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40 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Have You Solidified the Foundation of Your Customer Experience?
“Customer experience is about leadership. It's about the blueprint for how you run your business, and how you want to show up in the marketplace,” says Andy Schulkind, the vice president of customer experience at Domino, North America. Domino is a B2B company which specializes in the development and production of various printing technologies used for coding and marking. Domino North America prides itself on its customer service, and it’s this commitment to customer experience as a whole, that has helped Andy succeed in his role. In our conversation, Andy and I chat about setting the foundation in order for the work to be successful.
35 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Leveraging Leadership Empathy, Communication, and Flexibility at Bank of America
In my conversation with Holly O’Neill, Chief Client Care Executive & Head of Consumer Client Services at Bank of America, we spoke about the importance that empathy, communication, and flexibility played in the customer and employee experience during the pandemic. Holly and I chat about some of the customer experience processes involved with how BofA uses storytelling throughout the customer journey, how the leadership team embraces feedback, and some important shifts that needed to be made over the past year.
44 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
On the Path to CX Leadership: Develop Your Skill Set, Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, and Know Your Customer
“That's one of the things that I'm a huge believer in is skill sets. Early jobs with skill sets, because skill sets traveled. And I think those are things that I think it's incredibly important to me, as we think about workforce development,” says Lambert Walsh, the Senior Vice President of Customer Success at DocuSign, in our recent Linkedin Live conversation. While chatting with Lambert, we discuss the importance of developing the skill sets that help set you up for success in a customer-oriented leadership position. We also explore the ways in which the pandemic affected this digitally-focused organization, and how they managed both employee and customer experience during this high-intensity period.
34 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Let Your Company's Values Guide Decision-Making During Tough Times
In a recent LinkedIn Live conversation I had with Zvi Baida, CCO at Shufersal, one of Israel’s largest grocery retailers, we spoke about how he and the C-Suite handled the shift in consumer behaviors and demands during the pandemic. During the time of lockdown where folks were worried about access to food, water, and medical supplies, Zvi and his team faced new challenges. They had to think through how to handle increasing supply demand without sacrificing the quality of their customer experience.
57 minutes | May 28, 2021
Engaging the Millennial Workforce with the C4 Method: Communicate, Cooperate, Collaborate & Co-Create
In a conversation we recently had on my LinkedIn Live, I chatted with Dr. Philip Zimmerman, life coach, founder of Engineering Leadership Design Company, an author of Unleash the Millennials: and Save the World. We spoke about the millennial desire for purpose-driven work that aligns with their personal values, the need to understand why the work is done, and how to best come together in the workforce. We then explored his “C4” categorization of aspects that every workforce should pay attention to: communicate, cooperate, collaborate, and co-create.
55 minutes | May 14, 2021
How LEGO Continues to Focus on the Customer Experience in Brick & Mortar and Digital
The LEGO brand has been a part of the legacy of all of our childhoods and according to Simone Sweeney, Vice President Global Retail Development at LEGO Group, the already popular LEGO has seen a resurgence as families spent more time together during the COVID-19 lockdowns. In my recent conversation with Simone Sweeney on my LinkedIn Live, we discuss how she and her team are currently navigating the retail landscape due to the shift in shopping behaviors, and we explore what impact the shift in E-commerce behavior has had on their customer experience and strategy.
39 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
How to Modernize Financial Services Through Customer-Centric Strategy
In my conversation with Will Kingston, Incoming Director & Head of Financial Services (USA) at CLEAR - M&C Saatchi, we talk about how he developed a passion for CX. As a lover of FinTech, his goal has been to modernize financial services in a way that revolves around customer strategy and customer centricity. Will shares plenty of great tactical advice in this conversation and I think you’ll find some actionable items that you can bring to your team.
50 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
3 Tips for CX Leaders in B2B Organizations with Hubspot's Yamini Rangan
In this replay episode, we revisit a conversation with Yamini Rangan, Hubspot's first CCO and a 24-year industry vet, who shares how the company improved their customer and employee experience by becoming internally unified. She also talks about how the company adjusted during the pandemic while continuing to put the customer first.
61 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Three Tips to Help Leaders Rethink How They Leverage Customer Data
This episode is a replay of a popular conversation I had with Leslie Stretch, the President and CEO of Medallia about leveraging customer data to understand and anticipate customer needs. Leslie talks about how the pandemic has become “digital disruption at massive scale,” and the positive impacts this can have on the customer experience.
52 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
5 Leadership Secrets for Innovating Your Products and Services from Chip Bell
“We are seeing less of a reliance on cold metrics and more on the people,” says Chip R. Bell, regarding the shift in leadership behaviors since the pandemic. In my recent interview with Chip on LinkedIn, we discussed his 5 main tenets to approaching customer service in his latest book, “Inside Your Customer’s Imagination: 5 Secrets for Creating Breakthrough Products, Services, and Solutions.” The five attributes that keep coming up are: curiosity, grounding, discovery, trust, and passion.
