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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.

CARL DIXON

A MAN OF TITANIUM, ROCK AND SOUL INSPIRING TEAMS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER

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

 

UNBROKEN - SUCCESS FROM CALAMITY

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 - the journey to success!

CARL DIXON IS A MAN OF TITANIUM, ROCK AND SOUL.

HE IS A CATASTROPHIC INJURY SURVIVOR. IN 2008 CARL WAS CRUSHED AND TRAPPED IN A HEAD ON CAR ACCIDENT. RESCUERS AND SPECIALISTS THOUGHT HE HAD NO HOPE OF SURVIVING HIS 52 INJURIES INCLUDING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. HE WAS COMATOSE FOR TEN DAYS AND THE PROGNOSIS WAS HE WOULD LIKELY NOT WALK OR TALK AGAIN AND MAY BE BLIND AND NEED TWO LIMBS AMPUTATED. INCREDIBLY HE SURVIVED, LIMBS INTACT THANKS TO REMARKABLE SKILLS OF THE SURGEONS WHO EXPERIMENTED USING MUSCLE AND BONE FROM CARL'S BODY TO REBUILD HIS SHATTERED LEGS.

 

DESPITE THE MEDICAL SUCCESS, HIS WORLD CRUMBLED.  CARL LOST EVERYTHING DEAR TO HIM: PHYSICAL ABILITY, EMPLOYMENT AND THEN FAMILY & BUSINESS ALL FELL APART. HE  IS ASSESSED AS HAVING LOST 75% PHYSICAL ABILITY; HE HAS A BRAIN INJURY, P.T.S.D. AND IS FULL OF TITANIUM RODS, SCREWS, PLATES AND A GLASS EYE. WHEN THE DUST SETTLED FOUR YEARS AFTER HIS ACCIDENT, CARL FOUND HE WAS LEFT A MOUNTAIN OF DEBT BY HIS FORMER 'ADVISOR'. LEARNING FROM THE TEAMWORK OF THE VOLUNTEERS AND PROFESSIONALS WHO SAVED HIM, PLUS CARL'S CAREER OF DOGGED DETERMINATION, 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, RE- BRAND AND REINVENT HIS LIFE TO PERSONAL HAPPINESS AND SIX-FIGURE SUCCESS. HIS PERSEVERANCE OVER A DECADE SEES HIM TOURING AGAIN AS A MUSICIAN AND SPEAKER. HE FOUND HIGHER SKILLS, DESPITE HIS ONGOING ISSUES WITH HIS INJURIES.

CARL'S ANALYSIS OF HOW HE OVER CAME ADVERSITY CAN BE APPLIED ACROSS BUSINESS TO PERSONAL, MENTAL HEALTH & WORKER SAFETY.

YET CARL'S TALK IS FAR MORE! TOLD IN MUSIC, STORY AND VIDEO BACKDROP

UNBROKEN - BUILDING SUCCESS FROM CALAMITY:

  1. Survival of the organism

  2. No illusions

  3. No fear, no weakness

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

  5. Collaborate / Teamwork

"Carl’s story is compelling, shocking yet somehow he made us laugh and played great music. Memorable, entertaining."

- Mike Williams, Attendee NUTSEA conference, Colorado USA

"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 2019.

 

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 50 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....."

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