Customer Success Foundations: Onboarding Best Practices
What you'll learn
- Understand and communicate the importance of onboarding
- Build an iterative and scalable Onboarding Playbook
- Create outcome and data-driven Customer Success plan
- Collaborate with Sales for a smooth handoff to Customer Success
- An interest in Customer Success
- A desire to build the ideal Customer Experience
If you are streamlining your existing Customer Success process, building a new Customer Success practice, or brand new to Customer Success, then this is the course for you. Have you ever wondered how to make customer onboarding a more tailored experience? Do you worry about delays in your customer’s time-to-value? Does your current onboarding process leave you guessing about what the customer sees as success and whether they’re likely to churn?
It’s never too early or too late to start learning onboarding best practices that will bring structure to your process and faster value to your customers. Whether you’re a true beginner in the Customer Success field or a seasoned professional, these best practices will help shape how you approach onboarding and your understanding of Customer Success as a whole.
During this series of lectures, you will:
- Develop the skills to determine what success looks like to your customers and how to achieve it
- Create plans and playbooks that will streamline your onboarding process and make it more customer-centric
- Discover why collaboration between the Sales and Customer Success teams is key to a good relationship with your customers
Customer Success is a fairly new field that’s grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Companies are seeing the benefits of Customer Success at other organizations, like reducing churn and increasing Net Recurring Revenue, and want that success for themselves. Customer Success, once thought of as a luxury or nice to have, is quickly becoming essential to a company’s ability to win over and maintain strong relationships with their customers.
What does that mean for you? This is the perfect time to establish a Customer Success process within your company or suggest exciting innovations to an existing process. With these best practices as part of your toolkit, you’ll be ready to establish strong foundations and build on that base with creative ideas of your own.
This course consists of 3-4 lectures per section, and each section includes at least one exercise that will help review what you’ve learned and get you thinking further about each best practice. Activities in this course include creating your own Customer Success Plan, practicing your meeting presentation skills, crafting the beginnings of an onboarding playbook, and more!
I’ve been working in Customer Success for the last four years and have learned so much from trial and error, as well as the wonderful Customer Success community. I’ve taught groups small and large how to build their own Customer Success practice, and I’m excited to share my knowledge with you! We’ll update this course with new information and resources as often as possible to keep you at the forefront of what’s considered best practice in the world of Customer Success.
Whether you’re new to Customer Success and onboarding or you’re a Customer Success leader looking for inspiration, this course can get you started. No matter what, you’ll leave this course with a new ally in your Customer Success journey. Take that step and let’s explore these best practices together!
Who this course is for:
- Employees who are looking to build a career in Customer Success
- Employees who have just started their career in Customer Success and are looking for best practices for foundational knowledge
- Employees who have experience working in Customer Success but are looking for ways to streamline their processes with best practices
- Leaders who are beginning to build a Customer Success practice
- Business professionals who are looking to improve the customer experience
- Business professionals who are looking to improve customer retention
- Business professionals who need to improve the Sales to Operations handoff
LIFTu is a collective of experts dedicated to helping businesses earn customers for life. Our instructors have extensive experience in customer success and are passionate about helping companies grow and thrive. With a focus on research in action, social organic adoption, and teaching customer success, our instructors are equipped to provide valuable insights and practical strategies for building long-lasting customer relationships.
Our instructors deeply understand the latest trends and best practices in customer success, and they use this knowledge to develop engaging and informative courses. Each instructor is a thought leader in their field, and they bring a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom. Whether you are a small business owner, a marketer, or a customer success manager, our instructors will provide the tools and strategies you need to drive growth and build loyal customers.
At LIFTu, the key to customer success is understanding your customer's needs and delivering value at every stage of the customer journey. Our instructors are experts in this approach and will teach you how to implement effective customer success strategies in your business. From understanding customer behavior and creating targeted marketing campaigns to building and maintaining long-lasting customer relationships, our instructors will guide you through every step.
Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your customer success efforts to the next level, LIFTu is the perfect place to learn from the best. Our instructors are dedicated to helping you succeed, and they will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and support you need to build a thriving business. With LIFTu, you will be well on your way to earning customers for life.