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
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.
How To Have An Agile Mindset When Listening To The Customer with Scott Miller
In this episode, Scott Miller, Head of Thought Leadership at FranklinCovey, joins Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh as they discuss how FranklinCovey reshaped itself based on the minds of their customers and why it’s important to have an agile mindset when listening to your customer. Scott shares his journey throughout the years and the multiple roles he’s playing aside from his day job at FranklinCovey. They talk about the difficulties companies have viewing themselves accurately versus through the eyes of their customers and the mindset you need to have as part of the leadership team to understand your customer. Learn the importance of having thought leadership to anticipate any disruption and stay ahead of the curve.
Patient Demand Advanced Healthcare By 35 Years In 7 Days With Tanya Mack
Technology has allowed healthcare to make great strides in providing health services to people no matter where they are located. Telehealth is now making that massive shift happen in healthcare in 2020. The person leading the way, in many ways, has been Tanya Mack, the President of Women’s Telehealth. In this episode, she joins hosts Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh to share her story and discuss what telehealth and telemedicine are all about. How did the telehealth market change? What were the early mistakes in defining potential customers and a marketing strategy? How do we overcome telehealth limitations that have held the industry back 30 years? How can telehealth experiences determine patient loyalty? Tanya answers these questions and more, taking us into the challenges telehealth still has to overcome, how she is educating patients, providers, and payers about telemedicine, and what keeps her up at night in telehealth.
What It Means To Be An Extension Of Your Customer’s Brand With Jason Chan
As consumers themselves, entrepreneurs know the good stuff from the bad. They’ve been in their customers’ shoes and know the struggles they’re going through. For Jason Chan, understanding the customer has always come naturally. He picks up on what’s out there, sees the opportunities, and goes for it. Jason is Rakuten Super Logistics’ VP of Sales and Marketing where he directs the company’s sales & marketing functions to grow its market share and drive revenue. On today’s podcast, he joins Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh to share the top three things he looks for to really know his customer. They also dive into being an extension of a brand, testing the user experience, and much more.