Sailing, whether for survival or competition, is an unforgiving business. Confined in close quarters, crew members are utterly reliant on each other, and a heavy weight of responsibility falls on the skipper’s shoulders. The teams that excel in such environments provide a multitude of learnings for leaders back on dry land. So through this blog series, I’ve set out to explore some of the most important and universally applicable leadership lessons from the oceans.
Entrepreneur and intergenerational leadership expert Holly Ransom features Jessica in an episode of her podcast. Holly and Jessica's conversation covers conquering fear, managing risk and having the audacity to believe you can.
For a girl who essentially ran away from school for a few years, I’ve really come to enjoy study. During the rather tumultuous few years after my voyage around the world, I did go back and finish school in my own way, but I’ll admit a few shortcuts were taken. So to patch a few educational holes, I signed myself up for university...
The World Food Programme's (WFP) Youth Ambassador Against Hunger Jessica Watson, the youngest person to sail the world, shares insights from her recent trip to Lebanon and Jordan where she sailed in the Mediterranean with a group of dynamic teens from Syria and Lebanon and visited refugee families living in camps.