Navigate on Trust is a transformational life practice and development studio. A safe resting place to cultivate trust, deepen connections, and weave new wholes. A place to clarify visions, activate missions, and take aligned courses of action — to fully and sustainably participate in great the ecology of being and the (more-than) human world.
Consider it a hybrid transformational space supporting all of those faced with the limitations of modern society.
Finding ways into personal and collective transformation through deep remembrance and aligning with the patterns of creation; by navigating the invigorating spaces between grief, loss, and life; awakening an earth and life-based spirituality; interconnecting creativity, design, research, innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship, deep ecology, psychology, and sociology. Underneath, it’s all connected.
While looking for ever-deeper ways to interact with the creative, transformative, power of life, Fenja brings an enlivening presence to her work with individuals, groups, projects and companies.
Engage with her individually, through sessions, programs and personal trajectories, or tap into an inspiring web of strange attractors and evolutionary change makers who, just like her, deeply engage with consciousness, embodiment, emergence, sustainability, complexity, remembrance, new culture creation, innovation, vision, design, and research.
The future will be created by connecting to ever-greater levels of the whole.
Fenja is the founder of Navigate on Trust, trust-guide, consciousness thinker and art director dividing her time between Morocco and The Netherlands together with her Amazigh (Berber) husband from South-West Morocco. Their lives are woven around their deep connection with the ocean.
As an explorer of the human evolutionary story, Fenja is deeply interested in our collective invitation for interconnectedness and development. She feels blessed with a curious mind which enables her to make connections between diverse, complex, fields. She holds a Master's degree in cultural studies, worked as an art director and researcher in field of social design, and did (scientific) research on the development of culture and consciousness. She is the initiator and curator of various platforms and a 15-year+ practitioner of mindfulness and meditation.
But she happily confesses that her greatest guiding force comes from life itself, the people she meets and the direction from the more-than-human world. She uses her insights and personal experiences in navigating the life-giving spaces between the visible and invisible, life and death, fear, creativity, uncertainty, grief, loss, happiness and life's great adventure to guides individuals, groups and projects in the awakening of consciousness and rekindling of connection, but also to curate, create and collaborate on transformational projects, programs & strategies that propel evolutionary potential and undivided wholeness.
My movement into trust
A personal story
Back in 2012, I traded my beautiful job and home in Amsterdam to undergo a life-experiment. I felt that a life demanding a well-organized and materialistic full existence was not necessarily the answer in leading a fulfilled one. I figured that our understanding of life and the world is not generated through reasoning, but through experience, and so taking distance and breaking with the system was necessary to create a rupture in my way of thinking and open up to new views of the world.
Together with my great love and life teacher, we set out on a true 'living research'. Can we let our intention and intuition lead the course of life? Without a destination in mind and the means to arrive. We called this experiment "navigate on trust." This art of embracing uncertainty led us through different parts of South America—long coastlines, vast mountain ranges, big cities, and small communities. We researched Eastern, Western, and Andean philosophies. Psychology, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness. My personal challenge was to face a few of the biggest Western fears: the fear to have no control, no goal, no money, no plan. In short, the fear to let go of all relative safety and security, and just observing what happens.
This way of experiencing living and understanding opened the road to a new personal consciousness. By facing these insecurities and personal challenges, I came in contact with a new feeling of freedom, confidence, and love. A new idea of wealth, a simpler life, and the abundance of the Universe. The biggest trial of this way of looking was yet to come with the death of my great love and life teacher, at the end of 2015. Sparked by the rebirth of loss, I have been continuing to “navigate on trust”. From 2016 I lived like a Kameleon between the Amsterdam city life and a Moroccan cave. In this time I further deepened the principles of trust. Here, I discovered that freedom, happiness and what we tend to call success, sprouts from a few universal principles. All applicable in life or the unfolding of purpose, as well as business. Now I fully dedicate my time to building this fertile foundation of trust and interconnection with people, projects, programs, and companies.