“Follow the Adventure helps you to grow from where you are, to where you want to be”

Your Adventure awaits… let’s go!

Through Coaching, I encourage a mindset geared for success and offer support to overcome the challenges or obstacles encountered along the way. I combine this with practical HR Consulting services to bring about the changes necessary to transform yourself and your business and targeted Training to help get your there faster.

Follow the Adventure is a companion for people and organisations who wish to grow from where they are to where they want to be. I bring over 20 years of experience in leadership and Human Resources and over 40 years of experience in life, relationships, adventures, and cultures.

Who is Follow the Adventure?

My name is Mirjam Buitelaar. I was born in the Netherlands in 1977, and I love to connect with people. I have a genuine interest 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.


Mirjam offered her coaching services and the transformation was felt from the first 2 sessions I had with her. I learned to control my nerves and started believing in myself again. The results couldn't have come quicker. Within a month, I had 2 offers in my hand and I felt ready for the world again. Mirjam was very understanding, non-judgemental and made me feel secure enough to openly discuss my inner thoughts and challenges.

I’ve loved working with Mirjam. She is easy to talk to, has a positive vitality, and a professional and honest approach to coaching. Whether the topic we tackled was professional or personal, I came away from every coaching session with a sense of clarity and empowerment. Her powerful and professional insights, her direct questioning and her encouragement helped me analysing why I was making certain decisions, how to look at them from different perspectives, and how to repack them.

Recent Blogs

Happy New Year or Happy Mid Year?

January 03 2022

Living with a teacher for over 25 years, I know that teachers tend to think different when it comes to the concept of a “year”.


November 18 2021

Distance is relative. Even though the 8.798 km’s between Changshu and Utrecht never change, some days the distance feels bigger than other days.

Up, up, up the stairs we go!

October 23 2021

During the recent Golden Week break we learned again a few important lessons about life in China.

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