How to Foster Work-Life Balance as an Entrepreneur
Personal Growth

How to Foster Work-Life Balance as an Entrepreneur


Originally aired Jun 04, 2019

In this session, you'll formulate a plan to help you foster work-life balance as an entrepreneur. Since entrepreneurs can easily become overloaded, this workshop will help you streamline, prioritize and schedule your time, so you're more productive while working on business tasks and able to have time for the other things that are important in your life.

Using the provided worksheet, you'll identify key stakeholders and pinpoint how you can gain their support for your plan. You'll create rules and boundaries associated with your key work-life balance goals. Next, you'll identify the main distractions and other productivity killers and formulate a strategy on how to eliminate them. You'll also strategize and outline plans related to your overall health and well being. You'll then pinpoint time-sucking areas that you may be able to outsource or get help with. Finally, you'll work on a schedule to help make your work-life balance goals a reality.

You'll hear from Dr. Charlene Walters, an author, entrepreneur, business and branding mentor, and Vice Provost of Strayer University's Digital Entrepreneurship MBA program, and utilize a worksheet to help put these plans into action.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify work-life balance goals
  • Develop strategies to de-clutter your time
  • Create your own plan for work-life balance


Entrepreneurship Coach, Business & Branding Mentor, Author, Speaker, Executive

Need a mentor, accountability partner or co-strategist? Charlene Walters is a Business/Branding expert who developed a Digital Entrepreneurship MBA program. 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 Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur: 10 Mindset Shifts for Women to Take Action, Unleash Creativity and Achieve Financial Success,  a guidebook for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to develop the mindset needed to successfully launch and grow their businesses, 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 specializes in consulting, curriculum and content creation, thought leadership development, and social media and business startup/growth strategies. She has created and taught numerous business/marketing courses and workshops and mentored many entrepreneurs and innovators.

Charlene completed a BA in English at The University of Connecticut, an MBA/Management at St. Thomas University, and a PhD in Business Administration/Marketing at Northcentral University where she researched Consumer Internet Behavior and analyzed why consumers choose to make purchases on one site versus another.

Charlene lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a writer, entrepreneur, life enthusiast and mother of two. She looks forward to helping you achieve your business and personal goals. 

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