Hey there! I’m Mark Cumicek.
I'm a Certified Dream Manager and Life Coach who increases team and organizational engagement and performance by empowering your people to become greater versions of themselves.
I'm on a mission to eradicate the quiet desperation that plagues so many people's lives.
I believe we all have superpowers
One of my superpowers is my approachability. This leads to creating and fostering an environment where people are comfortable having real conversations uncovering deep insights.
My story behind becoming a Dream Manager
It was Easter Sunday, six years ago. My family and I were about to depart my brothers when I heard my dad say, “Wait, wait. Before anyone goes, I have something in my trunk for each of you.”
This wasn’t unusual for my dad. Whether it was pens, notebooks, or any other object he had too much of, he frequently would pass these on to us. But this time was different.
When he opened his trunk, out came a box of books. He had a book for each of us. After giving each of us a book, we headed out, not thinking twice about it.
That book sat on my nightstand for nine months. In between, I would pick it up, read the foreword or reviews, and put it back. But something deep inside of me kept pulling me back to that book. I finally began reading it.
After I finished the first chapter, I couldn’t put it down. I finished it within a week, which is a massive accomplishment for a slow reader like myself. The content in the book was good, but one thing stood out to me.
I loved the way the author’s words spoke to me. That author was Matthew Kelly. And in the following year, I dug into his content and found the book that forever changed my life, The Dream Manager.
That book grabbed me by the shoulders and shook me. It provided me with the understanding, in a more intentional manner, of the things I was already doing as a leader.
But it also provided me with some new frameworks. And before you know it, that book became a part of who I am and how I go about making a difference in this world.
It led me to become a Certified Dream Manager in 2019 and provide me a new set of tools to help organizations and individuals become even greater versions.
In addition, I'm deeply passionate about "adding arrows to my quiver" in order to be the best possible coach for those I serve.
This means continually expanding my knowledge & skills via other frameworks such as those from Optimize, Dream Leader Institute, and Positive Intelligence.