Today’s guest is known as The Empathy Strategist. He is a sought-after social influencer, executive coach, and entrepreneurial advisor whose passion lies in facilitating profound human connection in a deeply disconnected world.
He is the Founder + Chief Question Asker of the 7:47 Club, an organization which helps elite entrepreneurs build, grow, and ignite their community. Since its inception, the 7:47 Club has awakened over 2,500 leaders and sparked over 210,000 relationships.
He found his calling in helping individuals and teams build strong connections through Authenticity, Empathy, Vulnerability, and Safety. In a world that’s starving for connection, he thrives on curating meaningful relationships.
Please join me in welcoming Chris Schembra.
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In this episode we explore:
- his thoughts on leadership: “The actions I take and the way that I empower people to be the best version of themselves is my leadership calling.”
- how inventing pasta sauce and bringing 15 strangers around his dinner table literally saved his life.
- how he reaches people in transition and who feel stuck, and how his dinner table works to awaken authenticity, empathy, vulnerability, and feeling safe.
- why 7:47 is significant in empowering 11 people to work together to get everything done.
- his thoughts on the importance of diversity: speaking to the same circle will keep your message in that circle only. It’s important to reach people who reach other people.
- the C-Con-C model he uses for community building: Conductor, Connector, and Community.
What were the key takeaways you plan to put into practice this week and benefit from for years to come? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Books and articles mentioned in this episode:
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” – by Robbie Samuels
- “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas” by David Burkus
- “This Is The One Thing No One's Been Telling You About Becoming More Influential” by Darrah Brustein
- “How to Build Your Network” by Brian Uzzi and Shannon Dunlap
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