Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD is a business and branding mentor and entrepreneurship coach on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Ask an Expert" platform and through her own consulting business (Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD, LLC) where she enjoys working one-on-one with a variety of entrepreneurs, businesses and professionals.
She is also the author of Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur (McGraw Hill) and Own Your Other, a memoir about her experience overcoming tragedy and loss (pre-publication).
Charlene is featured among other CEOs, influencers and celebrities as a member of the BAM Network and was featured as one of 150 Marketers to Follow by Rubicly. She also previously developed and led a Digital Entrepreneurship MBA program, writes a blog and is a media host and frequent media contributor.
Charlene is the host of Launch with Charlene Walters, a business talk show which streams M-F 9:00 AM EST on Roku, Amazon Fire and AppleTV. Charlene has also appeared on Bloomberg Radio, Wharton Business Radio, Bold TV, theLIST TV, Randi Zuckerberg Means Business (Sirius XM), ThisIsIt TV, Cheddar’s Closing Bell, The Lisa Show (BYU Sirius XM), Mountain Money (NPR), Rogers TV (Canada), LinkedIn Office Hours with David Meltzer and many others. She has also presented numerous workshops for Entrepreneur Magazine’s Insider Platform (on demand).
Additionally, Charlene has been interviewed on numerous podcasts including the Smart People Podcast, Problem Solvers Podcast (Entrepreneur Magazine), Engaging Leader, Six Pixels of Separation, The Cashflow Academy, The Thrive Time Show, Positivity & Success, The School for Startups, The Eggcellent Life, Impacting Life 24/7, The Business Storytelling Podcast, The Yeukai Business Show, The Round Table Talk Show, Small Business School, Your Entrepreneur Resources, Marketing to Millions, Mapping Through Life, Hire My Mom, The Lisa Show, Working Wife-Happy Life, The Fabulous Fempreneurship Podcast, Up Next, Personal Growth Lifestyle, She’s a Powerhouse, Live with Dawnmarie, Midlife Unscripted, The Women in Tech Podcast, Career Contessa’s Mentor Monday, Work at Home Women, The Positive Place, The Recluse Podcast, Smart Cherry Thoughts, The Healing Minds Podcast and more. You can find many of the links here.
Charlene is also a speaker and corporate trainer who has led workshops and events for many companies and organizations including: The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, UCONN (The University of CT), The Harvard Club of Manhattan, The Cambridge Innovation Center-CIC , Hayven, General Assembly, LMHQ (Lower Manhattan Headquarters), The Immigrant Entrepreneur’s Summit, Lynn University, Cvent, Airbus, DMG media, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Insider Platform and others.
Charlene has also contributed to and been featured in numerous media outlets including Entrepreneur, Forbes, CNBC Make It, Startup Nation, Thrive Global, Tech Republic, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, Martha Stewart, Business Insider, The Financial Post, Apple News, The EO Network, Business News Daily, Business Insider, Ici & Ailleurs, Authority Magazine, Idaho Business Review, CEO Blog Nation, Hearpreneur, ShareThis, Fupping, Creditcards.com, Bustle, Cheddar, ChristineMichelCarter.com, Lipstick & Inc., Geek Nack, Retravu Network, DigiReload, Forge, She Owns It, UpJourney, IncFile, Just Simply Mom, Good Firms, CB Nation, Idaho Business Review, Evolve Her, The Art of Service, Business Credit Cards, Fundera, The Advertising Specialty institute- Advantages, WWW Travel Magazine and more.
Her writing and speaking topics include business strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership, self-care, work-life balance, leading remotely, innovation, thought leadership, personal branding, resilience, overcoming setbacks, marketing, branding, emerging and leading post-pandemic, etc. You can find many of the links here.
She writes a blog called Entrepreneurship, Life Enthusiasm and Energizing Your Brand. Her posts frequently feature inspirational people, tips for working parents, business and marketing insights, leadership lessons, and advice on achieving work-life balance.
Charlene is a member of NSA (the National Speakers Association) and the Power Women Business Mastermind group. She also volunteers regularly with the United Service Organization (USO) of North Carolina and The Patriot Military Family Foundation.
Additionally Charlene has held a variety of sales, marketing, project management, and leadership roles at companies headquartered in Florida, California, and Virginia.
Charlene obtained a BA in English from the University of Connecticut, an MBA with a concentration in Management from St. Thomas University, and a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Northcentral University.
Charlene is a busy single mom to two amazing daughters and lives in Charlotte, NC.
Charlene loves fitness, kayaking, reading, writing, movies, fashion, travel, trying new things, and fun with family and friends. She is also a sucker for sunsets, the beach and chocolate chip cookies (not necessarily in that order).