Jim Flemming – Certified FocalPoint Business Coach

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 support business owners in their quest to take under-performing assets and nurture them to higher profitability. 

The business grows as the leader grows. Jim wants to share his business growth experience and help others nurture their personal development. It is hard 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 strive for. 

Jim and his wife Mollie moved “back home” to Sackville, New Brunswick last year, after having lived in Quispamsis, NB for 23 years after returning from Calgary, via Toronto. They are empty nesters who enjoy taking their dogs Zeke and Ivy on walks on the sandbars of Upper Cape and the rolling hills of Fort Beausejour. Their daughter Faith lives in Halifax, NS and works as a Major Gifts Officer at The Nature Conservancy of Canada. Their son, Andrew, also in Halifax, is studying to be a CPA. 

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. 

Jim Flemming

Is your business performing like you think it should? 

Training, certifications and 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

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 & video cassettes

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


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

Jim Flemming is a Certified FocalPoint Business Coach offering business coaching and assistance to Business owners and professionals in Southern New Brunswick and Northern Nova Scotia.