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Previous Editions of the Happy Accidents Newsletter

#043 - AMERICAN WOMAN - A spontaneous riff begets an iconic song for a generation. (Nov 14, 2023)

#042 ERIC PARTAKER - Happy Accidents are his life! (Nov 7, 2023)

#041 DANCES WITH WOLVES - From forgotten script to box office success! (Oct 31, 2023)

#040 SUPER GLUE - Super sticky serendipity (Oct 24, 2023)

#039 FLICKR - A photo sharing twist of fate! (Oct 17, 2023)

#038 RADIOACTIVITY - A scientific experiment unearths a groundbreaking revelation (Oct 10, 2023)

#037 HONDA - Staggering sales from a serendipitous surprise! (Oct 3, 2023)

#036 TOY STORY - A serendipitous partnership leads to a box office success! (Sept 26, 2023)

#035 SLACK - Unintended Genius: The Serendipitous Creation of Slack (Sept 19, 2023)

#034 THE DINERS CLUB CARD - A revolutionary financial invention (Sep 12, 2023)

#033 THE TIME TIMER - A new way of LOOKING at time (Sep 5, 2023)



In this course, Dennis share the 6 critical steps he followed to start his own successful solopreneur consulting practice, Zero In.

You're an expert in what you coach, consult, or deliver for your clients, not in branding, marketing, and selling yourself.

Avoid all the costly mistakes new solopreneurs make and shave years off your path to success.
ONLY $75

"When starting out there's a lot of 'noise'. This course is fantastic. It helped me navigate new territory and reduced a ton of wasted time. It's clear, right sized and inspiring. Great value for the investment." - Vaughan Broderick"I value this Playbook 💯! The way it applies to my current situation then, continues to be an influential factor; to the thought process I have today. Especially how it elevated my perception of how to network effectively!" - Joseph Luchene"Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. The Solopreneur Playbook helps you focus on what matters most and guides you in taking those first crucial steps. So if you're feeling lost and need some direction, grab the course to get started!" - Ariana Cofone


Everything you need to write, publish, and sell a GREAT BOOK!

Save yourself hundreds of hours of frustration and thousands of wasted dollars. Learn all the strategies and tactics Dennis used to self-publish two best-selling books.

Having a great book behind your name can do so many things for you:
✔️ Grow your credibility✔️ Unlock a new income stream✔️ Establish yourself as an expert✔️ Get discovered by new potential customers or clientsLet Dennis be your guide and help you get that great book out of your head and into the world!ONLY $75

“As a first time author, Dennis turned a complicated and confusing process into easy, simple, painless steps. Just getting the resources at the end was worth every penny. Thanks Dennis for creating this course and putting it as a price point that’s affordable to everyone.” - Tom Clairmont CEO, NET Essentials Inc.“I found this course to be more comprehensive than I expected! The marketing and publishing information alone was worth the cost of entry.” - Kris Walters"An excellent 'fire starter' course for creators who have a book in mind – with practical 'how to' steps and pro tips – from getting an outline of your book done in one session through to editing, publishing, marketing, and sales" - Diane Blaxland


Work 1:1 directly with Dennis in a tactical session.

Together, you will review your solopreneur venture and discuss strategies and tactics to set you on the right path.

Topics you can walk through:
- finding your niche
- establishing credibility
- building your network
- packaging and pricing your services
- writing / marketing a book
- creating an online course
- and so much more...

Receive a detailed step-by-step playbook designed specifically for you at the end of the call.

Let's take the 'solo' out of solopreneur!
Calls are $350 for 60 minutes

"Dennis walked me through everything I was doing, and gave me actionable advice to do it better. He helped me to come up with a process to differentiate myself from the crowd.
I know by implementing his suggestions, I'll be well on my way to success."
Michael Cassidy, Founder of Active in Tech

“In just a one-hour session, Dennis provided great value to my start-up. He understood the model in a matter of minutes, asked relevant questions that helped me refine and develop my ideas, and provided actionable insights. This was an incredibly worthwhile hour.”
Nikki Blythe-Wood, Founder of Mukana Sustainable Development Ltd.


Check out Geelen's latest book The Accidental Solopreneur that's getting rave reviews from solopreneurs around the globe

Follow along in this parable as Alex Green goes through a bumpy journey of self reflection, making some major and well needed changes to his mindset and habits.

A burnt-out workaholic, Alex leaves the corporate world behind, eventually finding a roadmap for a fulfilling life as a solopreneur.

Use the tips, tactics, and learnings from Alex’s adventure to help give you a playbook for success in your own solopreneur journey.
"Part entrepreneurial playbook, part John Grisham page-turner."
- David Brier, Author of Brand Intervention


Navigating the Unpredictable: How Great Leaders Build Resilient Teams

Too many leaders gravitate towards what they're most comfortable with — managing.

Managing KPI's, managing budgets, managing goals, managing plans, etc.

Good leaders know that "culture eats strategy for breakfast".
Great leaders build a culture where their teams thrive amongst uncertainty.
Book Dennis as your keynote speaker at your next conference or corporate event. Hear inspiring stories and learn how the greatest leaders create teams that know how and when to find success in spite of an unpredictable world around them.

To learn more about having Dennis as a keynote speaker for your event, email us at

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Dennis Geelen spent over 20 years in various corporate leadership roles in several industries.
Until, at the age of 43, he found himself laid off for the first time in his life. Disgruntled and determined, he decided to bet on himself and become a solopreneur.

Since then, he has:
• Built a successful consulting practice, ZERO IN, helping businesses become more customer-centric and innovative
• Written 4 business books including the best sellers, THE ZERO IN FORMULA and THE ACCIDENTAL SOLOPRENEUR
• Released 3 online courses
• Built a network on LinkedIn of over 14K connections
• Been a guest on over 70 podcasts
• Spoken at numerous events, workshops, and conferences
• Coached dozens of entrepreneurs
• Launched the Solo Creator Summit
• Completely redesigned his life

...And he just loves helping others do it too!

Dennis Geelen
The Accidental Solopreneur