Pop Quiz, Monday with Adala Bolto

Adala Bolto

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Adala Bolto

Tell us about your company?
ZADI Training a boutique female fitness studio franchise is specialising in strength/HIIT training. We created ZADI to meet the millennial women’s fitness demands to provide female-specific training programs, the most effective metabolic workout combinations, bespoke high energy space with night club atmosphere and a community of like-minded, strong women who get sh*t done!

What do you love most about your job?
Leading a movement of extraordinary women, both the ZADI team and our clients. The opportunity to continue to learn and grow as an individual – every day. The opportunity to be authentic and work on my passion as a job is an extraordinary experience.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
ZADI is my obsession. Creating new and better ways to do things motivates me to get up and go to work every day! I’m so passionate about our product, brand, and amazing possibilities.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
Seeing/hearing my co-workers working and talking about our brand with so much passion inspires me to push and drive harder every day to make sure we never become complacent and maintain the high-quality atmosphere, company culture, and results.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
We socialise after work very often..maybe too often! Being from the fitness industry we train together, and sometimes have friendly competitions. Our overall culture is to Get Sh*t Done whilst having fun doing it – so every day is fun for us!

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Maintaining the team’s positive can-do culture, especially during this growth phase when new people are joining the team. Being an entrepreneur can be lonely at times, one of the biggest challenges is staying focused on the critical tasks even when sh*t hits the fan.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
Being clear on your vision has to be the most important lesson that I have learnt. You can’t go into a project with a half baked idea – the vision of what you want to achieve and exactly why is paramount, once that is locked in making it all happen can kick off. Focus on the outcome and be flexible with the process!

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
I know this will sound cliche, but you have to have an absolute passion for helping people achieve goals, always learning and finding new and innovative ways to do things better. Our industry changes and grows fast, so you need to be out there, on the pulse, on the go and full of drive. Don’t do it just for the money. It’s a sure way to fail.

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:


Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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