Jim Charette is a sought after asking coach, author and speaker. For over fifteen years, he has coached hundreds of individuals and business professionals in the art of asking. A persuasive communicator, innovative trainer and motivational advocate, Jim consistently holds clients accountable for implementing acquired knowledge and skills.
Jim honed his questioning skills, first in advertising sales for The New York Times and later in the financial services industry. After a successful 25-year career with Merrill Lynch as a Vice President and top financial advisor, he wanted to help other professionals fine-tune their asking and listening skills.
Jim immersed himself in the training process at Dale Carnegie Training, and set up shop as a professional development consultant in 2001. Since then, he has worked one-on-one and through group seminars and workshops to help people leverage the power of asking to create positive change in their personal and professional lives.
Jim has authored articles on the art of asking, and shared tools, tips and tricks in his book, The Answer is Yes But First You Have to Ask. He always says, “Yes” when asked to speak about or present workshops on the topic.