Richard de Hoop

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Field(s) of expertise: Enter-Trainer, motivator, speaker

Language(s): German, English, Dutch

It’s not what you play it’s the way that you play it - but who will strike the first note?

Employees that work together just like an orchestra – the tips and methods by motivational coach Richard de Hoop can make this vision become reality. In his inspiring lectures, the Dutchman ardently demonstrates how employees and superiors can become a well-established team and learn to recognize the value of each individual for the successful performance of the orchestra.

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Keynote Global Top Speaker Richard de Hoop comes from Holland and has been involved in team-building, motivation and leadership events as an Entert®ainer and keynote speaker since 1995. He is a certified Belbin Team Role Trainer and a sought-after and popular guest speaker at kick-off meetings and opening and closing sessions of large-scale events in the fields of business and sport. In June 2014 he achieved the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers, the Certified Speaking Professional ® (CSP) designation.

Richard de Hoop uses music as a metaphor and a source of inspiration for businesses and interactions within them. He compares the range and diversity of peoples’ characters to musical instruments; thus a drum represents an active, motivated, hands-on pacesetter, whereas the horn is the unobtrusive yet observant team player. Both are important for a successful team. Richard de Hoop uses a total of eight instruments to classify individual characters. The main message of his inspiring, passionate presentations is: only the joyful ensemble playing of the orchestra as a whole (the employees), working under a motivating conductor (their superior) can lead to a full sound experience and top performances from the entire group.

In his keynote speeches Richard de Hoop motivates his audience by calling on them to focus on the strengths of each individual and to place that person where he or she can best use their talents. Just as each instrument in an orchestra has its own musical role to play. He calls this the ‘Revolution of strengths’. Only when an individual operates from a position which is right for him can he demonstrate enthusiasm and passion in his work, thus enabling his team to strive for exceptional performance. Indeed, Richard de Hoop’s advice to all those who have a motivating leadership role is: ‘look for the sparkle in your employees’ eyes’.

Richard de Hoop’s life exemplifies the authenticity and passion which imbue his electrifying presentations. He loves life, people and music and on stage he combines all these elements with enthusiasm and passion to create a harmonious orchestral whole which both fascinates and inspires.

In Germany the TV programme ‘Der Glücksreport’ (The Happiness report) named Richard de Hoop ‘The Happiness Coach’.

For his rousing keynote speeches with songs about team building, he received 2012 the award for "Best Performer".

More Speeches

  • From soloist to full, melodious orchestra
  • The music plays in sales - how to rock your sales forces
  • Noice or harmony? How to play the strengths of your team

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Participant Comments

„Richard de Hoop was the absolute highlight of our 2nd SV Sales Day.

He captivated 200 participants with his unique blend of entertainment,

music and audience participation. His presentation was both

thought-provoking and packed with information. Altogether an

unforgettable experience which lingered long after the event itself.

Many thanks, Richard de Hoop.”

Andreas Lex / SV SparkassenVersicherung Holding AG / Abteilungsleiter Marketing Aus- und Weiterbildung MA3

We had Richard de Hoop as speaker on our 50. BEGO International Sales Symposium in Bremen. Already during the intake he has convinced us with his very likeable personality. The preparation and the on-site presentation were absolutely professional. He skilfully referred to points from the preliminary program during his presentation - which was really appreciated by all of us. He has managed to maintain our international audience (participants from more than 40 countries) on a grandiose way and was the absolute highlight of our event - our customers and we were thrilled.Thank you, Richard de Hoop!

Anja Sohn / BEGO / Head of Brand & Marketing Communication

Satisfied Customers

  • Allen & Overy
  • Bayer
  • BEGO
  • Daimler
  • DVAG
  • Gegenbauer
  • Global Finance
  • Janssen-Cilag
  • KUKA
  • L'Oréal
  • Netto
  • Quadrant
  • Serview
  • SevenOne AdFactory
  • Sparkassen Finanzgruppe
  • Sprecherhaus
  • Südleasing
  • Telefonica
  • Tiba Management
  • Top Hair
  • Uzin Utz
  • Volks- & Raiffeisenbanken Verbund
  • Vollack

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