The Living Cert

Wolf Academy want to introduce the concept of having a Living Cert in school, not just a Leaving Cert

Why We're Here

Hi we're Cormac and Daryl Noonan.

We're two brothers originally from Navan who both went down very different paths in life after leaving secondary school. We came together to share our stories so that young people don't make the same mistakes we did. We want to prepare young people for life, not just exams.

We decided to set up Wolf Academy to inspire and empower young people to live happier and healthier lives, become their true selves and achieve their ultimate vision.

We do this through our talks, workshops and online courses. We also aim to build an academy where young people can come after finishing school to discover who they are and what they want to do in the world.


Cormac 087 7766 291 [email protected]

Daryl 083 322 6878 [email protected]

Wolf Academy's

Vivid Vision 2030

Core Purpose

To inspire and empower young people to connect with and become their true selves

Core Values

  • Real
  • Compassionate
  • Growth-orientated

Massive Transformational Purpose

Transform education globally so that young people have all the experiences, awareness, skills and knowledge they need to live happy and healthy lives, become their true selves and achieve their ultimate vision.


  1. Global leaders in developing models for education from 5 to 18 year olds
  2. Ranked among the World's Top 10 companies to work for
  3. Wolf Academy campuses in over 50 countries

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) Step by Step

Stage 1 2021

  • Provide world-class Online Courses to secondary schools in Ireland
  • Create a Complete Wellbeing Programme to be implemented in all 4th year (TY) classes in Ireland
  • Open up School and Office Facility in summer to host 3 week intensive workshops for teens aged 16-19

Stage 2 2022

  • Full Wolf Academy University and Campus - A GAP (Growth and Purpose) year for those finished secondary school. Get clear on their path and develop strong mind, body, spirit and social bonds. Multiple course paths for self-discovery, links with businesses, active social entrepreneurship, social activities etc. 1000 students in first year - 95% graduate
  • Expand into UK market in September 2022 with our online courses, talks and workshops

Stage 3 2023

  • A Wolf Academy campus opens in the UK
  • Invested in and developed 2 highly successful social enterprises created by students of Wolf Academy

Stage 4 2025

  • Six Wolf Academy campuses opened across Ireland - 6,000 students enrolled
  • Wolf Academy campuses also opened in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia

Stage 5 2030

  • Global School Education has been transformed so young people have all the experiences, awareness, skills, and knowledge they need to live happy and healthy lives, become their true selves and achieve their ultimate vision.
  • Wolf Academy ranked in World's Top Ten Companies to Work For 6 years in a row and have led the way for other companies to adopt their workplace techniques
  • Wolf Academy campuses in over 50 countries

Meet the Team

Cormac Noonan

Co-Founder, Head of Business Development

Author of Discover Your Destination 

Certified Canfield Success Trainer 

Co-Founder of Pizza Sunday Club 

In his talks and workshops, Cormac’s delves into his career journey which includes working as an IT Consultant, setting up a Non-Profit for the homeless and becoming a travel writer. He discusses how we went from graduating from Trinity and landing a job in one of the world’s leading IT firms to sleeping on a park bench in Canada 3 years later, wondering what he truly wanted to do with his life. Having completed a solo 30-day cycle across Canada, Cormac wrote a book about his personal discoveries in order to help those who want to discover their true mission in life.

Daryl Noonan

Co-Founder, Head of Sales and Customer Relations

Qualified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist 

Certified Canfield Success Trainer 

Founder of Daryl N Fitness

Daryl shows through his talks and workshops how he came back from darkness to find meaning, a new purpose and a different way of looking at life. He talks about his recovery and how he eventually pursued his lifelong passion for fitness. He details how his motivation shifted to share his story with others in the hope they find the courage to express themselves before they stray down the wrong path as he did.

Yvonne Doherty

Head of Admin, PR and Social Media

Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching 

Certified Mindset Coach

Author of Words for Wellness

Yvonne Doherty is a Certified Mindset & Empowerment Coach, writer and course creator, passionate about empowering others to master their mindset so they can confidently create a life they love living. Having overcome her own challenges with anxiety, depression and an eating disorder, Yvonne is determined to guide others to their own mental freedom. As her struggles began during school, she feels particularly called to work with young people, and help them realise their immense potential to handle life's challenges and learn to love who they are.

Thomas Blade

Head of Production and Marketing

Thomas is a media professional who has worn many hats across areas in marketing, TV production, and documentary filmmaking.

A chance encounter with Cormac while they were both on their travels intertwined their paths.

Thomas was inspired by Wolf Academy’s vision to help young adults unchain what is holding them back from living a more meaningful life and to better prepare them for the struggles they will encounter in the future.