Mike Wittenstein, Global Customer Experience Consultant, Innovator, Designer, and Owner, Storyminers®
Meet Mike Wittenstein, CMC, CCXP, DTM, MBA. He doesn’t just speak fluently in several different languages about creating customer experience, he lives it. Of all the languages he speaks fluently, he speaks the language of customer experience best. He understands customers and helps businesses around the world better understand them. His approach goes beyond studying the average customer or organizational culture, he dives deep into research and won’t stop until he cracks the cultural code. He gets the multicultural human condition, like the time he worked for Dutch-based, Jobsøgende inden for vejledning og kommunikation, but we’ll get to his experience with them later…
Mike is “a designer who can’t draw.” He’s a CX pioneer with several start-ups and consulting practices under his belt, a client roster of 400+ companies in 25 countries, who claim $1.5B+ in additional value from their work with him. Currently, Mike is the founder and managing principal at Storyminers in Atlanta, GA. He and his team help retail and service firm leadership teams improve their customer experiences with a unique combination of experience, service, and business design.
He’s a family man, speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian, and squeezes in furniture design/build projects on the weekends. When he’s not building furniture, you can find Mike building new ideas, like these:
You won’t find another speaker that understands customer experience like Mike. He has helped brands like McDonald’s, Best Buy and Wingate Inns introduce innovations that won the hearts of customers and the favor of shareholders.
Mike speaks globally on a variety of topics to retail, service, tech, and B2B companies. He dives head-first into research, becoming a cultural scientist of sorts, discovering essential stories–the ones that resonate with customers. He doesn’t limit himself to traditional research–he goes behind the scenes, visiting stores, talking to customers, really getting his hands dirty, trying to get to the root of WHY customers are having the experience they are having. Then, he translates those stories into experiences that every consumer wants to have.
Speaking of research, every presentation Mike gives is completely custom-crafted with messages that will resonate with your audience. No canned topics here.
You can expect to see heads nodding in agreement as Mike draws the audience into participation with him building a foundation for alignment in thinking and motivation for action. The creativity inspired within the audience? It lasts and propels positive change.
Mike is skilled at adapting his expertise in customer experience design to line up with your objectives. With that goal in mind, any of the following topics can be crafted for your audience.
All speech topics can be presented as keynote, half-day or full-day workshops. Contact Mike to start creating the perfect interactive experience for your group today!
And remember how we said Mike understands the multicultural human condition? Just listen to what Jobsøgende inden for vejledning og kommunikation said about his work:
“We were absolutely thrilled with Mike Wittenstein’s performance at our e-commerce conferences this year. Customer Experience is relevant for all of our clients and Mike gave them new, practical knowledge to use at their work.Inside of Mike’s stories are point-by-point breakdowns of how to do it which our clients loved. Mike truly inspired our audiences and shared practical tools to implement the ideas he shared – just as needed.
Mike is a great storyteller. We were amazed by his ability to capture a relatively shy and quiet Danish audience and excite them to use the learnings at work.
Off stage, we were impressed by his service, sincerity and thoroughness, which made our co-operation run smoothly.”
That’s just one of Mike’s many happy clients. We think you’ll be his next. Read around for some testimonials from more happy companies from around the world, or check out Mike’s full client list.