Breakout Session


August 10th at 2PM CST in Assembly Room (1st Floor)

Founder and Creator at

The Power of Networks, Self-Awareness, and Influence – Connection for Transformative Results

by Vikas Narula (He/Him)


Presentation Description

  • Blogger

In this presentation, you will learn and discover how informal networks are the basis to teamwork, leadership effectiveness, and change.


See how human networks form, how silos are created, and why bridging these divides are in our best interest – personally, professionally, and societally.


You will learn about the power of influence and how it shows up in hierarchies, communities, and our own life. 


Do you know how you impact others and why that is central to organizational culture and development?


In this engaging and experiential session you will understand the power of informal networks, the roles you play in those networks, and how you can shape them to drive better results for yourself and those around you.


Using new, patent-pending mobile software technology, Vikas will guide the audience through a real-time exercise that will provide personally relevant insights to every individual present.

Three Takeaways:

In this engaging and experiential session you will examine how you impact others, how to enhance your own awareness, and learn:

1) How you impact others and how that might inform your own personal growth plan.

2) How leaders and individuals often misread their impact on others.

3) How networks and relationships tell us the story of influence, success, and impact.


Speaker Bio:

Vikas Narula is an entrepreneur, speaker, facilitator, and blogger.

He is the creator and co-founder of Keyhubs – a software and services firm specializing in the power and wisdom of human networks, heightening awareness of self and others, and fostering connection. Since 2009, Keyhubs has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, smaller non-profits, and everything in-between. Their work has been featured in PollenForbes, and The Financial Times.

He has presented at a variety of conferences and venues, including CommencementTEDxHATCH, and The World Bank.

He is also the founder of Neighborhood Forest – a non-profit social venture dedicated to giving free trees to school children every Earth Day. Since 2010, Neighborhood Forest has given away over 50,000 trees to school children in 35 states across America and Canada.


He lives with his wife, two boys, and dog in Minneapolis.