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NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?


Featured NativeAdVantage:

Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur

 

Featured NativeAdVice:

Shai Reshef: Founder of University of the People

Paul D'Arcy: SVP of Indeed

Susan Hatje: GM of Mandarin Oriental, NY

Dan Laufer: Co-Founder of RentLingo

Hilary Laney: President of Tri-Digital

Greg Marsh: Co-Founder of onefinestay

Omar Qari: Co-Founder of Abacus

Gabriell Weinberg: Founder of DuckDuckGo

Stacy Rauen: E-I-C of Hospitality Design Mag

Jon Gray: CRO of HomeAway

Joe Speiser: Co-Founder of LittleThings.com

Ben McKean: Co-Founder of HungryRoot

John Boiler: Founder/CEO of 72andSunny

Wayne Pacelle: CEO of The Humane Society of the US

Tom Guay: GM at The Sagamore Resort

Dr. Alejandro Junger: Founder of The Clean Program

Rob Flaherty: CEO of Ketchum

Neil Thanedar: Founder/CEO of LabDoor

Andy Grinsfelder: VP of Sales/Marketing, Delaware North Resorts

Laura Frerer-Schmidt: VP/Publisher of Women's Health

Avi Steinlauf: CEO of Edmunds.com

Kathy Bloomgarden: CEO of Ruder Finn

Gabriel Flateman: Co-Founder/CTO of Casper

Mark Bartels: CEO of StumbleUpon

Bill Hagelstein: President/CEO of RPA

Adam Singolda: Founder/CEO of Taboola

Jonathan Plutzik: Proprietor of The Betsy-South Beach

Jessica Scorpio: Founder/VP of Marketing at GetAround

Ralph McRae: CEO of Leading Brands

Warren Berger: Bestselling Author

Liz Kaplow: Founder/CEO of Kaplow Communications

Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

Val Difebo: CEO of Deutsch NY

Guido Polito: CEO of Baglioni Hotels

Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

Oscar Farinetti: Founder of Eataly

Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

Zach Erdem: Proprietor of 75 Main

Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

Alexis Gelburd-Kimler: Proprietor of West Bridge

Elie Georges: Proprietor of Hotel San Regis

Kalen Caughey: Founder o VOKE Tab

Michael Friedenberg: CEO of IDG

Donna Karan: Founder of DKNY

Edward Nardoza: Editor-in-Chief of WWD

Scott Dadich: Editor-in-Chief of Wired

Rhona Murphy: Former CEO of The Daily Beast

David J. Pecker: CEO of American Media

Lilian Roten: VP of Swissotel Hotels

Kenny Dichter: Founder/CEO of Wheels Up

Joshua Tetrick: Founder/CEO of Hampton Creek

Paul James: Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection

Dr. James Wagner: President of Emory University

Amy Thompson: President of ATM Artists & Management

Neil Gillis: President of Round Hill Music

Brett Matteson: President of Columbia Hospitality

Jonathan Reckford: CEO of Habitat For Humanity

Phil Harrison: President/CEO of Perkins+Will

Chef Bill Telepan

Tony Horton: Founder of P90X

Beth Weissenberger: Co-Founder of The Handel Group

Michael Fertik: Founder/CEO of Reputation.com

Dana Cowin: Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine

Bob Proctor: Chairman of Proctor/Gallagher Institute

Dennis Turcinovic: Owner of Delmonicos

Vittorio Assaf: Co-Founder of Serafina Restaurant Group

Shafqat Islam: Co-Founder of Newscred

Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

Caleb Merkl: Co-Founder of Maple

Candy Argondizza: VP of Culinary at ICC

Neil Sazant: President of The Sagamore

Matt Straz: Founder/CEO of Namely

Terry Couglin: Managing Partner of Marta/Maialino

Andrei Cherny: Co-Founder/CEO of Aspiration

Ronen Nissenbaum: Managing Director of Waldorf Astoria NY

Patrick Godfrey: President of Godfrey Q

Sarah Berman: Founder/President of The Berman Group

Michael Schwartz: Owner of Genuine Hospitality Group

Stephan Aarstol: Founder/CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Peter Shaindlin: COO of Halekulani Corp.

