Believe It, Pursue It
Kendra Weenie Speaking and Workshops is a professional Motivational Speaker who speaks on a variety of topics for audiences big and small. It was always their dream to make a positive impact in the lives of others, and they are proud to make a living by inspiring, motivating and challenging people from all different backgrounds.
With a strategic approach combined with an outside-the-box perspective, Kendra Weenie Speaking and Workshops helps people break through barriers and challenges, overcome doubts and take a large stride towards achieving their goals.
Kendra Weenie is an author, inspirational speaker and workshop facilitator. She is a Cree woman from Sweetgrass First Nation.
Kendra grew up single-parented, on welfare, with minimal opportunity for success. It wasn't until she became involved in sports that she developed confidence, work ethic and a sense of identity. Sports have always been a part of Kendra's life, from being a college volleyball player to coach, to provincial program co-ordinator.
Sports and culture helped to keep her motivated to complete her Education degree and heal from past trauma. Kendra is a survivor of domestic violence. Her recent memoir Surviving Domestic Violence was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award earlier this year.
Kendra continues to share her story in hopes of encouraging other women to heal. She promotes self-care through youth and women's workshops. Over the past year, she has co-founded two non-profits. Crystal's Gift is based out of Saskatoon and is designed to assist single mothers in need of gently used furniture items. IndigiFund is a non-profit aimed at empowering Indigenous youth in the areas of sport, education, and culture.
Last year, Kendra created a bursary for single mothers in high school or university. This year, she is giving out five bursaries to single mothers and hopes that eventually she'll be able to offer scholarships to single mothers. Although she has her own challenges as a single mother, she believes true success comes from our ability to help others in need.