Hacking Customer Success

The post below was originally posted on the ServiceRocket blog and is part of the Helping Sells Radio podcast. There are many approaches to Customer Success. I had a great conversation with Sarah E. Brown and Bill Cushard from ServiceRocket on "hacking Customer Success". I recall some of the approaches I used in various CS leadership … Continue reading Hacking Customer Success

Customer Success Battle Scars: Don’t F@&k Around With Hiring

“I want your job”. Who has been in a leadership position and not heard that at least once from a candidate in response to asking about their career objectives? I was no different when I was younger but I was probably not as brash. I knew early on in my career that I wanted to run … Continue reading Customer Success Battle Scars: Don’t F@&k Around With Hiring

Top 5 Customer Success Hacks

As a Customer Success Manager, there are MANY things being thrown at you on a daily basis. At the end of the day, your customers are looking to accomplish certain outcomes and they need your help. You are the one that has been hired and trained to do what few others can do. I'm going to outline … Continue reading Top 5 Customer Success Hacks

Customer Success is not About Showing Value – it’s About Selling the Value

I was recently in the Bay area and I had signed up to attend the local customer success meet-up that was happening while I was there. After five customer meetings that day that took me up and down the 101 and 280 I was feeling energized from meeting with customers but also a bit overwhelmed … Continue reading Customer Success is not About Showing Value – it’s About Selling the Value

Takeaways from Pulse Customer Success Conference 2014

This was another great conference hosted by Gainsight last week with outstanding speakers including Malcolm Gladwell who focused on the “transformation” that organizations are going through in terms of servicing its customers. I really liked the format in terms of the time allotted for Q/A and the mix of speakers. It gave you variety and … Continue reading Takeaways from Pulse Customer Success Conference 2014

You Know You Work in Customer Success if…

You Know You Work in Customer Success if... You do everything in your power to make your customers happy. You make others in your organization think about how their actions impact the customer. You put your own reputation on the line within your company to advocate for the customer. You constantly think of ways you … Continue reading You Know You Work in Customer Success if…

Customer Service – It’s the Little Things

Those that are in Customer Service departments have a big task - how can you provide a better customer experience without breaking the bank? There is no one answer to this question but there are tactics you can follow that work. Don't focus on what you can't control - start with the low hanging fruit. … Continue reading Customer Service – It’s the Little Things