Engaging Talks. Real World Advice. Practical Application.

Ken Cheadle is a military veteran who served 6 years in the U.S. Army. He is a Certified Life Coach, author, keynote speaker, and serial entrepreneur. Ken’s made a name for himself across the nation as an adversity expert and millennial motivator. He shares through the lens of his personal life experiences which gives him the unique ability to identify with and understand the lingering challenges adversity creates in people’s lives.

Ken helps driven individuals identify the lingering, inconsistent habits and often subconscious effects of adversity so they can quickly overcome self-doubt and self-sabotage and learn how to reframe their beliefs, transform their lives, and scale their success.


Adversity :

Ken unpacks how adversity can impact life skills development and how people show up on a daily basis. He explains that adversity impacts 75% of the population and demonstrates what happens when people get stuck there. Ken gives practical tools and techniques on how to overcome the many challenges adversity presents so those who’ve been impacted can build a better life.

Leadership :

Ken discusses what it takes to be a leader in society today. He unpacks how to garner buy-in and build loyalty amongst team members. Ken presents actionable steps and skills enhancement that helps attendees rise up and become a leader’s leader.

Entrepreneurship :

Ken shares his personal story of growing up in multiple impoverished neighborhoods in Kansas City, MO where his only out (or so he thought) was to be like his role models who were either rappers, ball players, or comedians. He details how he discovered a different route that led him into the world of serial entrepreneurship. Ken has started several successful businesses and shares how he did, the pitfalls to watch out for, and the ups and downs of starting a sustainable business. He also unpacks the knowhow of succeeding in business despite the people, situations, and circumstances that try to keep you thinking small.


Ken talks about how to avoid the stereotyping associated with millennials that keeps companies, partners, and colleagues from seeing the wealth of passion, energy, and talent they possess. He also gives actionable tips and advice that helps millennials stand out and hit their career or business goals. Attendees also learn how to master their life and reach their fullest potential.

Past Speaking Events and Corporations

  • Hallmark
  • Missouri Western University
  • Better Kansas City
  • Metropolitan Community College Chancellor’s Veteran’s Day Celebration
  • Covington Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
  • Rise Fast
  • Leadership Institute in Physical and Mental Health Awareness