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A complete list of episodes from The CX Leader Podcast.

#Frankensurvey

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Episode #23

Released: June 12, 2018

How's your customer listening "house"? Do you have that one survey that always gets added to and has now become this monstrosity of your CX listening strategy? Steve welcomes Dr. Troy Powell to the podcast to discuss the dangers of not effectively planning your listening architecture and how you can avoid relying on the "Frankensurvey" to gather valuable customer insights.

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A Global View

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Episode #65

Released: April 23, 2019

In a continuing series featuring the luminaries of customer experience, Steve welcomes Bob Azman to the podcast and discusses how he started his CX career, his time leading the CXPA, and his experience in CX on a global scale.

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A Prescription for Subscription

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Episode #84

Released: September 17, 2019

B2B companies are beginning to move into more subscription-based services, another influence from the B2C space. Steve welcome Musa Hanhan, senior director of customer experience at Genesys, to discuss how subscription-based models impact the customer experience for B2B companies.

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A real-world SPRINT

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Episode #31

Released: August 7, 2018

In the third episode of the Change Management series, Steve welcomes back consultant Jack Walker and first-time guest Britt Kennedy, a director of customer intelligence from Sysco, to describe how the SPRINT process was applied to create a new solution within their CX program.

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A Whole Lotta CX

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Episode #63

Released: April 9, 2019

Customer experience for a global software giant is no small task. Steve's guest Tabitha Dunn, global vice president of customer insights, experience and transformation at software company SAP, describes how she started her career in CX and how she manages customer experience efforts for a global enterprise.

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Across Industries

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Episode #64

Released: April 16, 2019

Steve welcomes Kitty Radcliff, vice president at Walker Information, to discuss some of the more notable differences between various industries including health, financial services, and technology.

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AI, YOLO, and Trends into 2020

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Episode #97

Released: December 17, 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, Steve welcomes Walker colleagues Sonya McAllister, Brad Harmon, and Troy Powell back to the podcast for a discussion on what they felt was significant for CX in 2019 and predictions on trends in customer experience into 2020.

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Are you ready for a party?

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Episode #130

Released: August 24, 2020

Each year on the first Tuesday in October, the Customer Experience Professionals Associate - or CXPA - encourages professionals and companies to take some time to recognize the importance of this practice and celebrate the ways they strengthen the customer experience within their own company. Host Steve Walker welcomes guests Gabe Smith and Derik Iverson of CXPA to discuss how companies can celebrate their accomplishments and customers on "CX Day."

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Automating (some of) your CX

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Episode #103

Released: February 11, 2020

Customer experience professionals sometimes hit that wall of having to handle a high volume of tasks and customer interactions but there isn’t the peoplepower or resources to keep up. Strategically add a little automation to your processes and you could have a powerful CX tool that allows the customer to personalize their experience and relieve strained resources. Guest host Pat Gibbons welcome Ejieme Eromosele, Vice President of Customer Success at Snaps, to discuss the advantages of using automation and A.I. in your customer experience.

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B2B vs. B2C

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Episode #55

Released: February 8, 2019

Steve welcomes back Walker expert and vice president of advisory services Brad Harmon to discuss the differences in approach to customer experience between B2B and B2C businesses.

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Becoming Customer(s)-Centric

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Episode #82

Released: September 3, 2019

It's not easy moving toward a customer-centric mindset, and Steve's guest is concerned that companies too often forget the customer heterogeneity - the differences between their customers. Peter Fader, professor of marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of “The Customer Centricity Playbook,” discusses common mistakes and misperception in becoming “customer centric.”

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Being a Catalyst for CX Change

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Episode #12

Released: March 27, 2018

As CX professionals, we are looking to make a difference, engage our organizations and drive meaningful change on behalf of the customer. The problem is being that catalyst for change in organizations can be difficult. Steve welcomes guest Allison Grayson, a certified CX professional and vice president at Walker, to discuss strategies to help drive meaningful change in your CX program.

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Being Innovative

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Episode #11

Released: March 20, 2018

Disrupting the status quo can sometimes lead to innovative solutions when it comes to CX, and Steve discusses this trait with Walker senior vice president and customer experience professional Sean Clayton.

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Birds of a Feather

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Episode #93

Released: November 19, 2019

Like any other profession, CX professionals need to stay up-to-date on best practices, find new ideas for programs, and learn how customer experience works in other companies. Many resources exist to help - including this podcast - but sometimes you need to meet with like-minded professionals face-to-face. Guest host Pat Gibbons welcomes guests Branden Schossler and Gary Batroff to discuss how they help start local networking groups to help colleagues develop professionally.

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Bouncing Off Guardrails

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Episode #71

Released: June 11, 2019

Continuing the series focusing on best practices, Steve welcomes Nick Frunzi, chief customer officer at Esri, a world leader in GIS mapping and spatial analytics software, to discuss the importance of empowering cross-functional teams with your company’s customer experience efforts.

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Bringing Down the Silos

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Episode #144

Released: December 1, 2020

We talk about his often on the show and it can be a problem for companies of many sizes: the difficulty in breaking through the walls of corporate silos when trying to execute effective customer experience programs. So, how do we bring down those silos and get everyone on-board with your corporate CX effort? Steve welcomes guests Steve Cox, VP of digital lifecycle journeys, and Thimaya Subaiya, senior vice president of CX solutions, from Cisco to talk about overcoming barriers within the company to make customer experience programs effective.

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Buy-in From the Top

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Episode #59

Released: March 13, 2019

A discussion on the importance of executive support and for your CX program and how the organization’s culture can make or break your CX efforts. Steve welcomes customer experience leaders Brian Daniell and Chris Lawton from Deltek to discuss how they developed and continue to maintain a successful customer experience program.

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