The Greenhouse is pleased to announce Dr. James Leiman has been added to the team as Partner/Director of Strategic Growth/Business Coach.

West Fargo, July 6, 2023 – The Greenhouse, a leading business coaching and consulting company, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. James Leiman to its dynamic team as a Partner, the Director of Strategic Growth and an additional business coach/consultant. With a proven record of accomplishment as the former ND Commissioner of Commerce, an international business developer, a transformational leader, an educator and with his extensive experience in driving results, logistics, supply chain management and leadership, Leiman brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to The Greenhouse and their clientele. 

As Director of Strategic Growth, Leiman will play a vital role in The Greenhouse’s vision for the future and continued commitment to delivering exceptional business coaching throughout the region. His exceptional leadership skills and innovative mindset will further strengthen The Greenhouse’s position as a market leader and support our mission to grow businesses and people to the next stage. 

Leiman joins The Greenhouse with an impressive background in business development and commerce. Specializing in change management and strategy, Dr. James Leiman has made significant contributions to community growth and workforce development. He owns a global consulting firm, offering financial and business development solutions for large-scale projects spanning Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. As the former Commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Commerce, he executed a transformational economic and marketing posture for the state, which led to the development of $40 billion in projects, effectively transforming the state’s economy. This feat was achieved by skillfully overseeing six different divisions with a budget of $320 million. James has a passion for North Dakota, and he remains highly engaged in growing the business community across the state. 

The Greenhouse is confident that Leiman will thrive in his new role and contribute significantly to the company’s continued success. He will be instrumental in advancing The Greenhouse’s strategic initiatives, fostering innovation and delivering exceptional value to clients. 

“Welcoming James Leiman to The Greenhouse family is very exciting,” said Patrick Metzger, Founder and CEO at The Greenhouse. “His knowledge, expertise and passion for businesses in our area and beyond will undoubtedly enhance our ability to deliver outstanding results and exceed our clients’ expectations. With him coming onboard we will now offer an even more extensive suite of services and solutions to our clients. We look forward to James’ contributions and the positive impact he will make as we continue to grow organizations and leaders around the country.” 

One of our Core Values at The Greenhouse is Community; building up and connecting our network. Please reach out and connect with James!



About The Greenhouse: 

The Greenhouse, headquartered in West Fargo, is a resource hub and team of experienced business coaches, consultants and strategic partners from around the nation that focuses on professional and personal growth for organizations, teams and individuals. Whether you’re starting a business, growing and scaling or planning for exit and succession, we are here to help your business and people grow to the next stage through meaningful and impactful business coaching, consulting and training. 

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