Rick Stephens Murphy

Rick Stephens Murphy

Resume & Brand Consultant

Author Richard Stephens

I tell stories.

Rick combines a deep love of storytelling with over 35 years of HR, small business management, and marketing experience. A creative visionary constantly searching for the hidden story .

I believe in building a platform that highlights your skills and effectively tells your personal brand story.”

After 35 years in sunny Los Angeles, Rick now tells his tales and enjoys the finicky weather of Portland, Maine. As they say:

“If you can’t take the wintah, you don’t deserve the Summah…”

Expertise & Skills

Personal Brand and Resume Development • Business Writing  SEO • Graphic Design • Business Consultant

Jes Rick

Rick is happily married to his editor and best friend, Jes. He is an avid sailor, loves music, hockey, and home brew beer.

Rick is a huge supporter of the New England music scene through Granite Coast Entertainment & GCE Radio. 

  • Dr. Kyle Murphy

    Dr. Kyle Murphy

    I've had the pleasure of working with Rick for several years at multiple companies. He is a strong utilitarian player that does whatever it takes to hit goals and complete marketing projects. Ricks flare for writing and expressing stories through words has been a vital skill for building brands and gaining loyal customers.

    Dr. Kyle Murphy
  • Jim Adorney

    Jim Adorney

    I've thoroughly enjoyed working with Rick. He's a talented writer and creative thinker, with an ability to think outside the box. His wealth of knowledge and experience allow him to quickly understand his client, their objectives and how to best reach their audience. He's a great listener and collaborator, with a wonderful down-to-earth approachability. He delivers work that's smart and professional and always has his client's best interest in mind. I couldn't be happier with the work Rick has done for me and look forward to working with him again.

    Jim Adorney
    Owner, Creative Director at Adorney Design
  • Joe Doyon

    Joe Doyon

    I have worked with Rick for a couple of years now on a freelance basis. He is a class act and really wants his clients to be successful. Rick is a great storyteller who really takes the time to understand you and your content. I highly recommend Rick for any writing or content marketing needs you might have!

    Joe Doyon
    Sr. Director of Brand Experience │ Experiential Marketer │Engagement Builder
  • Jody Schiavo

    Jody Schiavo

    I recently had a great experience working with Rick on updating my personal "brand". He had great insight and provided expertise in updating my resume and social media profile. I would highly recommend his services.

    Jody Schiavo
    Product Evangelist
    Oracle
  • Aaron Venskus

    Aaron Venskus

    Rick completed a much needed revamp of my resume. His understanding of what I needed to communicate was done in a professional and timely manner - he nailed the tone and format I was going for in one take. A true pro with an attention to detail that enables you to tell your story in the most effective way.

    Aaron Venskus
    Digital Marketing and Retail Relationship Innovator
    InStream
  • Kevin Lewis

    Kevin Lewis

    Rick Stephens-Murphy really killed it with regard to overhauling my resume. He also shed light on strategy for professionals like me in my particular field (creative / design). Rick delivered much more than I expected and at the price stated. I recommend him highly.

    Kevin Lewis
    Digital & Print Design
    KLWorks.net
  • Derek Koziol

    Derek Koziol

    Rick is fantastic at his job! From our initial conversation to the finished product, I was very pleased, and it’s clear he listens. During the entire process, Rick communicated with me and made sure the finished resume was up to my standards. Rick is very good at what he does, and I highly recommend working with him!

    Derek Koziol
    Director, Life Sciences
    ISG
  • Mary E. Regan

    Mary E. Regan

    Rick worked to help further publicize blues musicians via his Granite Coast Entertainment internet radio music show. The Maine Blues Society appreciated his efforts in assisting them with this. Rick really appreciates music and artists and is a wonderful promoter.

    Mary E. Regan
    Publicist
  • Chantal McGovern

    Chantal McGovern

    I cannot say enough great things about, Rick! From our initial conversation to the finished product I was very pleased. He was professional and welcoming during our first consultation, he put my mind at ease. During the entire process, Rick communicated with me and made sure the finished resume was up to my standards. Due to his knowledge and expertise, I was able to land an job, to help gain experience in my desired field. Rick is kind, knowledge and creative. I highly recommend working with him!

    Chantal McGovern
    Human Resources Representative
    LogixHealth