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Jeanne Bliss

Guiding Companies to Become the Best Version of Themselves

MEET JEANNE
– Referred to as the “Godmother of Customer Experience”
– A Leader in Customer Transformation for Over 35 Years Across 50,000 Person Organizations
– Pioneered the role of the Chief Customer Officer and brought it to life at Microsoft, Lands’ End, Coldwell Banker, and Allstate Corporations
– International Bestselling Author of Four Books Including the Iconic CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER

Jeanne Bliss helps companies and their people become the best version of themselves. She guides them to define, build and live the behaviors and actions that will fuse customers to them, and ultimately create deep and memorable relationships.  Creating these deeper relationships has been Jeanne’s singular mission for over 35 years. First, as the inaugural Chief Customer Officer at Lands’ End, Coldwell Banker, Allstate and Microsoft Corporations. Then since 2002, guiding over 20,000 leaders around the world to understand that improving lives should be their most important strategic vision. In a marketplace that values congruence of heart (what you know is right) and habit (how you act), the memory of how you make people feel and what you can help them achieve is the greatest currency of your brand. Having delivered 2,000 speeches and workshops for nearly every business vertical in B2B and C2B companies, Jeanne helps leaders and organizations build the roadmap toward these deep and genuine customer experiences that create lasting memories and earn passionate advocates both inside and outside of your business.

See Jeanne in action

Jeanne Bliss – COMPILATION VIDEO for bureaus from jeanne@customerbliss.com on Vimeo.

 

SPEAKING TOPICS

HUMANITY IN BUSINESS                                                                                                  

Show the Best Version of Your Company & Your People to the World

Creating Customer Experience without HUMANITY is just a bunch of business tactics. This keynote is a fast-track lift-off for your customer experience efforts, that will inspire your audience to include the often-overlooked critical element of transformation: understanding the human at the end of your decisions.  Creating caring Customer Experiences should not be as difficult as some make it. Just ask yourself, “Would I do that to my mother?” That question inspired Jeanne to write her latest strategy-rich book, Would You Do that To Your Mother? as a common-sense guide on making business personal and winning customer loyalty.  The most admired companies who earn ardent supporters and organic growth angst over who these people are, how they live their lives, and understand their goals.  They build respect, honor, and trust into their operating model and with their people. And they are celebrated for how they show up as people, and for the care, the thoughtfulness and the humanity that they have woven into their operating model. This is a fast-paced and uplifting ride of the reality of the lives of our customers, blended with turning on “aha!” moments to give your employees the tools and motivation to make business personal, inspire your customers’ loyalty, and make mom proud!

TAKEAWAYS

  • Jeanne will customize this speech by working with you to select the case studies in each of the four areas that define the lives of YOUR customers.
  • This customized approach will give your audience a path for actions they can take immediately, often with very little investment, rather than a seismic shift in attitude, and will inspire them to act.

WHAT’S YOUR THREE-BLOCKS LONG?                                                                           

How Will You Be Remembered?

Jeanne learned about humanity in business by watching her Dad in his Buster Brown shoe store in Des Plaines, Illinois.  He shoe’d a generation of children, and their children’s children, and the memory of his care, not only for the tiny little feet, but for moms and legions of families he cared for over the years, earned him a place in the story of their lives.  So much so, that when he retired, a line of people THREE-BLOCKS LONG stood to tell him how buying shoes would never be the same.  The foundation of Experience is MEMORY creation.  The admired companies start here. They focus on how their people, actions and overall behavior of their company establishes how they’ll be remembered. Knowing how you want people to remember you, building how you will deliver those memories, and then living those characteristics and behaviors yields what Jeanne Bliss describes as prosperity of the human spirit and financial prosperity.

TAKEAWAYS

  • Learn the art and science of delivering memories that will make people stand in line for your experience, your product and your people.
  • Understand the value of memory creation as the currency of your brand.
  • Inspire your people to be MEMORY MAKERS, who deliver moments that pull people toward you and your organization.

 

BUILD YOUR CUSTOMER-DRIVEN GROWTH ENGINE                                                      

5 Leadership Steps for Living the DNA of “Experience”

Just HOW do you go about earning customer-driven growth? What’s different about leadership, motivation, communication and accountability in a transformed customer company….and how did they get there?  This keynote will answer those questions and demystify that path for you.  It is based on Jeanne’s 25 years as a Chief Customer Officer, her experiences coaching over 20,000 executives the content in her seminal book, Chief Customer 2.0 and her Podcast interviews with over 200 Global Chief Customer Officers.

In the words of Senior VP & Chief Customer Officer at Oracle, Jeb Dasteel, “If Jeanne Bliss hadn’t written her first book, I wouldn’t be in the role I have today… She continues to provide leading guidance for Chief Customer Officers.”

TAKEAWAYS

  • Jeanne outlines her 5-steps necessary to successfully lead a customer experience transformation.
  • She will guide you on how to embed these competencies into your organization to get into action quickly with a united leadership team.

