Lisa Kardos, PhD, writes about how everyone can use simple engineering principles to optimize their lives for success; her motivational books are based on her experience as an engineer and leader in the chemical industry, as well as her teaching experience at the university level. She also enjoys writing cozy mysteries under her pseudonym, Lizzie Benton.

Lisa is a proud three-time alumna (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering) from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). She is the founder of the Kardos and Jusino Family Annual Scholarship in Memory of John F. Papetti, Sr. and the Lisa M. Kardos ’04H ’06 ’15 and Fernando Jusino Annual Scholarship, and also serves as a Key Contributor to the Lois Chipepo Women with STEAM Scholarship; all three scholarships support students at NJIT. Given her interest in philanthropy, she recently formalized an LLC structure for her giving: Kardos Jusino Enterprises LLC.

When Lisa is not working on her writing, educational, and philanthropic initiatives, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. For more information about OptimizeBooks.com, please read below.

About the site/blog:

OptimizeBooks.com focuses on how we can optimize our lives in many different ways–everything from our careers, success, productivity, finances, and more! The site started after Dr. Kardos published her first and bestselling book, Optimize for Victory. She now offers three book titles, the Design Your Success Academy course, and informative blog articles.

Lisa enjoys helping others overcome challenges and achieve their dreams. She will occasionally blog on this site about things she learns along the way, including information or reviews about additional resources she may come across that may be helpful to you, the reader.


About Lisa:

Dr. Lisa Kardos earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). A keynote speaker on the university level, Dr. Kardos enjoys helping college students and young professionals overcome challenges and achieve their dreams. An earlier role of advising undergraduates as the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering (NJIT), in addition to her years of experience helping students as an Adjunct Professor, inspired her to write her first book, Optimize for Victory. An Amazon bestseller, her book ranked #15 in Women and Business upon its release.

In addition to her academic experience and achievements, Dr. Kardos advanced her career in the chemical industry. She started as an entry-level Process Engineer (Infineum; a joint-venture of Exxonmobil and Shell) and eventually became a Sr. Technical Manager (Anderol Specialty Lubricants, a Division of Chemtura Corporation), where she managed three departments and mentored colleagues of various experience levels.

Since the publication of her first book, she has released two additional titles: Optimize Your Productivity and Success Blueprint. She also launched an online school in October 2015 to help professionals advance their lives and careers: the Lisa Kardos School of Excellence featuring her signature program, the Design Your Success Academy.

When Dr. Kardos is not writing, speaking, or working with clients to optimize their success, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

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