In today's episode, Ally Cedeno has Mr. Jeremy R. Gauthier, Director of the Coast Guard Investigative Service, on the show. We wanted everyone to meet the new Director of the Coast Guard Investigative Service and to revisit what happens when you make a report to the Coast Guard.
Jeremy R. Gauthier became the fifth civilian Director of the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) in September 2022. He serves as the senior federal criminal investigative executive within the U.S. Coast...
In today's episode, Ally and Christine discuss communication skills and how to use them to level up the workplace. They give great advice on how to listen well, receive feedback, and have successful conversations.
These are excellent reminders of how to handle your communication at work and also how to handle emergencies offshore. Whether you work remotely, offshore, or talk to people daily, this is a great podcast you don't want to miss.
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In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Dr. Holly Fearnbach, Dr. Holly Fearnbach is the marine mammal research director of SR3, SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research (www.sealifer3.org), a Seattle area non-profit dedicated to the welfare of marine wildlife in the Northeast Pacific. Holly gives advice to follow their career dreams and encourages us to advocate for what is right.
For more than two decades, Holly has worked with government, NGO, and academic research groups...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Hillary Sprague, a mother of two, educator, and women offshore podcast listener. She's a giant fan of all the inspiring guests and an ally to all the listeners supporting the Women Offshore mission.
Hillary and Christine discuss the book "The Confidence Code." Working women today are better educated and more well-qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty...
In today’s episode, Ally Cedeno speaks about tips to help with public speaking. Ally has the honor of speaking at California Maritime Academy at their graduation. She goes over public speaking lessons she has learned and tips that have helped her over the years. She shares how she used to freeze when she was put on the spot and would beat herself up afterward. This is a great episode we could all benefit from!
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In today’s episode, Ally Cedeno speaks with the President and Executive Recruiter at Trackline Search Partners, Sheila LaFleur.
As an Unlimited Master Mariner with extensive maritime and transportation recruitment expertise, Sheila has keen insight into full desk recruitment. She understands the maritime industry firsthand and truly has a grasp of the technical terminology and job requirements because she had to do many of them herself! Her intuitive sense enables her to match candidates...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Corinne Bendersky, a Professor and Area Chair of Management and Organizations who specializes in workplace conflict, status, justice, diversity, and inclusion in teams and organizations. Her research contributes not only to academic knowledge but also to organizational practice. They go over what it's like to work in a male-dominated world and the experiences they have had.
Bendersky has conducted various projects such as workplace DEIB...
🚢 In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Jeff Avery. Jeff has been a mariner Chief Steward since 2008. Working on various types of vessels, from research to oil tankers, Jeff is passionate about people, morale, equality, and justice. Having visited 28 countries across 5 continents, he is pleased to be supporting the mission of Women Offshore.
Christine and Jeff are great friends and have an intriguing conversation about sexual assault. We wanted to share a conversation from a...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Cari Simon, who is one of the nation’s leading Title IX attorneys representing survivors of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and sexual harassment in University and K–12 settings nationwide. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
Simon has been credited with the inclusion of stalking and dating violence in the definition of sexual harassment under Title IX, and her impact litigation ensured universities are responsible under...
In today’s episode, Ally Cedeno speaks with Janine Nagle. She was born and raised a Hawai’i girl from the island of O’ahu. She had humble beginnings growing up in the small town of Kāne’ohe. Janine spent the majority of her life in food, hospitality, and customer service.
She shares her career story of how she worked in the service industry for 14 years and how she made her way to working offshore as a roustabout with Transocean. A couple of years into her career offshore, she began a...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Kami Bucholz about Kami's return to sea after bringing home their son. If you haven't already, make sure you listen to episodes 142 and 144, where you hear about Kami and Heather's IVF journey and Heather's 4th trimester. Kami now shares with us her return to sea after her son.
The journey of getting back out to sea after becoming a parent can be challenging. Between childcare, recovery, missing your family, working accommodations, etc, it...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Heather Benjamin and Kami Bucholz about their new life with a baby and Heather's experience in the 4th trimester.
Heather is a 39-year-old married woman in a same-sex, same-gender relationship. Heather has been in the social field for 15 years, primarily working in the last 7 years as a consultant in the Greater Boston Area. She and her wife Chief Mate Kami Bucholz have been married for almost 5 years now. Heather has added Mom to her list...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Dr. Benjamin Lannon about family planning in the maritime industry and fertility preservation.
