Business Owner: Cynthia Gossman
What are your business's core values, goals, and overall mission?
As CEO/President of CG Coaching & Consulting, our overall mission is to increase happiness; so many are waiting to be happy until they get the right job or the big promotion, the perfect spouse, or the big house. What many don’t realize is happiness starts within. If one can manifest happiness first, better performance and increased success will come more quickly, easily, and most important enjoyably.
Here at CG Coaching & Consulting, our core values are integrity, honesty, and trust.
Our goal is to be a catalyst in others to help them achieve their goals personally and professionally through happiness. We want more people to live their lives ‘on purpose’, ‘with purpose’ and JOY. We can achieve this by teaching positive psychology and emotional intelligence in the workplace. These two principles will increase employee engagement, synergy and happiness in the culture of the company.
Share some unique facts and business history? What makes your business stand out?
What does a happy workplace get you?
125% less burnout (HBR)
300% (3x) more creative/innovative (HBR) 44% higher retention (GALLUP 2007) 46% more satisfied with their jobs (HBR) 50% better safety records (GALLUP 2007)
Success is NOT the precursor to Happiness – Happiness IS the precursor to success. What makes my business stand out is utilizing Positive Psychology and Emotional Intelligence.
Positive psychology is the study of happiness. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. Both studies increase happiness and growth in the culture of the business and within each individual.
Cynthia is a Certified EQi2 and EQi360 facilitator and trainer and provides emotional intelligence testing and assessments for executive, management, and employees to help in leadership and team building.
Through her coaching and consulting she increases leadership enrichment and development to the culture of the business utilizing proven techniques and practical skills. She is the creator of PAP© (patience, acceptance, perspective) and offers alternative methods against learned behaviors and perspective to her clients to help them make positive shifts in communications and relations both personally and professionally.
What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?
Personal and Professional Coaching
Professional and Corporate Consultation
EQi2 and EQi360 (Emotional Intelligence) Testing and Assessments to support leadership and team building
Training for entrepreneurs, small businesses and large corporations.
Able to assist human resources, develop and implement programs for employee wellness and culture.
Customized classes, workshops, and seminars.
What are the greatest obstacles and/or challenges that your business has faced? How have you and your business overcome them?
One of the greatest challenges my business has faced is finding contacts with various human resource departments. I am sure I will be able to overcome this challenge with my membership with the chamber.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
One of my accomplishments I am most proud of is being the founder and visionary of a 501(c)3 IRS approved non-profit that served young widows and widowers. Not only did this experience help in developing my coaching skills, increase my compassion and empathy for others, it played a huge part as one of the original seeds that developed my creation PAP©; it was a valuable experience in learning how nonprofit organizations are fueled by passion, help charities and the relationships they hold with for profit businesses.
What do you see for the future of your business?
I see CG Coaching & Consulting becoming recognized in the community as the leader in coaching and consulting professionals and businesses on enriching relations, culture, profits and overall growth by incorporating the principles of positive psychology and emotional intelligence.
Why are you a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce?
I joined the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce to connect with business owners and build more relationships in the Hampton Roads Business Community and to be a part of strengthening our business leaders and commerce in this area and beyond.