Who we are
The Customer Institute is an independent global organization setting the gold standard for customer experience, as well as enabling and recognizing excellence in customer centricity.
The Customer Institute’s leadership team brings together thought leaders, lecturers, innovators, consultants, and practitioners from all fields of customer centricity. Our board of directors is second to none in its combined expertise and span across experience champions from around the globe.
The Customer Institute is not-for-profit. All directors and members of the leadership team monitor their investment in time and other contributions and the fees charged to certification clients and members are purely to cover these costs. Any surplus is reinvested back into the institute.
We define the gold standard of customer centricity around the globe. We develop, find, and promote best practices, and we prove the value of customer centricity to organizations in B2C, B2B, as well as in the public sector.
Through our certification and assessment programs we enable and recognize excellence in customer centricity.
We are the go-to destination for organizations looking to excel through customer centricity.
Introducing the new Gold Standard in Customer Centricity
Customer Institute News
Customer Institute introduces
Customer Centricity Assessment
The ISO 9000 of customer centricity is available to all consultants for use with clients.
Customer Institute sponsors Best Customer Experience Strategy category
The Customer Institute has been named sponsor of the important category at the upcoming World Series Awards.
Customer Institute publishes library of case studies based on certifications
As much as clients benefit from Customer Institute certifications of their tools & methods, you too can benefit from these successful case examples.
Customer Institute publishes Guidelines for Events, Certifications, and Awards
Following intensive discussions in the CX community the institute offers guidance on sustainable business approaches that are fair and transparent.
Customer Institute launches Certified Training Provider program
The new category recognizes organizations committed to education in the customer centricity space.
Relentless Customer Focus
Our certifications help organizations worldwide to assess and communicate their level of customer centricity. Based on the thorough assessment performed by one of our authorized partners around the world, organizations gain either silver, gold, or platinum certification for their customer centricity.
The customer centricity assessment considers all aspects of customer centricity, from strategy to culture, from organizational implementation to process implementation. The assessment results are an invaluable source of insight for every organization in their quest to further improve their customers’ experience.
Our tools and methods help organizations to more effectively and efficiently listen to customer feedback and draw the necessary conclusions for future experience improvements from such feedback. Our research around the permanent improvement of voice-of-the-customer programs are an important industry contribution to the global advancement of customer experiences.
Innovative Tools & Methods for Excellence in Customer Experience
Customer centricity is an art and a science. We advise CEOs worldwide on how to convincingly develop their customer centricity platform and transition it into an exciting mission for their teams as well as achieveable objectives for their organizations.
The science of customer centricity builds on proven best practices and effective tools for customer experience management. From implementation roadmaps for CX programs in large organizations, to maturity-based voice-of-the-customer programs the Customer Institute develops and refines the science of customer centricity.
The Experts behind the Customer Institute
CX Practitioners and Consultants
The combined experience of experts and consultants from the field of customer experience as well as customer contact management and market research fuel the innovation at the Customer Institute. Our global presence ensures an efficient advancement of methods and tools through worldwide research and collaboration. We share all insights and methods with or members and contributors to ensure that organizations can best benefit from the innovation developed at the Customer Institute.
Authors and Educators
Our strong links into the community of customer related authors, speakers, and educators – in the commercial and the academic space – provide for efficient knowledge transfer between all sectors of customer centricity innovation. Our directors and contributors are among the most recognized authors of CX literature, globally active corporate coaches and trainers, academic teachers, as well as regular keynote speakers at industry conferences and corporate events.
How to engage with us for better Customer Experiences
If you are
- an organization seeking to certify and improve its customer centricity,
- a CX practitioner wanting to either utilize or contribute to our research and tools, or
- an academic or industry organization looking to transfer knowledge from us to you and vice versa
then contact us at let’s start a meaningful conversation about how the Customer Institute can help you advance customer centricity in this world.