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

« Jay Bartley: Owner, Bartley Structural Integration | Main | Benjamin Shahin: Founder & CEO, Allyus »
Friday
Feb022018

Stepfanie Romine: Best selling Author, yoga instructor & health coach

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

With a decade of experience working with major health and wellness brands, Stepfanie Romine is an author, yoga instructor and health coach specializing in weight maintenance, work-life balance, stress management and healthy eating, including meal prep. She’s the co-author of three best-selling wellness titles, the most recent of which is The No Meat Athlete Cookbook, chosen by Sports Illustrated as a top health and wellness pick of 2017. She is currently working on a medicinal mushrooms cookbook, and she teaches yoga and runs a private health-coaching practice outside Asheville, N.C.  A trained journalist who parlayed her passion for healthy living into a career, Stepfanie has lived and cooked on three continents. She has taught yoga since 2009 and is certified in health coaching and fitness nutrition through the American Council on Exercise, with additional training in herbal supplements and holistic and integrative nutrition. Stepfanie is available for individual sessions and group workshops, both online and in-person, and she frequently consults with brands in the natural products and wellness industries.

What do I do best?

Before I started writing books and teaching yoga, I was a journalist. My training as an editor and reporter taught me how to use my natural curiosity to discover the truth. This allowed me to cultivate good listening skills — imperative to my current roles — and to embrace humility and seek answers outside myself to best serve my students and clients.

This strength allows me to ask tough questions — and to truly listen to the answers in order to understand, not merely respond — to help others live healthier, happier lives. I see myself as a health concierge (as inspired by Ganesha), removing the obstacles that stand between you and the life you want.

What makes me the best version of myself?

When I learned to stop comparing myself to others, to let go of imposter syndrome and to embrace my calling to help others find health and happiness, I was able to share my best self with the world. I walk the walk: Practicing self-care — including yoga, a plant-based diet, plenty of movement and stress management — to allow my best self to be present in every class and client meeting.

What are my aspirations?

I aspire to help others lead healthier, happier lives, both individually and through my books. I want to create a culture of curious yet critical consumers. We are inundated by advice on health and wellness; trying to determine what’s hype and what’s not can feel daunting. Using my training as a journalist, I strive to help others look at sources objectively: Is a professional practicing within his or her scope of practice? Is someone merely trying to sell you a product or get you to participate in their multilevel marketing program? Does a blogger or writer have any true knowledge or experience on a subject — or are they simply trying to boost traffic by using certain SEO keywords?

I am expanding my online and in-person workshop offerings, and I hope to continue to have the opportunity to educate others and help them find their path to healthy living.

In my personal life, I strive every day to be a loving and generous partner, daughter, sister and friend. I’m also working on my outer strength, including strength training in my wellness regimen. I’m (slowly) learning German, as my husband works for a German company, and we’ll be visiting soon.

My Biggest Success?

I struck out on my own last year, leaving behind the security of a 9-to-5 job. I not only earned more than I would have in that role, I also worked less — but the work I did fed my soul and allowed me to really connect with others. Every day I offer gratitude for this life I’ve created for myself.

I am a doer, an achiever, a recovering perfectionist. I am so proud of all I’ve been able to achieve — leaving a small, struggling town in Ohio with a full ride to college, graduating with honors and two degrees, traveling the world, transitioning to a career path the truly fulfills me, finding a partner who respects, loves and supports me… and I feel like I’m just getting started!

My Most Challenging Moment?

For far too long, I sacrificed my own health and happiness to be a team player. I didn’t have healthy work-life boundaries — and I knew it! I kept telling myself it was temporary, that I knew what I was doing, and that it was for the greater good. I ended up feeling helpless, as I struggled with anxiety and exhaustion. Through self-care, therapy and a change in my work habits, I have re-established my equilibrium and come through stronger and more resilient. This challenge also informed the work I do with clients, and it inspired me to complete my advanced yoga teacher training with an emphasis on pain, trauma and stress management.

For too many years, I worked for men who told me I was both too much and not enough. I let them tell me I wasn’t talented enough, that my writing wasn’t inspiring, that I was too emotional/too loud/too rebellious for not doing things their way. Meanwhile, praise poured in from colleagues, readers and peers. I was miserable on the inside but had what I called my “dream jobs.” It took a lot of self-reflection, tears, therapy and mentorship from some strong women, but I have vowed to never again let anyone silence me or make me feel “less than.” Now I get to help others find — and believe in — their best selves, too. I call that success.

My Motto?

Today I did my best; tomorrow I will do better. (This helps me cope with my recovering perfectionist tendencies.)

Lead with your heart; the rest of you will follow. (This allows me to act and speak in alignment with my values.)

My Favorite People/Role Models?

Brene Brown. Elizabeth Gilbert.

My sisters!

My yoga teacher, Kim Nietch, is among my favorite humans on the planet. Morning after morning, she rises early and holds space for her Ashtanga students. She is humble and inquisitive, intelligent and generous with energy, resources and knowledge. Through her friendship and guidance on and off the mat, I am a better person.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

My favorite place on Earth is Paris. (I have a degree in French!) But, these days, my favorite place is home with my husband, Sam, and our three cats. We live in Western North Carolina, outside Asheville. I love the mountains that I call home, and they constantly challenge me and remind me of my place “in the family of things” (h/t Mary Oliver).

My Favorite Products/Objects?

Things are things, but they can make life easier, that’s for sure! I have had my Manduka yoga mat for coming up on a decade, and it knows all my pain, my secrets and my dreams. It’s a sacred space!

In the kitchen, I can’t live without my Cuisinart food processor and Instant Pot for quick meal prep.

Professionally, I couldn’t survive without my planner and journal, as well as my laptop.

I’m also obsessed with my RAD Roller (not sponsored, just a huge fan) to work out kinks and keep my connective tissue and muscles supple and happy.

I am an herbal devotee, and I take both mushroom and herbal products every day. These days, I take maca powder, vitex berry, turmeric (always and forever!), reishi and astragalus (from fall through spring to naturally boost my immune health since I spend so much time teaching).

And finally, I couldn’t live without plants! I eat a plant-based diet, with minimal processed foods. Vegetables (especially green ones), herbs, fruits, grains, legumes… I love them all and feel so inspired and nourished by nature!

My Current Passions?

I’m passionate about healthy aging, for myself, my loved ones and my students. I want to help others live long, pain-free lives!

I am in love with hiking and running in the mountains, and I also love strength training, which was a recent shift for me. I mostly do body-weight and TRX training.

I am a cat lady, through and through, and I give to cat rescues any chance I get!

https://www.instagram.com/theflexiblekitchen/

https://www.instagram.com/stepfromine/

https://www.facebook.com/theflexiblekitchen/

https://twitter.com/stepfanie