Chris Schembra

Member Since 2021

Chris Schembra



New York City Area

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 Magazine ranks his book as the #2 book of 2020 to create Human Connection, USA Today calls him the "Gratitude Guru", Inc. Magazine has named him one of their "Icons and Innovators", and he's a Founding Member of Entrepreneur Magazine's Leadership Network. He is the Founder + Chief Question Asker of 7:47, an advisory firm which uses the principles of Gratitude to help companies build cultures of connection, well-being, and purpose. He's produced Emmy Award winning gratitude campaigns, galvanizing over 1.2 million people to help lower the suicide rate among veterans with ptsd, reaching over 36 million views. Aside from 7:47, Chris is a Partner and Producer at OHenry Productions which both invest in and produce commercial theater and the projects Chris has been involved in have been awarded 14 Tony Awards, 7 Emmy’s and a Grammy. His direct work has been talked about in Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, USA Today, The New York Times, Vice, Variety Magazine, Fox News Channel, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Bravo TV, Newsmax TV, Thrive Global, “Good Morning NY,” and more.


  • Social Media
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship


January 14th, 2022

How practicing gratitude can benefit your company

Embrace gratitude, and start sharing it today.

December 9th, 2021

Gratitude reactivates weak or dormant ties

In sales, we're always searching for that next new lead.

October 22nd, 2021

Gratitude for our diverse differences creates a bridge to belonging

When it comes to corporate training and DEI programs, it's easy to get in the habit of thinking over feeling.

August 13th, 2021

Gratitude may be the secret to overcoming the talent crisis

You’ve probably never thought to show your appreciation when things go wrong, but that’s precisely when employees need to feel valued.



We get it. Even at the highest levels of success, business leaders and their teams are isolated and disconnected. We help companies create meaningful connection through the 7:47 Gratitude Experience — an evidence-based framework that helps leaders build community and strengthen relationships. In the past 5 years, 7:47 has sparked over 500,000 relationships around the dinner table, helping companies build cultures of connection, well-being, and purpose.


  • Virtual Experience
  • In-Person Experience
  • Digital Strategy + Design


Corporate leadership