A bit about Chris:
Chris Herbert is an Executive Coach at Nick Psaila. His career started in hospitality as a chef. After travelling the world in his profession, Chris realised that he wasn’t following his passion and studied business.
Chris became a business owner, running a bar and restaurant, Finders Keepers on the Gold Coast.
This led Chris to a position at Nick Psaila International as an Executive Coach.
00:43 Nick welcomes Chris
01:10 Chris talks about his background – starting in hospitality as a chef, then studying business that lead him to work with NPI as an executive coach.
04:45 Chris discusses the importance of the client experience – what is customer experience?
If you create memorable experience for people, they will return.
08:00 The consequences of a customer having a bad experience – social media.
08:30 What makes a great client experience? Anything in a business flows down from the top.
10:20 “Consider the small details” – the little touches matter.
12:20 The ‘cumulative’ effect of the personal touch.
13:50 How can business owners ‘check in’ with customers to find out what they do to improve their product or services?
16:00 What are the negative impacts from not using the feedback you receive. Promoting the changes that were made from feedback.
19:00 Chris talks about the “why” or the “purpose” of a business – Simon Senik on YouTube.
Very few businesses know why they are selling/doing what they’re doing.
22:40 Nick talks about being connected with your ‘why’ – how can the business owner show and promote their passion of their why.
23:40 The “Apple” experience as an example of how customers can become invested into your “why”.
25:20 Nick asks Chris – how important it is to build the same experience with your staff – success starts from culture. Forming the right culture is the foundation of success.
26:50 The importance of getting the right person and train them well – reflect the company culture. Look at training systems – assessment program, accountability.
31:08 Chris talks about what he does to create a great customer experience.
33:45 The ROI for customer experience is very hard to measure – by 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product.
34:30 What are the small changes you can make it your business to make it a better experiences
34:55 Chris recommends books – Simon Senik “Leaders Eat Last” “Find your Why”
“Delivering Happiness” by Tony Shay, “Good to Great” by Jim Collins.
36:05 Nick ask Chris “where do you look for inspiration”.
Look around you for inspiration – how businesses think differently about the customer experience.
39:55 How do you set the client up for a great experience – about “Roadshows” and a nurture process – keep people inspired. The experience starts once they click on the ad. Making the experience personal.
42:10 What is the best and worst client experience that you’ve had?
45:00 What is the fundamental principle of a great customer experience.
45:50 Chris’ contact details – firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Sinek – booktopia.com
Tony Hsieh – booktopia.com
Jim Collins – booktopia.com