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Applications are NOW OPEN
for Cohort #6 (Last Chance!)

Applications are now closed

Next Coaching Class (#6) starts March 7, 2023


 Video Testimonials
Evan Francis
Justen Peters

Gabrielle Chabot



The Indigenous Coaching Program - presented by Kendal Netmaker and Cando - will continue the empowering work and momentum established by Cando’s Youth Connect and Economic Development Youth Summit. The Indigenous Coaching Program will focus on Indigenous youth engagement and coaching. Through the delivery of several on-going youth initiatives, Cando has learned that engaging with youth, will not only impact them personally, but will also create incredible positive change in their communities.

Youth will be motivated, encouraged, supported – “Coached” - to consider the impact of economic development and entrepreneurial mind-set on their careers and communities; they will be shown the steps in researching business opportunities and the supports available to assist them in starting or growing a business.

The online Indigenous Coaching Program with Kendal Netmaker is designed for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth from across Canada within the age group of 17-35 years old. The course will promote to youth leadership skills, resiliency, and the confidence to reach their full potential.


Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Implement tools to become the leader in your own life

  • Reprogram your mind for achievement

  • Embrace the power of what you already have within yourself

  • Increase your confidence & remove the fear of public speaking

  • Know how to launch & scale a profitable business

  • Possess deeper insights into Indigenous Peoples economy opportunities

  • Learn the success principles of Indigenous Leadership

  • Know how to get “unstuck” & keep moving forward

  • Possess tools to stay positive and focused

  • Gain deeper insights into how your digital presence is key to long term impact


Applications are closed!
New Class (#6) Starts March 7, 2023!

To apply:

1) fill out application form (download)

2) fill out questionnaire

3) submit both questionnaire and application form to


COHORT #6 - Will Start March 7, 2023

Applications closed on February 20th!

Your Tentative Coaching Schedule:

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT

Session: The Ultimate Resiliency Formula

Thursday, March 9, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT

Session: Speak Like a Leader Training 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT

Session: Goal Setting & Peak Performance 

Thursday, March 16, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT

Session: The Power of a Personal Brand

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT

Session: Indigenous Leadership

Thursday, March 23, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT

Session: Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT

Session: Indigenous Ec Dev & Prosperity

Thursday, March 30, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT

Session: Mentor Round Table Session


What Netmaker Coaching participants have to say...


I'm so thankful for the opportunity to learn from Kendal Netmaker, I have been so inspired and challenged in my thinking about where I am at and where I want to be. 
I'm so looking forward to the rest of the program. 
I have learned so much about leadership and personal branding.
I can't wait till I have more time to get things done
and move forward on some of my business ideas and
personal development. Kendal is a great motivator, in
the first session he reminded me of the importance of punctuality and the impression this gives to others especially potential clients, business partners
and customers. Working with the cohort has been
a great pleasure because we have so many amazing
people doing amazing things and sharing them
with each other has allowed me to grow my personal network all over Canada. 

Kathleen Doxtator, Participant,
   Netmaker Coaching Cohort One





The Indigenous Coaching Program has given me so much insight into myself. It helped me harness the tools I

already had, honour them and use them. I also learned a

lot of new tools around business, leadership, entrepreneurship, staying motivated, spiritual and

mental health, and my social presence. The things I

learned through these interactive discussions I will carry

with me for life. I leave each session with 3-5 pages of

notes! I love looking back at them to feel empowered

and motivated. I highly recommend this program to

all people looking to step into their professional

and best selves! Miigwech for the wonderful space

and opportunity! 

Sara Fontaine, Participant,
   Netmaker Coaching Cohort One





This program is truly one of a kind, which I can confirm
from personal experience. Cando has enhanced its
youth initiatives by offering this once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity for Indigenous youth. This program is both powerful and engaging, but most importantly, Kendal's
direct advice on leadership is invaluable. It is not only
about entrepreneurship; this program gives participants
a chance to be inspired by Kendal and engage with
like-minded individuals from across Canada. Having the opportunity to learn about communication skills, professionalism in the workplace, and strategies for overcoming challenges from an Indigenous role
model himself is truly valuable. After each session,
I always felt confident to be a leader in my own life
and motivated to fulfill my goals. I cannot speak
highly enough of this program!


Shayna Uhryn, Participant,
   Netmaker Coaching Cohort One




Joining the Indigenous Coaching Program was the first
step in my goal of one day becoming an entrepreneur. Although it was intimidating to see certain topics as a
person who has not started their business yet,
intimidation turned to inspiration as I realized this
program is informative for youth at all steps of their entrepreneurial journey. I am able to hear others stories
and learn from them, connect with youth from other communities and receive sound advice that will reduce
the barriers when I am ready to more forward. Kendal
and Michelle speak with confidence, empathy
and inspiration, allowing members to be vulnerable
and grow in a safe space for young entrepreneurs. 

Rachel Burke, Participant,
   Netmaker Coaching Cohort One




In delivering the Links to Learning Webinar Series, Cando has established positive working relationships with Kendal Netmaker, Michelle Nieviadomy and several more subject matter experts – whose skills and knowledge Cando would like to focus towards a significant youth initiative impacting hundreds of Indigenous youth.

Your Coach: Kendal Netmaker


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 & one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®. Kendal speaks professionally to thousands of people each year on resilience, 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 executive leadership coaching to organizations.

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!


Your Host: Michelle Nieviadomy

Michelle NieviadomyMichelle Nieviadomy is Nehiyaw Iskwew (Cree woman) with a passion for wellness, social justice & community development.  

She is a member of Kawacatoose First Nation and while her roots are in Saskatchewan, she has called Edmonton home for the past 20 years.

She is the Assistant Director at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre. 

She is an entrepreneur with her own business called Iskwew Health promoting health & wellness in various capacities! (Zumba, meditation, bootcamp, fitness kickboxing, wellness retreats)

She believes movement is medicine & connection is everything!  

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Lightning
Toll free: 1-800-463-9300  ext 229
Phone: 780-990-0303 ext 229

Fax: 780-429-7487 ]