Carl held that position for eight years until his head on car accident in Australia. It was 2008 when Carl took leave from The Guess Who to sort out family issues in Australia but the stress took its toll. Distracted and worried while driving at night Carl was involved in a horrific head on car collision in rural Victoria. He sustained 52 injuries including traumatic brain injury, crushed legs and internal organs. Trapped in the crushed car for one hour and forty-five minutes there seemed little hope.
Remarkably, ten years on, Carl Dixon is walking tall. His rescue by dedicated volunteers and emergency surgeons and staff in Australia is the stuff of legends. His unlikely survival was followed by family and business difficulty. When the dust settled his business was in tatters and he was left with a mountain of debt.
Doggedly Carl returned to doing what he loves: music. His injuries caused him to rethink his approach and Carl became an author and inspirational speaker sharing his survival story. Ten years on from his accident Carl sings better than ever, he's rebranded his business to six figure success, he had a triumphant return to THE GUESS WHO as special guest and returned to touring as a solo artist and with his original band CONEY HATCH to sell out events!
Carl's story of rebuilding his life and coping with traumatic brain injury is inspiring, remarkable and entertaining with a capital E!
- Building Success from Calamity
-Survival of the organism
-No fear, no weakness
-Perseverance & Mental Health
-Collaborate for the Future
- S.T.A.R.T Philosophy
Stop, think, accept, renew and thank is a key component of Carl's powerful workshop. Carl Dixon’s lessons; learned from a life-on-the-road as iconic Canadian rock star to learning to walk again to re-gaining his feet on the international stage is told with humour and a commanding stage presence through story and song. It’s an inspiring story of willpower, resilience and teamwork, proving the journey to the top is never a solo act.