One of the most sought-after and popular guest speaker on teambuilding and resilience!

Successful teamwork, dealing with change, developing resilience to become future-proof? Keynote speaker Richard de Hoop knows how to take you along like no other during his interactive, inspiring and musical presentation.


Being allowed to stand on the stage for a.o.

Richard de hoop als spreker over Veerkracht bij Philips


Richard de Hoop

As a little boy, he asked his mother: “Mom, can I go to pop star school?” Even then, he was captivated by the power of words and the power of music. Therefore, it is not surprising that the combination of both makes his performance a unique experience. 

Richard 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. 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.

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What is Richard speaking about?


Resilience is doing the seemingly impossible because it is worth it!


If you find the right tone, all of life is music.

Almost everyone, almost everything is not possible! Almost anything is possible if everyone participates!

Bit of energy from richard


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Richard is happy to share his knowledge

As a speaker on teamwork I use music as a metaphor. I compare musical instruments with characters of people. My Orchestra Game should be fun and is meant to provide you with an initial, specific indication of your preferred team roles. Colleagues at Belbin will forgive me for not wanting to make things too complicated here. The game version on the web page neither can nor is intended to replace the original Belbin Test. 

You can buy a Belbin Reports at any time. Simply go to or purchase the book „Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail“ by Meredith Belbin. 

This short instrument game is not a replacement of the original Belbin team roles questionnaire. The original Belbin team role test is reliable and validated, can be completed based on job requirements, enables 360 degree feedback from colleagues and can generate team, function and organisational reports. I can’t do all that with this free online questionnaire. Please handle the results with care and if you want to play it safe, I can recommend the extensive, professional team role questionnaire. The costs are certainly not an obstacle. You can find more information on

Books on this subject I can heartily recommend are:

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