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A podcast guaranteed to trigger your next ah-ha moment. Changing how leaders lead and smashing the status quo with each story we unfold. How will you be remembered?

A podcast guaranteed to trigger your next ah-ha moment. Changing how leaders lead and smashing the status quo with each story we unfold. How will you be remembered?


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A podcast guaranteed to trigger your next ah-ha moment. Changing how leaders lead and smashing the status quo with each story we unfold. How will you be remembered?






The Dreaded Topic

It starts with a moment of courage. It feels like you’re about to drop a bomb on someone you care about. But it’s your ultimate responsibility to give it to them. Hard feedback. It’s a gift. And delivering it can be easier with a simple formula. Dave Jakubowski is the CEO of Ureeka and an avid investor and advisor to growth-stage companies. He is a lifelong learner and storyteller and gets real with us about some actual hard conversations he’s had and has to have soon. He shares his...


The Force Multiplier (Town Hall Edition)

If you’re skeptical about whether or not Rebellious Leadership can truly make an impact or change an organization, this episode will change your mind. We recorded this episode live on our agency-wide Town Hall meeting one day — 95 Rebels were gathered and get real, get vulnerable, and reflect on the force multiplier that is perpetual optimism. Special thanks to Emmy Gray, Eric Mayrhofer, Warren Hershkowitz, Elianna Reyes, David Givens, Mike Walker, Nikki Cassells, and Jonathan Mumby for...


Hiring 100,000

Can you imagine hiring 100 people in a year? Now picture hiring 100,000. On today’s episode of the Rebel Leadership Podcast, I’m talking to Dan Black. He’s the Global Leader for Talent Attraction & Acquisition at Ernst & Young. And yep, he oversees the recruitment of EY’s global operations — that 100,000 number is his reality. We dig deep into rebel leadership at big business — how to speak truth to power, how to challenge status quo, how to have hard conversations for the good of the...


Positivity: It Costs Nothing

In late 2016, a 6-year old boy named Alex Myteberi wrote a letter to President Obama offering to help a five-year-old Syrian refugee boy — if you recall, the iconic image of the horrific conflict in Syria showed a young boy covered in blood and dust in an ambulance after his house in Aleppo was destroyed in a blast. Obama not only read Alex’s letter — but he celebrated his kindness at the White House, and as part of an international refugee speech. His mom, Val Myteberi, held back tears...


The Work is Worth It

Hard work. It’s often connected to producing things you can see or feel — it’s tangible. When you’re shifting from the ultimate producer of things, to leader of people… it’s uncomfortable. What you once described as hard work — physically producing deliverables and tangible things — now becomes putting in the time and effort onto becoming a better person, a better leader of people. In today’s episode of the Rebel Leadership Podcast, I’m talking to Colleen Luby, the Director of Brand...


Leadership Is Experienced, Not Taught

On this episode of the Rebel Leadership Podcast, the host mic is being flipped around. Following a meteoric rise within Rebel Interactive Group, Allison Minutillo will continue to help direct the cutting-edge digital marketing agency’s explosive growth as a partner in the firm. Rebel's Shannon King sits down with Allison to talk about her journey within Rebel, what co-ownership of the agency means, and why leadership can’t be taught, but can only truly be learned and experienced.


Creativity Unleashed

Has anyone ever told you to just come up with a few ideas? To some…easy peasy. To others… the most terrifying task ever. On today’s episode of the Rebel leadership podcast, I’m talking to Paul Pita, Chief Experience Officer at Rebel Interactive Group. He used to own his own agency and has been a creative all his life. We dive deep into the world of creativity and as leaders, how to unleash it in your organization.


Don't Sacrifice Who You Could Become

Every experience along your journey is worth it, whether you realize it or not. Who you are today doesn’t define who you will become tomorrow. If we get into the habit of pausing to reflect and listen to what those around us are trying to tell us — so we believe in it ourselves — opportunities will open and true transformation starts to happen. In this episode of The Rebel leadership podcast, we’re talking to two developers at different stages of their journey. Kyle Sheldon, a senior SaaS...


Navigating Ambition

The cold hard truth? There's no map for this. There's no GPS that tells you exactly what you need to do to get from your current position to the next level. For all of our listeners who aspire to be more, affect more, lead someday...this episode explores the details, work, and dedication it takes on the journey to becoming a leader. I guess you could consider this episode a map.


