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About Karolien


Karolien, introversion coach

Because quiet is a quality

Working with Karolien means getting to know your own strengths as an introvert and taking advantage of them. Her coaching enables you to accept yourself as you are

The consequence:

  • You know your strengths and weaknesses
  • You know what drives you
  • You’re able to accept yourself as an introvert
  • You’re seen and heard by others, in your own way
  • Your work and private life are more fulfilling

Personal strengths

  • Good listener
  • Analytical
  • Open minded
  • Sensitive and patient
  • Comes up with original solutions
  • Knows how to get you out of your comfort zone

A selection from Karolien’s Toolbox

MBTI – Big Five – Know your Best Self – Improvisation theater – Stakeholder interviews – 10 years of experience in the media industry


Karolien: “My mission is to create more mutual understanding between introverts and extroverts”


  • Creating mutual understanding between people
  • Helping others to step out of their comfort zone
  • Going on a run surrounded by nature
  • Improving myself every day
  • Learning more about other cultures
  • Cooking exquisite dinners and baking cakes
  • Spending quality time with my family & friends


Working with her full attention and full connection, her clients live from the inside instead of letting the surroundings drive them. Awareness is their key change. Desires become bigger than fears and craving appreciation. Relationships with themselves, their businesspartners, teams, family and friends are lifted to the next level

Client feedback

Key Areas of Career Expertise and Accomplishments

  • Communication
  • Coaching
  • Innovation

Education and Credentials

  • Coach Practitioner – ICM – 2020
  • Executive Master of Business Administration – Berlin School of Creative Leadership – 2020
  • Author of a book on introvert leadership – 2020
  • Master in Journalism and New Media – Universiteit Leiden – 2010
  • Master in French Language and Culture – Universiteit Leiden – 2008

Professional Experience

Founder Quiet Quality (2019 – …)

  • Quiet Quality: helping companies to use their full potential by leveraging neurodiversity and teaching introverts to accept themselves

Coach (2019 – …)

  • Quiet Quality: Karolien coaches introverts to help them accept themselves.

​Content and project development manager (2018 – 2019)

  • ELP Network: creating a digital learning environment and supporting the marketing strategy and client projects on leadership and value creation for boutique consultancy ELP Network

​Inventor Kieswijzer (2014 – 2018)

  • De Persgroep: Karolien created the digital election tool Kieswijzer for the newspapers of De Persgroep. From a regional experiment, it became a national platform

​Editor (2010 – 2018)

  • De Persgroep: Karolien started her career as a journalist, working for regional newspaper BN DeStem and national newspaper Algemeen Dagblad


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