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Steve Harper’s powerful and inspiring message about the power of the Ripple will have people thinking, engaging and connecting like never before!

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Connect. Engage. Succeed.

Some people say it’s all about who you know. And yes, there’s some truth to that. But it’s not just about who you know. It’s how you know them. Think about all the people you come across in your daily life that you know (or think you know): your neighbor, local coffee shop barista, CrossFit coach, co-worker, etc.

Then, throw in all the strangers. Your interaction quantity is high whether you’re a social butterfly or not. But are your interactions quality? Are you leveraging the potential of all these daily encounters? Because guess what, the potential is truly limitless. But if you don’t leverage all of this potential in the right way – if you don’t build meaningful connection points – you’re missing out, whether you realize it or not. Bottom-line: The way you engage in an exchange matters.

Getting to know people in a way that matters means cutting through the surface dialogue – the fluff, the contrived, the almost robotic pleasantries. You know what we’re talking about – the superficial engagements accompanied by forced smiles and laser-focused eye contact.

Rippling is about transcending these average, trivial interactions to get to talk that matters – talk that transforms. We’re talking raw, real, no-nonsense conversational exchange, be it business discourse or casual conversation.

But taking an exchange to a deeper level doesn’t always come naturally. Sometimes, it comes with obstacles. Fear. Discomfort. Vulnerability. Peeling back and shedding these layers of discomfort to maximize the power of relationships requires tools, techniques, and practice. That’s where the Ripple Effect comes into play.

You’ve probably heard of the term Ripple Effect. The concept is simple. Create good ripples and hey, you’ll get good ripples back. But for whatever reason, the implementation of the concept doesn’t always get put into practice. As such, opportunities to contribute, receive, and evolve are missed.

The Ripple Central Team will help you with the implementation piece of the puzzle, empowering you with a strategy to create good ripples in all aspects of your life or business. You never know how far and wide these ripples will reach, both professionally and personally, and you never know exactly how the process will play out. But make no doubt about it, the ripples always come back, almost always in ways never imagined. Only those who put Rippling into practice, get to experience and enjoy what ripples back.

So, cast a stone in the pond of infinite potential. Learn how to create your own ripples with customers, employees, partners, friends, and total strangers to kick-start your personal and professional success.

Let the Rippling begin!

Discover What Company & Conference Leaders Are Saying 

  • "Wow, was Steve Harper ever a hit for the full house crowd today of over 150 top business executives in St. Louis. Let’s just say the, “Ripple Effect” has gotten a great start after an inspiring and actionable presentation. Steve did a great job relating to the audience and helping them understand how they can better maximize relationships that can sometimes be uncomfortable but always needed in life and business. In all of my years running this event, I can tell you that Steve delivered one of the best presentations we have ever had. Our attendees were overwhelmingly positive about his energy, enthusiasm and his authentic way of connecting with a room of sometimes hard to reach executives. He was worth every penny we spent to get him to St. Louis and can't wait to bring him back!"

    Rod Cooper
    Rod Cooper UHY LLP St. Louis
  • "Steve is one of the most creative, engaging and genuine people I know.  He's an amazing business strategist, an engaging speaker (I've hired him several times to speak for my two companies) and a master connector of people.  He's been a trusted 'go to' resource for me and he's never steered me wrong. I am truly blessed to count him as a friend and mentor."

    Kay Stroman
    Kay Stroman V.P. of Operations, Silvercar Inc.
  • “Steve is an excellent speaker! We used his services for a local industry-wide training where we learned how to ‘Ripple’ and we had a great time getting to know one another while having fun! We would definitely hire him again and recommend him to others. If your event is looking for a fun, engaging speaker that really takes his time to understand the needs of your audience, look no further. Steve is your man. Thanks Steve for making our event one of the best ones we've ever had!”

    Tracy Mastrangelo
    Tracy Mastrangelo Austin Area Credit Union Chapter
  • "Steve is one of the most gracious and committed individuals I've ever met. He is always willing to put other people first and truly lives the example of creating positive Ripples out there in the world. Mr. Ripple is a gift to anyone lucky enough to work with him or play in his universe for a little while. Do yourself a favor and meet this man. Invite him to speak to your company or next conference!"

