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About VQ

Our passion is turning the possibility of leadership potential into the promise of leadership success.

We epitomize a lifetime of “scheduling possibilities”…and then acting upon them to transform visionary pursuits into reality. What visionary pursuits are you ready to tackle? What possibilities are you ready to schedule?

We are here to serve your development needs. We are here to help you achieve more.

Let’s turn your possibilities into success.

Executive Summary

  • Extensive leadership experience
  • Award-winning leaders of teams
  • Laser-like focus on behaviors
  • Track records of success
  • Entrepreneurial and creative endeavors

Vision Quest Values

  • Climb High – Think BIG!
  • Dream and Wonder (Be Visionary)
  • Conquer Fear – Read and Grow
  • Do Your Best…and Celebrate Success!

Joanne Cumiskey

Founder, President/CEO

  • Michigan State University, with honors
  • Manager of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Regional Manager of the Year
  • National Speakers Association
    – President/Past-President
    – VP of Education
    – Chapter Member of the Year (twice)
  • Association for Talent Development
  • Author of SMART Steps – The ART of Success
  • Radio and Television Appearances

Temple Cumiskey

Business Manager

  • United States Military Academy
  • Retired Lt. Col — USAF
  • Automotive Management
    – Ford, American Motors, Chrysler
  • Michigan State University, MBA
  • West Point Society of Michigan
    – Board Member/Treasurer
  • Southeast Michigan Porsche Club
    – Officer/Treasurer

An Authentic Vision Quest

The signs were evident early on. Joanne’s passion for developing others was readily apparent at a young age. She played “teacher” at her childhood blackboard for hours using encyclopedias as text books and stuffed animals as students.

Fast-forward to her corporate career…

After leading award-winning teams, time and again, Joanne (Estes) Cumiskey reflected on how she was able to replicate winning team behavior not once, not twice, but multiple times throughout her 20-year sales and leadership career. What was the secret?

Joanne deduced the secret was her laser-like focus on developing behaviors vs. obsessive attention to only driving the numbers. Now, please don’t misunderstand. Joanne is keenly aware that numbers and business acumen and a host of other skills are critical factors in generating repetitive success. But what made her genuinely unique among her peers and colleagues was her focus on teaching team members disciplined behaviors of success and developing them to their fullest potential.

All this led to award-winning outcomes, not once, not twice, but time and again. And so, armed with knowledge, experience, and an enviable track record, Joanne decided to take her expertise for developing others and do what she had always envisioned doing…become an entrepreneur and launch her own business.

Vision Quest was founded in 1996. It began as a training and development company with “training systems to change the future” as its recognizable tagline. And change the future it did!

Since 1996 Vision Quest has served hundreds of clients’ learning and development needs. Literally, thousands have been taught key behaviors of success. And today we keep growing, one client at a time.

Twenty plus years later…

Vision Quest has since evolved into Vision Quest Leadership LLC. Our laser-like focus on developing the highest caliber leaders inspired a revision of our original business name to accurately reflect the essence of our work today…Leadership Development.

Now, as Vision Quest Leadership LLC, we’d like to help you develop a new generation of enlightened leaders who drive results, not by numbers alone, but by unleashing the true potential and capability of their people, possibilities, and teams. We invite you to contact us.