Even More Impressive

I wrote a few days ago about how impressed I was by the service I received at Cole Haan.  It just got even better. My shoes arrived within 2 business days and there was a handwritten note “Thanks for your purchase…I know you’ll love them” Shinning example of going the extra mile…it’s so easy to set yourself apart from the rest.  Never underestimate the power of a personal note to extend a service experience and create Raving Fans!
-Ginny Hegarty

Coaching Strategies = Business Success

Ben Rosen, Ph.D and Brad Kirkman, Ph.D conducted 15 one-on-one interviews with U.S. coaches of men’s and women’s sports teams, then surveyed 1,987 coaches of team sports. They found 5 recurring themes to building winning teams that are able to overcome unexpected obstacles:
1. Recruit resilient players*
2. Build a team culture
3. Focus on individual and team accountability
4. Develop coping skills
5. Manage the external environment

*Once again, success begins with the “right” team members. How are you recruiting resilient players? The Drake assessment is a critical success tool to identify strong prospects and develop current team members. Contact me for additional information on the Drake Assessment. 610-873-8404
-Ginny Hegarty

Rare These Days, But Easy To Spot

I’ll bet we’ve all had the experience of having a customer service representative ask “May I assist you with anything?” and I’d venture a guess that most of us respond “No, thank you, I’m just looking.” So, one more time… how does a company set itself apart from the rest and truly engage customers? … by engaging it’s own employees! Cole Haan is my newest shinning example of a company providing exceptional service.

My fellow consultants and speakers will understand my quest for a comfortable pair of shoes that will take me through a full day on my feet followed by a run through airports. I visited a local Cole Haan store this past weekend and after the usual exchange, the sales rep went on to share with me that she personally tries on every pair of shoes that come into the store so she can offer her personal recommendations to shoppers. This woman was amazing. She guided me to a seriously comfortable pair of shoes, and when they didn’t have the color/size I wanted, she had them shipped to my home at no additional cost. Biggest Take Away: It was so obvious that she REALLY enjoyed helping me. Genuine Enthusiasm is an unbeatable competitive advantage. -Ginny Hegarty