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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.
- Chris Schembra on LinkedIn and Twitter
- www.747club.org and Facebook Page
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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- Connect with me on LinkedIn
- @RobbieSamuels on Twitter and Instagram
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- On the Schmooze podcast archive and show notes for recent episodes
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