Unislim managing director Fiona Gratzer takes the Business & Finance 60-second challenge.
Q. What was your first job?
When I was a student I got a job in a designer clothes shop in Dublin.
One day I was so tired of standing I took a rest and sat on a glass shelf. Not a good idea. It was office work for me after that!
Q. What would you regard as your greatest achievement to date?
Recently re-energising a 45-year-old brand and having our most successful start to the year in over a decade.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
My mother always told me that energy is contagious and to surround myself with positive people.
Q. If you could step into the shoes of one businessperson for the day, who would it be and why?
I’m fascinated with disruptive an innovative technology brands and would happily step in to the shoes of any of these leading CEOs.
I’m reading a book about Brian Chesky, the charismatic co-founder and leader of Airbnb, and I would love to get inside his mind to learn more about how he has helped create this incredible company.
Q. In three words or less, how do you define success?
Respect, loyalty and happiness.
Q. How do you motivate yourself and your staff?
I hope my passion and enthusiasm helps motivate my team – and then we try to have lots of fun together.
Q. How do you relax?
I have lots of energy, so I’m the type of person who benefits from plenty of exercise to help me relax! So after a jog, I’ll relax in front of a blazing fire with a glass of wine and Netflix.
Q. What’s your motto?
Say yes! From family plans to business opportunities, grab life before it passes you by.
Q. What are your aspirations for the future of your business?
By evolving and re-energising our brand I want to grow our membership base with a younger audience, while strengthening our core membership base.
I will continue to expand our Unislim ‘Gorge Us’ food brand and with the launch of our new ‘Skinny Sweet Potato Fries’.
Say yes! From family plans to business opportunities, grab life before it passes you by
GRATZER THE GRAFTER
Fiona Gratzer is team-oriented leader in the field of health and wellness in Ireland, with expertise spanning over 20 years in managing, strategising, marketing, new product development and brand building.
She has steered a brand into successfully growing market share and creating new innovative products and is the founder and creator of Gorge Us – a new healthy eating brand.
Though digital, mobile, wearable technology and a unique user platform, Gratzer has overseen the development of a new innovative Unislim Club Hub enabling consumers to connect, commnicate and motivate each other while being monitored by experts.