Why nlightencx?

nlightencx opened its doors in 2005 when our CEO Nathalie Schooling, identified a gap in the SA market for using enhanced customer experiences as a key business differentiator. Now a multiple award-winning company, we are recognised as South Africa’s leading multidisciplinary CX specialists.

Our unique methodology is based on a robust ‘no-nonsense’ approach to CX that cuts to the core to reveal deep insights into your client’s behaviour and perception of your business.

A lot of CX companies rely on digital or on-the-fly phone questionnaires to gather their data, but our process is slightly different. We specialise in targeted, in-depth telephonic interviews so that we can really get under the skin of your customer. This requires more effort, but the rewards are that much greater because we don’t just give you a number on a scorecard, we give you the WHY behind the number. And understanding the WHY can be a key differentiator for your business.

Further to this, we offer our clients a range of multi-disciplinary and tailor-made CX solutions that goes beyond research.

Our wealth of expertise enables us to translate insights and data into actionable strategies that can work to mitigate risk, capitalise on cross and up-sell opportunities, ensure client loyalty, and drive overall business growth.

We also offer our clients a full suite of CX training options to include our signature SETA accredited train-the-trainer programme.

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What’s a business without customers? We fundamentally understand that your customers are the ones who keep your lights on. It’s therefore our mission to find out what makes them tick and assist you to create and deliver experiences that exceed expectations.

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Dedicated

We are with you through each and every step of the way. We don’t stop until we have your business’s CX where it needs to be.

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Customer-Centred

You, our customer, will always come first. Your needs and the needs of your clients are front and centre throughout the entire process.

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Outcomes-Oriented

Your business success is our main focus. Therefore, we ensure that the CX strategy we develop for you will have a direct and positive impact on your bottom-line.

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Tailored Solutions

Good CX is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We bring our wealth of experience to the table to create very specific and tailored CX solutions to suit your business needs.

Leadership
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We are dedicated Customer Experience professionals at the top of our game. We love what we do and this shines through in the results we achieve for our clients.

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Farah ViviersDirector of Finance & Governance

Farah-Diba has extensive knowledge in the development and implementation of workplace policies and procedures. This has proven an invaluable skill in being able to ensure the sustainability of work processes in an organisation.

Her exceptionally strong business acumen has gained her vast experience in the financial services sector extending from loan origination to banking, utility management, and property development. A passionate advocate for women’s empowerment, a major milestone in Farah’s career was becoming the first female dealer of Total SA, a groundbreaking achievement in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

In her current role as Financial Director at nlightencx, she has become well known for developing formidable financial governance structures and creating an inspired shared vision that has yielded phenomenal results in sometimes-volatile economic conditions.

“ Self-confidence is the best outfit. Rock it, and own it.”
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Nathalie SchoolingCEO

Nathalie is an experienced customer service strategist, trainer, and improvement specialist with more than 25 years experience in the customer service and experience industry. She founded nlightencx in 2005, which she has grown into a multiple award-winning customer experience company, recognised as one of South Africa’s leading CX enterprises. Her extensive experience in the South African corporate environment translates into a unique understanding of the challenges facing modern businesses and the increasingly competitive environment in which they have to operate – which allows her to apply proven customer service principles to help them overcome those challenges. In 2020, Nathalie was recognized as a top 150 global thought leader by the International Customer Experience Management Platform, Survey Sensum. In 2021, she was selected one of the top Global CX influencers to follow by the international publication, The Awards Magazine, and was also featured in the CX Hall of Fame.

“ My best is when we pitch for work, we can see the hesitation at first with some of the folk in the room being less than convinced. Fast forward 12 months, and they are seeing major positive changes reflecting in their customer satisfaction scores. We then see the proverbial lights come on. That ‘aha’ moment is what gets me so excited about the power of CX.”
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Brendon
Bairstow-KlopperDirector

Brendon Bairstow-Klopper has more than 18 years experience across a number of customer service fields. His vast and diverse cross-sector background affords him an in-depth understanding of the expectations of clients and consumers.

Brendon's strong strategic abilities and keen business insights give him the ability to convert theoretical knowledge into practical execution with successful outcomes. With a laser focus on the interventions needed to improve upon a customer experience, Brendon’s sought-after expertise has successfully been translated into actionable strategies for various global clients.

“My favourite thing about CX is that when done right, it’s constantly pushing you as a company to be better, to do more, and to be held accountable for the promise you make to your clients. I’m also a creative, and I love coming up with very specific ideas and tailored solutions for our clients. It’s not a -one-size-fits-all fix, and that’s what makes what we do so specialised and dynamic.”

We’ve proven ourselves over the past

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They say hard work pays off! Here’s a glance at the awards and accolades we’ve achieved over the years, together with our formidable CX dream team. Be sure to refresh this page from time to time because we’re always striving to add to the list as we continue to innovate and evolve.

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