August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

Thursday
Dec142017

Chris Paquette: CEO & co-founder, DeepIntent  

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Bio:

Chris Paquette is a technologist and innovator who serves as CEO and Co-founder of DeepIntent, an AI-powered marketing platform. With a background in machine learning-based systems, Chris built DeepIntent with the mission to become an efficient programmatic marketplace in the industry with AI at its core.

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Thursday
Dec142017

Dr. Loretta Breuning: Founder, the Inner Mammal Institute & author

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Bio:

Dr. Loretta Breuning is Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin. She’s Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. As a teacher and mom, she was not convinced by prevailing theories of human motivation.

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Thursday
Dec142017

Gregg Levoy: Author & Speaker

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Bio:

Gregg Levoy, author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin), and Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House), is the former "behavioral specialist" at USA Today and a regular blogger for Psychology Today. He’s presented at the Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, Microsoft, National Conference on Positive Aging, American Counseling Association,

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Thursday
Dec142017

Dr. Philip Miller: Plastic Surgeon

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Bio:

Dr. Philip Miller specializes exclusively in facial plastic surgery in New York and other cosmetic surgery, and has over 20 years’ experience. He is recognized as an expert in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation procedures and is frequently invited to share his specific techniques with his peers at national facial plastic surgery meetings.

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Thursday
Dec142017

Phil Zuckerman: Author & professor of sociology/secular studies, Pitzer College

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Bio:

Phil Zuckerman is the author of several books, including The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016), Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014), Faith No More (Oxford, 2012), and Society Without God (NYU, 2008), and the editor of several volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Secularism (2016) and The Social Theory of W.E.B. Du Bois (2004).

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Thursday
Dec142017

Tarra Mitchell: Yogi & Author

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Bio:

Tarra Mitchell, author of The Yoga of Leadership, is integrating her distinctive background in business and yoga to contribute to the great conversation around leadership and consciousness. The Yoga of Leadership demonstrates how personal wellbeing is not only principle centric but also a leading indicator of success at work and in life.

What do I do best?

Snuggle with my kids and smother them with kisses. They agree! Oh, and I’m a pretty good tickler too.

What makes me the best version of myself?

I’m the best version of myself when I take the time to take care of myself. I’ve found that the people with great habits of wellbeing have one important quality in common – discipline. Everyone is on their own personal journey, as am I. Now I know the importance of holistic health and so taking care of myself now involves a variety of things.  In recent years, this has meant daily meditation, a good night’s sleep, a healthy diet, and a combination of weight training and yoga. I also try not to overbook my schedule. I now recognize the importance of having some space and how this relates to my ability to be present and calm for my kids and everyone in my life. I try hard to avoid treating everything as urgent and necessary and I’ve let go of some of my need for control. If I take the time to care for my dimensions in a balanced way I feel that I am a better person and the best version of myself.

What are my aspirations?

Now that my book is published after five long years, my business aspiration is to inspire conversations around what it means to lead, holistic wellbeing, and conscious leadership that lead to a shift in how hiring decisions are made, how we take care of ourselves, and a return to humanity in the workplace. I’m also excited about staying involved in the investment industry as it continues its own evolution and with entrepreneurs. I look forward to watching SRI and impact become naturally embedded into the investment due diligence process and entrepreneurs forming conscious companies.

My personal aspirations are to get into firefly and scorpion poses! Well actually they are not my aspirations. But I do want both my spiritual and physical yoga practice to continue to grow. Importantly, I aspire to maintain as best I can the sweet, close, loving relationship that I have with my little kids now as they get older and maintain a trusting bond with my husband.

My Biggest Success?

