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‘Below Deck’ Star Captain Sandy on Her New Book and the Best Advice She Received
February 22, 2023
Captain Sandy Yawn is hoping to share the wisdom and lessons she’s picked up in her 30 years of experience out at sea.
The star of the Bravo reality series “Below Deck” recently released her first book, “Be the Calm or Be the Storm: Leadership Lessons from a Woman at the Helm.”
“I wanted to reach people’s hearts and tell them the real story of who Sandy was before she became a captain, how I became a captain, and what I do to defuse situations,” she told Jennifer Hudson on “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” “I don’t become the storm anymore. Now I’m the calm.
JHud asked the reality star for her best advice about leadership, and Captain Sandy immediately knew her answer: “Remain teachable,” she said, a lesson she picked up while watching a new deckhand confidently introduce himself to others on the ship.
“It showed me that all I had to do was walk into a room, and if I didn’t know people, I didn’t have to feel insecure or feel less than,” she said. “I could just stick my hand out and say, ‘I’m Sandy, I’m new here.’ People welcome that.”