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REALLY Know Your Customer

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.

Episode Blogs

Episode #12: Making Your Product The Safest Choice, Part 2 With Mark S A Smith

  Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh continue to discuss ways to reduce risk mitigation in Part 2 of their discussion with business growth strategist Mark S A Smith. In this episode, Mark breaks down the eight ways businesses can reduce perceived risk to ensure they are the safest choice. He shows how customers experience purchase risk and helps salespeople understand how they can make the essential pivot in the way they sell. Being safe is [...]

Episode #11: Making Your Product The Safest Choice, Part 1 With Mark S A Smith

  It is natural for business owners to aim at producing the best products in their respective industries. After all, who would want to buy products that are sub-par? Contrary to this, business growth strategist Mark S A Smith believes it is not about being the best choice out there that gets the sale but about being the safest choice, especially in our recent environment. He joins hosts Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh on the [...]

Episode #10: For My Customers To Improve, I Have To Improve With Ryan Schreiber

  How well are you getting to know your customers? Making an active effort to learn more about your customers and improve your customer relationships comes with fantastic opportunities to learn and grow. Ryan Schreiber, CarrierDirect’s Director of Engagement, chats with Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh to discuss why customer relationships should be at the center of your universe. While continuing to work on these customer relationships might be more difficult in the “New Abnormal,” [...]

Episode #9: Wow! They Really Do Care About Their Core Experience With Mark DiMassimo

  Brand experience is what gets customers talking about your business and word of mouth is certainly the best advertising one can ever hope for. Building a brand that gives a consistent experience is something on which all entrepreneurs should be focusing their energy. Joining Tony Bodoh and Betsy Westhafer on the podcast today is Mark DiMassimo, founder and chief executive officer of DiMassimo Goldstein, a marketing, design and advertising agency based in New York [...]

Episode #8: Bringing Your Customers Into The Development Process Is A No-Brainer With Nick Ripplinger

  The quickest and most efficient way to innovate on a product or service is to know your customers and acquire a genuine understanding of the problems they encounter on a daily basis. Customer-driven innovation is Nick Ripplinger’s guiding principle that drives his success in rapid innovation technology commercialization. Nick is the Founder and President of Battle Sight Technologies, a startup that finds ways to market innovative technologies that cater to the needs of warfighters, first responders, [...]

Episode #7: Be The Trusted Partner With Matthew Evetts

  The shift to remote work is a challenge for most companies, but even more so for those whose company cultures are built on customer centricity and face-to-face communication. Being a trusted partner is the number one concern for Matthew Evetts, even as everyone is going through quarantine. Joining Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh in today's episode, Matthew is the Group CTO for the Optic Security Group and GM of Optic Digital. Matthew comes from a company culture that [...]

Episode #6: This Is How We Become World-Class With Joe Lynch

  World-class entrepreneurs make a point of building really good customer relationships. Such relationships don't happen automatically; you have to push them to the customer. Transportation and logistics expert and podcast host, Joe Lynch, stresses this point as he joins Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh in this episode to talk about building customer relationships, the importance of face to face meetings, trust and vulnerability in relationships, and keeping your brand focused on personal relationships. Joe runs The [...]

Episode #5: Employees Are Customers, Too With Scott McGohan

There is an inextricable link between doing right by your customers and treating your employees right. No matter what way you put it, customers will always feel the blowback of whatever culture has a foothold in your workplace. If you foster a negative environment, you can rest assured that your customers will also feel negative about their experience. Scott McGohan is the CEO of McGohan Brabender. Scott speaks to Betsy Westhafer and Tony Bodoh about [...]