Welcome to my blog

Early in our travels, we decided to start our Follow the Adventure blog to document our experiences, share how we get the most out of life, broaden our horizons, open our hearts, and have fun!

How I got to co-organise an HR Conference in Mostar

April 19 2024

I never expected that I would be organising the very first HR Conference in Mostar! Yet here we are…. May 10 is the day!

Back in the game

December 08 2023

I cannot predict the future – no one can. But it’s always nice when, based on previous experience, you can predict what’s to come. And then it does.

Self Coaching: Hiking with Oma

September 08 2023

“In life you walk your own path at your own pace”. What do my grandma, hiking and self-coaching have to do with each other?

At the base of the pyramid

August 04 2023

Moving to a new country is exciting, daunting, energizing, and can be scary as hell.

Speak up

April 21 2023

In the past months my work has been focusing more and more on the empowerment and development of women. And it has become a topic I feel incredibly passionate about. Why?

Smile....you are being Vanity Scammed!

September 09 2022

So picture this…… you are a stand-alone coach. You just moved to a new country. You are working from home every day and for one reason or another you are feeling some kind of self-doubt and loneliness

Celebration time!

August 19 2022

Celebrating my successes and accomplishments is something I find difficult to do. Why? I guess there is a fear somewhere of being seen as bragging about it. Or maybe I just do not think it is..

My Pendulum Swing

April 15 2022

As a young kid I was truly fascinated by a pendulum with 7 balls hanging in a row side by side. Letting them tick-tock against each other endlessly....

Free Webinar Positive Intelligence

February 25 2022

Join this online event on Friday February 25, 2022 at 09:00AM Central European Time. Find the Teams link in the blog.

Who's messing with my head?

February 13 2022

One of my most interesting and inspiring moments of being a coach is that moment when I see a client unravel unconscious though patterns, exposing limiting belief systems and realise “it’s not me...

e-Coaching as a Game Changer

September 10 2021

The world is changing. Our clients are changing. Technology is developing faster than we can adapt, and with it, a new generation of coaching clients is emerging. It's time to reinvent coaching!

Become a certified e-Coach

September 09 2021

Are you interested to try something new? Learn new coaching skills? Coach from any place, anywhere at any time? Try e-Coaching! Subscribe now to the next e-Coaching Certification course. Start Sept 22

FollowtheAdventure is live!

September 05 2021

The new FollowtheAdventure website is live! There is a Dutch song called “I dance, so I exist”. Today I feel more like “I have a website, so I exist”

Roadblock ahead

August 24 2021

Follow the Adventure is actually a great metaphor for life. When you follow an adventure you are in for surprises. For unexpected vistas that suddenly appear around a corner.

To be decided…

May 23 2021

Now that I have reached the milestone of becoming a certified coach, I wonder: is playtime over? Surely I have to get out “there” now. Find customers. Get more practice. Start my business… brrrr.

Celebrating a milestone

April 20 2021

Every journey has it’s milestones. Early 2009 we did a road-trip in Argentina and drove from Buenos Aires all the way south to Ushuaia, to the “end of the world”.

Serious Business

November 23 2020

After many months of taking it easy, enjoying life in the Netherlands and preparing for China we are now getting fully back on track. It’s time for serious business – back to work!

Cultural differences in the classroom

October 29 2020

Who would have ever thought that I would get back into a classroom? After my internship at my previous High School back in 2000, I kind of swore I would never do that again.

Back to our roots

October 14 2020

When Hendrik Willem got the job offer for UWC Changshu last November (which seems like ages ago!) we soon realized that Changshu is not a big international city like Shanghai. So the question I got...

Life has a funny way

July 06 2020

Sometimes life has a funny way to throw you something interesting. Something totally unexpected. Something you never even thought about. Something that makes you smile like a little boy or girl..