We had a chat with Luise Maria Tallo, our Office Manager. Luise’s previous experience is in the beauty industry, so the switch to fintech seemed a bit scary at the beginning, but when she met the smiling faces at her job interview, everything just felt right.
Luise is inspired by the variety of her work: she has already tried HR and marketing tasks and feels like learning new things keeps her going. She also loves Fairown’s contribution to sustainability and tries to bring bits of it into our everyday work environment. It’s time to get to know her!
Tell us about your professional background.
I am quite active and lively by nature, so after high school, I decided to study Recreation Management at Tallinn University. I know you're already wondering what that means. So, it’s planning and organising recreation and leisure events and programmes. During my second year of studies, I started working in a small beauty care company where I had the opportunity to try basically everything: packing the orders, handling social media, operating e-commerce, releasing new products, organising marketing, sales, etc. I’m very grateful for the experience, because it gave me a lot of confidence. The quote that inspires me from my days there is, “Everything is possible!”
Why did you choose Fairown, what stood out for you?
I’m still pretty young, so working at one company for four years was a long time for me. I felt like I needed a change: a new environment, new challenges, new people. I saw the job opening with Fairown’s team picture on Facebook, and it instantly clicked. I must admit that it was a bit scary at the beginning and different from my previous experience, but when I met the smiling faces at my first job interview, it just felt right. As a bonus, I love our contribution to sustainability and try to bring bits of it into our everyday work environment.
Name some fun facts about yourself that we can’t find on your CV or social profile.
I guess most of these facts relate to nature and sports:
I'm a nature lover. I have grown up in the countryside and there hasn't been a weekend where I didn't feel the urge to connect with nature. I have learned to appreciate even the little things: the smell of freshly cut grass, seeing the growth of my self-planted tulips, or making dinner from the mushrooms I've picked;
I like to be physically active and I have tried a lot of different sports from gymnastics and athletics to triathlon and skiing. At the moment, I have calmed down a bit and am doing sports mostly for my health and well-being;
I like picking flowers. It wouldn't be the first time to stop the car in the middle of the road and go pick flowers in the meadow. Or leave my granny’s house without any homemade bouquet. Maybe it's because I wanted to work at a flower shop when I was little, or I just can't handle an empty vase at home.
What drives and inspires you the most in your daily work?
I like that each week is different and brings variety. I have tried a bit of HR and marketing tasks as well and feel like learning new things keeps me going. Organising events and everyday life for Fairowners is nothing but a pleasure. Fairowners are awesome people and come along with my ideas. The smile on their faces is my reward.
Where do you see yourself and Fairown in a couple of years?
The company is growing fast, therefore, I would like to maintain the feeling that we are big enough to handle the challenges, small enough to care. I want us to stay close and personal, get better at my job, gain more responsibilities, and learn how to manage a growing team.