10 Things You Didn’t Know About Noa Kirel
Noa Kirel is one of the top up-and-coming fashion designers in Israel today, and she’s only twenty-four years old! We’ve known Noa since high school when she designed our senior prom dresses, and we wanted to let everyone know more about her life now as an entrepreneur. So we asked her some questions, and this is what she told us!
1) I’m an accountant by day
I got into accounting because I wanted to make sure I could always find work, no matter what field I ended up in. It was also a good way to make some decent money right out of college. And it turns out it was a great choice: Accounting is easily one of my favorite jobs so far! From auditing to helping small businesses prepare for tax season, there’s something about number-crunching that keeps me coming back for more (but still doesn’t compare to an original The Dark Knight DVD). And even though a CPA may not be everyone’s dream job, getting certified in accounting can help you land almost any kind of professional gig you want! Who knew studying double-entry bookkeeping would come in handy outside of my day job?
2) Noa Kirel family is my inspiration
I was born in Israel and raised with a strong sense of family values. My mom is my role model, and I am often inspired by her strength and determination. After graduating from college, I got married to one of my best friends. We moved to our first home right out of school and are excited about what the future has in store for us! My father worked hard his whole life to make sure that his kids get all they need—and more. When I grow up, I hope to do exactly what he did: put my family first every day! Finally, my brother: he is 12 years older than me, so we didn’t spend as much time together growing up as most siblings do.
3) Noa Kirel travel all the time
Not only does travel have a number of health benefits, but it also makes you a more interesting person and builds your reputation as someone who is professional and well-rounded. If you can afford to travel all over Europe for one month, consider yourself lucky—but don’t expect everyone to believe that! In general, when people think about an expat CEO, they are likely to imagine someone who lives in another country and rarely sees their family; that is definitely not me. I am able to do what I love while still keeping my life in balance.
4) Noa Kirel speak three languages
English, Spanish and Hebrew. What are your favorite languages? Do you speak more than one language? If so, how many languages do you speak? And if not, what would it take to get you to learn a new language or two? Have you ever worked in another country before? I did! It was a great experience and I loved having conversations with my coworkers in their native tongue. I also learned quite a few things about life outside of America. But enough about me: have you ever been on vacation or studied abroad before? If so, where did you go and what was it like studying (or working) in that country? Was it different from what you imagined it would be like? Why or why not? Also, please tell us where your name comes from!
5) I like to cook!
Whether it’s in her kitchen or in a high-end restaurant, chef Noa Kirel always makes cooking look easy. Now that she’s making plenty of time for her kids, Israeli media are fascinated by her mommy-side. But here are some facts about Chef Noa you might not know!
6) I graduated from
Hi there! I’m Noa, a freelance writer and blogger who likes to write about health, happiness, and everything in between. I graduated from Michigan State University with a major in sociology and a minor in psychology. When I’m not writing (or sleeping), you can usually find me dabbling around with my dogs or traveling to beautiful destinations. Learn more here or check out my work . . . → Read More: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Noa Kirel Title: 10 Things You…
7) In my free time, Noa Kirel
In my free time, I… When I’m not at work, I enjoy writing. When people ask me what it is that I do for fun, I often tell them I am a writer. When someone asks me to give advice about how to be a good writer, however, my answer changes. Because being a good writer isn’t about having free time or hobbies; it’s about being dedicated and persistent. It’s about wanting to learn so much that you’re never satisfied with your abilities. It’s about pushing yourself so hard that each day brings forward new challenges—both mental and physical.
8) My favorite place in the world is.
One of Noa Kirel favorite places in the world is Israel. Israel is a small country, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in spirit and color. The architecture alone tells a unique story. One of my fondest memories growing up was taking Sunday morning walks with my family along HaYarkon, Tel Aviv’s main street, just admiring how every different building was unique and interesting. When I moved to New York City and saw how cookie-cutter so much of it looked, I realized just how important heritage really is; here people were renovating their houses to look exactly like they did 70 years ago—why not preserve that? It gives each neighborhood its own sense of time, place, and history. I wanted to bring that inspiration back home.
9) A fun fact about Noa Kirel.
Noa Kirel love riding my bike all over New York City. My favorite route is about 11 miles and takes me through several different neighborhoods. I’ve seen so many cool things along that route, from a huge church mural to a lot of graffiti, but what really caught my eye was a building with mirrored panels on its façade. I thought it was really beautiful and that’s why I took a picture of it. Later, I came up with an idea for colorful home décor using similar mirrored panels, and now they are one of my best-selling items!
10) One sentence that describes me is.
I am a firm believer that if you want something bad enough, you can do it. No matter how impossible it seems, there is always a way if you are willing to work hard and be determined. It has taken me some time but I have finally learned how to balance everything and prioritize my work ethic. Before starting my own business, I worked 9-5 jobs in which I never had enough hours in a day to get everything done. Now that I am self-employed and working for myself, my routine is completely different because I set my own hours. In fact, I often wake up early in order to complete tasks before starting my actual workday.