About Karolien

About me and ADEM

Besides making company books – my main activity since 2016 –  I also write with Leen Adams under the brand ADEM® which is published at Lannoo. ‘Adem’ is the Dutch word for breathing and for us, with that all is said. 


Together we work on book projects and workshops. ADEM in business  is the IKEA of self-development on a personal level and to be used in a business context. We publish material on resilience, breathing, energy regulation, and give workshops around it.


Our first publication: Your Energy Journal is a first practical book that came on the market together with Lannoo.Workshops on this subject are also given by us. This journal was translated into Russian in 2019.

Right now, we are working on new material that we will be launched early 2021.

Driven by personal development, entrepreneurship, design,
and humor.


I get energy from good conversations, being creative, silence, long walks and the sea.


Living in Bruges I work  on books commissioned by well-known companies in Belgium or on self-initiated projects.


My background in Product Development and entrepreneurship allows me to combine design with decisiveness and bring projects to a successful end.