Transcend traditional ways of connecting to transform all aspects of your life and business


Transcend traditional ways of connecting to transform all aspects of your life and business


Clients Steve Has Worked With

Ripple Services

Bring the Ripple mojo to you! Whether you want to boost employee engagement, create a culture of customer service excellence, or evolve your organization through sales training or business development, Ripple Central will deliver a customized Ripple-inspired message to empower your audience.

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Ripple Tools

Check out the latest Ripple tools to transcend perceived limitations, deepen your professional and personal connections, communicate with greater confidence and conviction, identify your intentions and where you can add value, and map out a plan to put those intentions into action.

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Tired of traditional business networking functions? Bypass the surface dialogue and learn an innovative, intimate networking style to engage in exchange that matters. Discover potential connection points, commonalities, and opportunities that warrant further interaction.

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The Ripple Value

Connect. Engage. Evolve.

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!

What Other Ripplers Are Saying

Everyday more people join the Rippling Experience

  • "Steve is one of the most creative, engaging and genuine people I know.  He's an amazing business strategist, an engaging speaker 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.
  • Working with Steve has been incredible! His concept of making authentic connections with people is brought to life by his fun and applicable storytelling style. Thanks to Steve our organization has gained tremendous value by creating genuine relationships with the people in it. Ripple on!

    Dana Ramey
    Dana Ramey Dell
  • Steve Harper is a master connector and is someone who practices what he preaches. Steve knows the power of genuine connection and goes out of his way to engage and connect with people around him. It seems the man knows everyone, is everywhere and is involved in everything. Yet he always has time for people and makes everyone feel important. How? He has a genuine interest in people and is passionate about helping people connect and empowering them to be better connectors.

    For anyone who has ever questioned the difference one person can make, Steve is proof that the difference can be huge. The Ripples created by Steve, in just my own life, are countless. I’ve learned from him by way of his book, his classes, and most inspiringly, his example. Steve knows the magic of connection and is making the world a brighter, happier, more connected place, one ripple at a time.

    How do you help the most people and make the biggest impact on the world? If you are Steve Harper, you perfect the craft of meaningful connection, then go out into the world and share what you know.

    Everyone agrees networking is important and we all know we could be better communicators and have stronger connections. Steve’s classes go beyond what we all know as “networking” - taking it from a skill we think we should be better at, to a process that’s fun, interesting and makes our entire lives richer. When you fully grasp the power of The Ripple Effect, your life won’t ever be the same.

    Melissa Lombard
    Melissa Lombard Keller Williams Realty
  • “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. Thanks Steve!”

    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. 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 hear Mr. Harper speak at one of our conferences this year. The audience was captivated by his presentation and left the conference making references to his message."

    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

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