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"Strange Way To Live" 
Carl Dixon's autobiography

Carl Dixon''s journey through the twists and turns of a music performer''s life began in Northern Ontario, where his boyhood dreams, shaped by the 1960s, collided with a new musical culture.

Though Carl''s road was rocky, it was still paved with gold. It has led from his early days with hard-rockers Coney Hatch to tours and lasting friendships with huge acts like Iron Maiden. The ups and downs were meteoric, as Carl became a member of the legendary bands The Guess Who and April Wine and then faced the greatest test of all: a horrific auto collision in Australia that left him in a coma, barely clinging to life.

AN INSPIRING MAN OF TITANIUM, ROCK AND SOUL 

Carl Dixon Unbroken

Rock Musician & catastrophic injury survivor

"If your company needs a powerful message mixed in with world-class music for entertainment, then I believe that Carl Dixon may be your best choice –

I highly recommend him."  

Michael Angemeer, President and CEO, Veridian Corporation

 

Survival of the organism I No illusions I No fear, no weakness I Persevere I Collaborate

"The only comeback story greater than Team Canada 72" - Ron MacLean, Broadcaster

National Speakers Bureau TORONTO 1 (800) 360 1073 | VANCOUVER 1 (800) 661 4110

   

UNBROKEN

CARL DIXON'S STORY CREATES POSITIVE AND ONGOING CONVERSATIONS

THAT HELPS KEEP WORKERS SAFE.

D. Harris, Safety & Security Nutrien AB

How does a rock musician who opened for Iron Maiden and Judas Priest's North American tours become an inspirational speaker? The path of Carl's extraordinary life is the stuff of movies. Carl shares his unique insight of HOW he survived the rock star life and then the smackdown of a horrific accident. His analysis is told with raw honesty, intelligence and humour. As a musician with

traumatic brain injury and changed abilities, he shares how he rebuilt to great success.

 

The digital age brings all sorts of challenges to home and work relationships and to worker safety. Carl's story is inspiring, uplifting and full of positive messages that he tailors to your event.

IN 2008 WHILE LEAD SINGER OF THE GUESS WHO CARL SUFFERED 52 SERIOUS INJURIES INCLUDING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. HE WAS CONFUSED AND LOST IN RURAL AUSTRALIA WHICH LED TO A HEAD ON CAR ACCIDENT. HE WAS COMATOSE FOR TEN DAYS AND THE PROGNOSIS WAS HE WOULD LIKELY NOT WALK OR TALK AGAIN, MAY BE BLIND AND NEED TWO LIMBS AMPUTATED. INCREDIBLY HE SURVIVED, THANKS TO HIS RESCUERS AND EMERGENCY SURGEONS.  IT WAS EVIDENT THAT THE LIFE CHOICES CARL MADE BEFORE THE ACCIDENT ENABLED HIM TO SURVIVE AND REBUILD.

 

IN A FEW MINUTES OF DISTRACTION CARL LOST EVERYTHING HE ONCE VALUED. YET HE DREAMED A NEW LIFE AND SAW A NEW WAY FORWARD. CARL SHARES WITH YOU AND YOUR TEAM THE CRITICAL PATH HE TOOK TO REBUILD.  CARL'S PRESENTATION IS TOLD IN MUSIC, STORY AND VIDEO.

UNBROKEN - STEPS TO RECOVERY

  1. Survival of the organism

  2. No illusions

  3. No fear, no weakness

  4. Perseverance & S.T.A.R.T. philosophy

  5. Collaborate / Teamwork

"A dream is a hope and illusion is a lie. By shedding illusions we can focus on the reality of our situation and then we are free to pursue our dreams" - Carl Dixon 2020.

 

National Speakers Bureau TORONTO 1 (800) 360 1073 | VANCOUVER 1 (800) 661 4110

   

 FROM CARL:

"At some time in our lives, we'll experience some sort of trauma a smack down if you will. Smackdowns can be: loss of job, loss of health, relationship breakdown, financial loss. Anyone of these four is a hard thing to recover from and return to stability. That's what we all want, is stability. While I was lead singer of The Guess Who, (a stable job) in the space of a few minutes - all four of these smackdowns happened to me at once."

I was clinging to life with 52 injuries, I would soon lose my job with The Guess Who, I emerged to find a mountain of debt and my family were about to leave me. I felt scarred, unwanted and unemployable." 

Yet in a decade the transformation has been beyond imagining. I'm going to show you how I made it back. I'm going to show you the critical paths that led to recovery. This isn't proven scientific research, this is simply my experience. Now that I've taken time to analyse it, I want to share it with you.

But first let's start with a song....."

Carl Dixon biography "Strange Way To Live"
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