Kendal Netmaker

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Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Author, and Keynote Speaker

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How To Stay Laser Focused On Your Goals
How To Find The Inner Drive To Keep Moving Forward

6 Programs By This Presenter

Every day we are faced with personal and professional challenges. It takes energy and perseverance to overcome these obstacles -through the power of storytelling, Kendal shares what it takes to Refuel. Recharge and Reenergize our resiliency to be successful in everything we do.

In this high-energy, inspiring keynote, Kendal takes us on his profoundly moving personal journey from overcoming life’s challenges to achieving extraordinary success. From his best-selling book Driven to Succeed, Kendal shares his Ultimate Resiliency Formula that will motivate attendees to shift their mindset to achieve their ultimate purpose for a successful life.

Attendees will gain:
• Steps to develop a resilient mindset to stay positive and focused
• Tools to set and achieve your goals
• Reprogramming your mind for success and abundance
• Creating your personal formula to stay DRIVEN!

YOU are the best leader you’ll ever have. That means being the best version of yourself. Great leadership is challenging, but you will achieve success with the right mindset, tools, and practice.

In this keynote, Kendal shares practical and effective leadership strategies that everyone can implement in their daily life. He leads by example, motivating and inspiring audiences by sharing authentic stories from his own experiences. Kendal talks about the values, behaviors, and unwavering dedication it takes to lead yourself through life, both personally and professionally. Being a great leader is contagious, and you will inspire others to follow!

Attendees will gain:
• Gain deep insights into the habits of successful leaders
• Implement tools to become the leader in your own life
• Understand how to support others to be better leaders
• Leadership secrets to use everyday to stay DRIVEN!

The future of work will be positively influenced by Indigenous participation in the workforce. As the fastest growing population in Canada, there is opportunity for this new cohort of employees with diverse experiences to join your teams and contribute to the impact of your organization.

In this powerful keynote, Kendal takes you into Indigenous Peoples’ worldview and how it can complement your organization. Indigenous Peoples face a significantly low employment rate compared to non- Indigenous peoples – Kendal shares real-life stories on the obstacles Indigenous Peoples face while trying to secure and maintain long-term
employment. He shares solutions many industries can utilize to successfully engage and maintain long-term employment with Indigenous team members. Together, we can make Reconciliation a priority in our country.

Attendees will gain:
• Deep insights into engaging the Indigenous workforce
• Understand how technology impacts Indigenous groups
• Learn best practices in Indigenous hiring and engagement
• Educating about the importance of Indigenous spirituality and beliefs

Indigenous peoples are the Fastest Growing Demographic in Canada, and there are over 370 Million Indigenous people worldwide in over 90 countries. We must continue to raise awareness and educate to work together for a prosperous future.

In this powerful keynote, Kendal takes you into Indigenous Peoples’ worldview and shares his heartfelt stories of living and thriving in two different worlds. He explains the importance of understanding everyone’s stories, beliefs, and way of life. Kendal’s offering is to plant seeds of hope so that we all are Working, Succeeding, and Prospering Together.

Attendees will gain:
• Deep insights into Indigenous Peoples way of life
• Educating about the importance of Indigenous spirituality and beliefs
• Understand the similarities/differences between different Indigenous groups in Canada
• Creating awareness on how to be respectful towards one another and work together

In a world full of noise and short attention spans, the art and skill of memorable & impactful storytelling has never been more important.

Indigenous Peoples’ key to retaining their culture and traditions has been built upon oral stories for thousands of years. With no textbooks, they have been able to retain valuable teachings that have been passed down from generation to generation.

In this powerful keynote, Kendal takes you into Indigenous Peoples’ storytelling communication and how to build a deeper connection with your customers and team members. He explains the importance of how storytelling is key to building long-term relationships for continued business growth.

Attendees will gain:
• How ONE story can improve your communication for deeper connection
• Learn the 3 ways to tell a story that creates an emotional connection with your customers
• Why stories develop long-term valuable relationships for business growth
• Hear from Kendal’s insights on how focusing on “Story-Selling” transformed his company

The future requires us to adapt and move at a faster pace than what our ancestors experienced. It takes energy and perseverance to overcome a fast changing world with numerous obstacles. Through the power of storytelling, Kendal shares what it takes to take care of our mental health to succeed in all areas of life.

