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Episode 35


 

Set Expectations and Beat Them 

We’re talking CX with David Katzman, Head of Customer Experience and Strategy at Onshape. He’s bringing some very interesting ideas to the CX and Strategy landscape, with lessons learned from his time at Deloitte, and how he keeps a pulse on the CX health score for their clients.

 

Episode 34


 

Eye Opening... AI is taking over

TEDx Talks speaker Tyson McDowell sits down with us to talk about why AI is driving society to a dark place, how we have more control than we think and what he and his team are doing in trying to a better internet into fruition. Click the link in the comments below to listen to Tyson’s TEDx Talk.

Episode 33

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Security Should Be Keeping you Up at Night

John Walker is a seasoned IT professional and we had the honor of sitting down with him to get his take on security, software development, and how he keeps his organization on the leading edge of technology.

Episode 32


 

Blockchain, Big Data and Security with Ken Knapton

Ken takes us through his approach to the challenges many IT organizations are facing today. How to use #BigData and where to start. Boiling down #cybersecurity into simple terms. And how #Blockchain is changing the banking industry and what that means for the future.

Episode 31


 

Why the IT is the Unsung Hero of the Pandemic

Larry Schachter drops some truth bombs when talking about how IT either saved or crippled their organizations. We dive into the risks of being unprepared and being, “one click away from disaster” when it comes to #cybersecurity.

Episode 29


 

The Importance of the Customer Journey Map with William Chesser

Today’s guest, William Chesser, shares his experience of what it’s like taking a 20+ year company on the journey of building out customer success. Like many others before them, account management was the name of the game and now the big question is “how.” Listen in as William talks about the journey.


Special shout out to Irit Zeebs for the amazing consulting work she accomplished by giving them the framework needed to succeed.

Episode 30


 

$$$ Back, Data and Beer with Ric and Murph at Sharpen

Today we had the pleasure of sitting down with not one, but two industry experts and what they have going on at SharpenCX is absurd. They’re taking the agent experience and flipping it on its head, with the data to back it up and putting their money where their mouth is. Listen in and see or hear what they’re up to.

Episode 27


 

Chat BOTS and the Ninja Quest with Adam Ferenzi

Very interesting chat today with Adam Ferenzi. We had the chance to really dive deep into the complexities of evaluating BOTS, helping shape career paths for employees, and what it means to be a Ninja on their team.

Episode 28


 

Green Egg and Customer Experience with Bill Mahoney

Get a glimpse into Bill Mahoney’s world as he takes on customer experience at Lease Query. How he uses the mantra, “see something, say something” to give a voice to his employees to drive positive change. And we learn why he put the Green Egg at the top as one of his personal customers experiences.

Episode 25


 

It’s All about Leadership with Karen Durenberger

Usually we dive into customer experience and success with our guests, but today’s show is really about leadership. Listen in as Karen shares about her career and the lessons learned about leadership along the way...and why Trust, Empathy, and Belief are her core tenants to being an exceptional leader.

Episode 26


 

What’s a Value Burger?

Customer success is a journey for organizations, and Ryan Bullard has found his own formula with his Value Burger. Tune in and learn from a seasoned expert and well read leader as we talk about the challenges, successes and methods he uses to get the job done at CB Insights.

Episode 23


 

80/20 Rule - Security 2021 - IT moving to the Executive Table with Brad Bilotta and Jeff Young

Learn how Brad Bilotta is using Prado’s 80/20 rule to bring efficiencies and drive revenue for Magnaflux. We also talk about what a security framework looks like today and what’s driving IT to have a seat at the executive table. Sit back and listen in as we learn from two great IT leaders.

Episode 24


 

Nicolas Cage and Digital Whiteboard with Jim Kalbach

Listen and learn how Jim Kalbach is using “Pick your Nick” to bridge the divide between the remote workforce and humanization. From mapping experiences, building trust as a leader, to unique ways to collaborate with Mural’s whiteboard

Episode 21


 

Walking in the Shoes of Your Employees with Kim Riedell

Aarde and I sat down with an amazing Customer Success leader, Rock Star ski Mom, and all around awesome guest. Listen in on how Kim is driving change at Impact and how she is seeing the industry change and adopt more tech. And how to effectively develop a great culture, even during a pandemic.

