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“We were both raised by our mother and grandmother. We both came from poverty. If Kendal and I can win Big you can too…”
– Bob Proctor
From the movie “The Secret” & Best-selling author “You Were Born Rich”
“Kendal opens your mind and heart to the unlimited potential that resides within you…”
Author, Speaker, Consultant
“I have followed Kendal’s entrepreneurial adventures for many years. He is truly a role model for First Nation’s — and frankly all — entrepreneurs.”
— W. Brett Wilson,
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
“If you’re ready to take your business and life to higher levels and sustain continuous growth and improvement, then you must work with my friend Kendal.”
– James Malinchak
Featured on ABCs Hit TV Show, “Secret Millionaire”
“Kendal’s story is fascinating and he’s overcome so much to become both a rock star entrepreneur and speaker. I’m in awe of this man and love his message!”
Speaking Industry Expert & Author of The Wealthy Speaker 2.0
“I would highly recommend Kendal to speak at your organization or business. He is dynamic and engaging and will challenge your group to go to the next level and beyond!”
Author of the Art of Influence and New York Times Best-Selling Author
Helping Build Resilient Leaders and Organizations Through Keynotes and Coaching
“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
“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
“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.”
Kirsten Goodnough, Department of National Defence.
“If You Don’t Like The Way Things Are…. CHANGE IT!”
Kendal Netmaker is one of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and speakers, from Sweetgrass First Nation, SK. He was raised by a single mother who cared for Kendal and his three younger sisters while growing up in poverty and few chances for opportunity.
In grade 5, Kendal’s life changed forever when his best friend from South Africa helped him to play soccer by paying for his soccer fees and driving him to games/practices. This act of kindness 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 underprivileged youth to take part in sports.While finishing two degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Kendal worked on growing the brand, which was founded out of Kendal’s small, one-bedroom apartment. After graduation, Kendal opened several stores while sharing his story as keynote speaker. 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, the author of Driven To Succeed and won over 25 business awards, including runner-up at the YBI Global Entrepreneur of the Year. Kendal speaks professionally to thousands of people each year on resilience, leadership and the power of telling your story.