I first heard of Dear Green coffee roasters a couple of years ago when Scottish brewery BrewDog announced that they had selected Dear Green as their suppliers of coffee to their UK bars. As BrewDog mentioned in their announcement, the attitude towards uncompromising quality was a key deciding factor:
As advocates for amazing coffee in our bars, we only want to work with the very best in the business. We are bringing the same attitude to our coffee as we do our craft beer, so fostering relationships with those at the cutting edge is essential. From the La Marzocco espresso machines even down to the Inker cups that we use – everything is dialled in so that when you order up a macchiato or an Aeropress, you know you’re getting the very best.
In this video I introduce the painting The Druids: Bringing in the Mistletoe by George Henry (1858–1943) and Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864–1933). This is my favourite painting and one which we write about in Customer Experiences with Soul when discussing beauty and design.
Laces is a Brazilian network of hair spas based in São Paulo which was created with the mission of promoting the natural health of hair. Their visionary approach to natural and organic hair care has resulted in an approach to the design of hair salons and a customer experience which is so exceptional that Maria and I decided to include an interview with Cris Dios, the founder of Laces, for Customer Experiences with Soul.
It is therefore fantastic to be able to announce that last night Laces won the highly prestigious Premio Eco® award, the most highly-regarded sustainability award in Brazil, which is organised by Amcham, the American Chamber of Commerce and the newspaper Estadão.
Now that our book has been out for a few months it has been great for Maria and I to receive messages from many people who have read our book. We have had requests to work with our framework and how we are making our material available.
I am therefore pleased to share with you our two slide decks which are based on the various workshops and presentations we have been giving these last couple of months. The slides are downloadable in PDF, and can be used for those of you who may wish to run discussion groups or presentations introducing our framework. We have also included the Flourishing Business Canvas and the transition and evolution from the business model canvas. Continue reading “Customer Experiences with Soul English and Portuguese Slide Decks Now Available”→
On Tuesday Maria and I had the pleasure of running our first Customer Experiences with Soul course in São Paulo, together in partnership with Aquarela Content Bureau and JK Iguatemi. With a wide range of attendees from many different industries, both B2C and B2B, the conversations were really interesting in terms of finding out at which stage people were at in relation to developing a focus on the customer in their organisations, what the challenges are, and where the opportunities lie for evolving our way of business to become more soulful. Continue reading “Customer Experiences with Soul – The Course”→
This month we will be introducing Customer Experiences with Soul at the RD Summit, the largest marketing summit in Latin America and the third largest in the world. This year 8,000 attendees are expected and there will be over 150 presenters. The event will be hosted in Florianópolis in the south of Brazil, and with no single venue now being able to receive so many people, there will be multiple venues with the main presentations being broadcast. Continue reading “Customer Experiences with Soul at the RD Summit”→
Maria and I have just arrived back from Argentina where we were giving a presentation at Sustainable Brands Buenos Aires about both Customer Experiences with Soul and our first book Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter. It was a very deep talk, examining wholeness in our lived experience, and then introducing the holonomic circle, our new tool which is helping brands and organisations design customer experiences which fully articulate soul. Continue reading “Soul in the Expression of Service, Design and Beauty”→