Course Information

  • 31st October - 18th November2022

  • Time input 3 - 3.5 hours per week. Live sessions Monday and Wednesday at 4-5pm CET and some exercises to do on your own time. You will be able to do the program in parallel with the normal work week.

  • Leaders in Customer Success. Exclusive and limited group SaaS, Tech and Subscription Businesses.

  • An intense training program for leaders within Customer Success that are looking to bring their organization to the next level. The program includes live training sessions, workshops, group exercises and tests. You will be able to do the program in parallel with the normal work week. The program has been designed by Lincoln Murphy, Sixteen Ventures and Johan Nilsson, Startdeliver to give you the skills, know-how and practice of a truly great Head of Customer Success in 2022. The program is centered on processes and strategies to move forward.


Week 1 - Design

Create an organization structure designed to ensure your customers and team success

In addition to Leading, Managing, and Coaching your team, as Head of Customer Success, you’re also responsible for designing an organization that won’t just meet the goals of today, but is set up to meet the goals of the future. The biggest issue with most Customer Success Management organizations and the way they are designed is that they aren’t. A World-class Head of Customer Success doesn’t have an operating model that has simply evolved haphazardly over time but, rather, is deliberate in designing everything that goes into a truly scalable and extensible model. You will leave this week with an understanding of what goes into the design of your organization and operating model, the frameworks and philosophies necessary to design that model, and the confidence to approach it in a deliberate way.

Week 2 - Expand

Drive NRR growth through expansion revenue without being salesy

The purpose of Customer Success is to consistently improve Net Revenue Retention (NRR). You approve NRR by reducing churn, reducing contraction, and increasing expansion, otherwise known as upsell. Using expansion to offset - and hopefully surpass - revenue churn is a sound strategy for growth, but much like other aspects of Customer Success Management there’s a right way to do it and a way that produces poor results that should be avoided. No one that gets into Customer Success does so because they want to be in Sales. You’ll leave this week with the frameworks and mindset to take people who have self-identified as anything but sales and turn them into the top revenue generating organization in your company in a way that doesn’t alienate but rather empowers them.

Week 3 - Scale

Manage more customers and more revenue more efficiently

The need to scale is a great problem to have. As we add new customers we need to ensure that those customers are consistently achieving their Appropriate Experience (AX) and hitting their Goals. AX + Goals is known as Desired Outcome. How do you continue to help customers achieve their Desired Outcome as your customer base achieves rapid, exponential growth? Scale is all about efficiency, but just like anything, Scaling can be done the right way, or in a way that produces poor or even the opposite results that you’re looking for. You will leave this week with an understanding of what scalability truly is, the frameworks in mindset required to approach scaling your Customer Success Management organization the right way, and a list of pitfalls to avoid to ensure your success, your team success, and the continued success of your customers.

Weekly schedule

  1. 1
    • Welcome & Program Overview

    • Course Start survey

    • Workbook week 1

    • Concepts & Common Definitions

    • Friday - Pre-recording

    • Monday - Live session recording

    • Answers to remaining Q&A questions from Oct 31st

    • Bonus Material: Support vs Success Positioning

    • Tuesday - Scenario week 1

    • Wednesday - Live session recording November 2nd

    • Thursday - Quiz week 1

  2. 2
    • Friday - Pre-recording

    • Workbook week 2

    • Monday - Live session recording November 7th

    • Bonus material: Progress Milestones template

    • Tuesday - Scenario week 2

    • Wednesday - Live session recording November 9th

    • Answers to remaining Q&A questions from Nov 7th

    • Thursday - Quiz week 2

  3. 3
    • Friday - Pre-recording

    • Workbook week 3

    • Capacity Planning Worksheet

    • Monday - Live session recording November 14th

    • Tuesday - Scenario 3

    • Wednesday - Live session recording November 16th

    • Thursday - Quiz week 3


Lincoln Murphy

Lincoln Murphy is a world-renowned growth architect, consultant, author and speaker. As one of the earliest evangelists for Customer Success, Lincoln was invited to co-author the book on Customer Success.

Johan Nilsson

Johan Nilsson is a Swedish technology entrepreneur. He has a long background building SaaS-companies and is presently the CEO & founder of Startdeliver, a next generation Customer Success Software.