Our Team

Our Story

Create the Great in You was founded in 2017 by Mark following on from his Level 8 Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Social Care from Dundalk Institute of Technology. He was awarded the President’s Prize by DkIT President Denis Cummins for his “Contribution to the Community and to the Life of the Institute”.  In 2016 he co-authored a paper which was represented in Milan at the ESA European Sociological Educational Conference.

Mark has over 10 years’ experience working with  organisations, educational bodies and communities where he has gained insight into the variety of challenges which people face in different environments.

The aim of Create the Great in You is to equip people with interpersonal skills which they can incorporate into their daily practice with the common goal and shared vision of reaching their true potential.

Meet The Team

Mark McCormack

founder & team leader

John Matthews


Shauna Armstrong

Policy & Procedures Development Officer

Our Patrons

John Lonergan

Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison

John Killeen

President of the Timoney Institute & Chairperson of
The Marine Institute

Donal McCormack

National Services Director, Childrens Residential
Services, Tusla

Prof. Tom Collins

Chairperson of DIT, ITB & THEA

Denis Cummins

Academic Dean at Hibernia College

Dr. Deirdre McArdle

Former Lecturer - Dundalk Institute of Technololgy

Dr. Kevin Howard

Lecturer - Dundalk Institute of Technology

Dr. Bernadette Brereton

Lecturer - Dundalk Institute of Technology

Liam O'Gogain

Former Lecturer - Dundalk Institute of Technology