My Story

“Would you like to Follow the Adventure? To step out of your comfort zone and discover something new? About yourself. About others. About the world around us?”

My name is Mirjam Buitelaar. I was born in the Netherlands in 1977 and love connecting with people. I am genuinely interested in their stories, and my compassionate nature is easily recognised, received, and returned. I am curious and open-minded to the world and the people around me. I care for people and am deeply motivated by supporting and helping them get the best out of themselves.

As a certified ICF Executive Coach, e-Coach, Positive Intelligence® Coach and intercultural trainer, I support international business leaders and their teams who live and work across borders and want to thrive in a challenging, global environment. I help my clients to transform limiting beliefs and unconscious thought patterns towards a positive, stimulating mindset that allows them to unleash their full potential and help them achieve peak performance.

I pursued a career in Human Resources and for the past 20 years, I have enjoyed working in numerous Human Resources Leadership roles across various industries and continents, from Europe to Russia and the CIS, the Middle East, Africa, and China. I have worked intensively with many different cultures, such as Arabic, Chinese, American, and several European cultures.

My drive, knowledge, and cultural awareness enable me to successfully support international leaders and their management teams in varied and complex environments.

Together with my husband, Hendrik Willem, I have been exploring the world and following our own adventures. Having lived in Dubai and China for several years, currently, our new adventure is to discover Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina.
Early in our travels, I started our Follow the Adventure Blog to share our experiences travelling, working, and living in different cultures and environments.

Enjoy the adventure with us!


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