Stephanie Noris’s greatest adventure was starting Norbella 10 years ago

And her advice for what every woman should try once in her life. Stephanie Noris, President and Founder answers our rapid-fire questions about life inside and outside of Norbella over the past decade.

1. Emotions that come to mind as Norbella turns 10? DISBELIEF

2. Why did you start Norbella? To set the bar where I wanted it

3. What keeps you sane? Working out

4. What about Norbella makes you smile? The people

5. What brings you the greatest joy? My family

6. If you weren’t President and founder of a company what would you be? A Hospice caregiver

7. What is your favorite hobby? Right now, it’s hiking

8. Last book you read? Where the Crawdads Sing

9. If you could have a beer in a dive bar with anyone who would it be? Maya Angelou — but I’d probably want to have a cup of tea with her.

10. App you spend the most time using? Tie between Insight Timer and Instagram

11. How do you feel about social media? Conflicted

12. Three qualities that got you where you are today: Super inquisitive, energy and passion for what I do, and not being afraid to talk to anyone

13. What work related book left a lasting impression? The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: The Leadership Fable

14. What should every woman try once in her lifetime? Run towards something that scares the shit out of you

15. One thing you are great at? Getting people to open up

16. One thing you are bad at? Staying focused

17. Favorite way to spend free time? Cooking

18. Something people don’t know about you? I am a beekeeper

19. What is your favorite food? I just love food

20. If you could bring one thing with you to a deserted island, what would it be? Food

21. What is the most obscure food you’ve ever tried? Crickets

22. Cats or dogs? Cats

23. What’s your biggest pet peeve? Lack of resourcefulness or initiative

24. What’s the first thing you do/think about when you wake up in the morning? My coffee and meditate

25. Where do you see yourself in ten years? Travelling. Spending time in the mountains hiking and sitting by the lake reading.

Ongoing questions & confessions of a modern-day media agency.

Ongoing questions & confessions of a modern-day media agency.