Introducing Temkin Group, Customer Experience Transformation Consultancy

I am thrilled to announce the formation of a new consultancy dedicated to helping organizations become more customer-centric…

The Temkin Group was created based on four core beliefs:

  1. Customer experience drives loyalty. Our research and work with clients has shown that interactions with customers influences how much business they’ll do with you in the future and how often they recommend you to friends and colleagues.
  2. Improvement requires systemic change. Companies can improve customer interactions in isolated areas, but they can’t develop competitive advantage until customer experience is embedded in their operating fabric.
  3. It’s a journey, not a project. Building the capabilities to consistently delight customers doesn’t happen overnight. Companies need to plan for a multi-year corporate change initiative.
  4. We can help you make a difference. Transformation efforts aren’t easy, but leading your company to be more customer-centric is worth the effort. We are committed to helping our clients accelerate their results and avoid many of the bumps along the way.

The “Group” will have two initial partners: my wife Karen and me. Karen is a world-class consultant who has worked with executive teams on strategic, operational, and organizational issues for more than 20 years. As an officer at CSC Index, she ran many large-scale business re-engineering projects, including some that were highlighted in the book “Reengineering The Corporation.” Her recent work has been in the areas of governance, executive coaching, and organizational alignment.

I plan to continue as a thought leader in customer experience; uncovering best practices and disruptive trends in areas like voice of the customer, corporate culture, and leadership models. I also want to focus my energy on a much smaller group of companies than at Forrester. With deeper engagement, I hope to drive more change.  

For years people have been telling me that I should write a book. Well, I’ve been listening. I don’t yet know what the exact topic will be, but I am thrilled about getting focused on that effort.

I can’t end this post without a little bit of selling…

Let us know if you need us to review your customer experience plans, present at an executive meeting, create a training workshop, or deliver a motivational speech. While our Website and other pieces of our infrastructure are still under construction, we are ready to help you right away.

You can reach me at bruce@temkingroup.com or Karen at karen@temkingroup.com.

The bottom line: If customer experience matters to you, then Temkin Group can help!

About Bruce Temkin, CCXP
I'm an experience (XM) management catalyst; helping organizations improve results by engaging the hearts and minds of their employees, customers, and partners. I enjoy researching and speaking about these topics. I lead the Qualtrics XM Institute, which is the world's best job. We're igniting a global community of XM Professionals who are inspired and empowered to radically improve the human experience. To achieve this goal, my team focuses on thought leadership, training, and community building. My work is driven by a set of fundamental beliefs: 1) Everything starts and ends with human beings, so you need to understand how people think, feel, and behave; 2) XM is a discipline that needs to be woven throughout an organization's entire operating fabric; and 3) Building the XM discipline requires a combination of culture, competency, and technology.

27 Responses to Introducing Temkin Group, Customer Experience Transformation Consultancy

  1. Congrats and best of luck to you and your wife, Bruce. I’m looking forward to following your successes!

  2. Patrick Tripp says:

    Best of luck, Bruce! I also left Forrester recently to work at Pegasystems, where we are focusing on the customer experience message as beyond CRM. I’m sure we will cross paths at some point.

  3. Mike Wagner says:

    Congrats!

    Life is an adventure and business is part of life.

    Keep creating…experience worth raving about,
    Mike

  4. Stan Phelps says:

    Look forward to great things from the Tempkin Group. Congrats on the start of your next chapter.
    Best,
    Stan

  5. Just keep the track. Good Luck!

  6. tgsanchez says:

    Congratulations to you and your wife! Can’t wait to hear about all the great things the Temkin Group will be doing.

  7. Congratulations! Keep us posted on how Temkin Group becomes a leading consultancy 🙂

  8. Eric Jacques says:

    Congratulations Bruce!

    I wish you the best of luck and look forward to reading about this new adventure in customer experience.

    Cheers

  9. currodes says:

    Bruce although you did not publish the organigram of the Temkin Group, working with your wife, I can tell who is the boss. I know you will be extremelly succesfull. I will be following you closely for the time the Temkin Group wants to open a subsidiary in Spain 😉

    Cheers,

    Francisco Temkin de Sebastian

  10. Congratulation Bruce and Karen!

    What an exciting move for both of you and a great way for you to continue to carry the flag for customer experience.

    I look forward to continuing to work with you in your new endeavor.

    Every experience makes a difference!

    • Apryl Hanson says:

      Great start. I ran accross this in a search on Customer Experience. I work as a Director of Customer and Partner Strategy for a technology firm.

      We are in the process of implementing much of the items that you have posted here. Great information.

      Thank you.

  11. Steve LaValle says:

    Love it! I expect that you’ll be very busy.

  12. Rob Hilsen says:

    Great move, Bruce. What a wonderful venture to start with your wife. We’ll look forward to your thoughtful customer experience updates and insights.

    Rob

  13. Craig Tomlin says:

    That’s great news Bruce! I’ve been following your blog for several years now, and am a big fan. I’m looking forward to your new endeavors and am wishing you both great success!

  14. Congrats and good luck!

  15. Deb Eastman says:

    Congratulations Bruce on your new adventure! Let us know if Satmetrix or the Net Promoter community can help you. We appreciate your moving the cause forward!

  16. Katherine Jansen says:

    Congratulations and wishing you many great company and people transformations!

  17. Great move, Bruce!

    Wish you all the best in helping companies deliver “Perfect Service.” We’ll certainly keep an eye out for you.

  18. Best of luck, Bruce!

  19. Jeff Valentine says:

    Bruce,
    Congrats to you and your spouse! Looking forward to seeing the new site as well as continuing to leverage the blog…..it’s a great resource and validation tool……appreciate all of your efforts!

  20. Sathya Subramanyam says:

    Congrat Bruce – I love your blog and I personally print all the great ones and wish you all the very best on your new venture.

  21. Bhanu Prasad says:

    Great to know Bruce, Congratulations !

  22. Bruce Temkin says:

    Hi everyone: Thank you so much for your nice comments and good wishes. We started the company on Tuesday and are really enjoying the fun of a new company. Our week included things like buying and assembling a desk chair, buying a couple of monitors, meeting with our Web design agency, designing our stationary, writing some proposals, a lunch meeting, and responding to a myriad of emails. We also signed up 3 clients. All in all, a really great first week.

    And, hola Curro, I love the middle name. You know how much I love Madrid!

  23. Patrick Lerou says:

    Hi Bruce and Karin,

    Congratulations on your new company. The industry needs you :). Still hope that your blog, besides your personal experience, will contain some great research as during your Forrester period.

    All the best
    @Lerou

  24. adamclott24 says:

    Good work! more power..

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