C.C. Chapman

The Quiet Moments

Every day I wake up to a warm embrace and a wet nose from my youngest pup Jaz. She sits quietly next to my side of the bed first to see if I'll wake up and when I don't she jumps up to say good morning. This happens at four am every day. This has been...

The Quiet MomentsC.C. Chapman

The End Of A Great Summer of Work

This summer was busier and more rewarding than I ever imagined it would be. The hours spent teaching, mentoring and managing the Wheaton Innovates (WiN) Team of students challenged my mind and filled my heart. If you’ve been following along with my weekly posts, thanks for reading. If not, to catch you up I was given the...

The End Of A Great Summer of WorkC.C. Chapman

The Wiggly Line Between Professor and Manager

My long business career has included managing a variety of people. My shorter teaching career has included teaching a variety of students. This summer, as I manage seven students in a classroom and an office, has been a challenging and rewarding experience for me. When you are a professor, the goal is to manage the knowledge...

The Wiggly Line Between Professor and ManagerC.C. Chapman

You Only Learn If Your Team Is Up To The Task When The Work Begins

One of the most exciting aspects of being a manager is watching your employees grow and prosper. The hard part is that when you hire someone, you only guess how they are going to perform. You wouldn’t hire them in the first place if you didn’t believe they’d be able to deliver. But, it isn’t...

You Only Learn If Your Team Is Up To The Task When The Work BeginsC.C. Chapman

Books, Gear, Art and Souvenirs

Yesterday, the rain didn't want to stop and when it did a gray humidity stuck around to remind you that it wasn't a day to be outside enjoying the world. Most of my day was spent reading and finishing Creative Quest. A must-read for anyone who knows in their bones that they are creative. We had...

Books, Gear, Art and SouvenirsC.C. Chapman

Two Happy Clients to End The Week

Watching a new team come together, gel and start delivering results feels excellent. Throughout my career, I’ve been lucky to be a manager or mentor for younger staff multiple times, and I’ve always found it rewarding. In previous posts, I’ve shared how unique our Wheaton Innovates (WiN) Team is. These seven students are majoring in a variety of topics from...

Two Happy Clients to End The WeekC.C. Chapman

London is Always a Good Choice

Sponsored travel journal post for Virgin Atlantic to celebrate their new #BeChoosy economy seating options. They paid for our London experience, and in return, I share my thoughts and photographs from our time there.  =-=-=-=-=-=-= London is a city full of art, culture and good times. After several visits, I can confidently say that it is...

London is Always a Good ChoiceC.C. Chapman

First Week Working with the MassChallenge Finalists – A Recap of the Wheaton Innovates (WiN) Team Experience

You can never know someone's work ethic before you dive into the trenches with them. This past week, my team of Wheaton College Students went from the safety of our campus to the reality of the Boston start-up scene at MassChallenge. As I sat in the creeping traffic, I wondered how they would all do. Some...

First Week Working with the MassChallenge Finalists – A Recap of the Wheaton Innovates (WiN) Team ExperienceC.C. Chapman

The Work Begins

There comes a time with every team when you have to stop coaching, teaching or drilling and kick them out of the safety of the nest and see if they can fly. As I write this, that is where we are with the Wheaton Innovates (WiN) Team. I’m sitting outside of the Innovation and Design Building in...

The Work BeginsC.C. Chapman

Am I Doing Enough?

The answer to the question will always be no because there are endless new mountains to climb and paths to walk. Creative Quest is inspiring my mind, Luke Cage: Season 2 opening my eyes and Post Traumatic thumping my ears. Yesterday, my team of Wheaton students finished up their classroom time and next week we roll...

Am I Doing Enough?C.C. Chapman

I Love It When A Team Comes Together

No matter what course I’m teaching, I always try to mix in life and career advice into my lessons. You won’t see me highlight these on the whiteboard with a call out, but I tend to mix them in where appropriate. Caring for my students beyond their test scores is in my DNA, and thus...

I Love It When A Team Comes TogetherC.C. Chapman

Diving Into The Deep End of Entrepreneurship: Week 2 With the Win Team

Starting a new venture with students two weeks into what is supposed to be their summer break is tough. The last place they want to be is back in a classroom, and while I need to teach them a variety of skills, I also want to make sure they are having fun, gelling as...

Diving Into The Deep End of Entrepreneurship: Week 2 With the Win TeamC.C. Chapman

Going For The Win With Wheaton College and MassChallenge

Life is too short, not to try the things that scare you the most. So, when I was asked what I thought about the idea of taking a handful of Wheaton College students and turning them into a strategic consulting team that would work with the 2018 Boston cohort of MassChallenge startups over the...

Going For The Win With Wheaton College and MassChallengeC.C. Chapman


We've all been wronged. No one goes through life without being scarred by someone deciding to do something wrong towards them. But, where is the line that when crossed there is no forgiveness? Some would say that the line doesn't exist. Others would argue that it depends on the offense. Some might say it depends on the...

ForgivingC.C. Chapman

Diner Love

Diners are my happy spot. The coffee is never great. The eggs always a gamble. But, I'll take an order of homemade hash and eggs over a five-star tasting menu any day. This morning the conversation was about prom, work and our plans for the weekend. There was grilled cornbread, crispy bacon and overheard local gossip around a...

Diner LoveC.C. Chapman

Sometimes All You Need Is 

Sometimes all you need is a couple of hours of conversation over a stack of ribs with a dear friend. Sometimes all you need is to get offline and binge watch a full season of that show you've been meaning to check out. Sometimes all you need is a close-knit group of friends that you know are...

