In an interdependent and interconnected world going through intense disruption, you need to have built a strong network to help you survive and thrive. However, networking is not taught at school or college and companies don’t have strategies for it. Technology and globalisation are transforming whole industries and the old traditional career path is over. Networking is about moving from a transaction mindset to a relationship mindset. It’s about altering behaviour and learning some new skills. Your network is a personal asset which is portable and goes with you when you change jobs. Those who succeed realise that as their career progresses, the technical skills they needed to get their job in the first instance become less important and relationships become more important. In short you have to network your way to success.

Key features:

Listen to the webinar to learn:
  • how to move from a transactional mindset to a relationship mindset
  • the concept of social capital
  • the power of listening
  • funnels of serendipity
  • How to be ‘Hi-tech’ and ‘Hi-touch’
  • the 4-step process to building a network.


Kingsley Aikins

Kingsley is the CEO of Diaspora Matters. An Economics and Politics graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Kingsley has spent over 30 years working in six countries in the areas of trade and investment, philanthropy, education, culture, tourism and sport.

Kingsley was the Sydney Australia based representative of the Irish Export Board and IDA Ireland for eight years and then spent 21 years running the Worldwide Ireland Funds based in the US. During his time with The Ireland Funds over a quarter of a billion dollars was raised. He is a former Leinster rugby player and received a CBE for his work on British Irish relations. 

Throughout this unique experience he has come to realise the importance of networking and has since created a series of innovative and practical ways to teach this important skill.