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The Adverse Effect

86 EpisodesProduced by Kenneth CheadleWebsite

Everyday adversities, trending injustices, and overlooked heroes/sheroes. Get inspired, face your truth, and find the tools to overcome the everyday obstacles in your way.

86 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Ep.75 | Why Bitcoin is Bigger than Bling with Justin Rhedrick

August 3rd, 2021


The Conversation:  Gaining More Control of Your Money 


In our last episode, we talked about different ways to gain control of your money, from …

Ep.74 | Tapping into Your Financial Power...No Matter How Much You Have with Kevon L. Chisolm & Kevon Kamari Chisolm, Jr.

July 27th, 2021


The Conversation: Tapping into Your Financial Power...No Matter How Much You Have 


Money is one of the most essential things we need to survive, but is one of the things most of us know so little about. 


Ep.73 | Building Bigger Dreams with No Limits with Reggie Calhoun Jr.

June 29th, 2021


The Conversation: Building Bigger Dreams with No Limits 


In our first episode with Reggie Calhoun, Jr, we talked about his dream of creating …

Ep.72 | COV1D-19...One Year Later with Dr. Galiatsatos

June 15th, 2021


The Conversation: COV1D-19….One Year Later


In this follow-up episode, Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos (“Dr. G”) is back to talk about COVID-19.


This time …

Ep.71 | Following the Flow of Your Life with Alienor Salmon

June 8th, 2021


“We need to do things that are uncomfortable or you will never grow.”

  • - Alienor Salmon, Former UN researcher, Dance Ambassador, Author


The …

Ep.70 | Going From Wife to Widow...Now What? with Rachel Engstrom

June 1st, 2021



"Ultimately good can come from bad….” 

- - Rachel Engstrom, Widow, Author, Cancer Advocate  


The Conversation: Navigating Towards Your Hope 

We are used to stories of a widow after a couple reaches their …

Ep.69 | Advocating for Your Health with Keyonna Renea

May 25th, 2021


"You are the CEO of your health and life...” 

- - Keyonna Renea, Photographer, Patient/Wellness Advocate on a Mission


The Conversation: Fighting for Your Health….Despite the System


Keyonna Renea knew something …

Ep.68 | Black on Black Education with Evalaurene Jean-Charles

May 18th, 2021


"I don’t think educators, as a collective, realize how much power we have….” 

- - Evalaurene Jean-Charles, Educator, Activist, Researcher, and …

Ep.67 | Heal Black Man Heal with Dr.Nino Rodriguez

May 11th, 2021


"All my life I’ve been trying to figure out….when there’s no blueprint” 

- - Dr.Nino Rodriguez, Social Justice Educator, Activist, Community Organizer, Transformational Coach 


The Conversation: How Do I Heal …

Ep.66 | Never Give Up with Ashley Tyrone Head

December 31st, 2020


Here, at The Adverse Effect, “Adversity made me” is one of our mantras. Time and time again we have listened to the stories of guests who have been deeply affected by adversity, and yet have gone on to do extraordinary …

Ep.65 | Getting Unstuck and Building Rituals with Rachel S. Heslin

December 22nd, 2020


Are you stuck in the following cycle? You can see where you want to be in life, but you just can’t figure out how to get there. If this is you, then …

Ep.64 | Believing in Yourself and Trusting Your Gut with Emily Britton-Arnold

December 16th, 2020


How do you know when to trust your gut?  

Well, on today's The Adverse Effect we talk to Emily Britton-Arnold who listened to her gut feeling, a …

Ep.63 | Don’t Make Victimhood Your Neighborhood with Nate Gladdin

December 8th, 2020


Trigger warning: Discussions of drugs, sexual abuse, and suicide. 

What does courage mean to you? On today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk to Nate Gladdin as we explore manhood and courage through our guest’s …

Ep.62 | Giving Back to Your Community with Shiv'on Monique

November 17th, 2020


What do you do when you have a passion to help your community but don’t know where to start? 

On today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk to Shiv'on Monique who, with partner Anneka Maquay, created the Show Me Shoes …

Ep.61 | Empowering Yourself Through Health and Knowledge with Dr. Alison Ezell

November 10th, 2020


The global pandemic has touched us all; in these times of uncertainty, it is easy to feel out of control. 

On today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk …

Ep.60 | From Homeless to Disney, to CEO with John Walsh

October 27th, 2020


As a youngster, John Walsh encountered a good deal of adversity. During high school, he became homeless; his immediate family had moved away and the …

Ep.59 | Transportation, Civil Rights and Opportunity with Henry L. Greenidge

October 13th, 2020


Decades-old housing policies, which included redlining, have had a detrimental and lasting effect on American society.  

