Ralph Harper | Motivational Speaker

Guiding our children to the 2060s

Motivational and  keynote speaker on topics ranging from business strategies to fatherhood and the plight of underserved children.

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Underserved Children

Season II of Be The Change


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Be the Change // Episode 12: The ISMs: Capitalism, Socialism, & Consumerism
Be the Change // Episode 12: The ISMs: Capitalism, Socialism, & Consumerism
Why do we have to choose capitalism or socialism? What if we worked to promote consumerism? Capitalism and socialism are the two primary economic…
Be the Change // Episode 11: The Presidency
Be the Change // Episode 11: The Presidency
We live in the most powerful country in the world. Our country is free enough where anyone can become president. But…
Be the Change // Episode 10: The Next Generation, a Conversation with Jaxson Turner
Be the Change // Episode 10: The Next Generation, a Conversation with Jaxson Turner
Ralph and Jaxson at his lemonade stand. This young man gets it. He spends his spare time during the Summer months…



This t-shirt is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It’s comfortable and flattering for both men and women. 

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed


The commitment and bonding that Ralph has with Cody are really special. That is what fatherhood should be. This book is an invitation to all the fathers to STEP UP!

Alex G Reader of Stepped Up

I just began reading. I haven’t gotten to the table of contents yet and I’m crying already. This story is so moving and inspiring. I am touched to my core as I explore…

Andrea D Reader of Stepped Up

I commend the attention and lessons you taught Cody. You were and are an outstanding father to him. There’s just one word I would like for you to stop using and that is…

Kewanee D Reader of Stepped Up

Ralph bears his heart and soul in order to express the importance of giving his son the best jump start at life…a wonderful story of Love, discipline, and humor makes this book a…

Lori J Reader of Stepped Up

A Heart to Heart Story of the reality of Commitment When I first began reading Stepped Up, I thought it would broaden my understanding of the obstacles and rewards of raising a child…

Sharice C Reader of Stepped Up

A straight-talking memoir about a stepfather’s sometimes rocky but always loving relationship with the blue-eyed stepson who stole his heart. In his lively debut, Harper, an African-American, doesn’t dwell on racial differences between…

Kirkus Media LLC Reader of Stepped Up

On Saturday, Dec 21, I started reading Ralph Harper’s book, Stepped Up, The Urgency for Fatherhood, and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it on Sunday. It was very thought provoking…

Tammy W Reader of Stepped Up

I just finished reading “Stepped UP – The Urgency for Fatherhood” and I wanted to comment while the exhilaration was still fresh in my mind. I immensely enjoyed this book. It is one…

Jerry T Reader of Stepped Up

What an incredible story of what the role of fatherhood should look like! Very well-written and moving. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is a parent or is one day planning…

Brittany C Reader of Stepped Up

This inspiring story was a great book very easy to read. I finished it in a mere three days and it was one of the best books I have read in years. I…

Kerstin M Reader of Stepped Up

Harper’s account of overcoming obstacles in order to become a committed, faithful father is a touching read for fathers who take their role seriously despite the challenges they face.

Melissa Wuske Reader of Stepped Up

Ralph presents a very 21st century answer to a very real problem plaguing our children today–lack of fatherhood. This book challenges every man to show up and be present!

Tracey B Reader of Stepped Up

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Ralph Harper and Michelle Obama