Creating future-proof organizations through cultures of trust and purpose

The Trust Circle Journey nurtures trust and purpose in organizations: Have the conversations that truly matter, solve real world problems, and build a high-performing culture. 

Trusted by more than 2,000 leaders worldwide

A conscious leadership transformation with trust and purpose at its core.

Leadership transformations must go beyond the surface level focus of increasing cognitive IQ: skills, knowledge, and processes. Instead, it must transcend to also include EQ (empathy, trust, purpose) and CQ (greater collective consciousness). These additional states of leadership and consciousness are essential to meet the multi-layered challenges of today. Once this new state of conscious leadership is earned, the natural outcome is a transformation of culture among those you are leading. 


Build Collective Cognitive Intelligence

The safe space of the Trust Circle allows teams to collaboratively explore and respond to personal and professional challenges. This results in constructive conflict management, better decision making, higher performance, and innovation.

Continuous trust in teams results in: ¹

  • 34% higher goal-attainment
  • 92% more professional growth
  • 2.5x more likely to be high performing

Collective Empathy

The conversational framework of The Argonauts strengthens trust within teams through a focus on awareness and missing conversations. By having meaningful conversations about what really matters, bonds between team members get stronger and collaboration increases. Collective empathy, the emotional intelligence of the workplace, is fostered.

Continuous trust in teams results in: ¹

  • 59% more positive relationships
  • 36% boost in employee well-being
  • 600% increase in team engagement

Collective Consciousness

The deeply reflective process connects people with their individual purpose and aligns it with the collective mission of their team. This sense of meaning transcends the day-to-day and engages people in a much more profound and fulfilling way. Collective Consciousness is the deeper collective intelligence of the human spirit.

Purpose-driven organizations result in: ²

  • 42% higher company performance than stock market
  • 5.3x higher retention
IQ + EQ + CQ

Creating A Future-Proof Organization

Extensive research points to the need for greater trust and purpose in organizations (and in life). Meaningful communication, collaboration and wisdom are the foundation for a thriving future.

The Trust Circle Leadership Program creates the space and gives businesses a set of tools to consistently foster these qualities in their most important teams and people. In turn, creating lasting results in performance, collaboration, and retention.

Loes Fokker, Co-Founder

What does the Trust Circle Leadership Program look like?

Primary goal

Undergo a conscious leadership transformation to create a new organizational culture with trust and purpose at its core.

Expected outcomes

Better fulfill obligations to all stakeholders (shareholders, people, and society) through a better performing and conscious organization.

Core method

Leadership transformation based not only on cognitive intelligence (IQ) but also empathy (EQ), and consciousness (CQ). A continuous, facilitated transformation guided by the Conversational Fluency™ methodology.

How it works

Assessments are first taken to generate awareness of each team member’s conscious leadership state. Then regular conversations, or Trust Circles™, are facilitated between team members with the Conversational Fluency™ methodology. This process enables the missing and difficult conversations that are needed to grow conscious leadership, nurture trust, and uncover purpose within organizations.

What will you and your team experience?

Three core elements of our carefully designed process make the difference.

Step 1

The Conscious States of Leadership CSLP™ Assessment

The starting point of your journey is the Conscious States of Leadership Profile™ (CSLP). The CSLP is a self-assessment tool designed to uncover where you and your team fit regarding your conscious leadership states. The profiles provide insight into the development needs of each team member. It helps organizations start a journey towards trust and purpose through understanding multiple perspectives and approaches to life.

Step 2

The Trust Circles™ Master Class

Our Conversational Fluency™ methodology cultivates conscious leadership and is the core mechanism of building a high-performing culture. The 8-week Trust Circle Master Class acts as an onboarding phase for Conversational Fluency™. During this process, your team will gain new tools and methods for reflection and growth, in addition to learning the fundamentals of our methodology.

Step 3

The Trust Circle™ Journey

The Trust Circle™ is a tool that enables conversations that transcend differences, individual and business priorities, and other barriers to connection. Through expert facilitation, a safe psychological place, and awareness of each team member’s conscious states of leadership, these conversations can uncover insights, transform thinking, and reach a level of depth that wouldn’t occur in normal business settings. The journey is modular and can last from a minimum of 6 months up to 24 months.

Trust and purpose are the pillars of the future-proof team and organization

Our program cultivates conscious leadership which nurtures trust and empowers purpose in teams.

Continuous trust in teams results in: ¹


greater goal attainment


more positive relationships


boost in well-being


more professional growth

Purpose-driven organizations result in: ²


Millennials who have a strong connection to the purpose of their organization are 5.3 times more likely to stay.²


Purposeful companies outperform the market by 42%.

Become a pioneer of culture transformation. Let’s have a conversation

Book an information call with one of our founders.

Trust Circle participants can join a supportive global community to become part of something bigger than themselves.

  • Daniel Gänswein
    Team Lead Marketing at RIDE Capital

    The Argonauts have helped us in the management team to create and nourish conversations we would have probably never had without them. As a result, we as a team, have established a type of trust we have not had before.

  • Eric Hanson
    CEO at International Scientific Advisors

    My Argonauts Trust Circle enables me to translate trust and purpose through the struggles of business. Applying the method has been incredibly valuable at how I am leading my business and my teams.

  • Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst
    President at Lokhorst Group Ventures

    I’m a mechanical engineer and have been working for the last 25 years as an engineering educator, an industry that needs a cultural and leadership shift. With the Argonauts, I have that launch pad to implement those changes.

  • Adam Greenwood-Byrne
    CEO at Real VNC

    With every conversation with my fellow Argonauts I become better-informed and make better choices. Because of conscious leadership, our communication is clearer and more authentic, and our company is more effective in succeeding in its mission.

Sources:  ¹ Dr. Paul Zak/Ofactor: ‘Neuroscience of Trust’, 2017. ¹ Gallup Study, 2018. ² PwC Study: ‘Millennials At Work’, 2011. ² DDI World Study: ‘Global Leadership Forecast’, 2018. 

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