Dr. Lannon is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He specializes in all aspects of infertility care.
In addition to his role at Boston IVF, he is also a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Maine Medical Center, where he teaches the next generation of fertility experts and...
In today’s episode, Ally Cedeno speaks with Kami Bucholz who is a 2008 graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and is an Unlimited Master Mariner. She has worked in research, chemical, petroleum, Ro/Ro, towing, and aerospace vessels in her career. She sits on the board of managers for the Boston Port and Seaman’s Aid Society and has taught on academy training cruises twice. She currently works in Aerospace and shares about her journey through IVY with Ally.
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We have a special episode for you today. In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with both Captain Trevor Bozina and Captain Sandy Bendixen from Puget Sound Pilots. They share their experiences and path to becoming pilots while speaking about maternity leave offshore. This is a podcast you don't want to miss!
After growing up on the water and attending Maine Maritime Academy, Captain Bendixen sailed from Third Mate to Captain on RORO, heavy-lift and container ships from the United...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Sanjam Sahi Gupta, the Director for Sitara Shipping Ltd. She shares about the big waves she is making in the maritime industry. She is such an inspiration to us all!
Sanjam is a founding member of the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) India and was a Board Member of WISTA International. She is currently part of the Diversity Committee of WISTA International and is a major contributor to the WISTA -IMO survey...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Jenny Johnson, who is a certified HR professional with an extensive background in DEI unique to the maritime industry. Jenny has 20+ years of maritime experience, including at sea and ashore. She is a fierce advocate for a diverse, inclusive, safe maritime industry. Her years at sea were filled with incredible experiences that took her worldwide. But she also experienced gender-based harassment, discrimination, and violence. She has brought...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Sal Mercogliano, Chair of the Department of History, Criminal Justice, and Political Science at Campbell University.
He is also an adjunct professor at US Merchant Marine Academy and a former merchant mariner. Currently, he is the host of the YouTube What’s Going On With Shipping channel and a contributor to Sea History, Naval Institute Proceedings, and Captain.
Sal shares about Robert Smalls and the Planter. By the outbreak of the Civil...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Ms. Eva Lianne Veldkamp, an IMO Policy Coordinator representing the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Registry at the International Maritime Organization. Ms. Veldkamp believes that mariners and seafarers are the real assets of our industry and will always stand tall in support of the human element. Ms. Veldkamp leads a working group for the Center for Ocean Policy and Economics - COPE° on Psychological Safety and Sexual Assault and...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan has a really interesting conversation with Reinhold Titus about culture and his research on the complexity of culture.
Reinhold Titus, originally from Namibia, has lived in six different countries on three continents and traveled to sixty countries. He is passionate about helping individuals, teams, and organizations Thrive in Cultural Complexity. He speaks, facilitates, trains, coaches, and consults leaders, teams, and organizations on leadership,...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Becky Newdick from Safer Waves Organization, where she founded this organization in 2019 for merchant seafarers who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, or gender discrimination on board to have a place to turn.
Becky Newdick is a deck officer who sails as both Chief Mate and Captain on Wightlink vehicle ferries. She has been working at sea for 15 years and has sailed on a range of vessels, including general cargo ships, bulk...
In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with mariner Max Kantor about using social media as a good way to build community, personal branding, and how to come together in a male-dominated industry. She gives great advice that we all could use!
Max Kantor works offshore as a mate with Hornbeck Offshore aboard Offshore Supply Vessels. Growing up with parents who worked for maritime companies in
Long Beach and Los Angeles harbor, Max was inspired to attend California Maritime Academy. She...
Ally Cedeno and Christine MacMillian reflect on the 2022 year and discuss Women Offshore's impact this year. Christine has been working on the Career Development Program this past year and has made it into an incredible program. She goes into detail about her most memorable story this year of who she has helped and why it is so important.
If you are in the industry and looking at other roles or are a student, you don't want to miss this episode!
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In today’s episode, Christine MacMillian talks with Sherri Hickman, a Pilot and Captain. She goes into detail about how she helps make boxes for sailors worldwide for Seamen’s International. Christine shares that she received one of these boxes while offshore and how much it meant to her. Sherri says it has been going on for at least 28 years!
Be sure to check out the podcast and head to their website for more details and ways you could help get involved too!
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