    Kimberlie Dykeman
    Kimberlie Dykeman Lifestyle & Performance Coach for Businessmen
  • "Steve Harper is a dynamic speaker who touches upon how we as humans can make the world a better place to live and work. His message about The Ripple Effect is wisdom that we should all embrace to cultivate both honest and lasting personal and professional relationships and partnerships.  We were extremely pleased to have Mr. Harper speak as our keynote speaker for our conference this year. The audience was captivated by his presentation and more engaged than I've ever seen an audience. One of the key items from the conference feedback forms we received post-confernece was how valuable his message was and that his particular session was the highlight among all presenters for entire conference. That was powerful feedback and further proof we made the right decision hiring him!"

    L. Xavier Cano
    L. Xavier Cano National Association of Hispanic MBAs/President
  • "I’ve had the pleasure of sitting in Steve’s audience on two different occasions. The first time I was attending a conference where Steve was the keynote. Engaging the audience and stressing the importance of real meaningful relationships, Steve’s Ripple Effect struck a chord. Offering multiple techniques to open communication with people, Steve gives you the tools to engage new customers and strengthen existing relationships. Steve and I realized we shared several unique connections, we live in the same town, our sons play soccer at competing schools, and we exercise at the same city park on the same trail. Several years later I was responsible for putting together education for a conference and Steve was my first choice. I was not disappointed; Steve put together a combination keynote/workshop that set the tone for the rest of the conference. People continue to talk about Steve’s message over a year after the conference. Steve Harper and his Ripple Effect training reinforce that strong meaningful relationships can not only take you places, it can take you everywhere. Systematically doing little things to create and strengthen personal and professional relationships can have a huge impact on your success and happiness. I would enthusiastically recommend Steve for your next conference."

    Bill Long
    Bill Long Follett Higher Education Group
  • "I had the pleasure of working with Steve Harper for our WCA 2019 Annual Conference in May. Steve is the most accommodating speaker I have worked with in my 5 years on the board of directors. His communication skills are one of his greatest strengths in addition to many others. I chose The Ripple Effect for the conference based on the alignment values of leadership, coaching and relationship management. Steve did a phenomenal job customizing his presentation to our attendees needs and connecting on a personal level with everyone in the room. When a speaker leaves the room and the audience expresses, “that was encouraging and a dynamic speaker”, you know you made the right choice!"

    Lisa Romero
    Lisa Romero Workers Compensation Association of New Mexico/President
  • "I just wanted you to know that I appreciate you! Thank you for writing your book and sharing what you have learned! Since I attended your class, the way I network is radically different."

    Mary Ball
    Mary Ball Certified Brain Instructor
  • "Steve presentation to our 911 operators was one considered one of the best of the day. He was engaging, informative and took the time to customize his presentation to audience which I, as the organizer, really appreciated. If you are thinking of bringing in a speaker for your next event, look no further than Mr. Ripple! He's fantastic!"

    Dr. Gene Smith
    Dr. Gene Smith Assistant Director Williamson County Emergency Services
  • "Thank you Steve! I enjoyed your lunch time presentation and the roundtable was really fun AND insightful. Normally, one might struggle to quickly connect in an online breakout room with a stranger, but you gave us simple tools to easily connect and have a great conversation. I look forward to learning more!"

    Patti Causemaker
    Patti Causemaker Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc.
The Ripple Effect book

New! The Ripple Effect 3rd Edition

In this newly revised and expanded edition of the classic hit, The Ripple Effect: Maximizing the Power of Relationships for Your Life and Business, relationship expert and connection guru Steve Harper unlocks more secrets and shares even more strategies to put the power of the Ripple to work for you.

Buy two PRESALE copies and Steve will throw in a 30-minute Connection Lab strategy session for free! That’s one for you and one to Ripple on to someone you know will benefit from this powerful book.

Available as digital download NOW!

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