FIVE KEY ACTS OF LEADERSHIP BRAVERY                                                                     

Raise Up Your Company and Your People

Experience in its purest form…is Leadership BRAVERY.  It is Leadership Bravery in making choices that enable your people to rise. It is clearly knowing and living conscience-led decisions about what you will and will not do, to grow. It is leaders who model behaviors honoring customers and employees – that everyone can model across your entire organization. And it is honoring customers’ lives in how you conduct yourself in business and for the kind of people you are. This yields what Jeanne Bliss calls “Admirable Growth.”  This growth fuses people to you. It raises your employees and it elevates your company in the marketplace.  It establishes the legacy for how you’ll be remembered.

TAKEAWAYS

  • Learn the 5 key acts of LEADERSHIP BRAVERY that drive this powerful type of growth few companies achieve.
  • Travel with Jeanne as she guides your audience on a tour of the behaviors and actions of leaders who raise the spirits of their people and elevate them to do more and achieve more than their competitors.
  • Create a roadmap for your path to this type of admirable and prosperous growth and legacy.

A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH JEANNE & YOUR LEADERS                                                        

An unplugged conversation about creating the best version of your organization

Audiences love nothing more than authentic, transparent, real-time talk about the issues that are shaping their work and their lives. Since 2002, Jeanne has guided over 20,000 strategic conversations with leaders in almost every business vertical to better understand their customers’ experiences, and the value of knowing that improving lives should be at the core of every company’s mission. Bring your audience into this idea-rich conversation between Jeanne and one of your leaders, to explore the opportunities that each person in your organization has to improve the lives of your customers, and ultimately inspire customers to become the army that makes your organization known and beloved in the marketplace. If you are already doing a keynote with Jeanne, it’s her pleasure to add this in as her gift, time-permitting.

Feedback slice

Jeanne Bliss does a great job of providing advice for every company who is either setting out on or advancing their experience journey.  Her Would You Do That To Your Mother book, and analogy, connected customer experience on the most basic and impactful human level for our audience – inspiring them to understand its impact, internalize it for their role, and prepare them to take action.” -Scott Allison, Chief Customer Officer – Service Logistics, DHL Supply Chain

 “Jeanne Bliss’ five competencies aligned our leadership team and gave us a roadmap for improving our customer experiences.” – Pat Meyer, President & CEO, Pella Windows Corporation, Pella Iowa

“Jeanne Bliss is a gift to Chief Customer Officers. She brings a practical understanding to the aspiration of leading an organization toward customer-centricity.” – Joe Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, Vice President Global Market Research Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana

“No one knows more about the Customer Experience Leadership Role than Jeanne Bliss.” – Scott Dille, Senior Vice President, Director of Client and Employee Experience, Northern Trust

Longer bio:

Jeanne Bliss helps companies and people become the best version of themselves. She guides them to define, build and live the behaviors and actions that will fuse customers to them, and ultimately create deep and memorable relationships.  Creating these deeper relationships has been Jeanne’s singular mission for over 35 years.

Often referred to as the “Godmother of Customer Experience,” she is one of the foremost experts on customer-centric leadership. She pioneered the role of the Chief Customer Officer, holding the first ever CCO role at Lands’ End, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker and Allstate Corporations. Reporting to each company’s CEO, she moved the customer to the strategic agenda, redirecting priorities to create transformational changes to each brands’ customer experience. She has driven achievement of 95 percent loyalty rates, improving customer experiences across 50,000-person organizations.

Her ability to effectively guide leaders and companies to earn customer-driven growth is based on these experiences as a practitioner for over 35 years working across organizations to unite the C-Suite and organizational silos; as well as guiding over 20,000 leaders around the world to understand that improving lives should be their most important strategic vision.

Jeanne is the Founder and President of CustomerBliss, and the Co-Founder of The Customer Experience Professionals Association, and she has delivered over 2,000 speeches and workshops for nearly every business vertical in B2B and C2B companies on how to build the roadmap toward these deep and genuine customer experiences that earn passionate advocates both inside and outside of your business.

Jeanne is also a Bestselling Author:

  • Chief Customer Officer (Jossey-Bass, 2006) This groundbreaking book was the first of its kind to address the role of the customer leadership executive. It quickly became a bestseller and has been translated into eight languages.
  • Would You Do that To Your Mother? (Portfolio/Penguin, 2018) This New Release is filled with tools you can start applying immediately to turn uncomfortable customer moments into “we got your back” experiences that would make your mom proud and will win you love and loyalty from your customers.
  • Chief Customer Officer 2.0 (Wiley, 2015) A 5-Competency roadmap to build your customer-driven growth engine. This book contains an explicit path and set of actions to unite your Chief Customer Officer and leadership team in leading your customer-driven transformation.
  • I Love You More than My Dog: Five Decisions that Drive Extreme Customer Loyalty in Good Times and Bad (Portfolio, 2001) In this bestseller, Jeanne shares 45 case studies that highlight decisions made by beloved companies that your company can emulate to earn devoted customers, social media accolades and growth, even in a down economy.

Travels from: Seattle area