Keynote Speaking

Keynote Programs Powered By Indigenous Storytelling

Through the Power of Indigenous Storytelling, Kendal Helps Leaders to Keep Moving Forward through an Ever-Changing World. When you book Kendal he creates a custom program for you and your goals.

All keynotes can be customized to fit the audience and industry needs. All keynotes can be delivered in-person or virtually.


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Every speech is customized to suit the clients needs.

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Life on the Rez to one of most requested keynote speakers.


1000+ professional presentations delivered since 2010


From our first conversation, Kendal focuses on your audience and crafts a message dedicated to them.


Agendas move and timing may change. Kendal is ready to work with you under all circumstances.


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  • Keep Moving Forward™ – How To Overcome Obstacles & Become Unstoppable

    Each day, we encounter personal and professional challenges that demand both energy and perseverance. Kendal shares Indigenous strategies geared to help anyone facing challenges in their daily and professional life.

    In this dynamic keynote, Kendal utilizes the power of storytelling to explore the daily challenges we encounter in both personal and professional spheres. Drawing from his own remarkable journey “From Poverty To Podium”, as documented in his best-selling book “Driven to Succeed,” Kendal imparts valuable insights and lessons from his ancestors. This energizing presentation aims to inspire and guide attendees towards a mindset shift, enabling them to refuel, recharge, and reenergize their resilience for ultimate success in all aspects of life.

    Attendees will learn:

    • Strategies for overcoming obstacles
    • Inner resilience building
    • Tools to set and achieve your goals
    • Reprogramming your mind for success and abundance
    • Using the gift of perseverance and grit
    • Adaptive thinking in action
    • Overcoming self-limiting beliefs
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  • Keep Moving Forward™ – How To Lead, Inspire & Motivate Others

    Leadership is a demanding journey, but armed with the right mindset, tools, and consistent practice, you will undoubtedly become the leader you were born to become!

    In this enlightening keynote, Kendal provides practical and impactful leadership strategies applicable to anyone’s daily life. Leading with authenticity, he sets an example that motivates and captivates audiences through genuine narratives drawn from his personal experiences. Kendal delves into the essential values, behaviours, and unwavering commitment required to navigate the journey of self-leadership, encompassing both personal and professional aspects. Outstanding leadership carries a contagious energy, and as you guide yourself effectively, you’re sure to inspire others to follow!

    Attendees will learn:

    • Self leadership mastery tools
    • Overcome limiting beliefs for leaders
    • Building confidence and assertiveness
    • Effective communication strategies
    • Mindset mastery tools for leadership
    • Building team resilience and adaptability
    • Unleash your full leadership potential
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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.

    Attendees will learn:

    • 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
    • Learn Kendal’s case study that shows how storytelling transformed his brand
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  • miyo-pimâtisiwin – “Living A Good Life”

    In Plains Cree culture, the word miyo-pimâtisiwin means living a good life. There are many teachings in First Nations culture that encompass what it means to live a good life. Through storytelling, Kendal will teach your audience lessons that have been passed down from First Nations elders that will help anyone to live a more fulfilled lifestyle.

    In a fast-paced world, there has never been a better time to be reminded of teachings that can help anyone, from all walks of life to live a more balanced life at home and at work. Lets all strive for miyo-pimâtisiwin.

    Attendees will learn:

    • Lessons from First Nations elders
    • How to live a more balanced lifestyle
    • Learn the principles of miyo-pimâtisiwin
    • How to embrace what you already have within you
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  • miyo-wîcêhtowin – “Living In Harmony With Everyone”

    In Plains Cree culture, the word miyo-wîcêhtowin means living in harmony with everyone. Throughout history, First Nations people followed a specific set of principles to live and prosper together. Kendal takes you into the worldview of miyo-wîcêhtowin and how we can all learn to lead and live in harmony with one another.

    Through the art of Indigenous storytelling, Kendal will teach your audience lessons that have been passed down from First Nations elders that can help anyone from all walks of life to live in harmony with each other.

