In his new book The Gold Standard, Cowie teaches how leaders can approach their business in the same way, by having unrelenting focus on creating an experience that exceeds customer expectations, often times in priceless ways that you may simply be overlooking.
Buy The Gold Standard and let Cowie's incredible stories and practical advice inspire you to make your business better and even have more fun by engaging with your customers and clients in this new way.
Don't lose your customers to someone else who has taken the steps to wow them.
Learn how to cultivate the most incredible customer experiences on earth through this essential guide by Colin Cowie, distinguished purveyor of unforgettable “wow” events for the world’s most demanding clients.
If you’re searching for ways to ensure your customers walk away from your company with a smile on their face and a plan to return, you found it. And any business organization can adapt the tools and techniques in this book.
Colin Cowie, one of the world’s most sought-after event planners, shares the hard-won and hard-nosed advice he has learned through entertaining and engaging stories and examples. He gives readers the indisputable blueprint for creating a customer-service culture that anyone can tailor to their own needs, whether you’re a shopkeeper, corporate marketing director, or budding event planner.
Upon coming to the United States from South Africa with $400 in his pocket, Colin built his highly successful catering and event-planning business from the ground up to become event planner to the most respected tastemakers and personalities in the world—including Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, and Kim Kardashian, to name a few.
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'Colin Cowie's events are the gold standard for creating unforgettable experiences. His relentless pursuit of excellence sets him apart in the customer service industry. Following his advice, you will impress your customers and keep them coming back for more.' -- Susan Dell, Philanthropist, MSD Capital -- MSD Capital
'In today's world, service is the only true differentiator, making The Gold Standard a must-read book for anyone interested in improving service in their business. Colin Cowie's mastery of service excellence delivery is unsurpassed and can be applied in virtually any industry. This is a guidebook to success as he shares all of his secrets to creating happy and loyal customers in a compelling 'how to' anecdotal style.' -- Cindy Novotny, Radical Mentor, Master Connection Associates -- Master Connection Associates
'In Colin's enjoyable, fascinating book, he shares his secrets of A+ customer service. Readers can surprise their clients and customers with what their clients and customers didn't know they wanted. That's the ultimate in proactive service.' -- Jackie and David Simon, Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group -- Simon Property Group
'Colin's engaging writing style is evident from the first page. His unique references exploring standards of excellence ranging from McDonald's fries in North Dakota to a royal wedding in Doha make this book truly stand out. Frankly, it's the best first-person analysis I've read on the topic of customer service. It's an enjoyable read with unforgettable practical advice you can put into use immediately.' -- Ken Blanchard, The Ken Blanchard Companies, Co-author of Bestsellers, The New One Minute Manager and Raving Fans -- The New One Minute Manager
'Let's face it, at some level, we're all in the service business, regardless of our profession. If you are looking for a way to get the most positive reaction to whatever you do, get The Gold Standard. Colin's stories and practical advice will help you remove the bumps you don't see now on your road to success.' -- Ryan Seacrest, Emmy Award Winning Television Host and Producer -- Emmy Award Winning Television Host and Producer
'Excellent customer service begins long before the customer walks in the door. It's created, planned, and organized with each step thought through in a way that your customer is sure to enjoy-- a seamless, unsurpassed experience that they'll want to repeat, over and over again. In his book, Colin tells you how you can create your version of The Gold Standard.' -- Jean Georges Vongerichten, Chef, Bestselling Cookbook Author and Television Personality -- Bestselling Cookbook Author and Television Personality
'Colin Cowie is a master at creating unforgettable experiences. His latest book is a must-read for all those seeking new ways to elevate their services, delight their customers, and build lasting relationships.' -- Pauline Brown, Former Chair of LVMH North America and Author of Aesthetic Intelligence -- Aesthetic Intelligence
'I truly believe Colin Cowie's The Gold Standard is more timely than ever, as businesses look to engage with the shifting needs of their guests. A copy of this powerful book in the hands of the people who work with you can elevate the experience of everyone involved and undoubtedly increase the size of your audience.' -- Radha Arora, President, Rosewood Hotels and amp; Resorts -- Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
'Colin is the epitome of The Gold Standard. As a hospitalitarian at some of the finest luxury hotels, clubs, and real estate developments globally, I have looked to Colin to help me transform my teams to ensure a memorable guest experience for all! Thank you, Colin, for your fabulous visionary leadership.' -- John Carlton Tolbert, Blackstone Real Estate Hotels and amp; Resorts and Founder, Revelation Consultancy -- Revelation Consultancy
'Incredible nuggets of wisdom. Nothing teaches like experience, and the insight that Colin Cowie shares in The Gold Standard is a must-read. Inspirational and energizing for those who aspire to deliver the absolute finest in customer service.' -- Alan Fuerstman, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Montage International -- Montage International
'What I enjoy most about restaurant life is the sense that I am inviting the world to dinner. There is a rarefied thrill in surpassing our guests' high expectations-- every day, year in and year out! If your goal is consistent excellence, Colin's The Gold Standard offers you far more than you expect. Everyone who works with me is going to have a copy!' -- Eric Ripert, Chef and Owner, Le Bernardin, Bestselling Cookbook Author and Television Personality -- Chef and Owner, Le Bernardin
Colin Cowie has led an extraordinary life. He arrived in the United States from South Africa in 1985; his smarts, personality, and stylish sensibility have led him into the fast-paced, glamorous world of planning over-the-top parties for royalty, celebrities, and business luminaries. Respected around the world as an arbiter of style, Colin Cowie has been at the forefront of event and wedding planning for the past 25 years, creating trends and raising the bar for providing the ultimate guest experience.
Colin has created some of the most talked-about events in the world, including the multi-million-dollar opening of Palm Island Dubai, the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, and Atlantis on Nassau Island, as well as Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Bali. In addition to Oprah, his celebrity clients include Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Iovine, Kim Kardashian, Lil Wayne, Nicole Kidman, and Demi Moore, to name a few. Colin’s corporate clients include Audemars Piguet, Dom Perignon, Davidoff of Geneva, Warner Bros., CBS, Cash Money Records, The Whitney Museum, Architectural Digest, Kerzner International’s One and Only Hotels, and Cosmopolitan and Style.