By Published On: November 1st, 2023Categories: Season 5Tags: , , , , ,

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



  1. Mark Chovan January 16, 2024 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    I knew Doug many years ago and we gave a few business ventures a try, we opened his first American Fabutan and did quite well. He’s a true entrepreneur has a huge heart, honesty and integrity and a real leader.

    • Michael Dargie January 16, 2024 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing that! Yeah, he’s such a great guy—I loved every minute of this episode.

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About the Author: Michael Dargie

Michael Dean Dargie is a sought-after international speaker and the host of the RebelRebel Podcast. He has been nominated for Outstanding Host, as well as Outstanding Business Series in the Canadian Podcast Awards numerous times. Michael is the CEO and "Creative Zealot" at Make More Creative—a branding agency serving creative rebels and businesses worldwide.