Sometimes All You Need Is C.C. Chapman

A New School. Another Semester.

Spring semester at Wheaton College is officially over. It was an eye-opening semester for me in multiple positive ways. I was hired to teach Marketing, and while I've spent most of my career in the space, it was fun to go back to a textbook and the fundamentals. At the last moment, I was asked to...

A New School. Another Semester.C.C. Chapman

Looking Back and Feeling Good For Once

Six years ago today I was standing inside of Princess Marie Louise Hospital in Ghana holding the hand of a young girl named Mercy. Days later I would board a plane home. Weeks later she would die. When I share this story, it is followed by the notion that when I returned home I determined that I...

Looking Back and Feeling Good For OnceC.C. Chapman

I’m Okay With Students Being Punished For Protesting

  Earlier this week, tens of thousands of students around the country walked out of school to protest for changes in our country's gun laws as part of the #NationalSchoolWalkout on the one month anniversary of the attack in Parkland, Florida. Many schools recognized student's rights to a peaceful protest. Our school provided a designated area...

I’m Okay With Students Being Punished For ProtestingC.C. Chapman

America, You Need to Meet More Americans

These past seven days have followed a similar pattern that plays over and over. Outrage, anger, call for changes, finger pointing and then silence as something else grabs attention and pulls people away. Ban this! Shut up snowflakes! Lock it all down! We demand change! The technology we love has made it too easy to scream...

America, You Need to Meet More AmericansC.C. Chapman

Are You Prepared to Survive and Help Others Live?

Emotions are raw and hearts are heavy. Another school day in America ended with screams, blood, and gunfire. Since our paid-off government isn't doing anything about updating our gun laws and I wasn't in the mood to have those kinds of conversations today I decided to focus on a different issue that doesn't get talked about...

Are You Prepared to Survive and Help Others Live?C.C. Chapman

Looking Forward Rather Than Around

Before the sun rose this morning, A Futile And Stupid Gesture was playing on the television. The coffee was strong, the dogs were sleeping and the weather people had completely botched the forecast of "a dusting at most" with the arrival of several inches of fresh powder. Laura packed up and headed to work and as...

Looking Forward Rather Than AroundC.C. Chapman

Technology Is Breaking Humanity

Technology is rapidly improving around us, all the while breaking us as humans. A century from now, historians and scientists will look back at these years and write volumes on how technology evolved society in a negative way. I'm not going Amish on you anytime soon, but as much as I love my gadgets and technology...

Technology Is Breaking HumanityC.C. Chapman

Another End Of The Year Is Upon Us

The final hours of another year. The ball will drop, people will kiss and tomorrow everyone tries to start over. I pondered making a video wearing my Casey Neistat "Work Harder" hoodie while drinking from my Chuck Wendig "Art Harder Mother Fucker" coffee mug to motivate everyone to do more in 2018. Those of you who know me...

Another End Of The Year Is Upon UsC.C. Chapman

December: The Long And Short Month

December is my most reflective month. The end of the year. Another trip around the sun for me. The first flakes of snow and bitter cold in the lungs. Life quiets down and speeds up at the same time. The mayhem of the holidays mixed with cuddling in front of a fire with those you...

December: The Long And Short MonthC.C. Chapman

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C.C. Chapman


Sketch of C.C. Chapman by Hey Instigator!There are many aspects OF who I am and what I do. Putting together THIS PAGE is one of my least favorite things to write because talking about myself is not my idea of a fun time.

When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”

Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.

Official bios and headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…


I’m constantly writing and always working on my next book. You may have read some of my published works including Amazing Things Will HappenContent Rules or 101 Steps to Making Video Like a Pro.

Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.


If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.

My photos can be found on Instagram and Flickr.

Marketing Consultant

With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters, and HBO.

I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing, and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.

Feel free to double check my credentials on LinkedIn.

Keynote Speaker

I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.

I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.

Advocate & Volunteer

I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.

I’m currently the President of the Board at Wediko, a member of the ONE Girls & Women Advisory Board, serve on the board of The Hockey Foundation and recently joined the No Kid Hungry Social Council.


Helping others learn and inspiring them to achieve their goals is the most fulfilling thing I do. As a Visting Instructor of Business and Management at Wheaton College and as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communications at Bentley University I get to do this with the next generation. I’ve also developed and taught courses for LinkedIn LearningLynda.com, CreativeLive, and Treehouse.


On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.

I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.

I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.

Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.

Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.

To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.

Official Bio

C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.

He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better.  C.C. has taught classes for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).

C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at CC-Chapman.com


Fun Bio

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.

C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.

He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.


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I’m involved with a lot of organizations and clients. I believe in being completely transparent and open about everything I’m working on. I’ll do my best to keep this updated and of course, will clearly disclose relationships in any post that require them.

I am open to being pitched and invited on press trips.

Companies do send me items in the hopes that I will review it or share with my community. If you send me something it does not guarantee a review.

With that in mind, my mailing address is:

9 C Medway Road #117
Milford, MA

Current relationships include:

  • Verizon FiOS provides me with service in exchange for a monthly post on technology of my choosing


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The Quiet Moments

The End Of A Great Summer of Work

The Wiggly Line Between Professor and Manager

You Only Learn If Your Team Is Up To The Task When The Work Begins

Books, Gear, Art and Souvenirs

Two Happy Clients to End The Week

London is Always a Good Choice

First Week Working with the MassChallenge Finalists – A Recap of the Wheaton Innovates (WiN) Team Experience

The Work Begins

Am I Doing Enough?

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