In this inspiring keynote, Kendal takes us on his profoundly moving personal journey that includes ancient wisdom passed down from Indigenous elders/knowledge keepers. Kendal shares his perspective on how these teachings will allow you to keep moving forward in an ever changing world.

Attendees will gain:
• Deep insights to improve your mental health & wellness
• Tools to reduce stress at home and work
• Understanding the importance of listening to your body
• Hear how Kendal stays grounded through chaos


“Kendal’s keynote presentation to our leadership group was inspirational and actionable. I personally took pages of notes that I refer to regularly – it was some of the most valuable time that I spent during our conference! I really appreciated Kendal’s openness and vulnerability while using his own examples of how leading with respect and humility will help you achieve whichever goals you have for yourself. Thank you Kendal for leading by example and for sharing that example with all of us.”

— First West Credit Union

“Our team had the privilege of spending time with Kendal. It was an in-depth conversation on diversity and inclusion, without being academic or unrealistic. Kendal’s authenticity in sharing his gifts created a compelling shared experience, he left us with “today is not for nothing”, “forgiving on the fly”, and the possibility of being someone’s gateway. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Kendal, I look forward to continued conversations.”

— Western Economic Diversification Canada

“Kendal was our keynote for our virtual Economic Partnership Summit. His message is so important for encouraging Indigenous entrepreneurship and inspiring youth. After our session we received many phone calls that our guests grew up in a similar situation as Kendal and they were very inspired and moved by his words. More people need to hear Kendal’s message whether that be to inspire them if they are in a similar situation or for others so that they have a greater understanding of the challenges faced by Indigenous people.”

— Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce

“Kendal’s presentation to Carlton Trail College was both informative and thought provoking! He tells his story as a way to inspire others to lead their best lives. Thank you Kendal!”

— Carlton Trail College

“Municipalities of Saskatchewan featured Kendal as one of our keynotes for our 2021 Virtual Convention. The resiliency and adaptability that Kendal is known for was on full display, as although the format was much different than years past and undoubtedly different than what Kendal himself is used to, he was able to deliver a poignant keynote address to our members. In spite of being behind a screen, Kendal was as interactive and engaged as he would’ve been if he was in front of us in a room of 1000+ delegates. Our members heard his incredible story and took to heart his messages around strength and leadership.”

— Events Coordinator, Municipalities of Saskatchewan

“It was wonderful to have Kendal as a remote guest speaker at our annual branch meeting. His personal stories of overcoming adversity were inspiring, especially during a global pandemic. Kendal was very accommodating and has a big heart. He provided constructive advice during the question period at the end of his presentation. Thanks, Kendal”

— Environmental Protection Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

“What a pleasure to have Kendal bring the keynote address at our Tourism Workplace Leadership Conference. He is a riveting story teller with a powerful message that motivates and uplifts. His wisdom exceeds his years and he leaves you feeling inspired to be a better version of yourself.”

— Ash CEO, Tourism Saskatchewan

“We had the pleasure of working with Kendal at the Best of Calgary event we sponsored. His keynote was not only touching and motivating, but also funny and light hearted. He had the crowd experience a vast mix of emotions and kept them engaged at all times. After the keynote was over, you could hear the mumble in the crowd talking and reflecting on all the ways Kendal’s keynote touched their hearts and moved them. We had members of the audience ask for his contact info so that they could book him at their next event! Kendal is such a humble and well-rounded human being, it is always such a pleasure to interact with him. Thank you again, Kendal! We hope to be able to work with you again soon!”

