Jeannie Walters

5 Ways to Connect the Learner’s Journey to the Employee Journey

I’m really encouraged by the amount of focus and attention leaders are beginning to put on the employee experience. Not the specific role or job deliverables, but the overall well-being and journey that an employee takes with their emplo...

How to Pitch New CX Initiatives & Overcome Objections of Decision-Makers

Getting Decision-Makers to approve new customer experience initiatives has rarely been easy. Customer experience, a business discipline late to the business doctrine party, has often been told to sit at the kids’ table and be quiet while the adults cha...

How to Revise Employee Experience for Social Distancing

Today’s employee experience is not what people were promised. The employee experience today, with social distancing, distributed teams, and different expectations, is a far cry from what most of our employees have come to expect and rely upon. While so...

How to Build & Maintain Customer Trust During Covid-19

Trust is a critical part of any relationship. We build relationships when we trust the other party, and when we’ve built enough trust with them. Little moments can build or break down trust quickly. Has this ever happened to you? You make a new friend,...

Why Offering Virtual Learning is Crucial, But Not Enough

Customer Experience is Multifaceted. Customer experience is the culmination of so many things. It’s about the end-to-end journey your customers has with your brand, built on every interaction and emotion along the way. It’s about employee experience, ...

Keeping a Customer-Centric Culture During Social Distancing

It’s probably safe to say that few of our organizations, no matter how well-meaning, eased perfectly into these new routines of working from home and distancing ourselves physically from our workplaces, our colleagues, our teams and our customers. Ther...

What Your Customer Experience Team Needs Now

Another week, another glimpse into the uncertain. Many of us are working from home, managing remotely at the same time as managing our family’s needs and our own physical and emotional health. We will get through this. And right now your customers are ...

What CX Leaders Can Predict in a Crisis

It feels a little tricky to try to predict anything these days… but I’m going to ask you to try. Knowing how much uncertainty is out there, it can be tempting to throw up our hands and say our customer experience is on hold indefinitely.…

How to Keep Your Customer Experience Momentum

We are faced with unprecedented challenges. Not just our organizations, but our whole world. We toss around terms like social distancing and pandemic in ways we couldn’t have imagined a few short weeks or even days ago. We are in this together, as we s...

How to Use Imperfect Data to Deliver a Perfect Customer Experience

Customer experience solutions are readily available these days.   There are robust platforms that promise a seamless journey for your customers. There are feedback tools to help you gather JUST the perfect, most meaningful insights. There ar...

The “What’s Next” of Customer Journey Mapping

Customer journey mapping can be a powerful tool to truly understand your customers, innovate around new ways to serve them, and identify gaps in their journey. But, that’s only if the map is used as a tool and not an artifact. CX teams spend months…

The Experience Economy’s Joseph Pine on Actionable Ways to Engage Customers

The Experience Economy, written by B. Joseph Pine II and and James H. Gilmore, was originally published in 1999. It painted a picture of how experience could be a driver in business in a way that nobody was talking about 22 years ago. Today, it’s…

Common Customer Experience Training Obstacles — And Their Solutions

CX Training Takes a Cross-Functional Team. There’s a reason we use the term “it takes a village” when referring to educating children. Learning is an ongoing process that requires more than one point of input or opinion. We’d never send our 5-year old ...

CX Training Can Make You Happier… Here’s How To Get Started

Have you ever experienced a “conference high?”  Not, I’m not talking about what happens when you skip out on the afternoon session because you got a whiff of something “totally legal in this state.” I’m talking about the feeling you get when a gre...

How Do You Solve 2020’s Most Common CX Problems? Start Here.

Forrester, Oracle, and others predict plenty of customer experience challenges for the near future. Anxiety is ramping up for senior leaders focused on customer experience, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Image credit: Forrester According to...

3 Ideas to Improve Your Voice of the Customer Methodology

How do you make your Voice of the Customer plan more meaningful? Four words: More customer, more voice. Quick Voice of the Customer Overview You are probably familiar with the term Voice of the Customer, often referred to with the shorthand “VoC.”...

How emotions influence education

Do you know how your learners feel about their learning experiences? The more we learn about emotions, the more we realize they influence everything we think and do. 1.Emotions drive decisions for learners and customers alike. Emotions are driving...

Be Wary of “The Year of the Customer”

Charging into the new year, it’s easy to want to name what’s ahead of us. I am seeing a few enthusiastic sorts claiming 2020 will be “The Year of Experience,” “When Experience Finally Wins” or “The Year of the Customer.” I ask you to greet…

20 CX Commitments for 2020

I’m weirdly excited about this year. 2020 – a year of vision! (See what I did there?) This time of year is all about the BIG plans. We’re going to eat healthier, get better sleep and drink more water, right? Of course. We’re also going…

‘Tis the Season to Find Pain Points in Your Retail Customer Journey

When Santa delivers stress… As December furiously barrels on toward the holidays, your customers will become more and more hurried and stressed as they try to find the perfect gifts. How well will your retail experience handle it? Do you have a working...

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