Lesson Learned Along The Way From Fame to Family



Marilyn Wright Dayton

My Personal Life:

I was born Marilyn Kay Wright in Bath, NY, on December 1, 1944, at noon. Someone once told me that when you are born at noon that it meant you would be a communicator. I was a quiet, shy kid, but I have grown into a real communicator, so I guess that has some truth in it. I was always watching people (still enjoy doing that today), learning from them, and asking them questions to learn more. Some might call that inquisitive, some might call it nosy. I call it just plain interested in other people.

I have been married and divorced 3 times. Not something I am proud of, but it is what it is. My full name could be: Marilyn Kay Wright Schulz Scott Dayton. Today, I am a single gal and loving it. I have a full life, and still working on getting it balanced, and have just celebrated 72 years on this Earth.

FamilyFunI have two wonderful grown up children and two super grandchildren. Each and every one of them is special, in so many ways. And they make my life that much better. My son and daughter-in-law lived in Japan for many years and have recently moved near Seattle, WA, and I live here in CT with my daughter and her family.

Professional Life:

From the beginning of my career at the age of 12 as a radio quiz kid. I have been both in front of the camera and behind the camera as a fashion model, radio and TV show host and program producer. I have degrees in marketing and business as well as journalism. Over the past several decades, I have also been a newspaper reporter, creative writer, ad director, entrepreneur, a consultant, a trainer/coach and an authority in the areas of creative marketing and its role in achieving top-notch business performance.

After several years working with the top agencies in the world, I built an advertising agency in Upstate New York. I have also have managed other agencies, and was one of the driving forces behind the positive turnaround in the publishing arm of one of the larger conglomerate multi-media corporations during the 1980s. I also helped turn around several corporations, organizations and even municipalities. My reputation (as Marilyn Wright-Schulz) was built in the ad agency business as a strategic thinker, idea builder and creative problem solver. And I am also known as the Turnaround Expert.MarilynDaytonBusinessPhoto

My experience in working with some of the largest corporations in the world, recognition by both business and media organizations, and as a distinguished and successful business woman, has provided a background for what I focused on for several decades – reaching out and helping empower (mainly) business women and encourage their growth in the business world.

Today, I am retired after working since the age of 12. Doing what at that age? Well, read my blogs and you will find out that answer. So, today, I am relaxing and enjoying life, and working on three books…slowly so I can savor the experience. I love writing and shall do that forever. This blog is going to be one of those books. I am only about half way there, lots more stories from my life coming your way!

I have several Websites and Facebook pages:

My Personal Website:



My Marketing Company:




My Television Program:



My Blog Facebook Page:

For those of you who want to contact me directly, you can use my personal email at maredayt@yahoo.com.

Otherwise, feel free to comment on each of the blog pages that you feel an interest in. Eventually, these blogs will become a book on my “lessons in life”. So many had asked me to write a book about my life, but I felt that I could fit in posting blogs that would become chapters in that book….someday. Thanks for visiting my blog!