NativeAdVice & NativeAdVantage

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

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

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

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Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

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Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

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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

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

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AMIE VALPONE: Editor-in-Chief of

My NativeAdVantage:


AMIE VALPONE, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of She is author of the best-selling cookbook, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. Amie is also a chef, culinary nutritionist, professional recipe developer, food photographer, writer, and motivational speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free “clean eating” recipes. After visiting countless doctors and the Mayo Clinic with no results, Amie was able to heal herself from a decade of chronic pain and multiple ailments, including Lyme Disease, Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue, Leaky Gut, and Heavy Metal and Mold Toxicity. Amie cooks for a variety of clients, including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles, who enjoy healthy, organic, whole foods. Her work appears on Martha Stewart, Fox News Health, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, and PBS, and in Glamour, Clean Eating, SELF, Vegetarian Times Prevention, and many other magazines and media outlets. Amie splits her time between Manhattan and New Jersey.

What do you do best?

Be myself. I’m authentic and genuine. I practice what I preach. My vulnerability is my strength just as my strength can be my vulnerability. In sharing my journey of self-discovery, I share how pain reshaped my life and led me to reconnect with my true self, make peace with my past, and learn how to appreciate and love my body.

What makes you the best?

I don’t think I’m the best. I think there is room for everyone to share their passions and help each other. But my strength and determination got me through 10 years of chronic pain and health issues. I never gave up, even when I was on my floor hysterically crying and I felt like no one believed me, like my friends thought I was crazy and that I was alone. I just kept going and knowing deep down inside that there was an answer. I don’t think this makes me the best but I do think this truly helped me navigate my rocky road. Navigating my way through pain, took away all the junk in my life. It still amazes me that my own healing brought me to a place of pure self-love was the catalyst for something so much bigger than me. It was as though there was a purpose to my health crisis and all the pain that came after- that’s what gives me such comfort and led me to trust the universe guiding me every step of the way. There’s room for all of us to shine our light and our radiant stories to help others with our message.

What are your aspirations?

To lift up and inspire as many people as I can. To give them hope and show them how to believe that healing truly does happen. I want everyone to see their own radiance and to know they are not alone. And most of all, to realize that you are not powerless. I want to show women that they can stop giving their power away to others who are telling them how to manage their health. We know our bodies better than anyone- it’s time to tap into our own intuition and to learn to trust ourselves. Above all, trust, believe in yourself and stand in your power. That’s my message for women.

Biggest Success?

Healing from 10 years of chronic illness. Boy o’ boy. Sometimes I look back and can’t believe I made it. Honestly. There were days I didn’t think I was going to wake up.

Most Challenging Moment?

10 years of chronic illness.  My darkest moments of hopelessness, shame, chronic pain and sadness showed me how to transform them into confidence, creativity and love.


When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. Just don't listen to the doubts. Your doubts are generated by fear, and fear is a series of distorted thoughts!

Favorite People/Role Models?

I love Mariel Hemmingway; I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years ago and she is delightful and such an inspiration. I also admire one of the most incredible women in my life, Kelly Brogan, M.D. who recently wrote the book A Mind of Your Own; she’s paving a way for people to free their mind from depression.

Favorite Places/Destinations?

Italy. I sort of want to move there. It’s soothing and so lovely.

Favorite Products/Objects?

I love R.W. Knudsen juices. Their juices are literally JUST juice and no added artificial flavors or colors. They’re amazing for making sauces, marinades, dressings and soups! I also love Satya jewelry; Satya is one of my best friends and her jewels are incredible. I wear one of her necklaces every day and they help ground me.

Current Passions?

Kundalini yoga, meditation, mindfulness, deep conversations, passion and getting together with my close friends for a potluck or dinner party. It’s all about community and surrounding myself with people who have similar values as I do- who want to eat clean, live clean and feel amazing everyday by taking care of ourselves inside and out.