Chris Schembra

Chris Schembra

HE / HIM / HIS

  • Author
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Chris is the leading gratitude speaker, best-selling author of Gratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection and Founder of 7:47. Having used a signature pasta sauce to spark over 500,000 relationships around the dinner table, the firm’s core hypothesis is that giving gratitude to others is the key to fulfillment, and ultimately good for business.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE

Gratitude can help us feel a little bit less lonely and more humanly connected.

Speaking & Experiential Consulting

7:47 Gratitude Experience
We help companies create meaningful connection through the 7:47 Gratitude Experience — an evidence-based framework that helps leaders build community and strengthen relationships. Using Zoom as a platform, we help companies bring their teams, partners, or clients together for meaningful connection through a virtual setting.

“We’ve done a number of dinners now with Chris. From the very first one that I had the pleasure of attending to ones now that we’ve done for many of our clients, and every single one has been absolutely transformational. Chris brings not only this level of energy and authenticity, but also is able to help break the walls and foster connections. It’s been one of the best things we’ve ever done for our business and not just for our team and our clients, but it’s really helped us grow both personally and professionally and be able to connect better with our clients and for them to learn how to better connect with themselves as well.”
— Michael Mogill, Crisp Group

“The food services sector has been roughly impacted through COVID-19. Chris gave us the opportunity to connect with each other and see our peers for how we are feeling. After the Experience, each salesperson had an action to write a gratitude letter to one person daily. Some of our employees gave gratitude to clients who have missed payments. Some gave gratitude to their peers. Now, I see gratitude daily because of the experience.”
— Ky LaMarca, Vice President of Sales, US Foods

"Many of our employees said this was the best 90 minutes they'd ever spent at Dell. I connected with someone that I had not before. It got deep and personal quick. We haven’t been able to connect like that, and people are really going through some things right now. The world is on fire right now and you're here to help them put out those fires."
—ERIK DAY, Dell Technologies

Chris Schembra is the bestselling author of “Gratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection”. Forbes ranks his book as the #2 book of 2020 to create Human Connection, USA Today calls him the “Gratitude Guru”, and he’s the Founding Member of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Culture Council.

He is the Founder + Chief Question Asker of 7:47, an advisory firm which helps companies create meaningful connection through the 7:47 Gratitude Experience — an evidence-based framework that helps leaders build community and strengthen relationships. 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**?”

Aside from 7:47, Chris is a Contributing Producer at OHenry Productions which both invest in and produce commercial theater. He’s led gratitude 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, and “People of 2017” by Clientele Luxury 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, Entrepreneur, USA Today, The New York Times, Variety Magazine, Yahoo Finance, MSN.com, Fox News Channel, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Bravo TV, Newsmax TV, Thrive Global, “Good Morning NY,” and many more.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.