Expert in Customer Experience. Former e-Visionary at IBM
Over three decades, Mike Wittenstein has successfully advised leaders and their teams during times of immense change. His robust story-driven process helps bring clarity to their stories, strategic plans, brands, reorganizations, customer experiences, and game plans. A serial innovator, Mike started one of the world’s first digital agencies (GALILEO), customer experience practices (IBM), and a hybrid strategy/experience/story consultancy (Storyminers). He has advised leaders in specialty retail and healthcare, hospitality, professional services, associations, technology, and other services-based industries on change, digital transformation, design thinking, business storytelling, innovation, employee and customer experience, service design, and strategic communications.
Mike’s client roster includes: AT&T, Adobe, Apple, Chick-fil-A, Delta Airlines, Holiday Inn, IBM, the University of Phoenix, Piedmont Hospital, Transitions Optical, and hundreds of others. Together, his clients have captured almost $2 billion in added value by applying his ideas and processes. Mike is an award-winning speaker, experience designer, advisor, coach, and consultant with experience in 24 countries. Based on two years of study and work abroad, Mike brings cross-cultural awareness and the ability to work in four languages – English (fluent), Portuguese (stage-capable), Spanish (conversational), and Russian (basic). Meeting planners, event organizers, and corporate trainers recognize him for his approachable, understandable, and positive presence.
Mike is an often-quoted thought leader, interview guest, and top-ranked social media contributor. Mike travels from Atlanta and works in all national and international markets virtually, in live sessions, in-person, on-stage, in hybrid events, as part of recorded events, and with the press.
Now the founder and managing partner at Storyminers, Mike shepherds mid-market companies to higher operating results and profitable exits using Storyminers’ unique combination of Story, Strategy, Experience Design, and Technology.
-The World's Best Experiences
-The Future of Customer Experience
-Breaking Big Things
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