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Simplicity is the mastery of complexity. Richard de Hoop.
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About Richard

Keynote 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" and in 2019 he was nominated "Best speaker in Germany" in the category "Success".


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