Harry & Garth have been mates for about 8 years now and came to know each other when they worked together on and off for about 3-4 years. Their friendship has endured whether or not they're working together.
Most recently an 18 month contract (on Garth’s return to Melbourne) working on a project for Harry led them to visit a cutting edge Australian business which turned into a lunchtime burger where they decided to try things differently back at the office. The next Monday, they gathered a few peeps around a whiteboard and brainstormed setting up a successful and ongoing implementation of ’Agile’ Operational Transformation.
Always interesting and interested, (some people would call it verbose) Harry & Garth often enjoy perplexing those in meetings with them both ricocheting off onto fascinating but unrelated tangents before mobilising our meeting participants into some grand and fun new mission, fun for us anyway…
Having both become addicted to PodCasts, inspiration has been gained from ‘Roderick on the Line’, ‘The History of the World in 100 objects’ ’Radio Lab’, ’Chat 10, Looks 3’ and of course ‘Chewing the Fat on Flexibility’, the boys have long discussed the idea of doing a Podcast together, finally, here it is. Hopefully you’ll be blessed with one of these / month, as Garth tours the Country doing sweet FA, and Harry holds up the corporate world in Melbourne by continuing to kick some major goals.
Erudite & engaging, as well as slightly oddly-accented (due to his English, Kiwi, Aussie path through life) is Harry, Garth on the other hand has a great Aussie accent, helped greatly by his touring of every regional port in Australia and having a chat with the locals - both chaps have a vast knowledge of well, everything obscure and intrinsically wonderful in this world.
You’ll have to excuse the intro to every (yes, every) PodCast as the gents settle into a skype call on the magnificence of well, everything.
We were delighted to become neighbours with the delightful Martin Family, who we took up residence next to in Darwin.
Jamie and Amy were delightful co-parents to our two children as Sam & Charlie joined in the day to day rides, swims, altogether Darwin-esk activities with their gorgeous 4 kids. We survived humidity, sweat, crocodile chats and altogether had a great time with these wonderful people who whisked Helen away (well Amy did) on her first girls' night in 3 months and enjoyed dinner, wine and Bridget Jones' #3 instalment!!!
When we discovered this lovely family was from the gorgeous town of Sawtell, on the northern NSW coast, had 4 kids in tow in a caravan and had been travelling Australia for 10 months, were amazingly sane and nice, we needed to get their conversation recorded.
What ensued was nothing but delightful, raw, honest, inspiring from an amazing couple who have chosen to, despite some incredibly rough knocks that life can throw your way, to abandon the norm and pursue their passions. We are inspired by them!
Martins around Oz is their facebook profile. Check out this gorgeous family - amazing inside and out!!!