Fariza Abidova - Cross Border Innovation - Episode 18

Fariza Abidova is a serial entrepreneur, passionate about promoting global business collaboration to advance technological innovation. 

In 2010 she established SOPHYS Corporation, a global human resource development company. Fariza currently provides global business solutions and seminars to the top 3 companies in Japan’s manufacturing, automotive, engineering, healthcare, IT and financial industries.

In 2016, Fariza launched her second start-up, Trusted Corporation, an online B2B community and search engine, that helps companies access business opportunities worldwide through cross-border and cross-industry collaboration.

Chris Winfield - The Unfair Advantage - Episode 17

Chris Winfield – Editor at large at Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, columnist for TIME, Business Insider and INC. and a show host for Entrepreneur – knows this: looking out for yourself will only get you so far. But building relationships will get you further…

His writings have also appeared in Business Insider, TIME, Buffer and other top-tier publications. Chris has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NBC’s Today Show, USA Today, ABC News, Fast Company, Fox Extra, Forbes and over 200 other media outlets. Chris has shown clients – including people from companies like Disney, Bai Brands, Virgin, Intuit, Cali’Flour Foods and countless high profile entrepreneurs & authors – how to leverage their connections with the media and influencers for credibiility, authority & profit.

Spot Chris in the wild, doing intros at his NYC networking event, Unfair Advantage Live, and taking confessions from lonely hedge-fund managers while standing in line for groceries (he’s just that kind of guy).

Erica Keswin - Bring Your Human To Work - Episode 16

Erica Keswin is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, writer and professional dotconnector. Her forthcoming book, Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business and Just Might Change the World, will be published by McGraw-Hill in the fall of 2018. Check here for book tour dates. In the meantime, Erica’s work and insights can be seen in varied media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Huffington Post, O Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Mogul, and Conscious Company. Keswin is the founder of The Spaghetti Project, a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of relationships at work.

Steven Miller - Serendipitous Connections - Episode 15

Steven Miller is a marketer, art consumer, and partnership director, but above all, he is a believer in the power of making the right connections. Over the last decade, he has created partnerships and opportunities that have launched new brands, designed award-winning licensed products, and created million in revenue by seeing connections that others miss. From being a case manager for adult schizophrenics to leading North American and UK partnerships for today's #1 networking app, Shapr, Steven's passion for finding a common thread has changed his approach on everything from business to personal growth. It is not about what is in it for you, it is about what is the best for everyone, and he is striving to find that in every interaction and problem he encounters. 

Ray DeForest - Defining Authenticity - Episode 14

Join host Chris Schembra in this week's episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Conversations, as he welcomes performer and entertainment producer, activist, community leader, and former Disney Mouseketeer, Ray DeForest, who may also be known to some as his popular theatrical character, Doris Dear.  Winner of the 2016 MAC Award, actress and comedienne Dear has been featured in numerous movie and TV productions, and has starred in her own sold out cabaret-style shows.

Darrah Brustein - Debunking Status Quo - Episode 13

Darrah Brustein is an author and two-time founder with a payment processing company spanning 38 states and a networking events company which serves 30,000+ people. She contributes to Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Thrive Global on networking, entrepreneurship and creating a life of your own design, and has been featured in over 300 press outlets including Time, CNN, Inc, Huffington Post, Fox, and Mashable (all built on the back of her network). She's on a mission to help others who are disenchanted with "sleep when you're dead" culture and chasing others people's definitions of success to build a life of their own design.

Kati Venturato - Finding The Creative Within - Episode 12

Kati Venturato has been on a lifelong introspective journey of self-discovery - to truly “know thyself” - that at times has been with purposeful intent and at other times has been quite accidental. Through varied life experiences in parallel pursuits, whether via her non-linear career in technology, or via her personal accomplishments in the fighting, dancing, theater and story-telling arts, Kati has challenged herself to not only self-discover and assimilate, but to play with various mediums for truthful self-expression. She will admit, however, that this journey has not been easy for her.

Eric Termuende - Rethink Work - Episode 11

Eric Termuende is on a mission to change the way we talk about work and get fulfillment from it. A bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Eric is co-founder of NoW Innovations, and Lead Content Strategist for True Calling Canada., Eric has been featured in ForbesInc., Thrive Globalthe Huffington Post and many others. In 2015, Eric was recognized as a Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 globally by American Express. Eric sat as Community Integration Chair for Global Shapers Calgary, a community that functions under the World Economic Forum. He is a former Canadian G20 YEA Delegate, representing Canada in Sydney in 2014. Eric is currently signed by the National Speakers Bureau and travels the world talking about the future of work and multiple generations in the workplace. In 2016, Eric spoke at TEDxBCIT in Vancouver giving his presentation entitled ‘Bigger than Work.’ Eric has worked and spoken with clients across the world. His new book, Rethink Work is now available on Amazon.

