36 episodes

In Gainsight’s GameChanger Podcast, host Adam Joseph interviews a slew of interesting guests from all over the globe, covering topics like product-led Customer Success, how to master presentations, returning to a Customer Success role following maternity/paternity leave, creating the complete Product or Customer Success team, and more. This podcast recognizes and celebrates people who change the game of customer success and product experience for their companies, customers, teammates, and partners. Our GameChanger guests are intuitive and authentic, achieving amazing success as a result of their boldness and willingness to challenge the status quo.

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    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

In Gainsight’s GameChanger Podcast, host Adam Joseph interviews a slew of interesting guests from all over the globe, covering topics like product-led Customer Success, how to master presentations, returning to a Customer Success role following maternity/paternity leave, creating the complete Product or Customer Success team, and more. This podcast recognizes and celebrates people who change the game of customer success and product experience for their companies, customers, teammates, and partners. Our GameChanger guests are intuitive and authentic, achieving amazing success as a result of their boldness and willingness to challenge the status quo.

    Evolution of Customer Success at a Hyper Growth Business

    Evolution of Customer Success at a Hyper Growth Business

    In this season finale, our special guest is John O’Melia, CCO at Contentsquare, one of the world's leading and fastest-growing SAS digital experience analytics platforms. John describes how Customer Success works in a company destined to scale exponentially, discussing the strategies he follows and challenges he overcomes with the help of his teammates. Listen to the final episode of a second season full of lessons learned and groundbreaking perspectives.
    Jump straight into:
    (04:38) - Being the CCO of a fast-growing software company - “I take responsibility for everything post-sales. We look at implementing customers, getting them onboarded, introducing the success team and the customer success managers’ education.”
    (06:39) - What is Contentsquare's key to effectively scaling its business? - “We're able to analyze that information and really surface insights to our customers in terms of what users are doing on that website.”
    (09:04) - How has customer success evolved to meet the challenge of that growth? - “It's like we have a train that's moving at a hundred miles an hour and we're trying to change the wheels on the train as it's hurtling down the track.”
    (13:30) - Making sure customers are truly at the heart of a company’s culture - “We have touchpoints with our customers so we can sense something's not going quite to plan before it becomes an issue and take action very early.”
    (16:55) Standardization challenges in the management of companies with different visions - “You may have a different personality in France to the UK or the US but you've got to have a common underpinning and consistent global experience”.
    (19:03) Why CS technology matters now more than ever - “As we acquire companies, if they don't have Gainsight, then we introduce that and we roll that out and we spend a lot of time harmonizing our common identity and having a consistent methodology.”
    Resources
    Connect with https://www.linkedin.com/in/omeliajohn/ (John) via LinkedIn
    Hosted by Adam Joseph, The Gamechanger Podcast is a show brought to you by Gainsight. For more information about all of our episodes, please visit https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts/ (https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts).
    This show is produced and edited by StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.co (http://studiopodsf.com), send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as https://www.instagram.com/studiopodsf/ (@studiopodsf).

    • 23 min
    Introducing Customer Success in a Hyper-Growth Business

    Introducing Customer Success in a Hyper-Growth Business

    Adopting a Customer Success methodology that’s able to scale efficiently requires a deep understanding of workflows, people, and tools capable of ensuring an empathetic experience for clients and customers. Today we have a conversation with Tom Vane, Head of Customer Success at Totaljobs, to explore more on these components and learn about the overall performance results and benefits within a complete CS strategy adaptation. Join us in this episode full of CS leadership insights and inspiring stories from Tom and his work at Totaljobs.
    Jump straight into:
    (04:44) - Time for adaptation: Realizing your company needs a CS team and plan - “A customer's decision is now based on the all-round experience they have from the moment they talk to you all the way through to that renewal conversation and rendering.”
    (10:12) - Establishing processes, workflows, and customer journey maps - “We had to look at the individual customer segments and say: What do we need to improve the experience for these customers when they're working with us on a day-to-day basis?”
    (13:33) - Effective CS team leadership: Selecting the right skill sets and values - “You need people able to get in front of clients and articulate things, but also be able to turn internally and have those conversations with other internal teams.”
    (17:12) - The perks of dedicated CS technology implementation - “We needed something that brought all our data together and that allowed us to communicate en masse to different segments of customers. We needed that help and support to be able to scale as efficiently.”
    (21:29) - The outcomes of a complete CS strategy execution - “The impact that we've been able to have on customer sentiment and loyalty has grown 300%.”
    Resources
    Connect with Tom via https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-v-179a65a9/ (LinkedIn)
    Hosted by Adam Joseph, The Gamechanger Podcast is a show brought to you by Gainsight. For more information about all of our episodes, please visit https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts/ (https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts).
    This show is produced and edited by StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.co (http://studiopodsf.com), send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as https://www.instagram.com/studiopodsf/ (@studiopodsf).

