John Follis

Award-winning Mad Man/agency owner turned ‘Marketing Therapist’ to biz owners across the US.

What has been your most notable rebel accomplishment or experience?

Walking away from the prestige and money of a business partnership that was highly successful on the outside, but without a moral compass on the inside.

When did you first realize that you are a rebel?

When I was about 30 meeting with a professional recruiter who commented that I was “a bit of a rebel.” Not sure what prompted her comment and I initially took it as an insult.

What advice do you wish someone had given you earlier in your career?

Seek out as much advice as you can from people you respect.

What is your favorite rebel characteristic?

Seeking truth

What’s your favorite question?


What one clue tells you you’re effecting positive change?

Wish I knew.

What do you think it’s most important for people to understand about rebels?

Just because they challenge the status quo does not mean they’re always wrong and should be eliminated.

What’s your one word piece of advice for rebels?


What’s your one word piece of advice for non-rebels?


Where do you think rebels are most needed today?


Who is your favorite rebel from the past 100 years?

John Lennon.

What’s the one thing you should never say to a rebel?

Do what I say and don’t ask questions.