;

Change Management in Customer Success: A Step-By-Step ADKAR Example

Customer Success is all about change. Changing processes. Changing systems. Changing the game. Yet, most CS professionals don’t take advantage of the benefits of extremely valuable change management principles. An entire philosophy dedicated to making change easier for people, and we’re not using it!? Change management in Customer Success means taking a proactive, forward-thinking approach […]

read more
;

6 Guiding Principles for Conducting a Killer Executive Business Review (EBR)

At a certain point, you’ve onboarded your customer, they’re up and running, and they’re using your product regularly. It’s time to sit back, relax, and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. LOL. In your dreams! Of course, as your customers move through the many phases of the customer journey, Customer Success […]

read more
;

What’s in a Name? The Many Uses of “CSP” in Customer Success

Let’s say you’re reading an article about Customer Success. (Not exactly a leap of imagination, is it? 😆). Then, without explanation, the author uses the acronym CSP. Without any other context, do you know what it stands for? In Customer Success, we do use a lot of three-letter acronyms, and they can get pretty confusing. […]

read more
;

5 Key Takeaways from The Customer Conference Europe 2022

I was lucky enough to attend The Customer Conference Europe 2022 in London, and after taking in what was a very full two days of information, thoughts, opinions, and interaction, I’ve untangled all that I experienced and observed to come away with five key points that really resonated: 1. Customer Success is not one-size-fits-all I […]

read more
;

Rants of a Customer Success Analyst: That’s a Wrap…. For Now

Welcome to the end. The last three months have passed by so quickly and we’ve covered a lot in this series— The role of Customer Success Analysts and the impact we can have, not only on the Customer Success organization, but the entire company, in bringing cross-functional collaboration and alignment. How to start small with […]

read more
;

Rants of a Customer Success Analyst: Bungee Jumping and the Adoption Leap

The Reason   The bridge looks old. It looks to have once been an operating railroad bridge, now reinforced and refurbished to serve its current purpose. My wife, Jenny, and I take our first step onto the bridge and start the trek to the middle; I can see off in the distance where they’ve set […]

read more
;

Rants of a Customer Success Analyst: Data-Driven Decisions & Decisions to Drive Data

The Reason Confession time—I like collecting hardcover books…but not just for the obvious reason of reading them. Don’t misunderstand me, I have read a good number of the books on my bookshelves, and of course I have favorites that I’ll read once or twice a year. But I also have books in my home that […]

read more
;

Rants of a Customer Success Analyst: Impossible Shot – Forecasting in Customer Success

The Reason Recently, I was in a very intense game of Topgolf with two of my friends and colleagues, Sheik Ayube and Peter Armaly (VPs of Business Development and Customer Success, respectively, here at ESG). I want to be completely honest here at the beginning; no extended metaphors or analogies to get this point across. […]

read more
;

Rants of a Customer Success Analyst: Crocheting Chains – Customer Health Scores

The Reason Well… we’ve officially entered June—the final month of our second quarter here at ESG, and the final month of this series. For those of you who are still with me and are continuing to read and find value in these rants, thank you. For those of you who I lost as soon as […]

read more