Aired October 10th, 2020 11:00 AM iHeart Radio | Chris Schembra is the bestselling author of “Gratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection”, chronicling his adventures as one of the most sought-after dinner hosts in the World. Forbes ranks his book as the #2 book of 2020 to create Human Connection, USA Today calls him the “Gratitude Guru”, and Inc. Magazine has named him one of their “Icons and Innovators”.
He is the Founder + Chief Question Asker of 7:47, an advisory firm which helps companies give the GIFT of community and belonging to their VIP clients and partners. Having used their signature pasta sauce to spark over 500,000 relationships around the dinner table, their core hypothesis is that giving gratitude to others is the key to fulfillment, and ultimately good for business. 7:47’s entire business model revolves around asking a single question: “**If you could give credit or thanks to one person in your life, that you don’t give enough credit or thanks to, who would that be**?” Using this question, they produce 3-hour long Gratitude Interventions (virtual dinners), navigating their attendees to enhanced well-being, accessing positive autobiographical memories, and developing pro-social relationships. These results have led to 7:47’s clients earning hundreds of millions in net new revenue around the dinner table.
Aside from 7:47, Chris is a Contributing Producer at OHenry Productions which both invest in and produce commercial theater. He’s led social campaigns with over 1,000,000 (million) participants, lowering the suicide rate among veterans with PTSD, and the projects Chris has been involved in have been awarded 14 Tony Awards, 7 Emmy’s and a Grammy.
He’s been selected #5 on the “10 Motivational Speakers that will Rock your next event” by Marketing Insider Group. He was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Smart Hustle Magazine. Recently, he was honored alongside Michael Phelps, Chris Evans, Kid Cudi and several others as “6 Successful Men Smashing the Mental Health Stigma” by Good Men Project.
His direct work has been talked about in Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, USA Today, The New York Times, Variety Magazine, Fox News Channel, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Bravo TV, Newsmax TV, Thrive Global, “Good Morning NY,” and many more.