June 18, 2019

Give Trust to Get Trust: Let Two-Way Trust Define Your Actions

Every customer relationship begins because a customer chooses to trust an organization and its people. In this episode of my Daily Dose vlog, I share insights into how you should look for opportunities to deliberately give trust to your customers in order to build genuine relationships with them.


June 4, 2019

Reward Employees for Congruence of Heart and Habit

In our lives as customers, we find hope, encouragement, and joy in companies who act with “congruence of heart and habit” – taking actions at work grounded in what they learned at home. In today’s Daily Dose, I want to share a story with you that helps illustrate what wonderful things can happen when companies empower and encourage their employees to act with this concept in mind.


May 28, 2019

Earn Your Place in the Story of Customers’ Lives

Memory creation is a choice. In every interaction with customers, you can choose how you’ll deliver a memory and if you’ll deliver a memory. The great news is often, that choice comes at no cost. All it requires is that people act on the power they have to deliver that memory. In today’s episode, I explore how to earn a place in the stories of our customers’ lives.


May 22, 2019

How to Show Up as a Caring Company

Would you roll your mother into a hospital hallway and then leave her there? You know that you wouldn’t. But this kind of thing happens in every single one of our industries, because we’re focused on processes that are built for efficiency, and in doing so, we wire the human out of it. In this episode, I explore how to bring the human back to the heart of our operations.


May 7, 2019

Trust the Front Line to Extend Grace and Honor Your Customers

Why not let policy and the golden rule collide? As we become increasingly self-sufficient in almost every part of our lives as customers, it becomes even more urgent that, when someone connects with the humans of your company, the contact is meaningful. In this episode of my Daily Dose series, I discuss the importance of empowering your front line to serve your customers thoughtfully and with grace.


April 16, 2019

Why We Must Give Customers Choices Based on Their Lives: 4 Case Studies

As customers, we kind of feel like this is our time to get what we want, but the fact of the matter is that a lot of organizational data, culture and processes have to be worked through to get to this state for any company. And while we have a lot of newfangled words and jargon to describe this work, when you boil it all down, “give me choices that jibe with my life,” has—at its core—respect. In today’s episode, I share 4 case studies on respecting your customers’ choices.


April 9, 2019

Honor Your Customers’ Time and Their Clock

When you honor people’s time, when their urgency is your urgency, worry and concern is replaced with peace of mind. The shoulders relax, the dialing and the texting and the not knowing doesn’t begin. In today’s Daily Dose, I talk about why and how companies should respect customers’ time, sharing some key case studies.


April 5, 2019

How A Legacy Organization Embraces Digital Media to Engage Audiences in a Meaningful Way [PODCAST]

Todd Unger, Chief Experience Officer and SVP of Physician Engagement at the American Medical Association (AMA), shares how he transformed a 170-year-old company’s communication methods into the world of digital.


March 12, 2019

Looking Ahead: the State of Customer Experience

In lieu of alieu of a regular Daily Dose video, I share an excerpt of an interview with my friend Laura Ortman, in which we talk about the state of customer experience, how it’s evolving, and why we need to ground ourselves in understanding the lives of our customers and our employees.


February 26, 2019

Turn “Gotcha” Moments into “We’ve Got Your Back” Moments

If you have “ifs, ands, or buts” in your language, you’re at risk for delivering “gotcha” moments. Our companies’ opportunities are to create “we’ve got your back” moments, in which customers feel like we have their best interests at heart. How should your company shift, and what are the returns on that investment once you do? I explore in today’s video.