January 14 – 28, 2017.
Why is this training exclusive?
Successful and well-known companies
Participants get to visit successful and well-known companies of the tourism value chain.
Unique and accredited programme
Participants take part in a unique and accredited programme on entrepreneurship and sailing.
Prominent coaches and mentors
Participants get to hear originally structured learning material by prominent coaches and mentors, which will not be replicated in other training.
Training on a sailing yacht from the outstanding captain Paulius Kovas
Participants are going to attain training on a sailing yacht from the outstanding captain, manager, lecturer, negotiation consultant and sailor Paulius Egidijus Kovas. He was a co-author of Millennium Odyssey project and captain of yachts Ambersail 9th stage.
Work hard, party hard
Participants are going to experience “work hard, party hard” concept.
Simona is a training expert, business consultant with over 20 years of practical experience in sales, marketing, also, she is inspiration for many customers. Her PhD studies are based on business success factors analysis and modeling.
Working with the leading organizations in the private, public and social sectors, Simona brings exceptional thinking in organizations and are fully committed to every customer, helping them to achieve maximum results.
Moreover, she is a mentor of variety of start-ups. Her responsibility is to help them develop, grow and take root in the market. Her unique approach to young people and creative thinking brings astonishing exceptional results that amaze the surrounding.
Being 16 years old S. Šukaitis began to climb the mountains. Active mountain climbing and leading the expeditions uninterruptedly lasted for period of 15 years. Saulius, president of former marchers club of Vilnius University (VU) in 1999 won the Baltic countries Mountain Championship in autonomous category climb.
Climbing was followed by more than 15 year long lasting career in yachts regattas and cruise sailing areas. In 2009 S.Šukaitis participated in an exclusive sailing project „Millennium Odyssey ” (with the “Volvo 60” yacht “Ambersail”).
All of Saulius active sports and travel activities are overlapping with 22 year experience of business management that began from hotel development. For the last 16 years he is focusing on the advertising communication and media planning market.
S.Šukaitis believes in importance of sharing knowledge, so despite the hectic pace of life he finds time to share his knowledge with Lithuanian youth in universities, colleges and various educational projects. Additionally, he hosts conferences, and advises companies on advertising, communications and media issues.
EXPERT COACH (SEA PART): PAULIUS KOVAS
After more than 50 years of sailing and 30 years of business management experience, P. Kovas thinks that in business as in sailing – you have to keep calm under pressure. The parallels between the sea and the business are obvious: storm – crisis, yacht – company, captain – leader.
In the process it is important to keep the team motivated, to specify the aim, manage relationships and communication, etc.
Plato said that a leader has to be intelligent, brave, temperate and fair in decision-making in order people would like to follow him. And I still would add that leader has to be charismatic, willing to serve his people and to be altruists” – says P. Kovas.
“VOYAGE entrepreneurial travel gave me a lot of things, which I could not be touched and put to the pocket. If some persons choose to go a St. James Camino de Santiago route for the spiritual reasons, other people must choose VOYAGE entrepreneurial travel for the reason of entrepreneurial skills development. Neither universities, nor colleagues, nor extremely popular and expensive trainings could suggest this amount of practical and theoretical knowledge. It is something amazing that will have a decisive impact on your future reality.”
On the one week on the boat I had the chance to get to know my “teammates” better thus helping us create a bond between us which helped us later on with all the tasks. I have learned, with the help of the captain and his tasks, how a business man has to be, (his character, how he works, how he communicates and corporates with other people etc), what it takes for someone to hire you in a business and many many more. On the one week on land I have learned what it takes to come up with any kind of business idea and how creativity and team work help develop this idea into something amazingly good. Of course I had a lot of fun with everyone during our free time and when sightseeing.”
The VOYAGE challenge is the best thing you can do to get an insightful look on how the product development stage works, how to think like a real entrepreneur, how to make an idea go from thought to reality and most importantly how to grow as an individual.”
Simona and the captains gave me many tools I can use in many future business developments or analyses.
Voyage is a fast track learning experience that you will never ever forget in your life form where you can learn with other people, from the coaches and have more tools in your toolbox for any future businesses you might want to develop.”
Personally I became more aware about my abilities and the way to “create” something new and “dare to fail” as well as “challenge to win”.
I would recommend VOYAGE to many people I know because it is a life-experience that allow to “learn-by-doing” and that aims to create real successful products to be challenging in the real world.
I think it is a great learning opportunity in terms of personal development and team building. Activities are followed by prepared and qualified trainers and the atmosphere is cool and exciting.”
I miss VOYAGE a lot. It change my mind.
I recommend voyage for everybody who likes challenges, travel and meet new interesting people with huge experience ,to learn about how to start own business.
Simona is a good example of strong person, she taught us a lot in own experience. Her style of life is unbelievable. Almost no sleep, no food, to don’t lose energy, always creating and making some activities.
So, if you are creative and active person, Voyage is for you! I am very happy that I was a member of Voyage team and I can tell this with big pride.”
“The idea offers several interesting opportunities and contributes to many EU policy goals: improving knowledge, education and capacity building for young persons who want to pursue the tourism business, thus enhancing their skills and chances of employability, fostering young entrepreneurship, sustainable tourism management, promoting cultural heritage by valorising the rich naval history of the EU.”