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The RebelRebel Podcast is a regular dive into the hearts and minds of creative rebels and entrepreneurs.

We talk about life, the universe, and what makes us get up every morning with a bounce in our step; or hard-earned advice on how to best claw your way across the kitchen floor to get that first cup of coffee.

Sometimes it’s about deadlines and exploring limitations, but mostly it’s about challenging ourselves and the world to make a difference and not play small.

2020 Canadian Podcast Awards Nomination
Outstanding Business Series

2019 Canadian Podcast Awards Nominations
Outstanding Business Series, Best Host, Outstanding Title Theme, Outstanding Original Music

Hosted by Michael Dean Dargie |

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Nov 1, 2023

Emotional Power: Fostering Success

In this episode of the RebelRebel Podcast, Michael Dargie has an enlightening conversation with Doug McNabb, a seasoned business coach and consultant, former owner of Fabutan, and a passionate entrepreneur.

The discussion kicks off with Doug sharing his journey from being a part-time employee at Fabutan to buying the company and growing it to 160 locations. The heart of the discussion revolves around Doug's current venture as a business and personal coach, focusing mainly on entrepreneurs who own multi-location or franchise-type businesses. Doug also reflects on the challenges and rewards of working in the rapidly evolving fields of VR education and Pickleball.

The conversation concludes with Doug sharing his thoughts on the importance of understanding the human condition, the value of emotional connection, and his advice for young entrepreneurs.


  • Doug's journey from a part-time employee to owning Fabutan
  • Transition into business coaching and consulting and the rewards it brings
  • The burgeoning fields of VR education and Pickleball
  • Doug's thoughts on the importance of the human condition and emotional connection in business
  • Doug's advice for young entrepreneurs and rebels in waiting