Growing the company. It’s the CEO’s #1 priority. And yet oftentimes a gap exists between the strategies of the CEO and the demands of customers. This strategic gap slows growth and erodes your competitive edge while exposing your organization to unnecessary risks. By gaining a deep awareness and understanding of this chasm, CEOs can lead the charge to align the strategy, promises and experience to gain customer loyalty and advocacy and eliminate the friction that can open the door for a mass exodus to the competitor.If you’re in the C-Suite and concerned about the growth and velocity of your company, REALLY Know Your Customer is the podcast for you. Let Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh be your guides to show you how to close the strategic gap that exists between your company and your customers. With insights from experienced executive-level guests, this podcast will change the way you think as a leader and will challenge your views on how to build a winning strategy supported by operations and tactics that leverage your key customer relationships. Betsy Westhafer is a best selling author, speaker, and the CEO of The Congruity Group, a consultancy helping B2B C-Suites expand trusted customer relationships so they can ensure the future of their high-growth organizations. Through the deployment of executive-level Customer Advisory Boards, Betsy helps Congruity clients gain the critical insights they need to mitigate the risks associated with: client attrition and market share loss, ineffective strategies and business models, reputation damage from dissatisfied customers, industry disruption, misaligned business models, irrelevance in the market, and counterproductive organizational dynamics. Throughout her career, Betsy has led confidential C-Suite conversations around the world, including in the US, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, diving into customer perception gaps, market trends, and innovation. She helps clients uncover insights into where customers need them to be in order to achieve mutual success, all while strengthening key customer relationships to minimize the gap between their own strategies and the strategies of their customers. Tony Bodoh is an expert in human experience. He is the CEO of the customer experience consultancy, Tony Bodoh International, and has co-founded four other companies. He works with startups and world-renowned brands to align their strategies, promises, and experiences which enables accelerated customer acquisition and significant improvements in customer retention. Three of his books have been on more than twenty of Amazon’s Best Seller lists, and his training programs are used across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Tony balances the ability to invent new forms of data analysis to discover insights with his ability to coach leaders through the transformation of their mindsets and the culture of their organizations. Drawing on the experiences of top-level (C-Suite) executives who have cracked the code when it comes to leveraging customer relationships to align their brand’s strategy, promises, and experiences, this podcast will challenge you and provoke new thinking. Learn from the best practices and biggest mistakes of high-level, knowledgeable, confident, and experienced C-Suite guests. Hang out with the best and brightest to accelerate your organization’s growth. Let us help you explore new ways to nurture those key customer relationships so you can continue your high-growth trajectory and build your customer base into the future. In this quickly evolving business environment, you could be a high-growth company today and gone tomorrow. Disruption is a given and no organization is immune. The market is so dynamic that relying on the status quo is a recipe for extinction. The best way to ensure sustainability is to deeply understand what your customers need, want, and
Episode #28: The #1 Way To Grow Your Business With Kristy Knichel
Business growth is unattainable if you don’t engage with the very people that drive it: the customers. Kristy Knichel is a 24-year veteran of the transportation and logistics industry who understands that listening to your customers is the number one way to grow your business. She is the CEO of Knichel Logistics, a WBENC-Certified Business Enterprise (national certification for women-owned businesses) with serious growth goals in the next three to five years. In this episode, she joins Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh to share some customer engagement strategies that can drive your business to the next level. Kristy’s ability to roll up her sleeves during times of turmoil (such as the pandemic) has led to stronger engagement in Knichel’s workforce and within her customer base. Join her in this conversation to learn how she did that and more!
Episode #27: The Transformation From Customer Service To GigCX With CEO Roger Beadle
In this episode, Tony and Betsy speak with Roger Beadle, CEO and co-founder of Limitless Technology, a customer experience business dedicated to changing the way you view the traditional customer service model. Roger explains the GigCX model and the benefits of this crowd-sourcing technology that will make any CEO rethink their existing customer service roadmap.
Episode #26: The Business Case For Loving And Caring For Your Customers With John Boggs
Many business leaders have shifted to thinking about their teams as their customers, but that wasn’t always the case in the past. John Boggs ensures that in order to know his customers he knows his team and treats them with love and care. John is the CEO of the Brave Thinking Institute and the Director of its Business and Leadership Division. In this conversation with Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh, he shares how as a leader he models behavior to help his team really embody their company’s values and deliver excellent customer experience. This conversation contains a great deal of essential information that business leaders need to know as a large portion of corporate America has been thrust into the virtual environment.
Episode 25: How Customer Success Is Executed In Private Equity With Sirous Wadia
One of the greatest indicators of a prosperous business is its customer success. How do you bring that into private equity? In this exciting episode, Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh sit down with Sirous Wadia, the Practice Director, Customer Success at K1 Capital, to discuss that answer. Sirous talks about his career path and gives listeners a view into private equity and its relationship with portfolio companies. He also discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted K1 and the overall SaaS industry — how COVID has accelerated it and what kinds of shifts they are making for portfolio companies. Sirous then taps into what separates successful and unsuccessful B2B SaaS companies, especially as the future remains uncertain.
Episode #24: Evolving AI For Customers With Matt Coatney
Two powerful trends are disrupting almost every industry – artificial intelligence and the freelance economy. Coming from obscure beginnings some decades ago, they have since evolved and are now braced to change business as we know it for good. Straddling on both these revolutionary trends is Matt Coatney, a C-level technology executive, award-winning author and keynote speaker. In his book, The Human Cloud, he writes about how these two forces are making inroads in changing the world of work forever. Joining Tony Bodoh and Betsy Westhafer in this episode, he gives us a history lesson about the evolution of AI and how it is now being built into industries such as sales and marketing. Apart from being a thought leader in disruptive technologies, Matt is also a visionary who sees wonderful possibilities for AI in enhancing human capabilities, as well as the need for a change in the way we teach our children to prepare them for the beckoning future.
Episode #23: Getting To The Root Cause In Customer Experience Analytics With Sid Banerjee
Companies and leaders who really want to listen to their customers put the technologies in place to do so, especially large companies. They listen to millions of people every single day or week and then derive information that will guide them in rapidly innovating and improving how their organization engages with customers or change the product or the services that they provide. In this episode, Sid Banerjee, the Executive Vice Chairman, Founder, and Chief Strategy Officer of Clarabridge, joins Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh to discuss customer experience analytics. By applying data analysis to unstructured information, businesses are more responsive to their customers and can build better relationships with them. Want to discover how you can improve every aspect of your customer’s experience? Stay tuned to this episode.