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Ready to flip the middle finger to the status quo in life and business? Welcome home. Rebel Souls explores what it means to rebel FOR who you are, what you want, and the impact you want to have in the world. Join Shelley Paxton – Lifelong Rebel, Liberator of Souls, and Author of Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life – as she hosts conversations with movement makers, culture creators, and game-changers who are breaking the rules and rewriting the script of success. Buckle up for some serious badassery – and a whole lot of inspiration. New episodes on Wednesdays.


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Ready to flip the middle finger to the status quo in life and business? Welcome home. Rebel Souls explores what it means to rebel FOR who you are, what you want, and the impact you want to have in the world. Join Shelley Paxton – Lifelong Rebel, Liberator of Souls, and Author of Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life – as she hosts conversations with movement makers, culture creators, and game-changers who are breaking the rules and rewriting the script of success. Buckle up for some serious badassery – and a whole lot of inspiration. New episodes on Wednesdays.






SOULisode: Power of the Pause

SOUL FAM, this is big news! Whenever we find ourselves so wrapped in the things we’re trying to do, we can lose sight of the meaning of why we did it in the first place. It’s in those moments that the most important thing we can do is to take a pause, reflect, and ask powerful questions. How am I showing up? What’s keeping me from being the realest version of myself? What do I really want and who do I get to become in the process of it all? This is at the heart of what I’m sharing today on...


Everything We Learned about Hope is Bullsh*t with Catherine Hammond

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2022, the year of the REBELution! This is the year that we’re rebelling for rewriting our own script of success. The last two years have been a total shit show and now it’s time to take what we’ve learned as an opportunity to get clear on what matters most! I wanted to start this year with a conversation about HOPE. Now I’m not talking about what the movies tell us or even what the dictionaries have to say about it. My dear friend Catherine Hammond is here to flip...


SOULisode: Claiming 2022 and Rebelling for YOU

We made it!! At the end of 2021, I want to share with you some things that I haven’t been fully transparent with. This past year has been a struggle and I feel like I’ve lost my way. When I go off course, I use these 5 questions to pull me back. I call these 5 questions the Rebel Round up and they get really juicy! I’m committing to showing up fully in 2022 and beyond! Will you join me? What I’m Talkin’ About: Connect with Shelley: This show is produced by...


The Freedom of (Finally) Choosing Me with Kelli T Moore

Imagine the delicious freedom of never abandoning yourself again. Never choosing the approval and validation of others in order to feel enough. Never valuing the opinions of others over the knowing of your truth. Never dismissing — or distracting from — your own desires and feelings. Never being afraid of being alone with yourself. That’s exactly what Kelli Moore chose when chronic illness, sexual harassment, and abortion forced a profound realization that living for everyone else meant...


The Inner Game: Untaught Essentials of Leadership with Jeremy Hunter

There’s nothing like a cosmic kick in the ass to remind us of what’s most important. Suddenly the decision to stop giving our precious energy and attention to things that just don’t matter becomes a no-brainer. Full stop. But why do we wait to reclaim our agency until we’re face-to-face with our own mortality? And what impact is this really having on the quality of our life and leadership? (Spoiler alert: IT’S MASSIVE.) Today’s Rebel Souls conversation with Jeremy Hunter is a wake-up call...


Making Midlife Sexy Again with Dr. Sarah Milken

Hello Soul Fam!! WOW, today’s conversation is such a wild ride. I had the incredible opportunity to talk to Dr. Sarah Milken and she gave us the truth we all need to hear about midlife. After going through different seasons in her life and coming to a point of “now what?” she decided it was time to recreate herself. That led to the launch of her podcast, The Flexible Neurotic, which focuses on normalizing and inspiring self-reinvention in the second half of life. Dr. Sarah gets into her...


Turn Up the Volume of Your Soul with Heather Roddy

Who else knows the story of pushing so hard toward what you think you should be doing that it starts compromising your peace, joy, energy, and self-connection? I know I do and today’s Rebel Souls conversation with Heather Roddy is an invitation to pump up the volume on the badass boombox of truth that is your SOUL. Roddy is a Creative Entrepreneur and Intuitive Soul Coach guiding people like us to create the magical lives we were always meant to live. Yeah, that’s right, she’s like the...


Creating a Limitless Life with Laura Gassner Otting

Hey again rebel souls, I’m so excited to share this conversation with Laura. We met for the first time in this episode and connected right away. I realized as we were talking that we were meant to have this conversation and you were meant to hear it. We talk about undervaluing your own magic, rising to the occasion of your calling, and the meaning of consonance and dissonance. I was smiling so hard that my cheeks hurt, this is a good one! What We’re talkin’ about: Follow...


SOULisode: Mental Health, Leadership, and Badass Boundaries

Hey again, badass leaders! Today I’m bringing you another SOULisode and the rebel is shining through today! There are too many rules around our time, our schedule, our work, and our whole life. We can get caught up in everyone else’s needs that we forget our own boundaries so it’s time to make them! It’s time to choose YOU and to choose your own mental health. What I'm talkin’ about: Connect with Shelley: Resources: This show is produced by...


