Dr. Williams is a respected researcher, national columnist and award-winning speaker. She is the President and CEO of Williams Research and the author of Leading Beyond Excellence. As a former professor at PennStateUniversity and a two-time endowed chair holder, she has dedicated her life to educating and developing excellence in 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.
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.
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 OhioState, PennState, 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.
While featured in many magazines for her expertise in business, Dr. Williams is renowned for her ability to motivate executives, future leaders and audiences of all sizes. She will show you how to:
- Identify and cultivate your organization’s most powerful embedded leaders- Assess and improve your own leadership skills and become a trailblazing leader- Engage employees in achieving objectives- Create an organization that will retain the best and brightest individuals
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
I was hyped after hearing Dr. Williams. Weeks after her speech, I am still reciting lines from her talk
Dr. Williams puts a face on success. She lives it, studies it and teaches it. I was awestruck by her presence and presentation. I listen to the tape daily for motivation
She is pure energy. Watch out she will blow you away