Defining Your Social Legacy with Emily Chang (95) - Amber Hurdle | Globally Recognized Branding Expert

Defining Your Social Legacy with Emily Chang (95)

August 12, 2021

In this episode of the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Emily Chang, a seasoned executive who has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, and the author of The Spare Room: Define Your Social Legacy to Live a More Intentional Life and Lead with Authentic Purpose. Emily has found that living into her Social Legacy has not only deeply enriched her home life, it has also enabled her to become a more authentic and relatable leader in the workplace. Together they discuss: 

*The definition and significance of a Social Legacy

*The 16 young people Emily and her family have cared for through their spare room over the years

*How this ongoing way of life has impacted her as a leader

*How others can find their path to their own “spare room” 

This episode challenges us to open our hearts through service to others and the Social Legacy we wish to leave behind. Don’t miss Emily’s insights into leadership, impact, and living with intention! She shares her own experiences through service to others, and encourages leaders to identify their unique Social Legacy and lead with authentic purpose. Don’t miss this one. 

Links and Mentioned Resources 

Visit Emily’s website,, to take a deeper dive into her story, listen to her TEDx Talk, or grab your copy of her book, The Spare Room. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.

Follow @thevelvetmachete on Instagram for inspiration and free business advice. 

About Emily 

Emily Chang is a seasoned executive who has worked with some of the world’s most renowned companies like Procter & Gamble, Apple, and Starbucks. Over the last twenty-one years, her job has brought her and her family to eight different homes across the U.S and China. And everywhere she’s lived, Emily has found herself at the unique intersection of her Offer and Offense. Life has served up young people who have been abused, neglected or marginalized, to find sanctuary in her spare room. Among her deeply personal accounts, Emily shares heart-wrenching stories of an emotionally abused child bride, a dying eighteen-month old boy born with hydrocephalus, and the abused daughter of a local prostitute.

Now more than ever, social purpose has become an urgent leadership imperative. Emily’s book, The Spare Room will help you identify your Social Legacy to live a more intentional life and lead with authentic purpose.


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