About Dixie Maria

Dixie Maria Carlton is a multi award winning business person, author, and top selling author, who also works with and develops high calibre, award winning  and high performing clients.

Dixie is a Business Transformation Specialist and Marketing Communication Coach combining her experiences, expertise, talents and skills from publishing, speaking, coaching, marketing, and brand communication to help SME’s and professional service providers to radically transform their business into polished, profitable, highly functional and easily identifiable companies with loyal customers, raving fans, and happy staff. 

A successful author, publisher, international speaker and coach, Dixie has taken dozens of authors and business specialists from Idea to Authority.

Dixie is currently working with clients based in the UK, USA, Australia, and New Zealand with her special skills combining experience in marketing, brand development, publishing, speaking and coaching make up her and essential partner when working with:

“Dynamic people/professionals/companies with a big mission”

Dixie’s own mission is to help bring their important messages to their target market.  Described as:  “Exceptional at strategy, able to clearly see the big picture and understand the details. She is methodical, knowledgeable and inspirational.”

Recent Recommendations:

“Wow. Maria had the ability to spot what I had and to advise me how to work with those talents and begin to create a world beating brand. Exceptionally gifted as well as a get things done person”.  Derek MIlls, International Author: Personal & Wealth Development Specialist. StandardsRevolution™ creator. Inspirational Speaker.

Dixie is a member of the Leadership Roundtable of differencemakers community and therefore I interact with her on a regular basis. If you want to be famous I know of no one better than Maria to help you. She is a master at being able to see the big picture yet to be reality and the detail of how to turn the dream into reality and she can do this at the same time which is an awesome talent. Dixie is just the person for you if you are known in your market however you don’t yet own it. Ian Berry, CSP, FIAM, International author and business specialist
“In a world where success depends on expertise, marketing and the size of your network, Dixie is a master at showing you how to find the right combination for your business. She’s smart, passionate, experienced and highly qualified to assist experts navigate the path from idea to authority.” Gihan Perera, Owner, First Step

“Dixie has provided personal coaching to assist my presentation skills, particularly speaking engagements in front of groups. I’m so pleased to report that I gave my first presentation today since working with Dixie, and successfully delivered our message without a hitch… AND my audience remained ‘awake’ and engaged the entire time! Thanks Dixie, you are a fantastic coach, and I look forward to continued learning and personal development, you’ve provided real value.”  Karen Huckstep Independant Verification Services

For More Recommendations please visit www.linkedin.com/in/mariacarlton1


  • Natiional Speakers Association of Australia
  • National Speakers Association of New Zealand (NSANZ)
  • Global Speaker’s Federation (GSF)
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Leadership Cafe – Country Founder
  • Difference Makers Community – Torchbearer Member
  • Idea to Author-ity – Founder


  • One of the Top 50 Mentors (in the world) – Mission Marketing Mentors, USA, 2003
  • Author of the Year – National Speakers Association NZ 2004
  • Finalist (2x cat) in the David Small Business Awards, NZ 2008
  • Business Person of the Year – National Speakers Association NZ (Auckland), 2008
  • Business Person of the Year – National Speakers Association NZ 2011

Positions Held:

  • GSF – Chief Editor & Communications Manager (2011)
  • National Board Member NSANZ (foundation member – 2006)
  • National President NSANZ (2005)
  • NSANZ – Chapter President (2004)
  • APPA -NZ National Board Member (1998-99)

Countries where I’ve presented professionally
NZ, Cook Islands, Australia, USA, UK

Books written or co-authored by Maria Carlton:

  • The Power of Promotional Products (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Create the Business Breakthrough You Want (2004)
  • The Marketing Minefield (2005
  • The Power of More Than One (2006)
  • The Power of More Than One – A Time for Change (2008)
  • Golden Nuggets (2008)
  • 20/20 A Fresh Look at Business Growth ( 2011)
  • 20/20 A Fresh Look at Inspiration (2012)
  • From Idea to Author-ity (2013)

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