Steve Harper has become one of the most sought after speakers and business strategists on the power of deepening and strengthening the power of connections through a process he calls “Rippling.” Steve’s unique and refreshing approach to how and why individuals, organizations and even our society can and must reach outside the box to connect, is literally changing lives and impacting corporate bottom line dollars.

A serial entrepreneur, professional speaker, author and leading business strategist, Steve has successfully uncovered the secret to creating powerful long-lasting connections and their impact on one’s personal and professional life. Steve has transitioned his years of business experience and unyielding customer focus into a successful consulting practice appropriately named The Ripple Effect after his successful first book by the same title.

Steve has always maintained a unique focus on developing strong, long-lasting relationships with his clients, prospects and employees. By building a strong network of referrals and repeat customers, Steve has honed his ability to foster client relationships into a leveraged system for achieving solid business success. That system is represented in his book The Ripple Effect and through his speaking.

In addition to Rippling, Steve owns and operates two software firms, Owner Insite, LLC & RS Planner, LLC dba Facility Insite where his Ripple ideas and strategies are changing the game in the software-as-a-service business. You can learn more at and

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  • Customer Services
  • Sales Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Employee Engagement
  • Company Culture
  • Turning customers into Evangelists
  • Focus
  • Motivation
  • Coaching
  • Goal Setting
  • Connecting
  • Network Building
  • LinkedIn

Featured Publications

Interview with Everything Austin Apartments

Introducing Steve Harper, the connector that probably already knows you and your friends

Steve Quoted in Entrepreneur Magazine
“It’s Who You Know: Six Degrees of Success”

Steve In Entrepreneur Magazine Special Edition
This year Steve is included in a special edition of Entrepreneur’s StartUp 101 Great Ideas to Get You Started Today!

Men’s Health
“Succeed In Business…Instantly”

Rippling can help transitioning Veterans

By using the power of positive action, Veterans can transition out the military with greater ease and success.

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  • “Steve’s personable tone, enthusiasm and hands-on experience of his topic were evident during his presentation. In the follow-up Q&A session he showed a real gift for connecting with people one-on-one, quickly understanding, and offering a thoughtful response to their questions.”

    Julie Tereshchuk President - Freelance Austin
  • "Steve Harper understands the power of personal connection and how it can drive teamwork to new levels. I would highly recommend Steve and his firm to any organization."

    Brett A. Hurt Founder & CEO - Bazaarvoice
  • “Steve is genuine with the people that he meets and genuine in his belief in the power of positive Ripple Effects, and it is this combination that makes his concepts possible. Being genuine is the fuel for creating positive Ripple Effects.”

    Adam Frishman Program Chair - American Marketing Association and Corporate Development - Moster-Wynn Law Firm
  • “Steve blew my team away with his engaging personality and incredible stories. Our sales team typically hate trainings or motivational speakers but then again they hadn’t heard something quite like Steve before!”

    Geoffrey Ryder Grande Communications
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