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REALLY Know Your Customer

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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 #29: A Look Back And A Look Ahead

  Listen into this episode with two brand new guests - Betsy and Tony! As two CEOs, they dive into what has driven their careers and businesses forward. Tony’s business focuses on a bottom-up approach and Betsy’s business focuses on a top-down approach. They meet somewhere in the middle to discuss how to better engage with customers. They also explore predictions for the next 3-5 years as it relates to CEO behaviors and strategies. Don’t [...]

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 #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. --- Watch the episode here: Listen to the podcast here: About Roger Beadle Roger Beadle is a [...]

Episode #26: The Business Case For Loving 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Episode #22: 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 [...]

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