Morning Coffee With Entrepreneur and Creative Director Amanda Navai

Hayley Kadrou   |   25-03-2019

The Dubai-based Creative Director lets A&E TV in on her career to date over Morning Coffee.

After being inspired to take the leap and carve out her own career within something she loves, entrepreneur Amanda Navai began working on her own handbag line a decade ago.


After launching in Bloomingdales in 2010, her self-titled handbag line still has a key merchandising spot in the department store.


Chatting to A&E TV over Morning Coffee, the Dubai-dwelling fashion personality talked about why this in itself is one of the biggest challenges she faces, and what plans she has for the future.



Watch the full interview above, and find out what we discovered chatting with her below.


Five Things We Learned Talking To Amanda Navai Over Morning Coffee



One of Amanda Nabai's SS19 handbag designs

One of Amanda Nabai‘s SS19 handbag designs


You don’t need an invention to be an entrepreneur


While explaining that she’d always wanted to be an entrepreneur – toying with many business ideas over the years – she said it was a talk she attended by the founder of the Coffee Republic chains that finally inspired her to take action. Amanda explained: “You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, just improve it.”


Don’t wait until it’s perfect 


Is the advice Amanda has for aspiring entrepreneurs. She explained that nothing will ever be perfect and that you just have to start and learn lessons from the mistakes along the way.


Stability and newness can be the challenges


Rather than getting where she is, it’s staying there that has been the most difficult aspect of her career. Amanda described her own self as her own challenge.


Patience is the greatest virtue 


Saying she lacks it and her mother perfects it, the local entrepreneur revealed her mum’s patience is one of the reasons why she inspires her so much.


Where there’s a will, there’s a way


Is both the businesswoman’s personal and professional motto. Amanda said: “Whatever you want to do, you can do it. It’s just about how to get there. ”


Amanda Navai joined A&E TV for Morning Coffee

Amanda Navai joined A&E TV for Morning Coffee


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