Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most popular questions about (cg) services.
Who is cg?
My name is Corey Gonzalez, but some call me (cg). At my core, I am a problem-solver and brand builder and thrive on helping others move forward and reach their potential. For over 17 years, I have worked with a short list of professionals, businesses, and brands who are the best at what they do or are working toward that goal. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve, sustain, and maintain what they want most.Learn More about Corey Gonzalez (cg) »
What do you do exactly?
1. I help individuals clearly define where they want to go, how they will get there, and provide the accountability needed so they can move forward and achieve their desired outcome.
2. I assist businesses with strategic planning, business growth, and brand marketing.
3. I partner with brands helping them build, grow, and connect.
My aim is to provide significant value and help my clients achieve, sustain, and maintain what they want most.
Why do you do what you do?
So often in my daily conversations, I hear people talk about what they do for work, and after a few questions, I discover there is so much more they wish to do with their lives. They share their passions, dreams, and goals, which some have had for many years, but due to certain circumstances, they choose to settle for something less.
I don’t believe we were made to live a compromised life. I think everyone has an incredible opportunity to grow and move forward. Studies show that humans function better and live more satisfying lives when their work and whole life express their core values. Inside every person, business, and brand is a potential worth reaching. Unfortunately, many limit what they are capable of and reduce their potential to a false reality they come to believe is their portion.
Growing up, I was blessed to have incredibly supportive coaches around me who not only believed in my ability but pushed me to keep growing. It shaped who I am today and showed me the power of coaching and accountability. More importantly, they planted a desire inside of me to help others move forward, grow, and reach their potential.
I want to help people live the lives they believe they were created to live. ~cg
What is coaching?
Coaching is the mechanism to help you achieve the success you define for yourself, and the coach is the ally or partner that helps get you there.
Coaches are truth-tellers, sharing the truth of the clients’ situation as they see it. They bring clarity to the clients’ situation by articulating the gaps, opportunities, strengths, and possibilities that they observe all in a way that is clear to you.
Masterful coaches do not think they know something the clients do not.Still, they respect the fact that power to change comes from being able to see circumstances from more than one perspective. Coaches also say what is so by sharing their perception of the truth and since coaching clients are not fragile, coaches do not need to withhold information from you.
Why do I need a coach?
“Everyone needs a coach. We all need people to give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” ~Bill Gates
The best aspect of a good coach is that they act as a partner and motivator. They see through the excuses that you make, and they hold you accountable. They see how you limit yourself to only doing the bare minimum, and they challenge you to do more. Their motivation is what helps you grow and become the person you want to be.
Maybe you feel stuck, or you have been busy, but your actions are not producing the results you desire? Perhaps you lack a plan for the future, or you’ve achieved a lot so far, but you need help getting to the next level?
A coach can help you through all of this, and a great coach does it in half the time. Having a coach who talks out your various issues and asks you the right questions can direct you toward the most effective way of breaking through your barriers and enabling you to achieve your goal(s). Your coach is also there to provide accountability, feedback, encouragement, and, most importantly, the truth, even if it is tough to hear.
Working with the right coach can help you:
To brainstorm brilliance
To bounce ideas
To be accountable
To receive guidance
To help you find direction
To help you reach your potential
To keep you focused on what's important
To make you accountable for your actions
To save you time and unnecessary stress
To increase your confidence and get you re-motivated
To train your brain into that winning mindset
To understand yourself better and identify blind spots
To improve your leadership skills
To boost your overall well-being
What's the process?
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Is coaching private?
Yes, I offer 1-on-1 coaching, and the items we discuss in a session are always private between you and me.
What if I am out of town?
I get to work with clients all over the US via phone or online via Zoom video meetings. At times, I can be available to meet in Spring Hill, TN or Franklin, TN. If you are out of town (outside the greater Nashville area), I can be available to travel to you, should you prefer this option.
Note: clients cover travel expenses with this option.
What is the cost?
Pricing can vary depending on a few options. I offer pay per session options ranging from $125-$250/session and pay per month ”plan” options that range from $399-$1299/mo.Learn More about Pricing »
I am not sure if it's for me?
Only you can decide if coaching if right for you. If you find yourself saying or thinking any of the statements below, I encourage you to move forward with coaching:
I want to make changes or advance my career.
I want help with strategic planning for my business or endeavor.
I want to be more effective in the way I work or manage my business.
I need help to develop my ideas into work that is rewarding.
I want to become a stronger leader and learn how to better manage people.
I want to build my brand and position myself as an expert in my field.
I want to learn better negotiating skills and how to value my work appropriately.
I want to increase my income and improve my financial security.
I need help to determine the right action steps that will allow me to meet my goals.
I need help to structure my schedule so I can get more done in less time.
I want to improve my productivity and time management skills.
What is required of me?
My coaching agreement specifies four essential requirements for a positive coaching relationship and includes the language below.
Throughout our coaching relationship, I will engage in direct and personal conversations with you, which will include asking specific questions and making requests. The purpose of these interactions is to remind you of your own intentions and coach you to realize them. In order for our coaching relationship to achieve the maximum result, I ask that you agree to the following:
1. Please be on time for all appointments. If you will be late, notify the COACH in advance. If you will miss an appointment, notify the COACH at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments missed without 24 hours notice will only be rescheduled at the COACH’s discretion.
2. Be honest and participate fully. Recognize that our sessions are a safe place to look at what you really want, and what it will take to make it happen.
3. Make a commitment to the action plans you create, and do what you have agreed to do.
4. Understand that the power of the coaching relationship can only be granted by you, and commit to making the relationship powerful. If you see that the coaching is not working as you desire, communicate, and take action to return the power to the relationship.
What is consulting?
Whereas a coach works with you to develop the skills you already have and works to bring out the “best” of you. A consultant is more of an expert you turn to for help with your project, business, or brand. They teach you skills you don’t know, analyze your business, and create action plans for you to implement.
If you as looking for advice or someone to give you the answers, you would benefit most from working with a consultant.
What is a brand partner?
Some of my clients choose to have me as a “Brand Partner” in their business. These clients have an idea, business, or brand, and I assist them as a partner to help them build their brand, grow their business, and better connect with their audience.
My brand partners are artists, professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, businesses, and brands of all kinds, and many are the best at what they do.
The Work: Often, my brand partners have me assist with strategic planning and brand growth. Some also choose to have me manage the development and implementation of their projects, as well.
How do I get started?
Getting started is easy
1. To kick things off we offer a FREE 20-min Discovery Call. Simply complete our “Getting Started” form, and we’ll reply with a link to schedule your call.
2. We’ll have the Discovery Call over the phone. On our discovery call, we’ll go over your needs to gain better insight into your situation as well as discuss our services and determine next steps.
3.Then we can set you up to move forward. We’ll go over some paperwork and on-board you as a cg brand solutions client. After that, you’ll be able to schedule your session.
If you prefer to have (cg) come to your business please send a message below.