— Client Relations Specialist – TEC Canada

“Your Team Building seminar and presentation was very inspirational to myself and our group, we brainstormed, we trusted and we created an outcome of how we would like to move forward in our workplace and in our personal lives, thanks to your innovative words and ideas…we thoroughly enjoyed your sense of humour, we felt connected and appreciated; akosani, kinanaskomihtihn, we thank you”

— Human Resource Manage – Fisher River Health Services

“Kendal is an incredibly inspirational speaker. We had asked him to speak at our townhall of over 100 professional staff. The staff loved him and the positive messages he communicated. Fun, heartwarming yet challenging messages on how everyone can overcome any challenges they face, be successful and make a positive impact on the world around them. I would highly recommend him for any speaking engagement.”

— Ernst & Young LLP

“We were fortunate to have Kendal Netmaker as a guest speaker at the College of Arts and Science 2018 Convocation Banquet and Awards Ceremony. The story he shared with our graduates about his journey from student to prominent businessperson was incredibly inspiring and Kendal’s heartfelt, personal message resonated with all present. His passion and confidence as a speaker was a great motivator to our students, as he provided them a great example of what they could achieve in their future careers as fellow alumni.”

— Smith Dean and Professor, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

“Kendal is a brilliant speaker. He is dynamic, powerful and entertaining. He shares his business experiences and expertise through real life stories that are inspirational and motivational. Your audience will walk away with a new enthusiasm and with a to-do list of actions they can take immediately to achieve even greater success. With Kendal on your agenda, he is sure to be the highlight of your event!”

— Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

“Kendal is an engaging speaker with a fascinating Saskatchewan success story everyone should hear. By sharing his own personal challenges and successes, he delivers a powerful message that will leave you feeling inspired to be a better leader. He was the perfect keynote speaker at our all staff day that focused on fostering a high performing team. Thanks Kendal!”

— Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport

“Kendal Netmaker is not only a dynamic speaker, he engaged with our staff. Kendal’s talk revealed how anyone can overcome adversity in life by discovering your own core values as a leader. We received nothing but numerous of positive comments regarding Kendal’s ability to connect with the audience for duration of his presentation. The overall survey of our team was a superior level of satisfaction. We would recommend Kendal Netmaker to any group. The FMB has received his book and I look forward to reading it!”

— CAFM COO, First Nations Financial Management Board

“Kendal gave a keynote at our annual town hall – an event with more than 200 public affairs staff from the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. The audience was visibly moved by Kendal’s story – he was genuine, authentic and positive. He brought personal insight into overcoming adversity and offered constructive advice that applies to nearly every context – even the military one! Kendal is a talented speaker and it was an absolute privilege to host him.”

— Director of Outreach and Speechwriting, Department of National Defence

“Kendal’s presentation not only resonated with our members but also with the students we invited to our event to hear his story. His message about hard work, and the importance of paying your success forward is truly inspiring. You are a wonderful role model for our youth.”

— President of the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association

“Kendal was recently the featured speaker at our Young Indigenous Business Conference in Parksville, BC. As the organizers of the conference, we found Kendal to be great to work with. The young business people and future business people at our conference thoroughly enjoyed Kendal’s presentation. They found it to be very inspiring and motivating. Kendall also offered a lot of great business tips and advice.
Kendal Netmaker is a true role model to our indigenous youth.”

— General Manager at NEDC

“I had the opportunity to hear Kendal share his story at the NSBA small business week luncheon and it definitely got me thinking about my own story. His ability to focus on the positives and give back to others despite the challenges he has had to overcome is truly inspiring. Thank you Kendal for sharing your story and showing everyone that no matter who you are, or where you come from success can be attained through gratitude, relationships and following your passion!”

— Business Rental Sales Executive at Enterprise Holdings

“I first heard Kendal Netmaker speak in 2011 and was immediately impressed by the stage presence, confidence and message that this young man had. Over and above this poise and competency, upon hearing his story I soon realized that he’s had to come so much further than anyone else to get to this stage, and that’s when you start to realize just how special this young man is. Overcoming obstacles and challenges that most of us couldn’t even imagine, Kendal has climbed further than most and has emerged with charisma, class, gratitude and humility. I’ve heard him speak several times since that fateful day, only to be reminded of and awed by his natural talent each successive time. He’s a natural born leader who instills confidence within all those around him, and is an inspiration to all; particularly Indigenous youth.”

— Executive Director of the North Saskatoon Business Association
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