Neural Coupling and Better Listening

Last Updated May 20th, 2022

Robyn LaVassaur, Summit Funding, The Customer Experience Podcast, Oregon, mortgage, lender, loan officer, leadership, management, coaching, training, mentoring


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We don’t need a less human experience in the mortgage industry — we need more.

Everyone is seeking financial insight and guidance, but few people trust a machine for it more than a professional person. We need honest conversations with an expert who will discuss what’s pertinent — specifically to us. On the customer side, that’s the experience we need and want. On the expert side, that’s the joy of helping people achieve what they want, whether a house, a job, or a personalized experience.

Today’s guest is Robyn LaVassaur, Executive Vice President of Sales at Summit Funding. Ranked nationally in the top 50 women loan originators and the number one originator in Oregon for back-to-back years, Robyn is one of the mortgage lending industry’s top producers.

When it comes to what drives CX conversations, Robyn feels that neural coupling (brains stimulated by each other to fire in the same direction) is one of the most critical human contributions — one that technology can neither replicate nor replace.

“I fell in love with customer experience through a lot of tripping, falling, scraping my knees, and learning what people were looking for and being able to deliver,” Robyn said. Today, she shares insights on leadership lessons, boundaries, CX, relationship-driven business, the importance of video messages, and how neural coupling happens when we listen, learn, and share. We also examine how Robyn learned to prioritize human-to-human conversation and its vital role in meeting client expectations.

Robyn and I also talked about:

How to ask better questions – and truly listen to the answers
Why neural-coupling drives better conversations and relationships
How to set boundaries to balance family and work
Why problem-solving leads to career success
How video helps her stand out in the competitive mortgage industry



Neural Coupling and Better Listening

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Video Highlights: Neural Coupling and Better Listening

Check out the top five video highlights from the discussion with Robyn LaVassaur


1. Customer Experience is Delivery Plus One



2. Asking Better Questions (Two Whys)



3. Managing Customer Expectations



4. Finding People’s Passions



5. Why Send Video Messages


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Ethan Beute | About The Author

Chief Evangelist at BombBomb, host of The Customer Experience Podcast, and Wall Street Journal bestselling co-author of Human-Centered Communication and Rehumanize Your Business, Ethan Beute collects and tells stories of clearer communication, human connection, and higher conversion through simple, personal video messages. BA: University of Michigan. MBA: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

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