Rufus Stephens is a man who delivers passion, humor and thoughtful content. He blends speaking skills and client objectives to the great appreciations of his audiences and meeting planners!
"...A STELLAR AND CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER THAT IS ORIGINAL AND SINCERE WITH A HIGH ENERGY LEVEL...A POWER THAT IS NOT EASILY DUPLICATED. WE WERE CAPTIVATED BY RUFUS' ENERGY LEVEL, THE WISDOM HE CONVEYED AND THE EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT HE CREATED..."
SHIRLEY J. LANG, EDUCATION EXECUTIVE
RUFUS D. STEPHENS
Mr. Stephens is a native of Savannah, GA. He graduated from Savannah State University and pursued graduate degrees at the University of Florida and National Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is married to his wife Cynthia for 19 years and they have four grown children and four grandchildren. He is a former business owner, corporate executive and an ordained minister of twenty years.
Mr. Stephens’ passion for public speaking has been longstanding, as he has lent his voice to eager ears for over twenty-five years. He has won numerous awards for his much loved presentations. In 2015, Mr. Stephens formed a motivational speaking business called “Raisin’ the Rufe Communications”. His empowering presentations are always geared to energize the listener toward personal appreciation and active accomplishment.
Listed among his appreciative audiences are the DePaul Alumni Association, Department of Energy, Kiwanis International, the Georgia House of Representatives, the National Hookup of Black Women and Savannah State University.
Mr. Stephens is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Eta Chapter.
"When RUFUS STEPHENS speaks, it makes you want to say, 'Wow, how does he know that?' His presentations are relevant and his messages always connect. True sincerity rings out as he leaves you with life-changing, thought-provoking ideas."
DEBORAH SUMMERS, NATIONAL PRESIDENT, NATIONAL HOOK-UP OF BLACK WOMEN
"RUFUS has the gift of words, he has the ability to speak on your topic fully informed and he delivers. He does his homework he asks questions, he does interviews and, he researches the subject. Never has he disappointed."
GWEN ULMER, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT NATIONAL HOOK-UP OF BLACK WOMEN
"And bring it home you did, Rufus! You touched our hearts, engaged our minds, and got our feet headed in the right direction."
BECKY SANSBURY, M.DIV., PROVIDING LEADERS WITH CRISIS SUPPORT AND RESOURCES FOR RESILIENCE I COACH, SPEAKER, AND AUTHOR
"If you are looking for gravitas, warmth, and knowledge in a speaker — look no further than Rufus Stephens!”
MEREDITH OLIVER, CSP, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
“From the moment Rufus took the stage, I was fully engaged. He not only spoke to my head, he captured my heart.”
ROBERT FERGUSON, FERGUSON VALUES
“Rufus is envied in the speaker realm as he possesses that unique ability to evoke an emotional response from every single person in the audience.” -
LAUREN MCGHEE, GALLUP STRENGTH COACH AND SPEAKER
“Rufus has a way with audiences… that energizes and encourages at the same time.”
WENDY GATES-CORBETT, TRAINER AND SPEAKER
“The first time I heard Rufus speak, I was so inspired by his message and motivational style, that I invited him to be a guest on my Business Web Talk Show.”