Our Why

Life and work aren’t meant to be a struggle, with the right tools and attitude

everyone can achieve greater results with greater ease.istock_happy-and-success-businesspeople-42477956

Our Mission

To make it easier for organizations to bring out the very best

in their teams and leaders by providing simple yet powerful tools that work.


Our Experience

At Kinect, we have been strengthening team and leadership performance in organizations

around the world for over 25 years.

With each client brought a new opportunity to apply our team and leadership models

and ensure that the behaviours and practices we help strengthen are the ones

most critical to the performance of teams and leaders.


Our Books

Our books are used around the world to improve team and leadership performance

and have been included as mandatory reading in MBA and Masters of Leadership programs,

Medical Schools, and used as handbooks by organizations such as IBM.


Our Clients

We have had the great fortune at Kinect to work with organizations of all types, across a variety of industries and in a number of countries over the past 25 years.  While our client base is diverse each of our clients share the common belief that challenging people to grow and supporting them along the way is the key to their competitive edge and future success.

The Bell Fund
Northern Health Authority
Mini University
Black Hills Corporation
Kettering College
St. Louis University
The Bell Fund
Northern Health Authority
Mini University
Black Hills Corporation

Our Leadership Team

Nicole Bendaly, President


Nicole’s research in organizational behaviour began almost 20 years ago and she now focuses her attention on helping organizations to develop the factors most critical to the performance of their teams and leaders.  She has applied her research to the development and delivery of leadership and team development programs and assessment tools, a number of which are being used in over 200 organizations across North America. Nicole is a dynamic speaker and facilitator on topics impacting organizational, team and leadership performance, all of which help people to tap into the best of themselves and those they work with.

Nicole is the co-author of Improving Healthcare Team Performance: The 7 Requirements for Excellence in Patient Care. Her work in affecting culture change has also been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada.

Leslie Bendaly, Founder


Leslie is a best-selling author and an internationally respected leader in teamwork, leadership development and organizational change with over 25 years of experience. Leslie’s models, tools and books are used in organizations worldwide to improve how people lead and work together. Leslie’s books have been selected as mandatory reading for MBA and other postgraduate programs in both the United States and Canada and as handbooks for managers in companies such as IBM.

Our 8 Beliefs

  • Improved results are the only measure of a successful learning process.
  • People improve what is measured.
  • Inside each individual, team and organization is an even better one trying to get out.
  • Life and work aren’t meant to be a struggle. With the right tools and attitude everyone can achieve greater results with greater ease.
  • Most people want to be the best they can; some just haven’t figured out how.
  • The most valuable knowledge is self-knowledge.
  • When people come together with the skills and desire, the whole really can be greater than the sum of its parts.
  • What people focus on grows (both the bad things and the good).

Leverage our 25 Years of Experience.

Find out how we can help you tap the best of your teams

with a free consultation.

  • “What a great choice it was to work with Kinect.”

    “What a great choice it was to work with Kinect and Nicole Bendaly on our Human Resources challenges!  Not only did she provide invaluable insights and solutions to our unique issues, but she minimized the stress that HR reviews can entail and ensured that both staff and Board members could rely with confidence on her recommendations.  It was wonderful to be able to count on her understanding, efficiency and creativity so that we are now able to move forward with a state-of-the-art HR plan!”

    Andra Sheffer
    Andra Sheffer Executive Director The Bell Fund