantime, let's finish off the week on a positive note? Share 1 good thing that happened to you this week below!
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My hubby surprised me with flowers yesterday 💐 (it made me cry) and totally made my entire week!
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Photo by the ever-so-lovely @madlittlehead
When looking for a job, it can feel as though you need 8 arms to keep up with replying to emails, updating your CV, staying on top of required visas, continuing your education & keeping crew agents in the loop. 
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But what happens when something is out of your control? What if a previous employer is giving you a bad reference?
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✨Reach out to that specific person and see if you can reach a resolution (do you now have a greater understanding of their POV? do you feel you can genuinely move on?)

✨Explain your situation to a Crew Agent, so they can speak to the HOD that's interviewing you

✨Be honest during the interview if it comes up, being genuine and upfront is crucial. What did you learn from the experience? How are you remaining positive and moving forward?

✨Ensure you have as many positive references as possible {written references are great, however, it’s even better to have references that are willing to answer calls and emails}

✨Keep you references updated with your plans so they aren't caught off guard with phone calls & have time to prepare

What advice would you give to someone in this situation?!

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Let's talk about anxiety.
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Last night I fell asleep feeling quite anxious, which meant I didn't have a great sleep. I though I would share what I’ve done today to make myself feel better 🌸💗
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This morning, I wrote out a list of everything that was giving me anxiety.📖 (Even the tiny things!) I then highlighted 3 items that I wanted to work through today & different ways I could turn that anxiety into a productive workday. I then put on my favorite Spotify playlist, lit a candle, stayed in my comfy clothes & started making my way through the list (followed by a 7k beach walk!). Feeling anxious is awful, so I just wanted to share in case anyone else is struggling today! You are stronger than this & I hope you are able to find joy today!
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My goal of the day is to mirror this photo of Verconia, @theestew_ and have a moment of pure joy 🥳

P.S I’ll be sharing all of your tips and tricks on dealing with anxiety on my stories today and tomorrow 🌿
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Content I have been loving recently...
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Pop Chillout playlist on @spotify It's 6 1/2 hours long & perfect for background noise 🎶
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Netflix docu-series called Get Organized with @thehomeedit . Clea & Joanna are organizing Goddesses who are very thoughtful in their process. This show is FULL of brilliant tips & tricks (plus in the first episode they organize all of Reese Witherspoon's movie costumes & who doesn't love legally blonde!) 👱🏻‍♀️
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Untamed by @glennondoyle 🌸 FINALLY started this yesterday as I’ve only just finished Finding Freedom (the Megan & Harry book). I couldn’t put it down last night & I no doubt I’ll be finishing this one rather quickly.

What are you loving at the moment? Favorite playlist? Instagram account? Book? Share below!

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