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About Michael Dargie

Michael Dargie is a creative professional who specializes in brand strategy, sports a spiffy right-hemisphere and an insatiable desire to push limits. Parent, entrepreneur, creative professional, award-winning producer, artist, musician, actor, improviser, writer, director, host and emcee. He's host of the RebelRebel Podcast; "Dropbear" of Dropbear and Panda Save the World Podcast and comedy team; and can often be found on the stage of the world famous Loose Moose Theatre. To round things out he holds blackbelts in two styles of Japanese jujitsu, is an advanced scuba diver, a championship cart racer, and motorcycle expert.

Embracing the Rebel Mindset

Is today a day for comfort or courage? It's clear that Chris Kneeland had enough of the status quo regarding marketing and branding -- seeing companies being bamboozled into believing that an overdose of promotional activity will make them relevant. Chris noticed that leaders and employees are happier when [...]

Becoming What We Think About All Day

There's no  quick-fix to a brain injury Ryan Phillips was a professional hockey player who took a left turn and ended up as one of the biggest cannabis smugglers in North America — long before cannabis was legal — which lead to a prison sentence in the USA. Fast [...]

Persistence, Fame, and Fortune

Best Selling Author Sixty Years in the Making Gary McAvoy knew he wanted to be an author when he was ten years old. Fast forward several decades and he’s living his dream and is putting the finishing touches on his third book in ‘The Magdalene Chronicles’.  From running a [...]

You Are What You Think You Are

The Pen is Always Mightier Than the Sword.Many years ago I wrote an article about my friend Wakefield Brewster and the experience of watching him attack the stage with his poetry, leaving it blistered and broken. This episode is no different.Wakefield's five things you need to know are just as [...]

The Fine Art of Leaving Your Mark

Hear the Urge and Follow the Nudges What would you call an artist, a facilitator, a change-maker, a performance artist, a collaborator, and a creative whirlwind who loves to share? You would call her Paula Timm.  Paula Timm literally makes the world a better place by inviting people to [...]

The Blazing Business of Cannabis

Getting yourself into and out of trouble with Jeff Mooij Jeff Mooij doesn't have a good reason for doing what he did, he has a great one: live your life like you only get one. Mooij is known around the world as one of the pioneers in the legalized [...]

Sit Down and Start

Writing the novel, apostrophes, and Cobra KaiRobin Van Eck is the president of the Alexandra Writers' Society Organization, and a kick-ass author based out of cSPACE King Edward in Calgary, Alberta.From her lessons on "how not to enter a writing contest" to publishing her first novel to her best advice [...]

Art of Continually Learning

And how other people do things Colleen MacLean never stops learning. Like never. She continues to take classes that interest her and that push her abilities in the arts. She's got a fulltime job but makes time to volunteer , and finds time to capture magic moments in our [...]

You Were Born Creative

Get Off Your Ass and Go Do It with Nir Bashan You just have to love a rebel on a mission. Nir Bashan is a rebel and his mission is to help everyone learn how to use creativity to their advantage whether it's in business or in life. Creativity [...]

The Art of Creation

Define your narrative. Create your content. Share your story. Steve Waxman spent decades upon decades with Warner Music Canada helping recording artists find their story and share it with the world. So, it just makes sense that in his semi-retirement he's helping artists as through his experience in Entertainment [...]

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