About Lisa Kardos, Ph.D.
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 teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.