Meet The Team - Ally Hvalica
Ally has just joined the Head Office team as our new Enrolments Registrar. Ally was the Preston, Ivanhoe and Northcote franchisee for just over 5 years. Due to her commitment, passion and talent, Ally grew her franchise into one of the biggest we have, all while also raising her 3 little children.
Ally is originally from is it Slovenia and has been living in Australia for 12 years. She is such a bright and cheerful person to be around and it's wonderful to now have her as part of the Head Office team.
We interviewed Ally about super powers, life advice and deserted islands.
Question 1: Assuming you already have food and water, what 3 things would you take to a deserted island?
It would have to be a great book, matches for the fire and a photo of my family.
Question 2: Who is your favourite band/musician at the moment?
I am still very much a heavy metal girl, and my all time favourites are Iron Maiden and Metallica.
Question 3: What superpower would you like to have and why?
I really didn’t know this one so I asked my 8 year old son what he thinks would suit me and he says if I could have a superpower of flying I could see his favourite bird of prey up close - Wedge tail eagle. He is really into his birds right now ;)
Question 4: What are 3 pieces of advice you would give to a child as they embark on their life’s journey?
Work hard and play hard.
Always strive to do and be better. I love this quote from The Greatest Showman, “Comfortable is the enemy of progress”. So true!
Be kind. Kindness goes a very long way.
Question 5: What’s the best thing about working for Mini Maestros and being part of the Head Office team?
Mini Maestros has been part of our lives for 9 years now, in one way or the other. It doesn’t matter where I’ve been before or what I did, it is the people who work here that always bring the best out in me, be it teachers, franchisees, the Head Office team, it's just such a great family-friendly environment.
I used to come to Head Office as a franchisee, to collect the stock, for meetings and workshops, and every single time I walked into the office there were smiling faces everywhere. The staff is so welcoming that you just want to stay and chat and catch up with everyone! Now I am part of the staff and it is great to work with people you already know and they know you!
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