Creating Your Own Benchmark of Success with Courtney Reum

Just a year after Courtney reached out to me with one of the most intriguing email titles I’ve ever seen, (find out what it was in the episode!) he’s here on the show! I am so excited to share this juicy conversation with you. When we are constantly on the move, going and going all the time, burnout becomes commonplace, even when we don’t have time to realize it. You know it’s so critical to me to create space for check ins and redirection. Courtney shares some of the most actionable steps...


The Soul of Fabulous Leadership with Vicki Shillington

Soul fam, this is a beautiful, inspiring conversation bridging business and spirituality with my dear friend and one of my role models, Vicki Shillington. She is the Chief Happiness Officer at Thinqshift, which provides fabulous leadership training services. Being a rebel means so many different things to different people and purpose changes with each individual, it’s theirs to create! We get deep on the soulbbatical journey and what it means to live a more authentic, courageous, and...


How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World with Shelly Tygielski

Soul fam, how are you showing up?! I’ve talked about how important it is to show up as your full self but there is a lot that gets in the way of that. We’re running at a million miles an hour and we don’t always get a chance to even know ourselves. My friend Shelly is the epitome of what it means to SHOW UP but she has had a journey to getting there and she’s sharing it today. This juicy and raw convo is filled with powerful insights and tools for creating more space for modern life...


SOULisode: Pleasure: You Don’t Earn it, You Deserve It

Hey rebel souls, you’ve got me this week with a messy idea that’s been heavy on my heart. I’ve been having so many conversations around this need to put the things that we HAVE to do over the things we WANT to do. I catch myself in this mindset all the time and I suspect you’re feeling exactly like I am. We deserve pleasure, we don't earn it. There’s no room for “busyness as a badge of honor” in the life of a radiant, whole, vibrant human being. So let’s flip this script! What I’m talkin’...


A Masterclass in Grief, Resilience, and Emotional Fitness with Addison Brasil

Rebel souls, there’s something on my heart this month that needs to be explored together. September is suicide prevention awareness month and I asked my friend Addison Brasil to come back and talk about it. In his first appearance on the show, he was so beautifully vulnerable about his experiences of being “just to the left” of death three separate times. His experience of loss and grief has led him to be the mental health advocate that he is today. He is the co-founder of Tethr which is a...


Be Hungry for Rejection with Drew Newkirk

This is a conversation I’ve been wanting to record for a while and you’ll see why! Drew Newkirk is a Psychotherapist and badassery incarnate. His mission is to help his clients find freedom, which you know hits me right in the heart! Drew has a love for the Enneagram and takes it to a whole new depth that gave me some serious soul nudges. When we go after anything big in life, it means we will be met with rejection after rejection, thoughts of comparison, and all kinds of doubt. Drew gets...


SOULisode: Having Skin in the Game of Life

Hey there, Soul Fam! I am mixing things up today with a short and powerful SOULisode! Last week, we talked a lot about giving oxygen to your dreams. One of the most important things we can do for that is to invest in ourselves. Every one of us needs to have major skin in the game of life in order to achieve all the dreams that we have. If we are truly rebelling FOR what matters most to us, then where are we putting our money, energy, and time? I’m laying out the steps we get to take to align...


SOUL SISTERS: Getting Raw and Real with Shelley and Christina Glickman

Soul fam, you know how much we love the real and raw conversations and it doesn’t get much juicier than this! My fellow author and soul sister Christina Glickman is returning to Rebel Souls to flip the script and interview me! In this SOUL SISTERS conversation, we get real about what turns our stomachs, gives us sweaty palms, and makes us want to run away. There’s no big dream out there that isn’t filled with fearful moments and discouragement, we’re all humans with heartbeats, right? The...


The Crisis of Modern Manhood with Cleo Stiller

Hello, my fellow Rebel Souls! This firebomb episode with Cleo Stiller is about to blow your mind and I’m so excited to be sharing this important and extremely timely conversation. Cleo is so sharp on what’s going on in the world and is here to help lead in the change we need. Her mission is to inspire positive social action around the world and she is spearheading the raw and honest conversations we need to be having, post #metoo and post covid, in the workplace. Cleo is uniquely tuned into...


Quit Overachieving and Quiet Your Inner A$$hole with Mandy Lehto

There are so many forms of rebellion and it doesn’t have to fit in any box. I’m so excited to share Mandy’s beautifully raw and inspiring story. Mandy has been a high-level, go-getter her whole life and has received a Doctorate from Cambridge University, held the role of director at a global investment baking, become a mother, and is in the process of writing a book. It’s easy to see the polished and perfect success on the surface but Mandy opens up about the complete chaos on the inside....


Soulful Persuasion: The Art of Influence AND Impact with Jason Harris

I am so excited for you to be dropping in on all the SOUL vibes of this episode with this wonderful human, Jason Harris. Jason is literally flipping the middle finger to the status quo in advertising, company culture, and giving back to the world. He is the CEO of the award winning creative agency, Mekanism, has been named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Social Impact Leaders, and is the co-founder of the Creative Alliance, which bands agencies together to get behind powerful causes like...