Servant Leader ~ CEO ~ Innovator ~ Innovation ~ Entrepreneurship ~ Inspirational ~ High Performing Teams ~ Sales
 Founder, Mutt’s Sauce LLC, Owner, OH Taste LLC, Major, US Air Force Reserves
“I don’t want to talk about Success, I want to talk about Purpose”

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Email: charlynda@muttssauce.com Website: https://www.charlyndajean.com

Phone: (478) 321-2022

Note: Clients are invited to contact our members directly (contact info listed above) or contact Info@WomenVeteranSpeakers.com 240-298-3940


 Member Profile

Charlynda Scales is a TEDx speaker, brand ambassador, Air Force Veteran, social media influencer, and the founder and CEO of Mutt’s Sauce, LLC, a company that makes “the sauce for every meal.” Mutt’s Sauce was the Grand Prize Winner of Bob Evan’s Farms’ 2017 Heroes to CEOs Contest.

She is a Clemson University graduate, with a degree in Aerospace Science and Business Management. She also holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership. She started the company Mutt’s Sauce, LLC while she was still serving on active duty in the military.

Charlynda has been featured in Forbes.com, MadameNoire.com, CBS News, Black Enterprise Magazine, Military.com, Army.mil, and Air Force Association Magazine. In 2016, she was crowned 2nd runner up, Ms. Veteran America. Charlynda was also selected for the March 2018 cover of Military Spouse magazine.

Previous Clients

  • Bob Evans Farms
  • Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
  • Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
  • Military Influencer Conference
  • Ms Veteran America Organization

Speaking Programs


The journey of entrepreneurship is a rollercoaster.  The key to success is the ability to create a foundation that can survive the inevitable ups and downs.  What do you do when you hit “rock bottom?” This keynote will offer insights into how you can harness resiliency and grit to bounce back from any situation.

This presentation will teach you a new approach to navigating successfully with key skills to…

  • Know your “why”
  • Change your perception on success and failure
  • Navigate “rock bottom”
  • Succeed in the midst of perceived ‘failure’
  • Celebrate the wins

For: Entrepreneurs, Professional Organizations, Faith-based Conferences Colleges & Universities


Charlynda’s vision as an entrepreneur has been fueled by purpose with a mission to bring American families together, one bottle of Mutts sauce at a time.  The journey of entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. It’s a marathon.  Charlynda shares her journey….the successes, challenges and all in the in between. This is a riveting story of when purpose combines with innovation.

Charlynda shares how she turned a sheet of paper into an entire company and then a movement. In this TED talk- style keynote, Charlynda weaves through her life and shows how even things of seemingly small value actually hold great meaning and purpose.

This presentation will motivate and inspire anyone to…

  • Pursue your small business dreams
  • Stay the course and not give up
  • See new perspectives in non-tech innovation
  • Change your perception on success and failure
  • Evaluate their life to see how everything is connected

For: Entrepreneurs, Corporate Clients, Professional Organizations


“Small businesses are the lifeblood of local communities. While many companies focus on products and services that the whole world can benefit from, others fill in gaps in the market to meet local needs.”  – First Bank SBA

Veteran entrepreneurs possess a unique and invaluable set of training and perspective that breathes new life into the economy.  Charlynda has over a decade of experience in leading dynamics teams, working high intensity operations, and has even served in the Pentagon Air Force Small Business Office. Her wealth of experience will teach you how to:

Define your destination

  • Understand the needs of veteran entrepreneurs
  • Hire veterans
  • Succeed as a veteran entrepreneur
  • Consult a veteran-owned business

For: Entrepreneurs, Corporate Clients, Veteran & Military Groups


Photo Credits: Blue Dress at the sink: Erin J Photography, Bob Evans Farms & Daymond John Photo: Bob Evans Farms, Military Uniform Photo: Charlynda Scales, Camo Mutt's Sauce shirt photos: (headshot and porch swing): TLBrown Photography, Blue Business suit with Line of Mutt's Sauce: TL Brown Photography