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Promises, Promises, Promises.

James GilbertJames Gilbert | September 9, 2019

It’s ALL about keeping promises with CX. And, on this week’s ‘Sweets of CX’Podcast, Eric Ullman – Customer and Employee Experience Strategist and owner of CX Alchemy – offers some delectable advice on the subject.

From starting with a brand’s slogan and setting expectations to LISTENING to (what a concept) and ACTING on (now we’re talking) customer feedback, Eric stresses the importance of alignment – from top to bottom.

“Customer Experience, I believe, starts with a combination of customer understanding (What are our customers telling us? What do we know about them?) and a customer experience strategy that’s aligned with business strategy, a brand strategy, and the Brand promise. And, when those things are aligned and informed by Customer Understanding, you’ve got a fantastic foundation on which to build your Customer Experience Improvement Programs.”

When asked about a company that wowed him with their CX, who did Eric pick? Porsche…specifically the branch in Walnut Creek, CA. You’ll wanna tune in for the details. I promise.

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Eric’s Bio (in his own words): I’m a customer experience fanatic, primal health enthusiast, husband, and adoptive parent to two clever African Grey parrots and a mini lop house rabbit. I’ve been known to disappear behind a mirrorless camera for hours on end, and there’s a soft spot in my heart for old-school, tabletop roleplaying games.I’ve spent my career in technology, and I love seeing it employed in ways that embrace our social nature, or when it helps us gain a better understanding of our selves. Today, my passion is helping businesses become loved by establishing customer focus as a core value. True customer focus isn’t a strategy—it’s a way of being. Areas of expertise: B2B and B2C CX strategy, customer research, root cause analysis, executive coaching, employee engagement, customer co-creation, workshop and training design/facilitation, applying human-centered process(design thinking) to CX improvement, persona creation, journey mapping, connecting employee experience to customer experience, and leading cross-functional improvement teams.