Navigating the High Seas: Training for an Atlantic Crossing while Embracing the Overlap of Sailing and Perspectivity’s Work

Vera’s thoughts on applying her insights into practice outside of work.
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Jul 20, 2023

By Vera Pollmann

I am thrilled to share an exciting personal adventure that is aligned with the principles and values I embrace in my work at Perspectivity. Currently, I am deep in training mode for an upcoming Atlantic crossing by sailing boat, with the grand journey scheduled for November.

Crossing the Atlantic requires discipline, resilience, and a deep understanding of the sea. Every day, I find myself immersing myself in the world of sailing, honing my skills, and embracing the challenges that come with navigating the vast ocean. The commitment to training aligns with my passion for continuous growth and the pursuit of mastery, both in my personal and professional life.

Interestingly, while sailing, I cannot help but notice the remarkable overlap between the world of sailing and the work we do at Perspectivity. Both revolve around core principles that shape our actions and facilitate progress.

Navigation and Adaptability: Sailing demands a keen sense of navigation, adjusting course based on the changing winds and currents. Similarly, Perspectivity’s work centers around navigating complex systems, adapting our strategies to best serve the ever-evolving needs of our clients and society.

Collaboration and Teamwork: Sailing is a team sport that requires effective communication and collaboration. Just like on a sailing boat, Perspectivity’s work thrives on the collective wisdom and collaboration of diverse perspectives, as we navigate complex challenges together.

I anticipate gaining valuable insights into leadership, decision-making under pressure, and the power of collaboration in challenging environments. I am excited to bring these lessons back to the Perspectivity community, fostering growth and driving positive change.