Today’s interview is with Sandra Thompson, a published consultant, lecturer, course leader and trainer in the field of customer experience, emotional intelligence and, more recently, remote work. Sandra joins me today to discuss emotion, empathy and emotional intelligence in customer experience, the need for and value of empathy, the difference and relationship between emotion, empathy and emotional intelligence, why empathy and emotional intelligence is needed now more than ever, the role of technology and culture in all of that and if there is any downsides to all of this.
This interview follows on from my recent interview – Language is the most basic form of personalisation and it plays a huge role in a customer’s experience – Interview with Allison McDougall of Amplexor – and is number 361 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees.
NOTE: A big thank you goes out to the folks at Pegasystems for sponsoring my podcast for the coming month.
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Punk CX with Adrian Swinscoe
An ongoing series of interviews where I, Adrian Swinscoe, interview leading entrepreneurs, leaders and thought leaders about how to deliver stand out customer experience and service.
Essentially, I'm looking for practical clues that will help you build a business that both customers and employees love.
Topics covered in the interviews include customer service, experience and engagement, employee experience and engagement, technology, adaptable and responsive organizations, high-performing teams and all such related issues.
Note: This podcast series was originally known as the RARE Business podcast but rebranded in late 2019 on the back of the publication of my latest book: Punk CX.