Chris Schembra

Member Since 2020

Chris Schembra

Chief Question Asker


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.


  • Community Building
  • Leadership
  • Team Building


March 9th, 2021

Why Gratitude Journals Are Only Part of the Practice

Gratitude given in a small-group setting can strengthen the relationships of all team members.

February 22nd, 2021

13 Ways to Inspire Your Team to Do Their Best Work (Even in a Remote Environment)

New ways of working require more thoughtful leadership.

February 10th, 2021

11 Marketing Pros Share Their Tips for Standing Out in an Ad-Heavy World

Even in today's ultra-saturated media landscape, it's possible to rise above the noise.

February 4th, 2021

How to Strengthen Team Bonds in Tough Times

How you invest in your team now in tough times will reap rewards for years to come.



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.