As with housing, did you …

Ep.58 | It's Never Too Late for New Dreams with Nubia Younge

September 29th, 2020


Have you ever just wanted to pack up and travel the world? 

Did you immediately think about all the reasons why you couldn’t? Finances, family, …

Ep.57 | Part 2 | The Police Conversation We're Not Having with Sergeant G.Michael

September 22nd, 2020


"We have a problem with us that we can’t be honest with each other.” 

- G. Michael,Police Sergeant in South Side of Chicago 


The Conversation: …

Ep.56 | Part 1 | The Police Conversation We Need with Sergeant G. Michael

September 15th, 2020


"People can lead you in any direction they want to...” 

- G. Michael,Police Sergeant in South Side of Chicago 


The Conversation: Where is …

Ep.55 | Stay Curious, Be in Alignment, and Achieve Your Goals with Callie Chamberlain

September 1st, 2020


On today’s The Adverse Effect, we delve into the adventurous life of ordained doula and Reiki master, Callie Chamberlain, whose commitment to …

Ep.54 | The Only Gateway Drug is Trauma with Conor Miller

August 18th, 2020


The details of a person’s addiction journey may vary from another’s, however, the path to recovery will often follow the same trajectory – they hit …

Ep.53 | Surviving COVID-19 with Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos

August 11th, 2020


Our world has contracted. 

The COVID 19 pandemic has launched us into an unimaginable new era where social distancing and isolation have become …

Ep.52 | The Transformative Power of Kindness With Don Carter

August 4th, 2020


Don Carter is a visionary leader, speaker, teacher, and transformational coach. 

As a trauma and grief expert, Don has lived through some of the …

Ep.51 | Overcoming Adversity with Kawan Glover

July 28th, 2020


How often do we take our health for granted?

On today’s episode of The Adverse Effect, we talk to writer, public speaker and soon to be self-published author Kawan Glover. 

Kawan was at a great place in life — he had …

Ep.50 | Welcome to Season 4

July 28th, 2020


Welcome to Season 4 Adverse Effect family! In this episode Ken gives the update on where the show has been, and where it is going. Ken also shares about the personal journey he is on and his goals for the future. 


Ep.49 - Addiction and Recovery with Angela Pugh

January 8th, 2020


Drinking was never on Angela Pugh's radar— so how did alcohol addiction creep up on her? 

On today’s The Adverse Effect, we look at Angela’s …

Ep.48 - A Fresh Start with Karen Carrington

December 31st, 2019


Karen Carrington is no stranger to challenges. 

In 2001, she moved from Ottawa, Canada to Toronto without employment opportunities; with nothing …

Ep.47 - That Suits You with PK Kersey

December 24th, 2019


Have you ever heard of the 7/11 rule?  

In today’s episode of The Adverse Effect, we talk to PK Kersey, President and founder of That Suits You. 

Ep.46 - Turing Moments into Movements with Terri B. Williams

December 17th, 2019


There are many moments that impact our lives, some bringing joy and, others, utter devastation. 

But, consider this — moments can be transformed into movements.  


Learn how, on today’s The Adverse …

Ep.45 - You Already Have The Answer with D. Rashaan Gilmore

December 10th, 2019


It is not uncommon to have moments in life where you question the next part of your journey...or, indeed, how to get there. 

On today’s The Adverse Effect, we are talking with Daryl Gilmore about, religion, the LGBTQ …

Ep.44 - The Girl In The Garage with Sharon Hughes

December 3rd, 2019


Warning: Discussion of child sexual abuse/ violence. 

Imagine reflecting on your childhood and recognizing that your identity crisis began when …

Ep.43 - Having The Courage To Move Forward with Tony Stricklin

November 26th, 2019


Having the best start in life doesn’t always keep you from making the wrong choices. 

On today's The Adverse Effect we talk business, work-life balance, relationships and piloting with Tony Stricklin.  

With a love …

Ep.42 - Rising Up From The Bottom with Myron McCant aka Coach Mac

November 12th, 2019


There is something quite unique about the entrepreneurial spirit: it is the ability to keep striving even if all is lost.  

In today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk to Myron McCant who had it all — family, business, …

Ep.41 - How To Get Happy with Gina Gardiner

November 5th, 2019


Gina realized her self-worth when she became a teacher at 21, becoming the youngest Head Teacher at the largest school in her district. However, a …

Ep.40 - Following Your Entrepreneurial Spirit with Chris Goode

October 29th, 2019


In today’s episode of The Adverse Effect, we talk to Chris Goode on his journey to becoming the founder of Kansas City’s No 1 health food establishment: Ruby Jean’s Juicery.

