"Filled with positivity in the midst of a changing, complex world, this book weaves a narrative of inspiring stories and practical advice. The Spare Room is a lighthouse in today's storm...a call to action for anyone seeking to live a more intentional, purposeful life."
– Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
"Emily Chang understands the power of the magic wand each one of us has when we pay attention to other people's feelings, and her wonderful book, The Spare Room, is a testimony of that! A must-read to open our hearts!"
– Diane von Furstenberg
"In today's business world, social purpose has become an urgent leadership imperative. Emily Chang exemplifies values-based leadership and has committed her life to improving those around her, both at work and in her community. For anyone seeking to lead with authenticity and purpose, The Spare Room provides a step-by-step manual to defining your own brand of leadership."
– Robert A. McDonald, 8th Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Retired Chairman, President & CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company
"Emily Chang boldly swings open the door to her family's life stories, welcoming us into her private world in order to shine a public light on today's need for socially purposeful leaders with hearts of hospitality."
– Horst Schulze, cofounder of Ritz-Carlton and author of "Excellence Wins"
"A book every leader must read, The Spare Room is the ultimate playbook for those who want to lead and live with intention. Alongside poignant stories from her own life and those of other professionals across a wide spectrum of industries, Emily Chang is an inspiration!"
– Laura Alber, CEO, Williams-Sonoma
"This book is a must-read for anyone looking to lead a life of intention and social purpose. Drawing from her own firsthand experiences and those of others, Emily offers inspiring stories that are sure to leave readers asking themselves how they can help make a difference by sharing their own 'spare rooms' with those in need."
– Stephanie Fischer, President and CEO, Global Retail Marketing Association
"Emily Chang leads from a higher calling. As a global CEO, she leads with extreme talent and a deep desire to love her neighbor as herself, positively impacting everyone she meets. The Spare Room is a delightful narrative of moving testimonies—taking you on a journey from heart to mind to impact. It is a deep well from which comes the pure waters of living and leading with intention!"
– Rick Lytle, President and CEO of CEO Forum
"I believe God creates each of us with purposes far greater than we can imagine. The Spare Room is a personal guide to discovering your God-given passion and resources so you can do more with the one life you've been given. My friend Emily Chang offers a compelling call to a more purposeful journey, anchored in her own life experiences and backed by a constructive framework and practical tools. Read this book to uncover your unique way to make a difference in the world by living into your social legacy."
– Edgar Sandoval Sr., President, World Vision U.S.
"The most immediately actionable book I've read in a while! Chock full of interesting, heartwarming stories, followed by a thoughtful tool kit so that, regardless of where you are in life, you can begin living with more purpose and intention. Highly recommend this beautiful collection of poignant stories."
– Yarrow Kraner, CEO, HATCH
"Emily Chang's life philosophy is an incredibly authentic display of emotional intelligence and business ingenuity. Her creativity and wisdom shine through every page of The Spare Room, which serves as the quintessential blueprint for any established or aspiring leader building a heart-first organization. Having led world-class companies through the ever-shifting tides of culture, it's no surprise that her expertise lends itself perfectly to the growing global need for socially-driven leaders and companies. Also, she's got the coolest hair you'll ever see."
– Chris Denson, Award-Winning Innovation Advocate, Host of Innovation Crush