What did clients think of Richard?


Over 420,000 people attended Richard van Hooijdonk’s inspiration sessions, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

‘Impressive’, ‘The perfect inspiration’, ‘Fantastic lecture’, ‘Very energetic’, ‘A true visionary’, ‘To the point’, ‘Whirling presentation’, 'Well substantiated’ ‘Smashing kick-off’, ‘Unusual, dynamic and inspiring’ ‘Flashing journey’, ‘Shaken awake’, ‘Great story’.


Maarten Buikhuisen
Director of Global Solutions Heineken
Enthusiastic speaker, a good and versatile story. Everyone was ‘wowed’ by the lecture.
Patrick Steemers
Partner Deloitte
A dazzling journey through new technology. The enthusiasm and energy during his presentation, combined with the visuals, provided a successful kick- off to our event.
Henk Geveke
Managing Director TNO Defence, Safety and Security
Richard van Hooijdonk provides a dazzling presentation on numerous technological developments and their impact on society and the economy. Credible, high-speed and to the point. Inspires to think and act.
Joost Gulden
Head of Purchasing Stedin
99% was incredibly enthusiastic and 1% very enthusiastic :)! You've caused quite a stir within the group. Well done!
Alex Drost
Customs and the Tax and Customs Administration
With your presentation 'Trendz 2030' you awakened the customs organisation. At the end of the day it turned out that your presentation had made the biggest impression. You made sure the issues were put on Strategic Management’s radar.
Alexander Schnitger
Lieutenant-General Royal Netherlands Airforce
The symposium ‘Pilots vs. Nerds, Airpower in the Information Age’ was a great success. Nothing but positive feedback from the participants. In no small part thanks to your commitment and dedication, we were able to achieve this result.
Roelof Hemmen
Presenter RTL news and BNR news radio
Richard van Hooijdonk is today’s foremost trend watcher. He explores how the latest technological developments impact each aspect of our lives, providing an exciting and sometimes disconcerting view of our future. And make no mistake; the future is coming at us with the velocity of a comet. Not only is Richard a child of the future; he is a great storyteller as well.
Rob Pols
CEO Atos
An impressive and noteworthy presentation for our employees and customers. The rate at which change is happening - which you eloquently brought across in your energetic speech - requires a disruptive approach. To be continued!
Leo van den Ende
CEO Sigmax
Richard knows how to interpret the new developments in an inspiring manner, while simultaneously outlining their impact. Our visitors were challenged and inspired. Richard, thanks for an exciting and 'wondrous-ful’ presentation!
Arjan van Dijk
Commercial Director Matrix Fitness Benelux
Great keynote that really opened our eyes. Sparkling and energetic, from beginning to end. Thanks Richard, for showing us this different view of the fitness market and its future.
Andreas Rentner
Swedish Ministry of Economic Affairs
With lots of energy, Richard inspired us about the bewildering future of ‘value-based’ healthcare at the Swedish Embassy in The Hague. Thank you very much!
Angeline van Dijk
Director – Zorg van de Zaak
Such an energetic and enthusiastic speaker! From the first few minutes, the audience hung on his every word when he spoke about ‘the future of healthcare.’ Especially the way he personally deals with these developments got people talking. It was a perfect start of our annual staff conference.
Gerard van der Vegte
Director of X-ICT
Richard's enthusiasm and inspiration were contagious. We’re still talking about it. He gave us food for thought; it was great to be able to share in his passion. He brought the future closer!
Rob van Veen
Commercial Director, Draka
The connections have been made. We now know how to participate, innovate and conquer new markets in a unique way. Thanks for the fantastic session.
Tessy Erns
Chairman Association of VPM
Richard van Hooijdonk was the perfect inspiration and he encouraged everyone to have an open mind! His enthusiasm, positivity and many tangible facts make him very credible.
John Verhagen
Chairman of the Executive Board ABAB
Highly recommended for any entrepreneur who wants to move with the times or rather; keep ahead of the times. Very inspiring.
Jan van Megen
Country Manager - Arjo Huntleigh Global Logistics
Richard is very interesting and a true visionary. He brings the future so close that you can almost feel it. We found it interesting to see where technology will lead and how it will change our company and our business models.
Peter Zoeteman
Managing Director, Maritime Technology
A great story, interactive, supported by many facts and anecdotes. He has convinced us.
Jan Struijs
Richard van Hooijdonk’s contribution to the congress was particularly dynamic and inspiring! The participants experienced recognition, awareness and certainly, a wake-up call. There were no signs of a post-lunch dip! In short, an excellent contribution through a highly professional performance.
Joost Belt
Global Director – De Heus
Afterwards everyone was enthusiastic. Not only because of the way you illustrated the generic trends but also because of the way you applied them to the agricultural and livestock industry - the market in which De Heus operates.
Gerard Blom
General manager Deltares
A spectacular kick-off to our ‘Away Day’. With many examples, he shows which changes are necessary to keep up with the technological developments. The presentation sparked many discussions throughout the day and inspired ideas for follow-up actions.
Marcel Grisnigt
Vice President Thales
Richard has inspired us and given us food for thought through his ‘own way’ of presenting - characterised by humour and interaction. It gives people energy, stimulates creativity and encourages thinking in opportunities.


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