A new week means you get to meet another member of the Sophie Grace team. She is our newest recruit and we have enjoyed getting to know her, introducing…

Eleanor, a.k.a Elly!

If we had to describe Elly in a few words, we would say she is:

  • Funny;
  • Clumsy; and
  • Overly Organised.

How did Elly end up at Sophie Grace and what steps has she taken to get to this point in her career?

As a child, Elly recalls “I always wanted to be a celebrity – preferably Beyoncé”, and quickly realised that wasn’t going to be her reality. Elly recently made a big move from South-Western Sydney to Lane Cove which is what prompted her to apply for the role at Sophie Grace. Elly also jokes about becoming the next Donna from suits – mostly for the handbags and wardrobe.

Elly completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Notre Dame and worked as a full-time primary school teacher at an Independent School for 2 years. Elly explains, “While I was studying, I worked as an administrative assistant and enjoyed the role hence the career change. A fresh start is what I am looking for”.

Some of Elly’s Responsibilities…

Elly works with both the Compliance and Legal teams with a particular focus on Administration, PR and Office Management. Elly specialises in enhancing client relationships and supporting the compliance and legal teams. She assists clients with initial enquiries and ensures the office runs smoothly.

What is the most enjoyable aspect of Elly’s role?

Elly says, “Getting to talk to a wide range of people from completely different cultural and professional backgrounds is great. Being the helping hand for anyone who needs it and enjoying the new relationships I have made would have to be what I enjoy most about my role”.

Away from the office…

Outside of the office, you will usually find Elly at the gym or experimenting in the kitchen. Elly jokes that she is the new and improved Donna Hay.

Fun facts about Elly…

Elly was a full-time dancer once upon a time.

Elly married her high school sweetheart in April of this year.

Elly’s husband can’t take her to pet shops – Elly would walk out with 3 new puppies.

Elly is currently completing the F45 Challenge with her hubby.

If Elly could go anywhere in the world, she would travel to Tuscany in Italy for wine tasting.

What’s the best piece of advice Elly has received?

Elly says its simple but completely true – “Everything happens for a reason”.

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