Physical strength and ability is critical in finding success in sports. As we look after our physical condition through drills and exercises, our mental wellbeing is just as important, both on and off the pitch. Create the Great in You has had many successes working with a variety of sports organisations. These organisations include local G.A.A teams, such as John Mitchells G.F.C. and St. Marys G.F.C. in Co. Louth and Magheracloone Mitchells in Co. Monaghan. We have also hosted large workshops at the Darver Centre of Excellence with the Stabannon Parnells, Hunterstown G.F.C. and St. Josephs G.A.A club. When working with sports teams we focus heavily on team communication, keeping a positive attitude and a clear focus. Success is achieved when a team is playing in sync, each player at their peak and making the correct, critical decisions.

Our goal is to inspire creativity, collaboration and positive mental health in all environments.
We achieve this through our four programmes; Team Building and Collaboration: enables your players to recognise their own personal skills and how to use them as a team. It also provides an understanding that their teammates may have a different work-process and this shouldn’t hinder the collaboration of their team. Mental Strength & Resilience: focuses on improving your team’s ability to accept set-backs in their matches, understand what went wrong, most importantly, work together to craft a solution as a team. 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 improve their gameplay. 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.


Real People, Real Testimonials!

"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)

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

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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