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

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

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

« Andrea Levine: ACE-certified group fitness instructor, Schwinn-certified indoor cycling instructor & Mayo Clinic-trained wellness coach | Main | Megan Gibbs: Certified fitness trainer »

Jessica Griffith: 2017 CrossFit Games Athlete

My NativeAdVantage:


My Name is Jessica Griffith. I am a Registered Nurse that works in a Level I Trauma center in the heart of St. Louis. I am also a 2017 CrossFit Games Athlete. I love promoting health and wellness and have a heart to encourage all of those who cross my path.

What do I do best?

I think what I do best is smile and laugh. There is a sense of optimism that comes with smiling and I think it is important to always find the good in any situation. Although it is important to be realistic when analyzing obstacles, there is always a stance that leans towards the "half full" perspective. And let's be honest, obstacles come on an hourly basis. You have to train your mind to constantly be looking for the bright side, not take things too seriously, and relax under stress and pressure.

What makes me the best version of myself?

What makes me the best version of myself is consciously making productive decisions. These decisions are as small as carrying a water bottle with me everywhere I go so I make sure I'm staying hydrated through the day. Or deciding to wake up early to get my workout in because I know it will be the only time I have to workout that day. These small decisions along the way end up making the big picture at the end of the journey

What are my aspirations?

My aspirations in my personal life are to live a life that is inspiring and encouraging to others. I want a husband that will stand by my side until I'm old and frail. I haven't decided if kids are on the agenda yet :) And I would LOVE  house on a body of water. In a PERFECT world, I would do fitness full time for a living. Whether that be traveling around doing seminars, modeling, owning a gym, or something along those lines. If that doesn't work out, I could see myself going back to school to obtain my Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). I LOVE pharmacology. So that is the back up plan.

My Biggest Success?

I would have to say my biggest accomplishment to date would be qualifying for the 2017 CrossFit Games. During training, I was managing a full time job as an ER Nurse and training 20+ hours a week. There were many hours spent absolutely exhausted just trying to push through the task at hand--whether that be a 12 hour shift ahead, or a two minute sprint workout. Everyday I woke up and made the decision to keep my eyes on the prize. There are 40 women in the world who qualify and out of 150,000 candidates, I was able to pull it off. It was unbelievable!

My Most Challenging Moment?

One of the most difficult personal decisions I've ever made was being patient on where I was going to move to once I moved out of my parents house. I'm originally from Rhode Island and had been living in Missouri for 6 years at the time. When I decided I wanted to move back to Rhode Island, I got all my ducks in a row. I lined up a job, a place to live, quit the job a already had, told all myfriends I was leaving, packed up my things, and was ready to go! The weeks leading up to the big move, I started doubting my decision. I didn't understand why I was feeling this way. Two days before I was supposed to move, I made the decision to trust my gut and not go. I ended up taking about a month off of work to figure out what I wanted to do. That is when I decided to start working as an ER nurse, which then lead to moving to St. Louis, which then lead me to finding my CrossFit coach and circle of friends that helped me pave my path to qualifying for the CrossFit Games.

My Motto?

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart[.] In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your path straight." Proverbs 3:5-6 I grew up in church and hold my faith very close. I know the Lord has a plan for my life and have trusted that all along my journey.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

People I have looked up to in my personal life are my parents. I get my work ethic from my dad and my persistence from my mom. Both display those characteristics almost to a fault :) My Dad worked for 20 years supporting 4 kids and a wife and my mom is always making sure whats needing to get done is done. I love and admire both of them dearly and am forever grateful for what they've helped me accomplish.

I've never been someone to really "idolize" people. I more so like to take the approach of surrounding myself with people who I consider "better" than me. In nursing school, my friend Christina Scott was the smartest girl in our class--she was my study buddy. When I started CrossFit, I always chased Mallory Lawson in the gym. She was the best female crossfitter in the gym. When I was given the opportunity to go train with Kelley Jackson, an athlete who had qualified multiple times for the Games, I jumped on it! When I see a task at hand that I want to accomplish, I like to be around people who have the same goals or who have been there already. Together we can help each other or I use them as a mentor and motivator to accomplish the goal--whether they realize it or not.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

My favorite place in the world is sitting in the Adirondack chair on the back side of the Coast Guard House overlooking the Narragansett Bay in Narragansett, Rhode Island :)

My Favorite Products/Objects?

Products that I incorporate into my every day life are Driven Nutrition supplements, NOBULL shoes, sports bras, and spandex, my compex, and my lacross ball

My Current Passions?

Obviously I love working out. Aside from that, I love anything to do with a body of water--boating, sun bathing, jet skiing, cookouts, etc. And I love doing girl things; getting dressed up to go out on the town, getting my hair and nails done, and shopping. I LOVE food even though most of the things I want to eat have to be in moderation :( haha and I love riding on my boyfriend's motorcycle with him!

References (30)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.