About Us


Executive Summary

Corporate-Copia, LLC is a female owned small business with a “cornucopia” of talent and expertise.  Our team has developed and delivered project management, and leadership curricula to hundreds of clients since 1998.   Participants ranged from engineers, IT professionals, architects and administrators.  Our philosophy echo’s Adler (1982) “All genuine learning is active, not passive.  It is a process of discovery in which the student is the main agent, not the teacher”.  The participants learn from each other by interacting in the workshop and by sharing relevant work experiences and their “best practices”.


Core Team

Jan Smid, MPM

Jan Smid, President of Corporate-Copia, LLC, is both a business and academic professional with a wide range of project management and leadership curriculum development, assessment and training experience.  For more than 15 years in Norway and England, Jan contracted with Oxford and Cambridge to deliver certification programs. 

Jan has a Master’s degree in Project Management  (MPM) and a Bachelors of Science in Education.  Jan is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and has held various offices prior to starting Corporate-Copia, LLC .  She held he offices of Public Relations (PR) Chair for the Sales and Marketing SIG and is on the Member Advisory Board for PMI National.  Jan presented a paper “What?  Project Management for Sales and Marketing?” at the PMI national symposium in October, 1999 and was most recently presented as a PMI Global Congress 2010 Speaker.

 Leza Brown, PMP

Leza Brown, Partner and Trainer for Corporate-Copia, LLC. is highly regarded for her excellent customer service delivery and winning training strategies. Leza has a Bachelors of Business Administration and is a veteran of the US Army drawing on over 19 years of corporate and government experience and an entrepreneurial spirit. She possesses a distinct ability to connect with her audiences, employing a win-win methodology to every endeavor. As a  certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2006, Leza is also trained in Six Sigma methodology and is a results oriented Project Management educator and Mentor.


Areas of expertise


01 Aerospace & Defense
02 Automation Systems
03 Automotive
04 Communications
05 Configuration Mgmt
06 Consulting
07 Design-Procurement-Construction
08 Diversity
09 E-Business
10 Education & Training
11 Environmental Mgmt
12 Financial Services
13 Government
14 Healthcare
15 Hospitality Mgmt
16 Human Resources
17 Information Systems
18 International Development
19  Manufacturing
20 Marketing & Sales
21 Metrics
22 New Product Development
23 Oil, Gas, Petrochemical
24 Performance Management
25 Pharmaceutical
26 PMO
27 Quality in Project Mgmt
28 Retail
29 Risk Mgmt
30 Scheduling
31 Service & Outsourcing
32 Students of PM
33 Troubled Projects
34 Utility Industry
35 Women In Project Mgmt




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