Stand Out & Grow!

E68 - Mental Health for Business Owners

October 3, 2022

Join Kat and her guest Matt McDonell, army veteran and Founder of Next 18, to have a conversation about mental health for business owners.


Matt McDonell is from Michigan and now lives in Fox Point, WI. Matt served in the US Army from Mar 2011 – December 2015 as an Airborne Infantryman with the 173rd IBCT and was stationed mainly in Germany. Matt deployed to Afghanistan in a combat role in 2012/13. He was medically retired in late 2015.


In this episode we will:

1. Discuss why mental health and selfcare is important for business owners?

2. Know how we can use a sport like golf to support better mental wellbeing.

3. Know more about the non-profit Next 18 and how it is helping the veteran and business community.


Since exiting service Matt has owned a successful lawn and snow company, received his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is currently receiving his LCSW from Concordia University. While not running camps which will ultimately be across the country, Matt plans to use his LCSW when received, to take local veterans in Milwaukee out one-on-one to golf and facilitate their needs to tackle hurdles they are facing in a counseling environment. He plans to use the program as a pilot program for those who would like to do similar, unconventional social work and counseling.


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