We had the good fortune of connecting with Darelle Noel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Darelle, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I have always been inspired by the process and the roads that lead to being successful, in my field or craft and I’m been drawn to those who have become successful but have had to take the less desired route or approach. Ever since I was a young child and throughout my years growing up and trying to figure out my path I was drawn to the painter Jean Michel Basquait simply because he pursued something that in his time wasn’t common for someone from his background and he persevered and ultimately became one of the best artists of his generation as well as pave the way for a new style of artistry and paintmanship. So with my craft this wasn’t something that I dreamed of doing but I wanted to be one of the best in this space even though my path wasn’t one of the most conventional routes.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I wish I could tell you what sets me apart from the rest, when I’m working or with clients my entire focus is on helping them achieve their heights and with that I lose myself into delivering that product but I do believe in creating genuine organic relationships and bonds which helps build great chemistry. I am most proud and excited to have built life long relationships where clients and turned into friends and family, for me eat this stage of my career that is the most rewarding. Getting here took a bit of luck I’d say with a lot of seizing opportunities from the preparation, of course things weren’t always easy but that’s why the process is the process. in 2015 I took a leap of faith and moved from Houston, Texas to Los Angeles, that was the most challenging because I left my family and support system to prove to myself what I felt all along, I just wanted to proved to myself that I was as good and I felt I was. The biggest lessons that I learned since being in LA are that relationships are everything and what you see often times isn’t a true reality and I had to learn that first hand and that brought me back to my true purpose and I had to learn to trust myself all over again. I would tell anyone who is battling with their story and process to believe in themselves and don’t let anyone shape you to what they want or think you should be and be your truest self. That takes guts and courage!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
HAHAHA that’s so interesting, My best friend is so much like me, relaxed unbothered and when away from work or family would much rather chill and relax. First I would take him to all the popular food places here in LA and compare them to our southern Cuisine in Houston, We would start at Roscoes Chicken and Waffles, then I would take him to some of the most popular barbecue joints here. Then we would stroll down the PCH drive from San Diego to Malibu and catch up along the way sightsee, maybe check out LA China Tow, Hollywood Boulevard, The Santa Monica Pier, Each night we would probably settle and wind down with a scotch and cigar.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’m all about paying it forward and that begins with me showing gratitude for those whom I admired and learned from throughout my learning process. In 2012 I had to pleasure of learning and interning at Athlete Performance where I was able to grown and expand my knowledge from Coach Roy Holmes, that 6 months was the best 6 months of my life as it opened my mind to so much that I didn’t know about the Human Performance System (The Body). To that I am forever grateful to Coach Holmes, without that I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Trae Young, Saquon Barkley, Josh Reynolds, Pierce Clarkson, Hunter Woods, Bunchie Young.