“Sharp Shooter” CEO of ISME, Neil McDonnell talks about his time in the Defence Forces and fighting for SMEs in Ireland

In the latest episode of my Win Happy podcast, number 203, I chatted with Neil McDonnell, CEO of ISME, the organisation that is dedicated to looking after SMEs in Ireland.

Neil has been had a fascinating life and career that brought him from the senior ranks of the Irish Defence Forces to leading an organisation that is critical to the Irish economy.

His unusual career as well as the important role he now holds sparked my curiosity, and I was delighted that he quickly came back to me after I had reached out to him for the podcast.

People never fail to amaze me and Neil was no different sharing his experiences about the Defence Forces, his terms of duty in Lebanon and how that life of discipline and hierarchy transfers to a career in our business world.

As well as speaking about his time in Lebanon, the terrible situation in Afghanistan, Covid, Brexit, and other big challenges for SMEs in Ireland he shared some other stories and how him being a “Sharp Shooter” led to an unexpected victory for the Irish!

A really big thanks to Neil for coming on my podcast, for his hard work flying the flag for the small guys and I hope you might take the time to tune in and give me your feedback!

To listen click here or go to your favourite podcast app or Spotify!

Take it easy ..

Greg Canty 

Greg Canty is a Partner of Fuzion Communications who offer Marketing, PR, Graphic Design Podcast Production and Digital Marketing services from our offices in Dublin and Cork, Ireland

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2 Responses to ““Sharp Shooter” CEO of ISME, Neil McDonnell talks about his time in the Defence Forces and fighting for SMEs in Ireland”

  1. juliemoyle Says:

    Hello there Greg

    I hope you’re having a lovely weekend and that the sun is shining in Ireland, as it is here in the UK.

    I clicked on ‘Click Here’ to hear the podcast but no podcasts were listed on the page displayed. I did a search and found it under a shorter URL https://fuzionwinhappy.libsyn.com/ instead of https://fuzionwinhappy.libsyn.com/sharp-shooter-ceo-of-isme-neil-mcdonnell-talks-about-his-time-in-the-defence-forces-and-fighting-for-smes-in-irelan

    I hope you don’t mind me emailing you about it. I know how many people would just give up if the link didn’t take them directly to the page they were expecting and that would be a shame.

    My best wishes to you. Julie

    On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 6:07 PM Greg Canty Fuzion Blog wrote:

    > Greg Canty posted: ” In the latest episode of my Win Happy podcast, number > 203, I chatted with Neil McDonnell, CEO of ISME, the organisation that is > dedicated to looking after SMEs in Ireland. Neil has been had a fascinating > life and career that brought him from ” >

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