Richard de Hoop: “From Classical to Jamming”

Inspirational speaker and entert®ainer Richard de Hoop is offering a sneak peek into this year’s Agile Coach Conference on June 24th. Expect to be entertrained as you learn to harmonize with your team as never before.


Richard de Hoop: A ‘Classical’ Agile Entertainer

With over 25 years of experience in 17 different countries, Richard has been using his talent for music and words to inspire collaboration and resilience in others. He is regularly sought after by organizations looking to become more Agile, today having engaged over 520,000 people with presentations that never fail to encourage cooperation and leverage diversity.


Agile Orchestras

In Richard’s own words: “The Belbin team roles are very useful in organizing and understanding the types of personalities on an Agile team. But I quite disliked its strange type names: the ‘Monitor Evaluator,’ the ‘Completer Finisher.’ So, I thought, what if I renamed the roles based on different types of instruments? Instead of working together, we can start playing together.”

Using this music metaphor Richard has since developed his own classifications. Arranging Agile teams into their own orchestras with drums: energetic and goal oriented; or with violins: cohesive mediators; with harps: critical, gentle thinkers, just to name a few.


Find Your instrument

When asked what his plans were for the energizer he only chuckled and said “Expect some good anti-after lunch-coma medicine. I’ll be helping everyone learn their own instrument before they’ll have a chance to participate. In Agile everyone receives music without a ‘sheet’ and you compose it ongoing as a team, so expect something along those lines and a lot of fun.”


Come Make Beautiful Music Together

Join Richard at the Agile Coach Conference on June 24th 2020, at Spaces Zuid-as in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Expect an interesting event filled with expert speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities. Tickets are available here.

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