    • 26 min
    Building your Customer Success career

    Building your Customer Success career

    Have you tried creating your personal brand? In this episode we talk to Dana Soza, Founder and CEO at Dana Soza Customer Solutions and 2021 Top 100 Customer Success Strategist, delving into some smart alternatives to optimize the search process for an ideal profile, both for an employer and an employee. She also shares with us her life purpose, how she found it, and how it has allowed her to position herself as one of the best talents in the world of Customer Success. Listen and find out the formulas for understanding what it takes to find or become the ideal employee, and how you can match with the company that best aligns with your priorities, skills, and interests.
    Jump straight into:
    (02:09) - Dana’s backstory recognizing her life purpose - “I ended up teaching in Madrid, Spain, and that was when I realized what really lit me up in life was to make a marked difference in other people's lives.”
    (08:55) - Transforming the laws of Consumer Success into Employment Success - “I started pulling books off the shelf and I thought: how can I use the knowledge that's in here to help me stand out as an applicant while also helping those people who are trying to find a job as well?”
    (12:40) - Dana’s solutions on how to find the right employer in the rapidly growing CS world - “I created this way-to decision matrix to whittle down what's most important to you in a company, and that will allow the research to find those companies that match what's important to you.”
    (16:55) - Tools and mechanisms to choose the right role beyond descriptions and keywords - “You can actually look at your comp plan to understand why your role exists.”
    (23:15) - Documenting your own resources is a great asset - “These are the types of engagements that you want to be able to document while you're on the job so that you can use them and talk about them in stories when you're trying to look for a new one.”
    (25:33) The benefits of automation for employees and employers - “These types of tools are automation tools to make it easier to find those potential candidates.”
    Resources
    Connect with https://www.linkedin.com/in/danasoza/ (Dana) via https://www.linkedin.com/in/danasoza/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.danasoza.com/ (Dana Soza | Customer Success Consulting Firm)
    https://www.pwc.com/c1/en/assets/downloads/personal_brand_workbook.pdf (PWC Personal Brand Workbook)
    Hosted by Adam Joseph, The Gamechanger Podcast is a show brought to you by Gainsight. For more information about all of our episodes, please visit https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts/ (https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts).
    This show is produced and edited by StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.co (http://studiopodsf.com), send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as https://www.instagram.com/studiopodsf/ (@studiopodsf).

    • 31 min
    Creating a winning CS Culture

    Creating a winning CS Culture

    Whether it’s a startup or a long-established enterprise, for every company culture is important because it binds the whole organization together and serves as the fuel for an active, healthy, and successful work team. In this episode, our guest Eduardo Amorim, Global Head of Customer Success at Sendcloud, shares some useful insights to understand which factors contribute in developing a CS Culture that is able to regenerate, grow and adapt to new kinds of frameworks while acknowledging and optimizing the company’s priorities.
    Jump straight into:
    (04:59) - Foundational aspects to grow a winning customer success culture - “We have three main pillars: People first, culture second and the third one is business.”
    (08:39) - How to build an evolving framework - “Making sure that the entire team will actually achieve the vision and be excited about it.”
    (15:30) - Encouraging team members to step forward through an entrepreneurial approach - “If it works out and if it's successful, you run with it and you'll be in the forefront of the celebration.”
    (18:08) - Culture challenges within hybrid environments - “We allow ourselves the moments to bond and to get to know each other behind the results.”
    Resources
    Connect with https://www.linkedin.com/in/eduardo-a-b4468459/ (Eduardo) via LinkedIn
    Hosted by Adam Joseph, The Gamechanger Podcast is a show brought to you by Gainsight. For more information about all of our episodes, please visit https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts/ (https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts).
    This show is produced and edited by StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.co (http://studiopodsf.com), send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as https://www.instagram.com/studiopodsf/ (@studiopodsf).

