Name: Noor Yassin
Age: 36 years old
Current occupation: Head of Nordic Recruiting at Boston Consulting Group.
What did you dream about as a child?
When I was a child, I was a really passionate Disney princess lover, so it was a big dream for me to find a prince on a white horse. I wish I could say it was something more interesting such as becoming an astronaut, but unfortunately, back in the 90s, my dream was limited to finding a man.
What key experience impacted you to move in the direction you are moving today?
That my parents are political refugees from Iraq and came to Denmark in the late 80s has formed my life in a completely different way, and I sometimes wonder where I would have been in life if they had stayed in Iraq.
What choice you’ve made in your life are you most proud of, and why?
The choice to chase happiness when life has given me all the reasons to give up.
What choice has been the easiest, and why?
To marry my husband when I was only 24 years old and still going strong.
"My hardest choice must be to fully accept that life has gone in a direction I did not expect."
What has been the hardest choice you’ve taken, and why?
My hardest choice must be to fully accept that life has gone in a direction I did not expect.
How do you find inspiration and confidence to step out of your comfort zone?
It's funny because I'm an over-thinker, but I don't think much about how to find inspiration or confidence to continue my journey. If I'm passionate about something, I give it everything I've got and go after it purposefully.
What personal characteristics do people most often use to describe you?
I would love to say funny, but I’m not sure all my friends agree with my humour. I think they would describe me as driven, passionate, and a survivor.
"If you can't figure out what your gut is telling you, you need to go to a place where you can feel it".
What is your best advice to others who would like to feel more comfortable about making personal choices?
Follow your gut feeling. I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true, and if you can't figure out what your gut is telling you, you need to go to a place where you can feel it.
Follow Noor on Instagram @nooryassin.