Well success is defined individually so it really has no meaning as a word on its own no matter what Webster says!  So, what is my greatest accomplishment? Personally, of course, as a parent I must look to my kids as part of my success story. I first felt ‘successful’, a.k.a. I did a pretty good job, when, in the same year, each of my kid’s teachers told me almost shockingly how polite they both were. And that year my son won the ‘polite’ award in school. We place a high priority on respectful communication in our household. I wish everyone did that.

Committing to do the work over five long years to bring the teachings of yoga to a broader audience in my new book has to be one of my greatest professional accomplishments to date.

My Most Challenging Moment?

There was a time when I had to decide whether I would step up and let my company know that a member of their leadership had sexually harassed me. Honestly, this felt like a huge risk. I felt that I could be throwing away my very hard-earned career. But I did it for all the women younger than me, the future victims. That’s what gave me the strength to do it. But importantly, I smartly negotiated a higher-purpose benefit in exchange for this leader’s inappropriate behavior. And that higher-purpose benefit continues to help many female leaders that came after me. It had a meaningful impact on my life because I saw how taking actions in consideration of the highest possible outcome and thinking beyond consequences to one person could yield rewards and satisfaction lasting for years.

My Motto?

So many! “Your personal wellbeing is connected to your success.” “There is no right. There is no wrong. There is only perspective.”

My Favorite People/Role Models?

We should have many different role models – people are human. I don’t believe there is one person we should look to as our only role model.  My mentors are my role models. I’ve always surrounded myself with good mentors related to whatever I was doing. So, I look for qualities in people that I want to emulate. I look for inspiration from others. And then I try to model those qualities that I find noble, effective, or inspirational for example.

Both my mother and my father make good role models. They are both selfless, giving, and go out of their way to help others. My mother is so strong; I admire her for the life she managed to create for me and my sister. I admire my father’s tremendous will power to overcome both alcohol and smoking addictions in this lifetime.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

This is a tough question because I’m a creature of the world and love many places. For personal retreats I love Sedona, Arizona and Kripalu in the Berkshires. For family travel, I’ve loved Hilton Head. For adult travel, of course Paris and Rome both top my list. I really enjoy the yoga studios where I practice and the personal training studio that I go to. Of course, there’s no place like home!

My Favorite Products/Objects?

Current faves: My Manduka yoga mat. My KiraGrace leopard print yoga pants. Whole Foods Market. Banyon Botanical sesame oil and nasya oil. Beauty Counter face oil. DoTerra peppermint oil. My iPhone!

My Current Passions?

I suppose this book has been my passion project and I’m excited to watch its release into the world. So, I’d have to say I’m passionate about everything in it: holistic health, yoga, fitness, nutrition, mental health, meditation, principled living, personal growth and simply, being the best we can be in this lifetime!

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Thursday
Dec142017

Dr. Beth Kurland: clinical psychologist & and author

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Bio:

Beth Kurland, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Norwood, MA and author of the books The Transformative Power of Ten Minutes: An Eight Week Guide to Reducing Stress and Cultivating Well-Being (awarded Finalist in the Health and Wellness category by Next Generation Indie Book Awards), and Gifts of the Rain Puddle: Poems, Meditations and Reflections for the Mindful Soul.

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Rachel Pedersen: Social Media Strategist

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Rachel Pedersen is a Social Media Strategist recognized by Content Marketing Institute as one of the Most Influential Online Marketers. Rachel went from a college drop-out, single mother on welfare - to a successful and highly sought after Social Media Strategist and educator. She has been featured on top publications such as Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Daily Mail and more,

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Mel Schwartz: Psychotherapist, marriage counselor, author & speaker

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Bio:

Mel Schwartz’s new book, The Possibility Principle: How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live and Love, provides a new game plan for living the life you choose. He is one of the first psychotherapists to integrate principles from quantum physics into a method for self-empowerment. His TEDx talk, Transcending Anxiety, shows how you can overcome anxiety without meds.

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Sheila Kohler: Award winning Author

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Sheila Kohler is the author of ten novels,  three volumes of short fiction, a memoir,  and many essays. Her most recent novel is “Dreaming for Freud,” (Penguin) based on the Dora case. Her memoir “Once we were sisters” came out with Penguin in 2017. She has won numerous prizes including the O.Henry twice  and been included in Best American Short Stories twice.