    • 23 min
    CS: Not Just for SaaS Anymore

    CS: Not Just for SaaS Anymore

    Whether it is the growth in the number of people now working in CS departments or the 20,000 attendees to the most recent Pulse Everywhere event, Customer Success is only getting bigger and better. What does Customer Success look like and feel like in other models like B2B, public sector, or higher education? In today’s episode, CS strategist, influencer, and Director of Customer Success Solutions at MarketSource, Jeffrey Heckler joins us to chat about the new models of customer success, how we continue to understand customers through technology, and the effects of growing CS in day-to-day life. Listen now to what this expert has to say about the present and future of the industry!
    Jump straight into:
    (01:00) - Who is Jeffrey Heckler? A CS strategist, influencer, and runner - “We are the global leader in sales innovation processes and have been for 46 years. And so what we're doing now is bringing customer success to the enterprise fortune 500 focused.”
    (05:33) - How CS has evolved within organizations - “CS principles, philosophies and practices can modernize historic older models of sales and how they can bring out the entire customer life cycle beyond just journey mapping.”
    (08:59) - Holistically understanding your customers with technology - “You take all the data and then you pad it with storytelling. And so you draw with your visuals on the data, but then you have the real attributes of what your customer’s telling you.”
    (13:52) - New and better data and the next generation of CM’s - “It's like everything else that we see in CS, the problems become these amazing solutions for adventure.”
    (15:32) - Using CS as the glue that holds businesses together - “You can standardize some practices and processes and we can start to put some rigor and integrity in our work and then streamline and automate.”
    (17:57) - Customer Success's effects in day-to-day life - “Any frequent flyer program, any key chain where you have a gym tag on it, it's about the membership. It's about the relationship. It's about people with people.”


    Resources
    Connect with Jeff through https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffheckler/ (LinkedIn)
    Hosted by Adam Joseph, The Gamechanger Podcast is a show brought to you by Gainsight. For more information about all of our episodes, please visit https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts/ (https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts).
    This show is produced and edited by StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.co (http://studiopodsf.com), send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as https://www.instagram.com/studiopodsf/ (@studiopodsf).

    • 24 min
    Nailing your Customer Engagement Strategy

    Nailing your Customer Engagement Strategy

    How and when is it the right time to engage with our customers? Rule #1: Customer engagement should never have a cookie-cutter approach. In today’s episode, our host is joined by Flexential’s Senior Manager of Customer Success Operations and Senior Director of Customer Experience Strategy, Jessica Owens, and Mike Garret, to deep dive into the best practices of a powerful customer engagement strategy. Throughout this episode, Jessica and Mike share the best practices that have allowed Flexential to set themselves apart from their competitors, the importance of taking action based on feedback, and how a strategy-and-technology perspective can throw off results from one quarter to the very next. Listen now to improve your customer engagement strategy, and establish a real and strong relationship with your customers and CSMs, starting today.
    Jump straight into:
    (00:40) - Get to know our guests: Jessica Owens and Mike Garret- “I decided to continue down the operations path and have loved it ever since!”
    (07:03) - Not your typical CS model: On Flexential’s unique framework - “Our challenge was really: How do we create value in an industry that's really commoditized?”
    (11:16) - Reaching the epitome of Customer Success through feedback and careful planning - “The CSM is going to have to be more in the driver's seat as far as how and when they're going to engage with the customer.”
    (17:25) - On Flexential’s improvement and future - “When we first kicked this off, we were only talking to 23% of our customer base in Q2. This quarter that we just closed out, we're over 75%. That is an amazing increase.”
    Resources
    Connect with Jessica through https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicaowens-5261/ (LinkedIn)
    Connect with Mike through https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbgarrett/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.flexential.com/ (Flexential)
    Hosted by Adam Joseph, The Gamechanger Podcast is a show brought to you by Gainsight. For more information about all of our episodes, please visit https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts/ (https://www.gainsight.com/podcasts).
    This show is produced and edited by StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.co (http://studiopodsf.com), send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as https://www.instagram.com/studiopodsf/ (@studiopodsf).

    • 23 min

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This podcast is truly a game changer. I work in Client Success at a Gainsight client organization and I often find myself nodding to the guest or pausing to take notes. I listen to a LOT of podcasts, and very few have as many immediately useful tips that I make note note of to share with my team. Many thanks to Gainsight and the host Adam Joseph.

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