45 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Get Your C-Suite Leaders to Support Your CX Initiative by Connecting the Dots of Success for Them
In today’s conversation with Amy Shore, EVP and CCO at Nationwide, we’re discussing how one of the nation’s Fortune 100 companies uses customer data and insights to improve and build upon their customer experience. We talk about aligning the C-Suite to a customer-focused initiative, leadership accountability, and the operationalizing of business according to the goals.
42 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
4 Leadership Tactics from Joseph Michelli’s Book, “Stronger Through Adversity”
In my conversation with Joseph Michelli, speaker, author, and business consultant, we discuss his recently released book, Stronger Through Adversity: World Class Leaders Share Pandemic-Tested Lessons on Thriving During the Toughest Challenges. Joseph shares that as he was consulting through the pandemic, he was working with leaders who had different approaches to leadership, but a common thread was to lead with humanity. As folks have been “leading from the bedroom instead of the boardroom,” we’ve seen how important it is to be authentic, to be you, during the process.
51 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Lessons on Developing Daily Leadership Practices from Inside Twitter
Donald Hicks, former VP of Operations at Twitter, discusses various tenets of his approach to leadership at Twitter, the importance of employee engagement and support, and some of the behind the scenes operations that happens in order to keep the platform enjoyable for users. You'll really enjoy this episode!
47 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Have You Built a Culture of Reliability Into Your Customer Experience?
"The thing is, you're never done learning," says Michael Kuenne, in our conversation about aligning to meet customer expectations, improving quality assurance, and the importance of hiring. Michael is the Chief Customer Experience Officer at Extended Stay America, a hotel chain across the nation that offers guests the opportunity to book their stay for a day, a week, or a month. Though Michael has only been in this role for a year, his exposure to different facets of work in financial services and technology consulting had a profound impact on the way he currently views his work. We talk about how he helps the hotel improve its operational excellence.
53 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Improving the Omni-Channel Experience by Humanizing Digital at Verizon Consumer
In our recent Linkedin Live conversation, Aparna and I had an in-depth discussion about the holistic approach that she and the C-Suite have taken to better understand and meet the needs of the organization’s various stakeholders. You will really enjoy this conversation as Aparna shares how Verizon is working hard to evolve in a world where human and consumer behaviors constantly shift.
67 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
How to Operationalize Trust, Immerse the Team in Empathy, and Other Leadership Lessons from Pinterest [Replay]
I’m sharing a replay of the conversation I had with Dutta Satadip earlier this year when he was still at Pinterest. Dutta is now the Chief Customer Officer of ActiveCampaign, but as the Global Head of Customer Operations at Pinterest, Dutta shared valuable insights regarding how a b2c and b2b digital platform with millions of users all over the world improves customer experience through coordinated operational efforts.
48 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
How AARP Has Embedded Experience Operations Across the Entire Organization
Today’s conversation with Michelle Musgrove, Senior Vice President of Experience at AARP, is chock full of great tactical advice on what went into building the CX program at her organization. Michelle explains that their work is about embedding the CX skill sets into the organization, and shares the three tracks of work that were developed in order to streamline the process.
65 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
5 Takeaways from Tom Peters, Influential Leader, Author, Speaker [Replay]
As we all take this time to relax and express gratitude for the many things in our lives that are worth giving thanks for, even in this crazy time, it's my pleasure to replay one of the most special podcast shows we've had this year, which was with the incredible author, keynote speaker, and businessman, Tom Peters. Tom Peters is such an impressive thought leader and, also, just a really good human. In our conversation, we talked about the importance of leadership, humanity, and enabling people to live their best life.
54 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
The 'People, Process, and Product' Mindset That Helped Airbnb Navigate the Pandemic
As we know, the hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, so it was interesting to hear how Aisling Hassell and her Airbnb team developed a plan to support the “people, process, and product,” during these challenging times. Aisling shares some insights as to how Airbnb, a global organization, galvanized employees and Airbnb hosts to work together on solutions that would allow the company to continue to operate while keeping people safe. Aisling Hassell is the former VP of community support for Airbnb.
38 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Creating Operational Excellence and Being the Spark in Your Organization with Simon T. Bailey
In this interview, I am joined with none other than Simon T. Bailey. Simon is a breakthrough strategist who goes beyond feel-good content and provides real-life deliverables that truly impacts lives. He has also authored 10 books, his latest being Be the Spark: Five Platinum Service Principles for Creating Customers for Life. Simon drops a bunch of gems for us in this interview so get ready to take some notes!
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