Episode 22


 

Monitoring Companies to increase Revenue with Brendan Cahoon

Today we talked to Brendan Cahoon SaaS Customer Success leader with experience across the buyer and customer journey. Currently leading the Customer Success Management team at Catchpoint, a leader in digital experience monitoring. Responsible for onboarding, product.

Episode 19

Time to Value, AI and Operational Excellence with Guneet Singh

Guneet Singh was an amazing guest on today’s show. Listen in as he dives into the tenants he uses to craft an exception experience at AppFolio. Learn how to use emotion, effort and success to create value and the concept of “time to valve” to create a great experience. And of course we dive into how technology, data and AI is helping transform an already tech-forward organization.

Episode 20

It’s all about the culture! with Melissa Henley

Today we are joined by Melissa Henly, Sr Director of Customer Experience at LaserFiche. She has an amazing journey from writer, marketing and communication, and to now customer experience at LaserFiche. Stick around as we talk about “knowing thy customer,” process/people/technology, the fears around change management, and why their developers are rockstars at their conferences. 

 

Episode 17

Closing the Loop on VoC with Allastair Meffen

We get to learn from one of the best in Healthcare on how he creates cross-functional alliances with the goal of improving the customer experience.  Allastair shares his methodologies and passion surrounding the customer experience and how you can’t always throw more bodies at a problem.

Episode 18

Sangria and SaaS with Henry Svendblad

Want to learn how Henry used tech to turn Company Nurse from a service company to a cutting edge tech company? Join us as we learn from a master sangria mixer, professional mountain biker and technologist on today’s podcast. 

 

Episode 15

What does CX and Buying Cars have in Common With Graham Wright

Today’s guest is leading the charge in the USA for Berlin based SumUp, “a better way to get paid.” Listen in as we discuss Graham’s methodologies to achieving the “invisible experience” and how that has lead to loyalty amongst their customers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 16

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Want to Make a Social and Environmental Impact at the Same Time? Listen to this.

Human I-T has been at the forefront of shrinking the digital divide while also helping the environment. They provide low-income individuals with technology, internet, and digital training. By reusing instead of recycling electronics, their team transforms E-Waste into opportunities for underserved communities, while promoting digital inclusion and online access.

Join us today as Brandon Smith, VP of Business Development, shares how Human I-T is impacting communities around the country, some heartwarming stories, and mind-blowing statistics about digital waste. 

Whether you’re in IT or elsewhere at your organization, make sure your E-Waste isn’t getting ground up and buried, but being used to support your local community. 

 

Episode 14

Maintaining CX Support through Multiple M&As with Matt Dale

On this episode, we talk with Matt Dale around the challenges of managing support while the company is in hyper growth mode with M&As. Also learn his approach of moving from high touch to low touch to attain scale as the company grows. 

 

Episode 13

Getting Technical with AI with Guest Cristian Herrera

Why do companies like Athens services, who have evergreen contracts with municipalities, need a great customer experience? Learn why as we talk with Cristian Hererra, Director of Customer Experience, on how he transformed what CX looks like at Athens Services.

 

Episode 11

Getting to the Heart of Customer Experience with Nate Brown

In this episode, Nate dishes out a new level of energy when talking about the customer experience and how employees have to love the company first. Aarde and I dive deep with Nate to learn his approach to the CX and leading change. 

Tune in as we share about:
👉 Employees being brand ambassadors 
👉 CX communication
👉 Some of Nate’s top books
👉 The Brand Promise

 

 

Episode 12

How Lifesize is Making Waves in Digital Transformation with Sarita Fernandes

Always great to interview one of our partners...today we had the pleasure of talking to Sarita, VP of Product & Marketing at Lifesize.

Tune in as she shares some of her philosophies and the amazing developments happening at Lifesize:
👉 CX 1st Companies
👉 Why video is here to stay
👉 Digital transformation
👉 Creating a delightful experience

 

 

Episode 9

Getting the Skinny on Nice InContact with Justin Borah

Today’s episode we sat down with Justin Borah, Enterprise Sales Executive with Nice InContact, to talk about what’s going on with NiC and how their customers are using the platform to improve the customer experience, drive performance and increase revenue. 

