Kendal Netmaker

Kendal Netmaker

Entrepreneur, Community Leader, Motivator, Author

Kendal Netmaker

Kendal Netmaker is one of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and speakers, from Sweetgrass First Nation, SK. He grew up in poverty, raised by a hard-working single mother who cared for Kendal and his three siblings against the backdrop of a bleak economic landscape and few chances for improvement. But his life changed unexpectedly in fifth grade when he befriended a young boy from South Africa, whose family provided the necessary funding for Kendal to take part in soccer. This opened up a whole other world for him that he would have never otherwise experienced. Two years later, when the family was relocating, they gave Kendal’s family their car; it was a life-changing gift that helped his mother access all kinds of basic necessities that had previously been difficult – and meant that Kendal and his sisters could now take part in after school sports. The incredible generosity of his childhood friend’s family inspired Kendal to give back when he launched his company, Neechie Gear – a lifestyle apparel brand that empowers youth through sports. A percentage of all Neechie Gear profits go toward funding sports programs for underprivileged youth.

While finishing two degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Kendal worked on growing the brand, which was initially based out of Kendal’s small, one-bedroom apartment. After graduation, Kendal opened several pop-up stores and then eventually, an official headquarters for the company, in Saskatoon, SK. The brand is now sold to consumers across North America through exclusive retail partners and online.

To date, Kendal has founded and invested in 5 businesses and won over 25 business awards, including runner-up at the YBI Global Entrepreneur of the Year. Kendal speaks professionally to thousands of people every year about motivation, leadership and the power of telling your story.

He lives with his wife and two children in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where he continues to run his company and provide mentoring and inspiration to others in the business community.

Kendal is on a mission to empower entrepreneurs and leaders around the globe by demonstrating that regardless of where you come from and what you have gone through in your life, you have the power to enact change. Become who you were born to be!

Please contact us to book Kendal Netmaker for your next event!

    Topics 
  1. Driven to Succeed

    This motivational, true story and high-energy message is ideal for an opening or closing session as it is sure to Refuel. Recharge and Reenergize your audience while reminding them of the importance of a resilient mindset and how it truly influences the success of an organization and an individual. Whether you are dealing with prospects, customers, associates, clients, employees, employers, family members, relationships or personal issues. Shift Your Mindset and Change Your Circumstances!

    Format: 60 minute keynote

    Attendees will gain:

    • Get inspired & motivated to achieve more than ever in the next 12 months
    • How to get “unstuck” & keep moving forward
    • How to know if you are making the “right” decision for your future
    • Gain deep insights on planning to win & achieving MASSIVE goals
    • The ultimate success formula to achieve your goals
  2. The Leader Within

    This motivational leadership message will empower your audience to motivate and inspire others to outperform themselves. In this energizing talk, your audience will discover the importance of Working Together, Struggling Together and Achieving Together. Kendal presents effective leadership strategies he developed from a kid who changed his life through sports to building an award-winning business while employing over 100 staff as CEO. Kendal empowers audiences to remember what it takes to activate The Leader Within!

    Format: 60 minute keynote or half day workshop

    Attendees will gain:

    • How ONE person can change an organization
    • Gain deep insights into the habits of successful leaders
    • Developing a high performance team built on trust & transparency
    • Understand how leaders impact change at work & outside of work
    • Discover the 3 secrets leaders use to grow high performance teams that get results
  3. Million Dollar Story

    This program is ideal for brands, organizations and sales professionals. This empowering message is ideal for any sales-focused group as it is sure to Ignite Your Audience while providing “real world” strategies for creating global impact! Kendal reveals his secrets that led him to grow his brand to dozens of retail locations and winning Entrepreneur of the Year four times. Kendal empowers audiences to use their story to take them the next level! Grow Your Business Through Your Story!

    Format: 60 minute keynote or half day workshop

    Attendees will gain:

    • How ONE story can increase your sales and impact
    • Gain deep insights into why you must tell a story to sell your product/service
    • Hear from Kendal’s insights on how focusing on “Story-Selling” transformed his company
    • Understand how to position your brand so people buy from you again and again
    • Discover the Selling Secrets to grow your business for the long haul
  4. World-Class Brand

    This empowering message is ideal for any brand looking to Become World-Class while providing “real world” strategies for creating global impact! Kendal reveals his secrets that led him to grow his brand to dozens of retail locations, become a world-class speaker while winning Entrepreneur of the Year four times. Kendal empowers audiences to take their brand to the next level! Build Your Brand. Become World-Class!

    Format: 60 minute keynote or half day workshop

    Attendees will gain:

    • How evolving your brand can increase your sales and impact
    • Gain deep insights into attracting major customers through a World-Class Brand
    • Hear from Kendal’s insights on how branding is key to standing out in the marketplace
    • Understand how to position your brand so people buy from you again and again
    • Discover key branding secrets to grow your business for the long haul
  5. Shift Your Mindset

    From an early age, your mind has been constantly programmed by messages of constraints, struggle and failure. These programmed messages hold you back from achieving the level of Success and Prosperity You Desire. Not anymore! In this motivational, high-content, business and life-changing experience, you will discover how to Reprogram Your Mind for Success and achievement acceleration! Kendal Netmaker helps leaders and organizations through the power of Shifting Your Mindset!

    Format: 60 minute keynote

    Attendees will gain:

    • The fastest way to reprogram your mind for success
    • How your mindset affects everything in your life and career
    • How to go from poverty to abundant mindset
    • Learn what you need to do to achieve more in the next 12 months
    • Embrace the power of what you already have within yourself
  6. The Entrepreneur Within

    Entrepreneurs see the world differently than most leaders and organizations. Often they are forced to rely on themselves and keep changing their approach until they find a Winning Formula. What is it about the Entrepreneurial Mindset that helps these drivenpreneurs seize opportunity that others miss? A four-time entrepreneur of the year, Kendal Netmaker shows leaders and organizations how to embrace the creativity, grit, and vision of a startup and then channel this approach to drive growth, innovation, efficiency, and customer experience. Kendal Netmaker help leaders of any size company in any industry or profession Ignite The Entrepreneur Within!

    Format: 60 minute keynote

    Attendees will gain:

    • How to see your business/organization like an entrepreneur
    • How to take use the power of “speed and “grit” in your own organization
    • Embrace your entrepreneurial mindset by making more winning decisions
    • Embrace the power of “using what you have in front you”
    • Learn how a start-up scales quickly ahead of competition
  7. Indigenous Diversity & Inclusion

    Indigenous peoples are the fastest growing demographic in Canada. Throughout history, they have faced obstacle after obstacle and have become resilient peoples. It is very important that we understand one another in order to work together for a prosperous future. Kendal takes you into the worldview of Indigenous Peoples and how we can all prosper together.  Lets Work Together For A Brighter Future!

    Format: 60 minute keynote

    Attendees will gain:

    • Deep insights into Indigenous Peoples way of life
    • Understand the importance of Indigenous spirituality/beliefs
    • Understand the similarities/differences between different Indigenous groups in Canada
    • Learn how to be respectful towards one another and work together
Testimonials: 
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
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.
CEO
Tourism Saskatchewan
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 Manager
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.
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
Government of Saskatchewan
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!
Chief Operating Officer
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, Canada
Kendal Netmaker should be on the program at your next event! Kendal gave an outstanding presentation at our recent event - Banff Western Connection and was a huge hit with our delegates. His incredibly inspiring story and great delivery of practical real-world advice makes him top-notch speaker. My advice - hire him now while you can still afford him!
Bill Madder
CEO, Association of Saskatchewan Realtors

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