About Alex Allwood
Empowering Customer-Centric Growth
Empowering Leadership and Employee Teams
‘Alex was fantastic at connecting our customer journey insights to our culture development, demonstrating how we can collaborate as one team to be a truly customer-centric organisation.’
– Chief Experience Officer, Australia’s fastest growing tourism group
I am the founder and Director, Customer Strategy and Experience for the management consulting firm, All Work Together. I utilise customer empathy in my CX management and design practice to help our clients put customer needs at the centre of their thinking, problem solving and decision making to make a difference in customers’ lives.
We work with organisations in the financial services, healthcare, insurance, technology, professional services, tourism, retail and non-profit sectors. Utilising our Signature Customer-Centric Method, we partner with leadership teams to develop deeper customer connection and understanding, unite the business with a new CX vision and strategy and align employee teams to deliver experiences that matter to customers.
In addition to my consulting, I’ve authored two books, my latest published in 2019, Customer Empathy: A radical intervention in customer experience management and design. I facilitate customer experience training workshops and regularly speak and write on customer-centric growth.
PS: I’m also a self-confessed CX geek!
Empowering Conference Audiences
As a two-time author and leading authority on customer experience, I’m regularly invited to deliver the keynote speech at conferences and seminars across Australia. Topics include: Switching On and Scaling Customer Empathy, Empowered Customer-Centric Leadership, Fostering a Customer-Centric Culture to Drive Growth and The Future of Customer Experience.
‘Poignant opening … Good storytelling.’ – Jon Yeo, TEDx Melbourne
Empowering CX Learning
My customer experience training workshops are highly effective in developing and strengthening skills to improve CX capabilities. Workshops include: Empathy Mapping, Customer Experience Mapping, Customer Journey Mapping, Service Blueprinting and Design Thinking. Workshops help executives and employees alike build the skills and confidence to apply a customer-centric mindset and frameworks, tools and methods back into their day-to-day work.
‘Very usable mapping process that I can take back into my workplace.’MORE
– Healthshare NSW
Book Reviews: Customer Empathy – A radical intervention in customer experience management and design
Reader Review #20
“Customer Empathy could not have come at a better time as we work through the COVID-19 crisis and try to manage the experiences of our employees, customers, community, and family. An easy to read and practical book that clearly helps you understand what being Empathetic looks like and how to ‘turn it on’ in your organization. Excellent breadth of research and references provides further value and the opportunity to dig deeper into the skill that will help organizations meet their customer needs and differentiate themselves during this crisis.” – Anita Siassios, Managing Director
Reader Review #15
Reader Review #3
“A profound concept, simply and succinctly communicated. Don’t be limited by the title – this is a book that should be read and adopted as a manifesto by anyone who wants to connect with and serve others in a meaningful way.” – Sarah Pennell, General Manager
Reader Review #16
“Many of us talk about how to improve the customer experience – Alex Allwood and this joyful yellow book cover and its contents actually live the customer experience – by understanding empathy. Seeing, listening and feeling – if there was ever a time when you needed this book in your back pocket – I reckon it’s about now. Evidence, storytelling, and practical advice.” Amanda Jones – Chief Marketing Officer
Reader Review #10
“Alex Allwood guides you through more meaningful approaches and unlocks one of the strongest methods for impacting customer experiences – empathy. Check it out.” – Anton Buchner, Marketing Advisor
Reader Review #9
“Alex Allwood makes a fresh and compelling case for businesses to drill deeper when it comes to understanding their customers’ experience.’
Through a blend of fascinating anecdotes, rigorous research and original insights, Alex Allwood makes a fresh and compelling case for businesses to drill deeper when it comes to understanding their customers’ experience.
Because beyond the data, knowledge of what customers are actually feeling is hugely illuminating – and it’s this that will guide better decision-making and business practices.
‘Customer Empathy’ demonstrates that the benefits of this approach are manifold. Customers feel more understood and valued. Employees feel their work is more meaningful and satisfying. And businesses and the people who lead them can get greater clarity around purpose.
I also enjoyed that the book not only made the case for ‘why’ customer empathy matters, but it also supplied an extensive list of tools and resources business leaders can use to strengthen their organisation’s customer empathy capability – so the ‘how’ was covered well too.
In short, ‘Customer Empathy’ is a highly enjoyable read that delivers powerful insights for anyone who wants to build a better business.” – Anne Farrell, Head of Marketing
Reader Review #19
“A must read for all who participate in designing customer experiences and interested in nailing it. Digestible, well researched and timely, Customer Empathy delivers a valuable lens for marketing and management teams by expanding on the value of empathy, that need not stop with the customer experience. Highly recommend this book. Again – I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s one of those books that make you feel like going back to start as soon as you’ve finished!” – Tess Kennedy, Senior Marketing Manager
Reader Review #8
“A well researched and easy read. Quickly calls out why many organisations are missing the mark when it comes to executing their customer strategy. Alex provides the key as to why this is the case along with implementable solutions. I recommend to all leaders seeking to understand their customers’ experiences and improve outcomes for customers, employees and shareholders.” – Greg Merriman, Business Owner
Reader Review #7
“A terrific book! I highly recommend it to anyone in the field of customer experience, customer service and beyond.” – Neil Davey, Managing Editor
Reader Review #5
“Alex opened my eyes to a new perspective on how we should view the customer experience and more importantly our relationship and the impact. This is worth the read, challenging, informative and with a great road map for next steps.” – Bette McIntyre, GM Organisational Effectiveness