This is me
I’m the founder of Quiet Quality. My aim is to empower introverts like myself to use their full potential.
2019 – current
Founder and CEO
Quiet Quality believes that every introvert should be empowered to use his or her full potential. Instead of adapting to an extroverted world, they should embrace their unique qualities and share them with the world. Because the world needs more reflection, peace of mind, active listening and leading from behind. Companies and universities can actively help introverts do so.
2018 – 2019
Content and project development manager
ELP helps businesses and leaders create value in a fast-changing environment. I took care of the content and project development for a year.
2015 – 2018
Project manager/ editor
At Algemeen Dagblad I fulfilled several roles: I lead projects, coordinated the editorial team and wrote articles. The main topics I wrote about were technology and foreign affairs. The achievement I’m most proud of is the Kieswijzer tool I developed, helping others to be informed about the local elections.
2013 – 2018
My company Karo Media was specialized in editorial work. I wrote articles and gave advice to other companies about Search Engine Optimization and the editorial process.
2010 – 2015
At BN DeStem I coordinated the editorial team, worked as a reporter and wrote several front page articles. Besides that, I initiated several editorial projects.
2018 – current
MBA Creative Leadership
Next to my job I’m enrolled in the MBA program of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. This MBA focuses strongly on innovation in the creative industry.
2008 – 2010
Master Journalism and New Media
At Leiden University I graduated as a Master in Journalism and New Media. Media innovation was the subject of my thesis.
2005 – 2007
Bachelor Journalism and New Media
At Leiden University I successfully completed the modular Journalism and New Media.
2004 – 2008
Bachelor French language and culture
At Leiden University I got my bachelor’s degree in French language and culture. I also studied Italian and Portuguese. My thesis research focused on media hypes in French media.
I believe innovation can only be successful if applied for the right reasons and in the right way.
As a digital native I know how to make use of digital tools.
The fact that I speak 7 languages makes it easier for me to reach a global audience.