After making his way up to a high-flying …

Ep.39 - Having a Relationship with Yourself and Others with Jasmin Terrany

October 22nd, 2019


It can seem challenging to counter the fast-paced world that is life. Changing your “normal” to find balance, and the confidence to make positive lifestyle choices, mentally, physically and emotionally, can seem …

Ep.38 - Cultivating a Wealth Mindset with Violette de Ayala

October 15th, 2019


Violette de Ayala is this week's guest. Using her ‘super talent,’ she is helping others move from poverty to a wealthy mindset. 

A Cuban-American …

Ep.37 - Attacking Adversity with Vision & Commitment with Micah Thomas

October 8th, 2019


“If I have a goal, I start from the bottom line.” 

  • Micah Thomas Jr., IFBB pro bodybuilder, mechanical engineer, athlete, father, and goal …

Ep.36 - Decoding Dyslexia with Winifred A. Winston

October 1st, 2019


Winifred A. Winston is a dyslexia consultant, author, speaker and coach.  

She is on a mission to educate, empower and equip African American …

Ep.35 - After the Fire: From Fire Survivor to Fire Advocate with Shawn Simmons

September 24th, 2019


Being a burn survivor has many challenges: many people see the physical scars, however, there are also mental and emotional scars, which can be even …

Ep.34 - Uncovering Human Trafficking with Nancy Hartwell

September 17th, 2019


Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar international industry. The State Department estimates there are 30 million people living in slavery or …

Ep.33 - A Blind View with Ashley Wayne

September 10th, 2019


Navigating the minefield of parenting throws up its daily challenges, but what if your children are blind ... and you are too?  

In today's episode, Ken Cheadle explores the world of Ashley Wayne, a wife, mother and …

Ep.32 - From The Back of a Napkin to Acquisition with Bryan Shannon

September 3rd, 2019


Do you have a dream to be the founder of a Fortune 100 company, or develop an organization so successful that it is acquired by one?  

If so, …

Ep.31 - Self-Acceptance & Self-Love with Cera Byer

May 16th, 2019


The Conversation:  In this episode, we talk with Cera Byer about the lesson of body acceptance and self-care. Cera shared her powerful story of …

Ep.30 - Following Your Creativity with Nikita Graves

May 9th, 2019


The Conversation: Nikita Graves talks with Ken about living a multi-layered life with discussions about creativity, anxiety, and entrepreneurship. …

Ep.29 - Taking Control of Your Dreams with Reggie Calhoun Jr.

May 2nd, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, we talk with Reggie Calhoun Jr. about his experiences as a college student athlete (the good and the bad) and how …

Ep.28 - Knowing Your Worth and Claiming It with Tekisha Harvey

April 18th, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, we get introduced to the life-transforming journey of Tekisha Harvey, a burnt-out marketing professional who took a leap of faith out of the office to manifest her dreams. Tekisha …

Ep.27 - From Prison to Spiritual Peace with Josh Proby

April 11th, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, Joshua Proby shares his story about overcoming abuse, 12 years of prison, and the baggages from his past to become a mentor passionate about helping others turn their life’s pain into …

Ep.26 - Seek To Understand with Tiffany Southerland

April 4th, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, Tiffany Southerland shares her journey, how she got to wear she is today as well as intriguing insights we can all learn from. We talk about everything from being your best self to …

Ep.25 - The Power And Importance Of Financial Literacy In The Minority Community with Terrance Wyatt

March 28th, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, personal finance instructor/serial entrepreneur/investor Terrance Wyatt talks about financial literacy, but not in …

Ep.24 - Moving From Limited To Limitless with Dr. Sarah Langley

March 21st, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, motivational speaker/therapist/consultant/award-winning author Dr. Sarah Renee Langley from Philadelphia shares …

Ep.23 - Swimming In Miracles with Dean Hall

March 14th, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, two-time cancer survivor and therapist from Oregon, Dean Hall, shares his story of becoming the first person to swim two rivers, while battling leukemia and lymphoma. Dean shared how …

Ep.22 - The Spoken WORLD with Huwa Okoyomoh

March 7th, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, Nigerian podcaster, creative, and engineering student Huwa Okoyomoh shares her inspiring story with Ken about she …

Ep.21 - Confident Laughter with Terence Berger

February 28th, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, comedian Terence Berger shared his story about breaking free on insecurities and defense mechanisms through therapy to become more comfortable with himself and his craft. He also …

Ep.20 - Growing Through Grief with Kate Fitzsimons

February 21st, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, Ken and Kate talk about surviving and resilience from loss. Kate talked about two experiences that impacted her life, an eating disorder and the loss of her sister in a tragic …

Ep.19 - Living With Purpose with Corrie LoGiudice

February 14th, 2019


The Conversation: In this episode, Corrie LoGiudice shares how she learned to process and move through some of the darkest moments in her life including an abusive marriage, miscarriage, divorce, and being a survivor of …

