Lisa Williams

Respected Researcher, National Columnist and Award-­winning Speaker

Dr. Williams is a respected researcher, national columnist and award-winning speaker. She is the President and CEO of Williams Research, Inc. and the author of several books including, Leading Beyond Excellence and the soon to be released Stop Struggling: Get Rich-- Stay Rich! As a former professor at Penn State University and a two-time endowed chair holder, she has dedicated her life to educating and developing future and current leaders. Major corporations and President Clinton's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection have sought her advice. Dr. Williams' research has practical and global implications and as such she has spoken to audiences in the United States, Belgium, Austria, Canada, London and Australia.

While featured in magazines for her expertise in business, she is also known for her ability to motivate executives, future leaders and audiences of all sizes. Her peers and students alike recognize her as a leader in the field of business and supply chain management. She has received many teaching awards and recognition from The Ohio State, Penn State, and the University of Arkansas. Dr. Williams has been ranked by the most prestigious journal in the field for the number of articles published. Her research has been published in the Journal of Marketing Channels, Journal of Business Logistics, the Transportation Journal, The International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management and the International Journal of Logistics Management. Her column Profiles in Leadership is published in the Supply Chain Management Review Magazine. She also writes a column on business issues for New Age Retailer and other national magazines.

Dr. Williams has been given the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member-an endowed chair. Upon receiving the award she said, "This is like receiving the Academy Award for Faculty". Actually, Dr. Williams has been given this honor --not once but twice-- in three years. As the first female to hold a multimillion dollar endowed chair in her field, the first African American female to graduate from The Ohio State University's Marketing and Logistics Department and the second woman in her discipline to become a full professor, she has committed herself to exceptional scholarship. In fact her accomplishments were recognized when she was given the American Marketing Association PhD. Project Trailblazer Award.

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    Executive Speaker, Leadership, Marketing, Motivation, Peak Performance, Personal Growth

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    California

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    $15,000 - $20,000

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Dr. Williams is a respected researcher, national columnist and award-winning speaker. She is the President and CEO of Williams Research, Inc. and the author of several books including, Leading Beyond Excellence and the soon to be released Stop Struggling: Get Rich-- Stay Rich! As a former professor at Penn State University and a two-time endowed chair holder, she has dedicated her life to educating and developing future and current leaders. Major corporations and President Clinton's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection have sought her advice. Dr. Williams' research has practical and global implications and as such she has spoken to audiences in the United States, Belgium, Austria, Canada, London and Australia.

While featured in magazines for her expertise in business, she is also known for her ability to motivate executives, future leaders and audiences of all sizes. Her peers and students alike recognize her as a leader in the field of business and supply chain management. She has received many teaching awards and recognition from The Ohio State, Penn State, and the University of Arkansas. Dr. Williams has been ranked by the most prestigious journal in the field for the number of articles published. Her research has been published in the Journal of Marketing Channels, Journal of Business Logistics, the Transportation Journal, The International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management and the International Journal of Logistics Management. Her column Profiles in Leadership is published in the Supply Chain Management Review Magazine. She also writes a column on business issues for New Age Retailer and other national magazines.

Dr. Williams has been given the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member-an endowed chair. Upon receiving the award she said, "This is like receiving the Academy Award for Faculty". Actually, Dr. Williams has been given this honor --not once but twice-- in three years. As the first female to hold a multimillion dollar endowed chair in her field, the first African American female to graduate from The Ohio State University's Marketing and Logistics Department and the second woman in her discipline to become a full professor, she has committed herself to exceptional scholarship. In fact her accomplishments were recognized when she was given the American Marketing Association PhD. Project Trailblazer Award.

Stop Struggling! Get Rich­­Stay Rich: 5 Proven Ways to Financial and Life Success 

Topics:  Wealth, Leadership, Relationships, Empowerment

How many times have you struggled with finances or repeating life issues?  Well that stops now.  Learn the secrets to getting your finances, relationships, health and career to prosper. Move from the dreaded life to your dream life by using these proven methods.   Success in all areas of your life will be yours as you understand these easy and practical lessons. Find out “how to” bring your desires from your thoughts into your reality. Discover “how to”experience the wealth your dream about—Now!

You will walk away with a clear and easy process to experience the wealth you desire. The struggle in your life will stop. At last you will know the three (3) models and five (5) proven ways to achieve your goals. You will have freedom, riches and joy in your finances, relationships, health and career you deserve.

Go Where No Leader Has Gone Before: 7 Proven Strategies to Become a Trailblazing Leader 

Topics: Personal Leadership, Future, Change, Team Building and Empowering

Today we enjoy technologies and luxuries unimagined just a generation ago. Our progress has been created by individuals with an empowered vision who’ve lead others to see the possibility of the impossible. Each of us can become a trailblazer with an unstoppable vision that galvenizes others and creates a zone of invincibility.  Supported by years of research, a practical and implementable plan is offered to assist leaders in manifesting their visions by gaining support and overcoming resistance to change.

This session provides 7 proven strategies for individuals to become trailblazing leaders. Particular emphasis is given to showing leaders “how to” develop an empowered vision and enable others to see your vision and support your goals.

Breaking New Ground: 7 Ways to Become a Woman of Leadership Significance 

Topics: Women Issues, Leadership, Management

We have long been told what could not be done.  We know the challenges women face but now discover how to be a female leader who moves from survival to significance. Gain skills on how not to fight against the odds but to use them as stepping stones to achieve success never before seen.  Learn how legendary and contemporary women without support, connections or knowing “how” have revolutionized industries such health care, retail and technology.

In this presentation you will learn about the science of personal success, the effectiveness of significant leadership and seven concrete stages to use and maximize in propelling yourself into achieving goals in both your professional and personal lives. Participants will leave with a plan and a series of experiential exercises to keep them on the path to gaining significant success.

Vice President,  Home Depot

“Lisa is  an  expert who has the unique ability to inform  and inspire the audience.  I personally walked away energized because of the possibilities she presented.”

Business Professor, St. Louis University

“What a presentation!!! Your presentation made our conference a shining success.”

Vice President of Sales USCO Logistics 

“Dr.  Williams  is  funny keeps  the audience at  full attention  by keeping them  involved.  I  can’t  remember a presentation I’ve enjoyed more.”

Professor and Life Coach

“When you hear Dr. Williams speak it is like being in the audience when a great musician plays or a great singer performs, you get caught up in the magic. She sweeps you up so you see the true  success you can be.”
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