On Episode 68 of the podcast I yarn with Yuin man Nathan Martin.
Nathan’s story simply put is one of a kind – enduring challenges in his life that would deter many in the pursuit of their dreams, his individual determination and values are what make up the very foundation of is company, Yalagan Group.
Yalagan – a word from the Yuin nation meaning ‘hard working’ or ‘smart-fellow’ began as a personnel hire and recruitment company, after Nathan saw first-hand the lack of representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the construction projects he worked on in Sydney.
Nathan’s vision for the business was to create opportunity for those who
might not find it elsewhere – those, who like himself, were coming out of prison or who had experienced periods of long-term unemployment.
In May of 2021 Nathan was announced the winner of Supply Nations Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year at this years Supplier Diversity Awards. A role model for his community and an advocate for Indigenous rights, Nathan inspires many with what he does. Our deadly yarn definitely inspired me and it was an absolute honour to have Nathan on the podcast.
Recommendations throughout this episode:
Yalagan Group: Facebook - @yalagangroup
Yalagan Group: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/22338961/admin/
Yalagan Registered Training (YRT): Facebook - @yalaganregisteredtraining
Yalagan Registered Training (YRT): LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/69496028/admin/
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The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities. Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
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