Ep.18 - Divided By Diversity with Robert Cassell

February 7th, 2019


Welcome to The Adverse Effect with your host Ken Cheadle. Today Robert Cassell will be joining us. He was in a documentary call Divided By Diversity, a documentary about five young men from the Bronx who face community …

Ep.17 - The Roller Coaster of Life and Business with Curd Hos

December 27th, 2018


Come along for the ride as Curd details how he felt lost as young adult, how he got started in the fitness industry, built 5 Sport Supplement store …

Ep.16 - Building A Foundation From Adversity with Jay Thornton

December 20th, 2018


Ken is joined by Jay Thornton, Founder of The Hubris Company for an incredible, perspective shifting conversation.

Jay has an outlook on adversity that has been shaped by his many unique experiences. Growing up he moved …

Ep.15 - Communication Is Key with Dr. Julie Connor

December 13th, 2018


On this episode Ken and Dr. Connor discuss communication and conflict resolution in relationships, dealing with depression, anxiety and misdiagnosis, …

Ep.14 - The Liberian Dream with Rennie Curran

December 6th, 2018


On this episode Ken is joined by Rennie Curran, Keynote Speaker, Author, Personal Development Coach and Former NFL Athlete.

Rennie shares his incredible story of the adversities he faced and the mindset and work ethic …

Ep.13 - Attacking The Networking Field of Play with Eze Redwood

November 8th, 2018


Eze Redwood joins Ken to discuss overcoming career adversity by improving your networking abilities. Like athletes prepare for a game, Eze shares …

Ep.12 - Trust your Gut

October 25th, 2018


In a world where everyone wears a mask, it’s a privilege to see a soul.”

This weeks guest comes to us from Dallas Texas by way of Kansas City, Mo. …

Ep.11 - Disabled But Not Really

October 10th, 2018


I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really, get busy living or get busy dying.”

—Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman)


For Kansas City native Wesley Hamilton, the decision to no longer remain at the mercy of his …

Ep.10 - Think Peace with Frank Garris

October 3rd, 2018


Thanks to my previous guest Crystal Chisholm I was able to sit down with Bishop Frank Garris. As the Senior Pastor and Founder of Heart of God …

Ep.9 - Fighting For Your Dream with Ryan S. Harvey

September 26th, 2018


This week I sat down with my old friend and peer Ryan S. Harvey

At the young age of 33, this life-long entrepreneur, finds time to juggle being a …

Ep.8 - The Creator In You

September 19th, 2018


On this episode of The Adverse Effect Ken shares some insights that he has learned for overcoming adversity in his own life.

As a youth, Ken moved around a lot yet he felt stuck, not in one spot but in the mindset and …

Ep.7 - Cancer Was My Blessing with Lonnie Bush

September 5th, 2018


Ken is joined by Lonnie Bush, a survivor of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Author of Cancer Was My Blessing, Mother, Fitness Trainer and Owner of Lonnie Bush Fitness Centre.

Lonnie's incredible story is humbling and …

Ep.6 - Rip The Stigma with Elise Antoine

August 29th, 2018


On this episode Ken is joined by Elise Antoine to discuss the challenges and stigma of Mental Health. Elise who is a two-time suicide survivor shares …

Ep.5 - Career Adversities with Crystal Chisholm

August 22nd, 2018


Crystal Chisholm is a Career Coach and the Founder & CEO of Crayne Career Solutions. Crystal has been focused on creating and delivering career …

Ep.4 - Sharing Your Pain To Help Yourself And Others with Sheena Steward

August 15th, 2018


Sheena Steward is a lifestyle and relationship blogger, she courageously shares her truths about life, love and overcoming adversity.

Sheena is celebrated for giving back to her community through humanitarian and …

Ep.3 - Leader Of Men with Sgt. Major Jackson

August 8th, 2018


Ken is joined by Sgt. Major Jackson, a man who has played a large role in Ken’s life since the time he asked him one of the most important questions …

Ep.2 - Creating Leadership with Dr.Brandi

August 1st, 2018


Dr. Brandi is a Leadership Psychologist, Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker. Ken and Dr. Brandi talk about how leadership is about your character, not …

Ep.1 - From Pain To Purpose with Jimmy Jean

July 29th, 2018


Ep.1 - From Pain To Purpose with Jimmy Jean Jul 24, 2018

Jimmy Jean is a Certified Life Coach who has found his niche helping over people find their …

Welcome to The Adverse Effect

July 18th, 2018


Ken Cheadle grew up in the hood, experienced family tragedy, and had several run-ins with the law at a young age, he was no stranger to adversity.

With no plan of his own, he joined the Military which brought structure …

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