Weekly Podcast: Decoding the Customer

Customer Experience ideas, best practices and industry success stories. New episodes, including my mini CX Masterclasses published every Thursday.
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I launched Decoding the Customer in 2017 to create a platform for me and my guests to share our thoughts around the topic of Customer Experience. Over the years I’ve interviewed leaders in their fields such as Andrew Smith from Yuppiechef, Iain Meaker from Comair and Luisa Mazinter from TymeBank.

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CX change management in action: CX Mini Masterclass – E48

By Masterclasses, Podcasts
This CX Mini Masterclass demonstrates what CX change looks like in action. Special guest and CX thought leader Nate Brown makes the case for why CX professionals must become proficient in change management methodologies. He then takes a practical look at one of the most popular change management models, John Kotter’s 8-step approach, outlining ideas and recommendations for CX professionals at each step of the way.

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Moments of Truth: CX Mini Masterclass – E46

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This CX Mini Masterclass explains customer “Moments of Truth”. Show host and customer experience expert, Julia Ahlfeldt, shares where the concept came from, and how you can use your understanding of Moments of Truth to improve customer journeys and foster loyalty. These moments can make or break a customer journey, so if you’ve heard this term used as a buzzword, but want to learn how to translate jargon into business results, then this episode is for you.

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Changing how we think about customers: CX Mini Masterclass – E45

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This CX Mini Masterclass makes the case for why CX practitioners need to help flip the script on how organizations think about customers. Special guest and CX thought leader Stephanie Thum provides practical tips on how to influence the way that teams regard customers.

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Experience-led change management: CX Mini Masterclass – E44

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This CX Mini Masterclass explains the role of change management in customer-centric business transformation, and why CX practitioners need to hone their skills in this competency. Special guest and CX thought leader Diane Magers provides an overview of change management and some of the most popular frameworks. Julia shares her plans for future topics and more guest experts.

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Closing the customer feedback loop: CX Mini Masterclass – E42

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This CX Mini Masterclass explains what it means to close the customer feedback loop. Show host and customer experience expert, Julia Ahlfeldt, shares strategies for closing the loop and teaches you how this can augment your VOC program and fortify relationships with customers. Julia shares her plans for a short hiatus during June, but will be back with more great episodes in July! If you’ve been gathering feedback, but are looking for a way to immediately turn this into a tangible CX improvement, this episode is for you.

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CX excellence in action: Interview with Airbnb’s Desirree Madison-Biggs – E03

By Expert Interviews, Podcasts
Airbnb customer experience is truly something different. The brand is one of my favorite examples of customer-centric disruption. They’ve gotten it right, and the proof is in the pudding. Airbnb has doubled in size every year since 2014, and taken the travel industry by storm – all without owning a single property.

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Innovation, disruption and staying relevant in the Age of the Customer: interview with Roger Norton – E02

By Expert Interviews, Podcasts
In August 2017, I had the opportunity to speak with Roger Norton about fintech disruption and the future of the financial services sector. Roger is the CEO of Playlogix, co-founder of the Lead Iterator, and author of the book: Start Here: A quick guide to building tech startups. He’s passionate about technology, and its potential to change Africa. He focuses on startups as a vehicle for innovation and has built over 40 tech products in 4 years at Playlogix.

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