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

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

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


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

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

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

Journaling The Rambles Of My Mind

This space has always been treated as an online journal first and any other word you might choose to call it second. I collect my thoughts and process the ones that I want to share with the world. The ones not for your eyes go down on paper in some sort of semi=regular schedule that...

Journaling The Rambles Of My MindC.C. Chapman

Don’t Trust Others To Care About Your Career

Dylan started college earlier this month. On the cross-country road trip, many stories were shared and advice given. He has a few years before he has to worry about it, but I reminded him that the only person he can fully trust to care about his career is himself. Recently, I was reminded of this fact and...

Don’t Trust Others To Care About Your CareerC.C. Chapman

My Beliefs

My beliefs are simple and set in stone. They've evolved over time as life experiences shape them like river rocks. I don't judge people based on the color of their skin, who they choose to worship or who they love. I judge everyone based on their words and actions. Your word is your bond. Putting in the time,...

My BeliefsC.C. Chapman

Boston GORUCK Constellation

My iPhone vibrates and I quickly pull it out to see what the latest from Command is. As the designated Comms for the team, it is my job to stay on top of what other teams are doing and orders from on high. "Blue teams, you have two minutes until hunting of red teams begins." I share...

Boston GORUCK ConstellationC.C. Chapman

Weeks Are Rarely Simple

The heat of summer has rolled in. My least favorite time of year and one that I don't mind rolling past as quickly as possible. Last week was one full of emotional swings. It started on Sunday with Dylan graduating from high school. It wasn't as emotional as I was expecting it to be. We are...

Weeks Are Rarely SimpleC.C. Chapman

To Binge Or Savor?

My week began with an early morning viewing of the new show American Gods. Last year, two trusted friends insisted that I read the book before the show came out. I do what I'm told (sometimes) and in this case am better for it. Sipping my coffee, I savored every minute of the episode even though...

To Binge Or Savor?C.C. Chapman

Words and The Days To Come

Words have been hard to come by lately. No, that isn't exactly true. There have been plenty of words, but I've been writing them down elsewhere. Leaving this spot alone. They've been anger fueled and tinged with a layer of neon orange slime. Not the words I want to share. Not the energy I want to throw out...

Words and The Days To ComeC.C. Chapman

Paying For College

It is a proud moment in any parent’s lives when their child is accepted to college. The moment our son received his acceptance letter to his first choice will never be forgotten. You get to check off another accomplishment proving that you did ok as parents. Soon after the hugs and fist bumps were done...

Paying For CollegeC.C. Chapman

Stop Creating For The Algorithms

I've been outlining my keynote for next month's IzeaFest and one of my scribbles reads "stop creating only to satisfy an algorithm." The more I pondered it and how I might represent it on a slide, the more I realized I wanted to write about this specific epidemic because it bothers me to my core. There...

Stop Creating For The AlgorithmsC.C. Chapman

2017 Is Here. Now What?

The calendars have been flipped and 2017 is upon us. A fresh start and we don't know if the car is going to crash over the cliff, handle all of the curves or keep on driving off into the sunset. I'm full of worries for the world around me. Anyone with half of an open mind...

2017 Is Here. Now What?C.C. Chapman

Work Doesn’t Get Done Unless I Do It

When Thanksgiving leftovers begin to be annoying is when I become reflective. Looking back at the year that is beginning to end. Pondering over missed opportunities. Smiling at the memories that warm my heart. Wondering what might have been and marveling over what was. The truth is, I learned some hard lessons over the course of...

Work Doesn’t Get Done Unless I Do ItC.C. Chapman


Sunday morning I sat and watched Brad Meltzer speak to a packed room of english teachers. He spoke of the legacy we leave and how we each leave one behind that we'll never know. The end of 2016 has been a life changing one for me that I know will have effects on my legacy that...

LegacyC.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


Affiliate links are used whenever they are available when linking to products of any sort.

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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