Meeting The Head Office Team - Esther Bertram - Marketing and Franchise Development Manager
Esther Bertram is Mini Maestros’ Marketing and Franchise Development Manager. Esther’s creativity and energy are evident in Mini Maestros’ online presence and promotional videos. She creates strong relationships with prospective and current franchisees, and firmly believes in each individual’s boundless potential. At Head Office, Esther’s positivity and drive are infectious. She often runs mini workouts for the team to energise them in the late afternoon, and inspires her colleagues to create ways to make personal dreams their reality.
We interviewed Esther about superpowers, life advice and deserted islands.
Question 1: Assuming you already have food and water, what 3 things would you take to a deserted island?
A solar-powered laptop with internet connection, (not for Netflix, it’s so I can arrange my rescue) my really comfy bed (with a sturdy roof and walls that pop out with the press of a button) and a builders tool kit, including lots of nails, so I can start building myself a house.
Question 2: Who is your favorite band/musician at the moment?
Well I may be biased, but I’ve always loved electronic music, particularly drum and bass, and I always really appreciated watching and listening to master musicians who have outstanding skills and abilities. So my favorite music at the moment is my partner Gary’s new project FutureTense because they combine both of these elements. It’s fast electronic music that is usually only ever made by a computer, but they play purely with real instruments. Leave it to the German to be able to play drums like a machine! #number1groupie
Question 3: What superpower would you like to have and why?
The ability to give superpowers to others, so we can really change the world for the better as a team, and what a party we could have!
Question 4: What are 3 pieces of advice you would give to a child as they embark on their life’s journey?
1. Love, nurture and be honest with yourself, your loved ones, animals, strangers and the Earth
2. Follow Your Joy
3. The world is a mirrorball. Shine bright and the light of your soul will always reflect back to you.
Question 5: What’s the best thing about working for Mini Maestros and being part of the Head Office team?
Being part of a company that is actively impacting so many children and families in such a positive way, and working alongside big-hearted kind people who are also doing their best to change the world for the better.
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