    Attendees will learn:

    • Learn the principles of miyo-wîcêhtowin 
    • How to develop a team built on trust and respect
    • How to live in harmony with people at home and work
    • Lessons from First Nations elders
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  • Moving Forward Together Through Indigenous Awareness & Education

    Indigenous peoples are among the Fastest Growing Demographic in the world, 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 learn:

    • Deep insights into Indigenous Peoples way of life
    • Learn the importance of Indigenous spirituality and beliefs
    • Understand the similarities/differences between different Indigenous tribes
    • Creating awareness on how to be respectful towards one another and work together
    • Learn Indigenous teachings on how to live a balanced lifestyle for the future
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  • Navigate Change Through The Power Of Indigenous Values

    Indigenous values, rooted in interconnectedness, respect for nature, community, and spirituality, offer a holistic and sustainable approach to managing change. Recognizing the intricate web of relationships between individuals, communities, and the environment fosters a deep understanding of our collective responsibility. Indigenous cultures emphasize a profound respect for nature, advocating for sustainable practices that inform decision-making processes in times of change.

    In this powerful keynote, Kendal takes you into Indigenous Peoples’ worldview as we navigate the challenges of an evolving world. There is much to learn from Indigenous wisdom, urging us to respect diverse worldviews and incorporate Indigenous perspectives into mainstream approaches to change management. Ultimately, this inclusive and sustainable paradigm encourages a shift towards a more harmonious and resilient future.

    Attendees will learn:

    • Learn how Indigenous knowledge keepers navigate change
    • Understand how to live in harmony with everyone
    • Communication strategies that drive action and accountability
    • Educating about the importance long-term relationship building
    • Foster a culture that values adaptability and encourages continuous improvement
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    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 learn:

    • 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
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  • Keep Moving Forward™ – How To Speak Like A Leader

    This motivational message will empower your audience to remove the fear of public speaking. In this energizing talk, your audience will discover the importance of using your power voice to enact change. Kendal presents effective public communication strategies he developed from delivering over 1000 keynotes since 2010. Whether you are presenting on Zoom, the board room or in front of a live audience, Kendal will empower you to learn how to Speak Like A Leader!

    Attendees will learn:

    • How to effectively use your speaking voice
    • Gain deep insights into the habits of successful speakers
    • Learn how to use tonality and body language
    • How to use the voice within you to inspire others into action
    • Deep insights into how people respond to effective speakers
    • Learn how use storytelling that leaves your audience feeling inspired
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  • Keep Moving Forward™ – The Success Principles Of An Entrepreneurial Mind

    Kendal grew up on the rez living on welfare as a child in a single-parent home. When he was 22 he started his first business and within a few years, Neechie Gear®  grew from a one-bedroom apartment, into several retail stores, wholesale distribution, e-commerce and one of the most requested Indigenous brands for corporate customization.

    One of the most common pitfalls people have are their own limiting self-beliefs about themselves. Everyone has a gift and when you pair that with a drive to build something great, you can truly achieve anything you want.

    Today, as an in-demand keynote speaker, Kendal shows audiences how to remove your limiting beliefs and help you realize what is truly possible so you can grow yourself and your business. Kendal has worked with hundreds of successful business leaders and his goal is inspire you to become who you were born to be!

    Attendees will learn: 

    • How to overcome limiting beliefs
    • Learn how to overcome self-sabotage 
    • Learn how to reframe challenges and obstacles 
    • Learn the power of “asking for help”
    • Gain new habits to keep you moving forward
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  • Keep Moving Forward™ (Custom Program) – For Your Organization, Conference Theme and Unique Objectives

    Just imagine a keynote that could tie together this year’s theme, your core business objectives and leave your audience with the confidence and competence to keep moving forward by implementing all that they have learned at your event.

    Let Kendal bring his extensive experience to your industry and craft a one-of-a-kind keynote that is just for you.

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