Kendal Netmaker

Kendal Netmaker

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Author, and Indigenous Speaker

An award-winning entrepreneur and author, Kendal Netmaker is a master storyteller who uses his natural gift to help people shift their mindset and find the success they seek. He speaks professionally to thousands of people worldwide on resilience, leadership, and the power of telling your story, weaving his real-life experiences into motivating lessons that empower and build more resilient leaders and organizations.

From Sweetgrass First Nation, Netmaker and his siblings were raised by their single mother. Life wasn’t easy growing up on the reserve surrounded by poverty and few opportunities, but one moment changed his life forever. In grade five, he and his best friend shared a love of sports, but his family couldn’t afford extracurricular activities. So, his friend’s family stepped in. They paid the fees and drove him to his games and practices. It wasn’t until he was older that Netmaker understood exactly what this family did for him, and how different his life would have been without them. It’s this that has motivated him throughout his life and drives him still to this day.

Today, Netmaker is a leading entrepreneur whose passion to succeed is contagious. He has founded and invested in five businesses, including Neechie Gear, a lifestyle apparel brand that gives back a percentage of their profits to help underprivileged youth take part in sports. Netmaker has won over 25 business awards, including being named one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” and being runner-up at the YBI Global Entrepreneur of the Year. He is also the author of Driven to Succeed: From Poverty To Podium.

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 Netmaker 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 — Netmaker 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 learn:

  • Deep insights into engaging the Indigenous workforce.
  • How technology impacts Indigenous groups.
  • Best practices in Indigenous hiring and engagement.
  • The importance of Indigenous spirituality and beliefs.

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 Netmaker 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. Netmaker’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.
  • Understanding about the importance of Indigenous spirituality and beliefs.
  • Insights into the similarities/differences between different Indigenous groups in Canada.
  • Awareness on how to be respectful towards one another and work together.

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 Netmaker shares what it takes to refuel, recharge, and reenergize our resiliency to be successful in everything we do.

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

Attendees will learn:

  • Steps to develop a resilient mindset to stay positive and focused.
  • Tools to set and achieve your goals.
  • How to reprogram your mind for success and abundance.
  • How to create 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 Netmaker 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. Netmaker 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!

Attendees will learn:

  • Insights into the habits of successful leaders.
  • How to implement tools to become the leader in your own life.
  • How to support others to be better leaders.
  • Leadership secrets to use everyday to stay DRIVEN!

Build A World-Class Brand in a Digital World

This keynote is ideal for entrepreneurs or companies looking to become world-class and build their brand in our digital world. Kendal Netmaker 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. Netmaker empowers people to take their brands to the next level by creating strategies for global impact and building their digital plan. Build your brand. Become world-class!

Attendees will gain:

  • Strategies to evolve your digital strategy to increase your sales and impact.
  • Deep insights into attracting major customers through a world-class brand.
  • Branding strategies to stand out in the marketplace.
  • Essential branding secrets to growing your business for the long haul.

The Power of Indigenous Storytelling

In a world full of noise and short attention spans, the art and skill of memorable and 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 Netmaker takes you into Indigenous Peoples’ storytelling communication, showing you how to build a deeper connection with your customers and team members. He explains the importance of storytelling in building long-term relationships for continued business growth.

Audiences will learn:

  • How ONE story can improve your communication for deeper connection.
  • The three ways to tell a story that creates an emotional connection with your customers.
  • Why stories develop long-term valuable relationships for business growth.
  • Insights on how focusing on “Story-Selling” transformed Netmaker’s company.