“A dream is a hope and illusion is a lie. By shedding allusions we can focus on the reality of our situation and then we are free to pursue our dreams.” – Carl Dixon
Carl Dixon is a man of titanium, rock and soul. He is a catastrophic injury survivor!
At the height of his musical career he was smacked down, crushed in car accident, barely clinging to life. His world crumbled. Carl lost everything: physical ability, employment, family business. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and 75% disability, PTSD and was left with a mountain of debt by his former ‘advisor’.
2006, during time off from the Guess Who, Carl visited family staying in Australia. Troubled by personal issues Carl was tired, stressed and running late to meet family. For a brief few minutes while driving on a dark rural road Carl forgot, in Australia they drive on the left. He collided head on at high speed into an oncoming driver who fortunately was in a large 4WD, Carl was in a small rental car. The initial prognosis by hospital emergency teams was bleak: brain damage, complete blindness, amputation of an arm and a leg, quadriplegia. Two years after his miracle survival Carl was presented with a paramedics badge by his rescuers.
In January 2016 Carl made a stunning return as lead singer of The Guess Who, eight years after surviving a traumatic brain injury.
Carl shares with you and your team the critical path he took to rebuild, re-brand and reinvent his life to six-figure success. His perseverance over a decade sees him touring again. He found happiness and higher skills, despite his injuries.
Carl’s analysis of how he overcame adversity can be applied across the spectrum – business to personal, mental health to worker safety.
Yet Carl’s talk is far more! Told through music, story and video backdrop, Carl’s is an inspiring story of willpower and determination, proving the journey to the top is never a solo act.