Allen Gannett - The Creative Curve - Episode 9

Join us as we interview ALLEN GANNETT, Founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and has an upcoming book The Creative Curve, on how anyone can achieve moments of creative genius, coming out in June 2018 from Currency, a division of Penguin Random House.

Scott Gerber - Building Community through Connections - Episode 8

Join host Chris Schembra in this week's episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Conversations, as he welcomes Scott Gerber, co-author of the recently released book, 'Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Relationships That Matter' (published by Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2018), a follow-up to his previous title, 'Never Get a "Real" Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke' (published by Wiley, 2010.) In addition to being a successful author, Mr. Gerber is the Founder of YEC, an organization for young entrepreneurs, as well as the CEO and Co-Founder of global branding firm The Community Company, and an internationally syndicated columnist, who recently became a monthly contributor for Adweek.

Bryan Terrell Clark - Walking in Gratitude - Episode 7

Join host Chris Schembra in this week's episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Conversations, as he welcomes performer, writer of song and script, and creative collaborator, Bryan Terrell Clark, who debuted on Broadway as the iconic Marvin Gaye in 'MOTOWN: The Musical,' and is currently starring as our nation's Founding Father, George Washington in the musical sensation 'Hamilton: An American Musical.' Through their conversation, follow the story of an imaginative and active child from Baltimore who came to realize his potential, but not just on the Great White Way.

Sol Orwell - Finding Your Tribe - Episode 6

Join host Chris Schembra in this week's episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Conversations, as he welcomes entrepreneurial philanthropist, cookie connoisseur, and Editor in Chief of SJO.com, Sol Orwell, whose natural curiosity about and genuine interest in humanity has provided him with many unique and memorable experiences through the interesting people he has met. Mr. Orwell asks thoughtfully, while reflecting on the opportunities that have presented themselves to him in unexpected ways, "Would I read my own memoirs? Am I writing an interesting chapter in my life?"

Alex Banayan - The Third Door - Episode 5

Join host Chris Schembra in this week's episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Conversations, as he welcomes Alex Banayan, a venture associate named to Forbes' annual '30 Under 30' list. The day before his freshman year final exams, Alex hacked "The Price Is Right", won a sailboat, sold it, and used the prize money to fund his quest to learn from the world’s most successful people. In their conversation, Mr. Banayan explains the genesis of his dream to write the self-help book that he sought to read.

Kelle Jacob - Finding Joy in the Unexpected - Episode 4

Join host Chris Schembra in this week's episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Club Conversations, as he welcomes Kelle Jacob, former America's Top Model contestant, art world entrepreneur, and current beauty industry leader. Speaking about navigating inevitable deviations from the future she had envisioned, and encountering unexpected revelations about herself and her passions, Miss Jacob explains how her path of seemingly disassociated points has led her a present feeling of both personal growth and professional satisfaction.

Ovie Mughelli - Goodness as Glue - Episode 3

Join host Chris Schembra in this episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Club Conversations, as he welcomes former All-Pro NFL Fullback Ovie Mughelli in a conversation about the unexpected tangents that life's journey often presents. Listen as Mr. Mughelli shares his story of hope to and fulfillment of playing in the NFL, and what came after when the time came to reinvent himself. Find out what motivates him to do good with the platform he's been given, and which issues are the nearest to his heart in the desire to pass our planet to the next generation as a better place than he found it.

Spencer Gerrol - The Theory of Mind (Episode 2)

Join host Chris Schembra in this episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Conversations, as he welcomes Spencer Gerrol, Founder and CEO of SPARK Neuro, in a conversation to explore the neuroscience behind empathy and emotions. On his own self-defined 5 Step Journey, Mr. Gerrol shares the origin story of his business venture, how being a first-generation American has led to a feeling of personal responsibility, and how he takes “pride in the struggle.”

Justin Birenbaum - The Maternal (Episode 1)

Join host Chris Schembra in the premiere episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Club, as he welcomes his first guest Justin Birenbaum, Associate of Global Partnerships at TED Conferences, in a thought-provoking, wide-ranging discussion about curating a purpose-driven life. Specifically, listen as they discuss drivers and deterrents that may be influencing what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it… at work, at home, and in your relationships.

Intro to "7:47 Conversations" Podcast

Intro to "7:47 Conversations" Podcast

Hey, folks. Welcome to the 747 Club podcast. My name is Chris Schembra, your host, and I'm broadcasting live from beautiful New York City. I'm so happy you're here with us today, and I'm really excited for the launch of this podcast. In this heart-centered podcast, we're going to set the table and create the safe space for people to get vulnerable. I hope you'll learn how some of the brightest minds and the most conscious leaders on the planet are actually human, just like you and me.