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#074 The 4 Types of Luck - Chase, Chance, and Creativity (June 11, 2024)

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#065 Silent Velcro - Inspiration from nature strikes again! (Apr 9, 2024)

#064 Ivan's Hope - The Soccer Ball Saviour. (Apr 2, 2024)

#063 Wrigley's Gum - A free give away turns into a massive hit. (Mar 26, 2024)

#062 The Coal Gas Story - A decision leads to very positive unintended consequences. (Mar 19, 2024)

#061 - Listerine - It's not about the product; it's how you present it to the world. (Mar 12, 2024)

#060 - Botox - A new substance stumbles into the world of cosmetic surgery (Mar 5, 2024)

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#058 Mickey Mouse - Multiple setbacks lead to the creation of an iconic animated character (Feb 20, 2024)

#057 - FRIENDS - A casting decision sets a new TV show on a meteoric path (Feb 13, 2024)

#056 - Jaws - A mechanical malfunction leads to a terrifying result (Feb 6, 2024)

#055 - Coca-Cola - A little fizz creates an iconic brand (Jan 30, 2024)

#054 - Viagra - A little blue pill makes the world stand up and take notice (Jan 23, 2024)

#053 - AirBnB - From broke to billions with a brilliant idea (Jan 16, 2024)

#052 - Colonel Sanders - The OG of Accidental Entrepreneurs (Jan 9, 2024)

#051 - NORAD Santa Tracker - A wrong number evolves into a beloved global phenomenon (Jan 2, 2024)

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In this course, Dennis shares 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 $100

"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 $100

“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.

"Working with Dennis launched me on the right path with a brand, an offer, and a marketing strategy that helped me land my first consulting clients. If you're looking for someone with a rare combination of trustworthiness and business savvy, you don’t need to look any further."
Mark Slatin, CEO - EmpoweredCX
"I was struggling with my solopreneurship. But one hour with Dennis brought everything into focus. He helped me identify my strengths, hone my offer, and map out a clear path forward. It’s the most productive, eye-opening hour I’ve spent on my business to date. If you’re a solopreneur looking for direction, I highly recommend you get in touch with Dennis!"
Will Kersten, Copywriting and Messaging Freelancer
"After struggling to find my niche and get going as a solopreneur, my coaching call with Dennis was just what I needed. Dennis helped me find my niche and get clarity on my offering. On top of all that, I left our call with very clear action items I needed to take to get moving. No more wheels spinning. Less than 2 weeks later and I landed my first client. I’d highly recommend working with Dennis!"
Amanda Chandler, CRM and RevOps Expert
"Dennis was phenomenal. He shed light into weak areas in my current business strategy, and gave a clear road map that will help me reach my goals that much faster!"
Dani Deneau, Copywriter and Digital Marketing Specialist
"You helped to lay out an action plan and inspired me to keep going. The cool thing is, I know you have lived this and know what you're talking about.
All I can say is Thank-you Dennis!"
Daniel Burkholder, Founder of Your One Marketing Coach

"Dennis, you gave me great clarity. My move forward is mapped out from your ideas and suggestions today!
Thanks for being awesome…"
Mary D.


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


These videos dive into some of the areas you'll need to implement in order to create your own successful solopreneur venture

These are short videos created to help guide you. For a deeper dive, check out the Solopreneur Playbook online course that examine these in more detail, providing templates and examples to help you implement immediately.


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 dennis@dennisgeelen.me

Or fill out the form below.


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
• Launched the Happy Accidents newsletter and podcast
• Built a network on LinkedIn of over 17K connections
• Been a guest on over 75 podcasts
• Spoken at numerous events, workshops, and conferences
• Coached dozens of entrepreneurs
• Completely redesigned his life

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

Dennis Geelen
The Accidental Solopreneur