Meet Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD, Author, Speaker, Business Branding Entrepreneurship Mentor


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Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD is a Business/Branding/Entrepreneurship mentor who developed a Digital Entrepreneurship MBA program and is a featured expert on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Ask An Expert platform.  She is also an entrepreneur and has held a variety of sales, management and marketing roles at startups and larger corporations. Charlene enjoys combining her knowledge and love of marketing and business strategy with her passion for innovation and desire to help others succeed. Her biggest fulfillment comes from working one on one with entrepreneurs to launch their startups, hone their personal brands and further their business strategies and entrepreneurial goals.

Charlene is also the author of The Startup Within- the smart girl’s guide to launching her inner entrepreneur, a guidebook for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to develop the mindset needed to successfully launch and grow their businesses (publication: May 2021, McGraw Hill Professional/Trade), and Own Your Other a memoir about overcoming tragedy/loss and moving forward in life based on her own personal experience. As part of that, she serves as a speaker and mentor to others, and writes and contributes to numerous publications on business and motivational topics. Charlene also writes a blog called Entrepreneurship, Life Enthusiasm & Energizing Your Brand and has taught hundreds of business, marketing and entrepreneurship courses and workshops for a number of businesses and universities. She has also appeared in/on many videos, podcasts, blogs and media outlets.

Charlene has a BA in English, an MBA in Management and a PhD in Business Administration/Marketing. She is also the mother of two amazing children and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlene is represented by Suzy Evans @ the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

Charlene’s website and social links:

Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Website: https://ownyourother.com/