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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?

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Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

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Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

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Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur


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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

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Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

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Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

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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

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Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

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Matt Straz: Founder/CEO of Namely

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Andrei Cherny: Co-Founder/CEO of Aspiration

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Patrick Godfrey: President of Godfrey Q

Sarah Berman: Founder/President of The Berman Group

Michael Schwartz: Owner of Genuine Hospitality Group

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Megan Bruneau: Psychotherapist, wellness coach, writer, & host of Forbes "The Failure Factor"

My NativeAdVantage:


Megan Bruneau, M.A. RCC is a mental health therapist, wellness coach, writer, and host of The Failure Factor podcast. After struggling with perfectionism, eating disorders, depression and anxiety for most of her life, Megan discovered a liberating way of relating to herself and the world. She now helps her clients and readers do the same. Megan's work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Forbes, MindBodyGreen, Entrepreneur, Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog, Bustle, Psych Central, Gaia, and more.

What do you do best?

Find the positive in a difficult or unwanted situation. Or, as some might call it, “rationalize” (haha). I read Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl when I was 22, and it changed my life. A quote that really stuck with me was: “Even the most negative aspects of human existence such as guilt, suffering, and death can be viewed positively, given the right attitude.” This is not to say that we shouldn’t have compassion for ourselves during challenging times, but trusting that we’ll find meaning in that suffering is essential to resilience. I live by the philosophy that life is our teacher and there’s a lesson in every disappointment and challenge.

What makes you the best?

I’ve always been told I’m easy to talk to, and that people feel comfortable around me. I’m super sensitive and emotionally attuned. At times this can be challenging as it makes me more vulnerable to over-identifying with people’s pain; however, it also allows me to be present for and offer compassion to those around me–which makes it totally worth it :) .

What are your aspirations?

I’m an idealist. My goal is to help as many people learn the utility of their emotions as possible, and develop compassion for themselves and others. I think if we all increased our emotional intelligence and developed more self and other-compassion, we’d be a much happier, more connected, less violent society.

As for personally, I just want to continue working on becoming more comfortable with uncomfortable emotions, responding inwardly and outwardly with compassion, and talking less.

Biggest Success?

My biggest “accomplishment” is transforming my relationship to eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and perfectionism. I struggled for almost two decades and never imagined I could embrace life in the way I do now. It’s not that I don’t feel difficult feelings or have distressing thoughts, but I relate to them in a more mindful, compassionate way, and am able to rely on impermanence to eventually dissipate them. This transformation has allowed me to take risks I never would have taken when paralyzed by perfectionism-invoked fear.

Most Challenging Moment?

Most challenging moment was definitely heartbreak when everything else in my life also felt like it was going to shit. I was 24, in the midst of depression and anorexia, finishing my masters thesis under a very tight deadline, and dealing with health and family issues that were out of my control. Everything crumbled at once and I was broken open. However, I believe the growth and success I’ve had since was a direct result of surviving that challenging time, but in the moment (and for about 2 years afterward) it was devastating.


Life is your teacher.

Favorite People/Role Models?

My clients. I’m humbled and inspired by them every day. It’s amazing how resilient and courageous humans are, yet so many don’t recognize it. I wish everyone could see themselves the way others see them, especially those of us who are privy to their stories.

Favorite Places/Destinations?

Now that I live in New York, going home to British Columbia is my favorite travel destination. I love Whistler in the winter and Vancouver and a lake in the interior in the summer. I spent 28 years in BC and admit I never realized its beauty until I left!

Favorite Products/Objects?

Oh geez. I don’t have much, haha. I would say my yoga mat because I associate it with self-care and processing, so every time I’m holding it I know I’m either on my way to yoga to through some stuff, or I’m on my way home and have (most likely) worked through some stuff!

Current Passions?

Researching and learning both internally and externally; and writing, creating, imagining, connecting, and moving my body.