About Jim Flemming
Certified FocalPoint Business Coach

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Jim Flemming - FocalPoint Business CoachFocalPoint Coaching Excellence

You can not teach a man anything; You can only help him discover it in himself.  
-- Galileo

Jim is a seasoned business professional with more than 30 years of ‘hands on’ experience in strategic planning, developing sales and operations teams and building organizational infrastructure. He knows and understands the realities that business owners and managers confront daily. His expertise lies in his ability to take under-performing assets and nurture them to greater profitability.

The “business” grows as the leader grows. Jim wants to share his business growth experience and help others nurture their personal development. It can be difficult to be objective when we are so close to our business. As a coach, Jim provides valuable perspective and is a powerful resource to achieve the clarity of purpose and thought we all strive for.

An avid sports fan, Jim has lived in Quispamsis for the last 19 years after returning from Calgary via Toronto. Jim and his wife Mollie are empty-nesters who enjoy taking their dogs, Zeke and Ivy, on walks. Their daughter Faith, lives in Fredericton, NB  and works as a Major Gifts Officer at The Nature Conservancy of Canada. Their son Andrew, is at university taking his Masters Education (Kinesiology & Physical Education) and pursuing a professional hockey career.

FocalPoint Coaching Vision:  Achieving Entrepreneurial excellence through clarity, focus, inspiration and encouragement.

Mission:  To contribute to the Maritimes in a way that business owners have the skills, tools and the courage to build their business and lives here and that they are inspired to create the same opportunities and environment for other like-minded individuals.

James (Jim) Flemming

Work History:
October 2009 FocalPoint Coaching Excellence.

2000 — January 2009 Plasticraft Limited, J.D. Irving Group, Saint John, N.B.
General Manager

1994 — 2002            Chandler Sales, a division of J.D. Irving Limited, Saint John, N.B.
General Manager     (1997 — 2002)

1993 — 1994 J.D. Irving Limited, Lumber Sales Saint John, N.B.
Account Manager

1988 — 1993 Paco Electronics Limited, Toronto, Ontario
GM - Commodities Division/ Nat’l Account Sales — Fuji audio & videocassettes

1978 — 1988
The Hudson Bay Company, Toronto, Ontario
National Principle Buyer — Records and Video, Luggage, Cameras
Store Manager, Cloverdale - Toronto Region
Divisional Manager — Home Fashion — Toronto Region
Commodity Buyer  - Electronics/Home Entertainment
Regional Buyer Home Entertainment — Calgary Region
Work Rooms & QC Manager — Calgary Region
HR Manager — Calgary Region


1974 1978
Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
BComm — Management / Marketing

Other training, certifications and/or Licenses:

  • Licensed Facilitator - Navigational Conversations / Navigational Coaching
  • Certified Trainer - Brian Tracy International
  • Certified Business Coach — FocalPoint International — Brian Tracy
  • Certified Coach’s Coach — FocalPoint International — Brian Tracy
  • Coaching for Exceptional Results Program  - Richard Ivy School of Business
  • Leading Change — J.D. Irving Limited
  • Emotional Intelligence for Personal Leadership — UNB
  • Introduction to Lean - Lean Advisors Inc.
  • Irving Management System (Balanced Scorecard) - J.D. Irving Limited
  • Pricing for Enhanced Performance  - Kelley School of Business
  • Predictive Index Interpretation - John Watson Group
  • Beyond the Numbers (Financial Management for non-accountants)- J.D. Irving Limited.
  • Hudson Bay Company - Prefatory Merchandising Course

Jim Flemming is a Certified FocalPoint Business Coach offering business coaching and assistance to Businesses in Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John and surrounding areas. Fredericton Business Coaching | Moncton Business Coaching | Saint John Business Coaching.