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Kendal Netmaker

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Neechie Gear®

Kendal speaks professionally to thousands of people worldwide on resilience, leadership, and the power of telling your story. He is a leading entrepreneur, the founder of Neechie Gear®, the author of Driven To Succeed, and has received over 25 business awards. Kendal is DRIVEN to share his story and help motivate and build resilient leaders and organizations.

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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The Power of Indigenous Storytelling

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. 

  • 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
DRIVEN! The Ultimate Resiliency Formula

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.


  • 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!
DRIVEN! The Leader Within

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, behaviours, 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!


  • 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.
  • 3 leadership secrets to use every day to stay DRIVEN!
Indigenous Diversity Awareness and Education

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. 


  • Deep insights into Indigenous Peoples way of life.
  • Educating about the importance of Indigenous spirituality and beliefs.
  • Understanding the similarities / differences between different Indigenous groups in Canada.
  • Creating awareness on how to be respectful towards one another and work together.
BUILD A World-Class Brand

This keynote is ideal for entrepreneurs or companies looking to build their brand in our digital world and become World-Class. Kendal reveals his secrets that led him to grow his brand to dozens of retail locations, win Entrepreneur of the Year four times, and become a world-class speaker. Kendal empowers people to take their brands to the next level by creating strategies for global impact and building your digital plan. Build Your Brand. Become World-Class!


  • Strategies to evolve your digital strategy to increase your sales and impact.
  • Gain deep insight into attracting major customers through a World-Class Brand.
  • Creating branding strategies to stand out in the marketplace.
  • Discover essential branding secrets to growing your business for the long haul.
The Future Of Indigenizing Work

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 – Kendall 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

Audience reviews:

  • It was an absolute pleasure to work with Kendal and welcome him as a keynote speaker… Kendal is an amazing speaker, delivering powerful messages in a very authentic, passionate and compelling way. His own personal story of perseverance, resiliency, success and the power of kindness is nothing short of inspiring! I’d highly recommend Kendal for your next leadership event. - Senior Manager, TD Bank Group
  • 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
  • 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. - Tax Specialist, Ernst & Young LLP
  • 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! - Marketing and Executive Manager, Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund
  • 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 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. - COO, First Nations Financial Management Board
  • It was wonderful to have Kendal at Laurentian University this year. Inspirational and a wonderful example of what one can achieve! We’re looking forward to having him back in the future! - Associate Vice-President of Academic & Indigenous Programs, Laurentian University

Speaker Biography

Kendal Netmaker is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and gifted keynote speaker who is on a mission to empower and motivate people worldwide by sharing his story that regardless of where you come from and what challenges you face, you have the power to enact change.

From Sweetgrass First Nation, Kendal and his siblings were raised by their single mother. Life wasn’t easy for them, growing up on the reserve surrounded by poverty and few chances for opportunities, but one moment would change their life forever.

Kendal has a natural gift; he’s a master storyteller who weaves his real-life experiences into motivating lessons that everyone can use in their own lives. His heartfelt stories are impactful, and he speaks professionally to thousands of people each year on resilience, leadership, and the power of telling your story.

He is a leading entrepreneur whose passion to succeed is contagious. To date, Kendal has founded and invested in 5 businesses. One of them is Neechie Gear® – a lifestyle apparel brand that gives back a percentage of their profits to go toward funding underprivileged youth to empower them to take part in sports. He is the author of Driven To Succeed and won over 25 business awards, including being named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® and runner-up at the YBI Global Entrepreneur of the Year.

Kendal lives with his wife and two children in Saskatoon, SK, where he continues to run his company. He delivers virtual and in-person keynotes, as well as executive leadership coaching to organizations.

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