Our coaches have worked with a variety of businesses, ranging from small teams of 3-5 people, to larger groups of 30 and more. Regardless of size, Create the Great in You is equipped to work with your team to encourage communication, inspire outside-the-box thinking and problem solving, and taking a positive approach to bettering mental health. We believe these skills are key in helping your teams work better together and achieve greater success.

Our goal is to inspire creativity, collaboration and positive mental health in all work place environments. We achieve this through our four programmes.

Team Building and Collaboration: Enables employees to recognise their own personal skills and how to use them in a group setting. It also provides an understanding that their peers may have a different work-process and this shouldn’t hinder the collaboration of their team.
Mental Strength & Resilience: Focuses on improving your employee’s ability to accept set-backs in their work, understand how the issues occurred and, most importantly, conceive solutions. Mentor Training: Identifies the potential leaders and teachers in your team. As a group, we discuss what characteristics make a great leader and encourage those who wish to help others. Finally; Keynote/Motivational Speaker: Is a talk by our coaches about their life experiences, the impact of those experiences and how their resilience allowed them to persevere.

To learn more about the programmes we can offer your students and faculty, please click on your desired option.


John Killeen

President of the Timoney Institute & Chairman of the Marine Institute

‘Mark McCormack fulfills a very important role in today’s society where there are many challenges to families where both parties are at work or indeed single parent families where the parent is in employment. These challenges arise from the time demands on families from many competing sources and this presents enormous stress on relationships within these families. These issues need to be addressed in an environment, and to endeavour to normalise and develop good relationships. These have become the priority for many Human Resources functions. Mark has been to the forefront in developing concepts to lead in this field in the corporate sector. His unique style and approach has seen him become highly regarded as having a significant influence in this field. Having seen Mark’s work and influence in this area, I can fully endorse his approach and I believe he can contribute significantly to improving and developing family relationships’


Real People, Real Testimonials!

Mark is an excellent communicator and a fantastic coach and mentor. He is a people person with an emphatic approach, a listening ear, and an honest friendly way about him such that he is not intrusive, and one feels like sharing. He wants to help and that comes across in his manner and method. He has helped me to build resilience and be more self-confident and also to reflect, deal with the negatives, focus on the positives, and think more creatively in my approach. Mark has given me the tools to help me reach my full potential both personally and professionally and, on that basis, I would have no hesitation in recommending ‘Create the Great in You.

S. Finnegan

Insurance Underwriter

I recently had the opportunity to be coached by Mark, I really appreciated the wonderful safe and non-judgmental space that he created during our sessions. His sincere, positive approach and caring nature along with appropriate levels of challenge created the perfect environment for me to explore some issues. Mark facilitated me in recognising limitations I had imposed upon myself and to identify solutions to my challenges. I was extremely happy with my outcomes.

C. Ryan

Senior Director of Commercial Supply Chain at Alkermes

Mark McCormack delivered various training on behalf of the M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet, He is passionate, driven and focused on supporting, guiding and enlightening those he works with.Participants on his courses found him to be engaging, informative and transformational. Personally, I would say Mark is dependable, open, and direct and he truly cares about people and seeing them evolve and blossom. I would highly recommend Mark whether for his workshops, his mentoring or coaching skills for either personal or professional development.

Linda Ennis

Employer Engagement Officer | LMETB

"Mark and his team were fantastic! Their stories were truly inspiring. The Junior and Senior students really enjoyed the workshops and discussions. The facilitators pitched the day perfectly. We would highly recommend ‘Create the Great in You’. Thank you!"

Walburg Ruane

Guidance Counsellor | St Louis CS, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo

"A very worthwhile program to increase self esteem & encourage young people to talk & express their opinions in a safe environment."

Marie Meehan

Year Head | St. Louis Secondary School, Dundalk, Co. Louth

"Mark and his team provided a very informative, constructive and interactive workshop with our Transition Year students. The feedback from our students was very positive and I would highly recommend this workshop to all secondary schools."

Joe O’Boyle

Transition Year Co-ordinator Our Ladies Secondary School, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan|

"We had Mark facilitate a personal development program for the first time this year in our school. The students seemed to really enjoy the experience. Mark went over and beyond for the students, catering for their individual needs. I would highly recommend Mark, his energy and enthusiasm for his work is evident."

Catriona Carragher

School Completion Co-ordinator | Inver College, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

"Create the Great in You has enabled our students to develop a creative independent approach to life. The time spent with Mark and the team has been a highlight of our TY year. Through mediums the students can relate to; such as rap and performing arts, they have flourished in finding a sense of self. The opportunity to express themselves and listen to others has helped develop their bond as a group. Create the Great in You is a positive, interactive, reflective initiative and very worthwhile."

Amanda Scully

Transition Year Co-ordinator | O’Carolan College, Nobber, Co. Meath

"Absolutely fantastic workshops conducted by Mark for under age football teams. Can't recommend create the great in you highly enough."

Brian Martin

Wellbeing Officer (Magheracloone Mitchells GFC)

"Mark has a unique way in interacting with young people by really listening to them and is very respectful of all. You could just feel the change in the vibe in the room within a very short time."

Margaret Comey

Treasurer (John Mitchells GFC)