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 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.

As an internationally certified (e)Coach (ACC), Positive Intelligence® Coach and intercultural trainer I support international professionals and business leaders who live and work across borders and who want to thrive in a challenging, international 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 worked in numerous Human Resources Leadership roles across various industries and continents, spanning from Europe to Russia and the CIS, Middle East, Africa, and China. My drive, knowledge, and cultural awareness have enabled me to lead International Management Teams successfully amongst varied and complex environments.

Together with my husband, Hendrik Willem, I have been exploring the world and following our own adventure. Having lived in Dubai and China for several years we are now settling on our new adventure in Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina. Early in our travels, I decided to start our Follow the Adventure blog to share our experiences when traveling, working and living in different cultures and environments.

Enjoy the adventure with us!


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