Join Shannon for An Intimate Founders Dinner

Monday, April 6 at 6:00P | Stella 34 Trattoria, Herald Square NYC| $125

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Founders Dinners will be postponed for the foreseeable future. So sorry for the invoncenience!


Nourish your body and spirit.

There’s something profound about sharing a meal with interesting people. And…I think our society has missed out on how powerful it is to sit down and commune with one another. It’s easy to get caught up in the rush of everyday life. And when restaurants want to turn tables quickly, this encourages rushed, thoughtless meals and missed connections.  

In Italy, for instance, meals aren’t just a time to enjoy delicious food, they are an entire experience of community. The environment is more relaxed and the servers don’t rush you out the door so they can seat more diners. People have as much time as they need to connect and have meaningful conversations.

Even though restaurants generally operate differently in the States, I want to capture that sense of community–and help facilitate connections that last long after the meal is over.

Connection. Relationships. Community.

You can not build a thriving business in a vacuum. Connecting with other business owners is essential, but I’ve noticed that so many networking events are lacking in what we truly need to thrive in our businesses and lives.  

I am a powerful community builder online, and I want to channel that superpower into a meaningful face-to-face community of people who want to make a positive impact in the world right here in New York City! This is why I am so passionate about hosting regular dinners for Founders & CEOs. 

Choose to be part of a true community built on authenticity and deep relationships.

Networking is only one piece of the greater picture at The Founders Dinner. This is an experience for people who value #RelationshipsFirst, who desire to build lasting friendships, and who want to support and lift others up.

The goal for The Founders Dinner is for you to connect more deeply with yourself, as well as embrace the opportunities that open up around the dinner table.

  • Deep lasting friendships
  • Important realizations
  • A feeling of having found your peeps
  • New professional collaborations
  • More self-love and acceptance
  • Shifts in thinking and ways of being
  • Serious communication and relationship upgrades

Ready to join me for this delicious, one-of-kind experience?

Here are the details you need to know before making your RSVP:

    • Each dinner is reserved for up to 8 CEOs and Founders.  
    • Each dinner has a specific theme for deep, rich conversations.
    • This dinner is not the place to sell or pitch your products or services. We are gathering to connect on a much deeper level. Your confirmed seat at the table is an acknowledgment that you will contribute to the collective conversation.
    • The Founders Dinner is $125 and is all-inclusive of a three course meal + alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages + deep conversation and connection. If you cancel your RSVP, your money will not be refunded. (See sample menu here.) 
    • Your next step is to RSVP by filling out the questionnaire and making your payment.


I can’t wait to connect with you over the dinner table.


M. Shannon Hernandez is not your average entrepreneur. After a 15 year public teaching career, she jumped feet first into her journey as a business owner, and within just a few years, she had built a multi-six figure business.

A sought after expert in the world of content marketing and strategy, Shannon is known globally as the creator of the Content Personality Wheel. In 2016 Shannon founded The Confident Expert Program, where she champions and rallies coaches and consultants, teaching them how to market their businesses from a place of intuition, integrity, and JOY–and make a shit-ton of money in the process.

Shannon has been featured on CBS, ABC, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, FOX, and NBC. She is committed to ongoing philanthropic work to bring housing, fresh food and water sources, and medical care to those who do not have access. When she is not speaking and teaching globally, you will find her reading fiction, snuggling her cat, traveling the world, and hanging with the love of her life.