Ronald Chapman



Ron Chapman believes there are no self-made men or women. All I have and all I am came from people and circumstances for which I cannot claim credit. While I don't define myself much anymore as the product of any specific hardship, I have been drawn in ways I could not resist. Had I not been drawn, I could never have succeeded in the face of some daunting life challenges. One of those key challenges was the battle with addiction, a battle that Ron has waged continuously for three decades of sobriety. During this time he has dedicated himself to helping others through their own Progressive Recovery.


  • When Loving Is Hard

    17/10/2018 Duración: 18min

    In a time of difficulty and divisiveness, it is important that we remember our core driving force in life is to love and be loved.

  • One Breath At A Time with Kevin Griffin

    16/10/2018 Duración: 26min

    In recovery much is said about the concept of “one day at a time” as a way to tackle what feels like the insurmountable task of staying sober long-term. But perhaps further guidance in this matter can come from another practice - Buddhism. In this episode of Progressive Content, The Author of “One Breath at a Time” Kevin Griffin sits down with Ron to chat about Buddhism, his book, and his perspective on the 12 Steps. You can purchase Kevin's book at Amazon:

  • A Conversation with Rabbi Rami Shapiro

    29/07/2018 Duración: 35min

    For the latest episode of Progressive Content, Ron Chapman interviews Rabbi Rami Shapiro about his latest book and his unique take on addiction recovery. Shapiro believes there is much more to the 12 Step Practice than we often work through; in fact, he believes it's meant to be a spiritual practice for everyone. To learn more about Rabbi Rami Shapiro visit his website here:

  • The Coaching Sessions: Finding Your Way Part 4: Realizing Potential

    15/01/2017 Duración: 21min

    The Coaching Sessions: Finding Your Way Part 4: Realizing Potential by Ronald Chapman

  • After The Ballot: A Conversation about Forgiving

    08/11/2016 Duración: 50min

    How do we forgive after a very long and intense election in 2016? Ron Chapman discusses the strategies and practices of how we can move forward keeping our relationships intact through the path of Forgiveness.

  • The Coaching Sessions: Finding Your Way Part 2 - Being Stuck

    06/10/2016 Duración: 21min

    The Coaching Sessions: Finding Your Way Part 2 - Being Stuck by Ronald Chapman

  • The Coaching Sessions: Finding Your Way Part 1 - Being Lost

    11/09/2016 Duración: 22min

    It's normal to sometimes feel lost, whether it be in our personal or professional lives. In this first episode of The Coaching Sessions, two master coaches discuss different approaches to finding our way.

  • Episode 8 Blossoming

    22/02/2016 Duración: 41min

    Lindy and Karen, who are considered veterans of addiction recovery, discuss what it's like to go from brokenness to blossoming. If you've ever wondered what potential can be reached through working the 12 Steps, then this message of hope is for you. Please join us for the final episode of the first season of The Recovery Sessions.

  • Episode 7 Deepening the Practice

    10/02/2016 Duración: 41min

    Reese speaks with us about how after getting sober, deepening the practice of recovery work leads not only to sustained sobriety, but to improved overall spiritual and mental well-being.

  • Episode 6 Learn And Grow

    14/01/2016 Duración: 34min

    Anita speaks with us about the challenges of learning and growing through addiction recovery; specifically, letting go of being a perfectionist, and accepting the reality of being flawed.

  • Episode 5 Living the Amended Life

    05/01/2016 Duración: 38min

    Making amends isn't just about atonement for the wrongs committed against your loved ones; it's about redefining the nature of your relationship based on recovery. In this episode, Ron not only tells his own story, he also details how living the amended life transformed his relationship with his daughters.

  • Episode 4 Clearing the Channel

    05/01/2016 Duración: 34min

    Nathan discusses what it means to clear the channel of character defects, to be open to living an amended life, through progressive recovery.

  • Episode 2 Finding Hope and Surrender

    05/01/2016 Duración: 34min

    Jacob speaks with us about how struggle - and surrender - are both crucial not only to progressive recovery, but to finding the hope necessary to stay sober.

  • Episode 1 Powerlessness

    05/01/2016 Duración: 35min

    We open the series by speaking with Phil, who recounts his struggle with powerlessness over his addiction. But ultimately it's that powerlessness that is the cornerstone of his recovery.

  • Mary O'Malley

    16/12/2015 Duración: 39min

    Mary O'Malley by Ronald Chapman

  • Laura Sharon

    16/12/2015 Duración: 39min

    Laura Sharon by Ronald Chapman

  • Bearing Witness- Opening A Way For The Prodigal Addict

    16/12/2015 Duración: 35min

    Bearing Witness- Opening A Way For The Prodigal Addict by Ronald Chapman

  • Liz Rose

    16/12/2015 Duración: 36min

    Liz Rose by Ronald Chapman

  • Ethan

    16/12/2015 Duración: 33min

    Ethan by Ronald Chapman

  • Episode 3 Truth-Telling

    27/10/2015 Duración: 36min

    Julia shares with us the painful truths that she had to confront about herself and her relationships before recovery from addiction could begin.