Project Leap

Project Leap is a podcast for Doers - Regional Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Join Regional Doers Tara Jacobsen - Neven and Meredith Papas digging up stories on innovation and growth in the sticks. These tales about rural, regional and remote innovators and entrepreneurs will inspire you, teach you and open your mind to opportunities and possibilities. This podcast is to share with the world some of the incredible talent that exists in the regional areas. It brings to light some of the challenges that exist for communities and business in these regions, and celebrates how these doers are solving problems and making things happen.

You know the saying; "come to me with a solution, not a problem".

You've probably heard it a million times and even had it thrown back at you from time to time.

Well, Darryl Branthwaite from Gladstone in Qlds Heartland has turned that notion into an artform. And, what's more, he is known for reeling in his whole community along the way. The fishing pun is intentional. But more on that a bit later. Darryl is the head of the GAPDL - Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited which is the lead promotional body for the region, located on the Queensland Coast at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. It's a region Darryl, and his wife Jenny, love. He takes its success, its struggles and, most of all, its community, to heart and then sets out to do something about it.

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In Project Leap's third episode, Tara and Meredith talk to Queensland innovator and small business owner Richa Joshi.

Richa has interwoven the stunning elements of a big personality, an inherent belief in community and the possibilities that come from bringing people together in a real and powerful way.

Hers is a brand of innovation that connects. It is one that matters. Not just to her, but to a community still trying to come to terms with things like cultural integration, acceptance and understanding.

Listen to Project Leap's Ep 3 to learn more about Richa's journey, her belief in community and her complete faith in the notion that working together makes great things happen.

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