Art of the Ah-Ha Moment

The art of the ah-ha moment is a tricky thing. You can see it happening. A lightbulb. A revelation. A rebelation. But to arrive there requires self-reflection, a pause moment. Katy McGrath, our VP, Client Services at Rebel Interactive Group, tells her powerful story on today’s episode about the ah-ha she just experienced, and how she arrived there.


The Sweet Spot

When someone is in their sweet spot, magic happens. Leaders have a tremendous responsibility in finding the sweet spots of their employees. It’s a choice. They can either seek to understand each employee on a human level in order to learn what truly drives and motivates them, or they can simply have them do the job they were hired to do. When you allow people the freedom to work on what fills their cup — lights them up — it’s a movement that can take businesses to greater heights they...


Affirmation: A Love Language

One simple question managers or leaders can ask that has the power to change the dynamic between themselves and those around them: “What motivates you in the day to day?” I sent a quick email back to Emmy Gray the other day, boosting her up for handling a very complex client communication with poise and clarity. She’s a strategic client relationship lead in our company — and that job is very intense. It’s filled with a lot of emotions and complexities and pressure from all angles —...


"Don't tell anyone, but..."

Raise your hand if you’re in a leadership role and you’ve said these words: “Don’t tell anyone, but…” That’s the line. It’s a tightrope. The balance between leadership and friendship is complex and ever-changing. The dynamic is subtle and nuanced — and one that is worth talking about. Listen, reflect, and embrace your next ah-ha moment.


Good Vibes Only

Vibe. According to the dictionary, it’s a person's emotional state or the atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others. Technically, It’s intangible; but as working professionals, we all feel it and sometimes, see it. Interviewing candidates, especially in a Zoom world, is a difficult task. There are so many subtleties people give off that show who they really are and it’s the vibe they give off that’s most important — whether they know it or not, leaders are really...


The Finish Line

One of our exceptionally talented new business development leads, Joe Martin, asked me a question the other day. It stopped me in my tracks. It was right after a company-wide meeting where we talked with 75 people about big picture themes and vision. He said, “But Allison, what’s the end goal? How will we know we’ve reached it?” He was on the verge of an ah-ha moment; one that would teach him to see life and work differently. That it’s not about hitting a certain number of employees or a...


Operations Overhaul

Process. Operations. Two terms that sound so daunting — so heavy — so… boring. But leaders know that successful operations have the power to transform a business and people’s lives — customers, employees, and partners. Mike Minutillo has been a leader in the auto body collision repair industry for more than 40 years. Now retired for 5 years, he had owned and operated Master Auto Body in southern Florida — a multimillion, three-location autobody business. Master Auto Body was recognized as...


Hustle...Especially On The Hard Days

Hustle. It's really the fuel that drives leaders forward when pursuing their vision, but it's hard to keep that energy up every day, especially on the hard ones. Gurps Rai is the founder and CEO of Dropp. The company’s patented See It, Want It, Get It technology allows users to click on products within video and purchase it. Dropp has successfully launched its beta and the results have been tremendous. His background is more than impressive — from being a prominent figure in the global...


The Winning Streak: Coach Assaiante's Perspective

You know the feeling when you’re in the thick of a winning streak? The pressure is on. The momentum is real. The emotions run high. As the leader in that situation, it’s a complex pressure cooker to keep it all together and to make sure complacency doesn’t get in the way of success. Coach Paul Assaiante is joining Allison Minutillo on today’s episode of the Rebel Leadership Podcast. He’s the Men’s Squash and Tennis coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. No name school you might...


Let the Best Thinking Win

When an organization is completely aligned and collaborating with each other towards a common direction and purpose — that's when the magic really happens. Leaders must persistently reinforce the best thinking and the best ideas, no matter where or whom they come from. Because when it's less about the pride of ownership of one's individual idea, and more about collective ownership of the best idea, innovation will be the norm. Paul Pita, Rebel Interactive Group's Chief Branding Officer, and...


Rebellious Thought Leadership: Hamlet Batista’s Road to Innovation & Success

Today we have the pleasure of talking to Hamlet Batista, the CEO of Ranksense. He has years and years of experience as a computer engineer and holds several US patents on innovative SEO technologies. Hamlet is a conference speaker, award-winning blogger, writing for numerous publications, including Moz, Search Engine Land,, Quartz, and more. He’s the trustest form of what it means to be a thought leader. His story is extraordinary. Before gaining his US citizenship, he...