        

Episode 10

Sports Metaphors and the Customer Experience with Troy Shaffer

Today we talk with Troy Shaffer, VP of Contact Center Operations, at SCAN Health to learn how he tackles the balance between maintaining the corporate mission of “keeping seniors health and independant” and driving contact center performance. Leveraging his 30 years of business experience, Troy shares his insights into how he uses technology, people, and process to elevate his employees and the mission at SCAN Health.  

Episode 7

CX Automation, Change Management and Career Development with Dutta Satadip

Today's guest is Dutta Satadip, Chief Customer Officer at Active Campaign. He is a global executive specializing in customer engagement, go to market, revenue generation, and scaling operations in organizations ranging from $300M to $85B Fortune 500 global businesses such as Google, Pinterest, and now ActiveCampaign as their Chief Customer Officer. Dutta frequently speaks at major conferences including TEDx on management topics such as Customer Experience, Operations, Change Management, and Leadership.

 

 

               

Episode 8

Exceeding Customer Expectations is overrated with Brett Frazer

We’re joined by Brett Frazer, VP of Customer Service at Sunbasket, for Another Cloud Podcast. Brett has built the customer service vision and scaled the organization from a simple M-F email support offering, to an omni-channel skills-based offering combining agent, AI, self service and gig talent focused on providing solutions where his customers need them most.

Tune in as Brett shares:

👉 His 5 A’s methodology to creating an amazing CX and Agent experience 
👉 How he uses empathy to drive results
👉 Why exceeding customer expectations is overrated
👉 What his experience can tell you about outsourcing support to a BPO    

Episode 5

Around the Cloud: The Future of CCaaS with Erika McDowell from Dialpad

Listen in as we talk with Erika McDowell from Dialpad on the technology changes happening in the CCaaS world and how Dialpad is differentiating themselves to separate from the pack.                           

Episode 6

What You Don’t Know About Headsets with Guest Cooper Johnson

In this episode, we bring you Cooper Johnson, Channel Partner Manager at Headset Advisor to talk about how the landscape around sourcing headsets has completed changed, plus what to look for when purchasing.        

Episode 3

Smarter Than Me Series: Interview with Dave Recktenwald

Today, we bring you customer experience and cloud contact center operations expert and the Regional Sales Director at Genesys, Dave Recktenwald. Technology has changed exponentially over the last few decades from smoke signals, emails, traditional telephony to VOIP and now the cloud-based solutions. Though industry leaders nowadays are becoming more tech-savvy and acknowledge the efficiency of cloud-based solutions, we still have thousands who are doubtful to switch. Please tune in as Alex, Aarde and Dave discuss the current state of the contact center Industry.

Episode 4

Remote Work and UCaaS — Breaking Down WFM and CX with Graham Carter

The coronavirus pandemic has abruptly changed the way we work and will probably change long-term as there will be something else that will again sell the value of work from home when the pandemic is over. Adapting to the new norm is going to be weird and it's going to be different for every company. Today, we're talking with a strategic and results-driven professional with over 10 years of customer service experience in a Management/Project Owner capacity, Graham Carter as we talk about the challenges of remote work and how we prepare for the contact center of the future.

Episode 1

The Beginner's Guide to Buying Telecom Services with Adler Advisor partner Dustin Riedel

Organizations are shifting and moving from premise environment to cloud for several reasons. It can be saving money and time, flexibility, reliability, easy data backup and recovery, and improved security. As an inaugural treat for our listeners, we are joined today by an expert who specializes in solving the unique telecom needs, Dustin Riedel. Dustin is a founding Partner of Adler Advisors. Tune in and find out what to look for when buying telecom services.

Episode 2

Smarter Than Me Series: Interview with Co-Host Aarde Cosseboom

In this episode, we are joined by the Senior Director of GMS Technology, Product, & Analysis of TechStyle Fashion Group, Aarde Cosseboom. He is a contact center extraordinaire, helping businesses support their consumers through cloud-based products and technologies. Aarde is also the author of the book "Enable Better Service", a customer service contact center story of breaking away from the norm through creativity, technology, and innovation.