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Dr. David Ludden: professor of psychology, Georgia Gwinnett College & Author

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David Ludden, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Iowa, and is the author of The Psychology of Language: An Integrated Approach. Dr. Ludden’s research interests focus on the role that language plays in human psychology—from perception to persuasion, from attention to attitudes, from motor skills

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Julie Rader: Yoga Instructor

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Julie Rader has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1999. Her mother taught her the power of meditation when she was a teenager, which is the foundation all of her teachings. Julie's practices are also influenced by Shakti Mhi, Swami Janakananda, Shiva Rea and Swami Satyananda. Julie’s yoga classes combine solid alignment with an intuitive teaching method

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Monday
Dec112017

Dr. Guy Winch: licensed psychologist, best selling author, & in-demand keynote speaker

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Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, author, and in-demand keynote speaker whose books have been translated into twenty-four languages. His most recent book is Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts (Plume, 2014). His upcoming book, How to Fix a Broken Heart will be published by TED Books/Simon & Schuster in February 2018.

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Monday
Dec112017

Dr. Steven Stosny: Founder, CompassionPower.com & best selling Author

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Steven Stosny, Ph.D., is the founder of CompassionPower. His current book is Empowered Love. His previous books include, Soar Above: How to Use the Most Profound Part of Your Brain under Any Kind of Stress, Living and Loving after Betrayal, How to Improve your Marriage without Talking about It: Finding Love beyond Words, Love without Hurt, The Powerful Self, and Treating Attachment Abuse. He has treated over 6,000 clients for various forms of anger, abuse, and violence.

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Monday
Dec112017

Signe Whitson: author, international educator on Bullying Prevention, & Director of Counseling, The Swain School in Pennsylvania

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Signe Whitson is an author, international educator on Bullying Prevention, and Director of Counseling at The Swain School in Pennsylvania. In her articles, books, and workshops, Signe provides down-to-earth, practical advice for navigating the daily challenges of living and working with children, tweens and teens.

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Monday
Dec112017

Joselin L. Estevez: Social Media Director, New Theory Magazine

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Joselin L. Estevez is the Social Media Director for New Theory Magazine. She dabbles in Graphic Design and is quickly becoming a leading expert in Social Media Marketing.  She loves her rescue cats more than anything as she feels it's her greatest accomplishment to date. You can find me at https://newtheory.com/author/joselin/

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Monday
Dec112017

ROSS ARI BELFER: FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF PR, Xhibition

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One foot always out the door, Ross Belfer lives and breathes his clients. A self-starter and entrepreneur, Ross Belfer has spearheaded media campaigns for a wide range of creative brands and companies across the travel, entertainment and lifestyle industries, securing massive placements in the world’s most influential media outlets.

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Monday
Dec112017

Diana Raab, PhD, MFA: award-winner writer, speaker, & educator

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Diana Raab, PhD, MFA, is an award-winner writer, speaker, and educator. She is the author of nine books including, Lust, Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal, and Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey, and holds writing workshops around the country. Originally from New York, Dr. Raab now lives in Southern California.

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Monday
Dec112017

Dr. Eric Cole: founder/CEO, Secure Anchor Consulting & Security Expert Author

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Eric Cole, PhD is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience in consulting, training, and public speaking. As the founder and CEO of Secure Anchor Consulting, Dr. Cole focuses on helping customers prevent security breaches, detect network intrusions, and respond to advanced threats.

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Monday
Dec112017

Eva Mendes, LMHC, NCC: Asperger/autism expert, author, psychotherapist & couples’ counselor

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Eva Mendes, LMHC, NCC is an Asperger/autism expert, author, psychotherapist and couples’ counselor. Eva helps her clients by utilizing the latest research, and experience with numerous Asperger’s/autistic adults and neurodiverse couples to create practical solutions, tailored to individual needs, neurology and personality. She also provides diagnoses and evaluations.

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