Search

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

« ELENA KOSHIVAKI: MASTER CYCOLOGIST, CYC FITNESS | Main | Phil Anthony M & Jess Moses:co-founders, NanaBowls »
Friday
Sep152017

Laura Sage: Creator, CH/LL

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Laura Sage is the creator of CH/LL, a modern meditation studio. Laura was driven to create CH/LL by her desire to establish a regular meditation practice and her frustration at not being able to find a place in Chicago, where she resides, that resonated with her. She is the force behind everything CH/LL and brings years of relevant business acumen to the table. She is also the Director of Marketing and Investor Relations at Castle Creek Arbitrage, a Chicago and London based hedge funds. In 2004, Laura and her sister Halee, started The Lynn Sage Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. The Lynn Sage Foundation funds doctors early in their careers and provides these doctors with an opportunity to test potentially groundbreaking research with the goal of eradicating cancer. The Foundation is named after their mother, Lynn, who passed away from breast cancer at the age of 39. Laura earned her MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Business and holds a BS in Economics from the University of Arizona.

What do I do best?

I am really good at headstands. I was a gymnast as a kid.

I am also pretty good at accomplishing multiple tasks. This is different than multi-tasking.  Meditation has taught me that doing multiple tasks simultaneously isn’t efficient nor does it produce the best outcomes. I’m usually better off giving my full attention to one task at a time. In any case, I can get a lot of disparate things taken care of efficiently .

What makes me the best version of myself?

I’d like to think the best version of me is yet to come. But, space to think helps bring out the best in me. I have introvert tendencies and need a reasonable amount of time alone.

What are my aspirations?

It sounds so hokey, but the world will be a better place if more people meditated. I’d like to help make that happen.

I’d also really like to help find a cure for cancer.

My Biggest Success?

Being a good daughter, sister, partner, aunt, relief-parent.  

My Most Challenging Moment?

Starting Chill had been the most notable, recent, challenging moment. I couldn’t fathom the degree of emotional resilience it would take. There’s just so much to establish and accomplish when starting a new business, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Having a meditation practice to lean on has helped a lot. It also helps to break down what needs to get done into smaller more manageable victories.

My Motto?

Hmmm, I never thought of myself as a motto-type, but I do believe in treating others the way you’d want to be treated. I also believe that the price of success is usually hard work.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

This one is easy, my sisters and my boyfriend are my favorite adults. I’m lucky to be in love with a bunch of younger “little” people. Pretty crazy about my business partner, Claire, too.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

I have an apartment in Utah that’s pretty important to me. The mountains and nature are so grounding and help me unwind.

I’ve always had a soft spot for the South of France. Africa is a stunning mystery that I am eager to explore more. Asian cultures are so exotic and fascinating + I get to learn so much about meditation there. Of course, I always love a weekend in a great city like London or New York too.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

I’m really into items created by The School of Life right now. The School of Life is a London-based company devoted to developing emotional intelligence. They make stuff like Know Yourself and Calm prompt cards and Color as Therapy coloring books.

I was also recently introduced to Cereal Magazine which is this stunning (also UK-based) publication that focuses on design + art + fashion.  It’s really a work of art unto itself. I LOVE their esthetic. Rosa and Rich, the creators of Cereal, stumbled into Chill looking for the Doughnut Vault which is this great doughnut place around the corner from our studio in Chicago. Doughnut Vault was sold out of doughnuts, which turned out to be Chill’s and my good fortune.  

My Current Passions?

I’m a little obsessed with the Netflix series House of Cards. It’s such a naughty pleasure – the opposite of wholesome. I’m pretty late to this party, but I rarely watch TV. Until now. I’m binge watching the first season on my iPhone while exercising or when my boyfriend won’t turn off CNN in bed. Nothing against CNN, but one cycle of the news per night is enough for me.  I’m going to have to repent and read Emerson or Thoreau after season one.

https://www.instagram.com/chill_out_chi/

https://www.facebook.com/ChillChicago/

Reader Comments (1)

I stumbled onto Chill while visiting Chicago and love it. It's completely brilliant and makes sense that a business person created it. It seems much more professional and polished while maintaining authenticity in comparison to the studios I usually patronize . Hoping Laura will open a Chill in NYC soon.

September 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Fung

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):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>