Advanced Leadership Programme

Create the Great in You’s Founder Mark Mc Cormack graduated from The Timoney Institute of Leadership ALP programme on 12th of June. The 6 month Programne involved 43 participants from various backgrounds within companies such as Norman Emerson Group, Atlantic Aviation, Creagh Concrete, Secto and Laura Lynch Associates that deal with high volumes of staff where Leadership, management and decision making is a key factor for the growth and sustainability of their business.

Over the course of the programme participants were dazzled by Professors from Harvard University in Boston, IESE in Barcelona and San Thelma in Seville. Speakers included Professors such as Rory Mc Donald, Earl Sasser, Christoph Zotte and Jo Pons. In May the group went to Seville for a three day seminar in San Thelma University and enjoyed the sunshine and beautiful scenery of the fantastic city of Seville at night time.

A special thanks to John Killeen, Ronan O’ Farrell, Paul Harman and all the Timoney Institutes team for the opportunity to be involved in such an amazing experience.

Representing the young people of Ireland at 3Arena (CycleAgainstSuicide)

Create the Great in You Ltd. have humbly accepted an invite to speak at the Student Congress on April the 9th in 3Arena. Along with many other inspirational leaders and motivational speakers

Speakers include:

Prof. Fiona McNicholas and Associate Prof. Blanaid Gavin – The Mental Health Continuum

Dr. Bobby Smith – Addictions on the developing brain – ages 14 to 18.

Dr. Harry Barry – Social anxiety and social media

John (Sean) Doran – Resilience

Robert Carley – Stigma and resilience

Mark McCormack/Simon Ryan – Create the Great in You Ltd.

Guest Speakers

Nigel Owens

Isabelle Aboud

Jenna Fitzpatrick

Support Music Act

As a celebration of mental health this education day will be supported by the following music bands:


The Academic

The Young Offenders



The Timoney Institute of Leadership (ALP Programme) KClub Co. Kildare

Mark has been accepted on an Advanced Leadership Programme based in the K Club Straffan Co. Kildare. A special thanks to Mr John Killeen & Ronan O’ Farrell for this fantastic opportunity in supporting the work carried out by Create the Great in You Ltd.

Leadership is a challenging business from which an unending stream of complications crop up. The Timoney Leadership Institute Advanced Leadership Programme has been designed to train leaders to grow and develop as they learn how to rise to these challenges.

The ALP programme will achieve this through insights and discussions with world-class professors from Harvard Business School, the IESE Business School, (ranked number one in the world in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the Financial Times for executive education) and several other leading business schools from across the world.

Mark continues to work on his own self-development and has been accepted onto a prestigious leadership and self-development programme at the Timoney Leadership Institute in Dublin. The Advanced Leadership Programme is delivered over a five month period and is designed to equip participants to better manage situations, create leaders and develop the entrepreneurial mindset. The Timoney Institute works in partnership with Harvard and IESE Business School, which was ranked number one in the world in 2018.

St Louis Secondary School in Kiltimagh Co. Mayo’s Wellbeing Week

Our official Launch of our WellBeing Workshop with over 120 students in Co. Mayo. Mark Mc Cormack (Founder & Mentor) & Simon Ryan (Creative Arts & Mentor).

An inspirational group of young people we worked alongside. The aim of our “Wellbeing” workshops are to explore individuals and group understanding of the topic. Through peer support and teamwork individuals will learn inter-personal skills such as empathy and active listening enhance their communication, collaboration and creativity skills thus developing critical thinking for future leaders in school, community and employers.

Ms Walburg Ruane (Guidance Counsellor) was present at all of the workshops along with youth leaders who welcomed us each day.

Late Lunch with Gerry Kelly

Create the Great in You was featured on the great LMFM Late Lunch with Gerry Kelly on 11/10/2018. Mark and Simon were in the studio with Gerry talking about our programmes featuring Mentoring, Magic & Resilience. (more…)

TY Programme at O’ Fiaich Institute of Further Education

Students at O’ Fiaich Institute of Further Education were awarded their completion certificates on 3 April 2017 in the Comhaltas Centre, Dundalk. These wonderful students were awarded certificates for successfully completing the Create the Great in You (CGY) Mentoring Programme.