As an award-winning professional photographer, TJP President Patrick Jinks has learned the value of viewing leadership challenges through the right “lenses.” Changing perspective can make all the difference when faced with the latest challenge.
Following over 22 years of leadership in the nonprofit sector, Patrick “changed lenses” and now serves the social sector from a different perspective. His years of successful leadership as a nonprofit CEO give him unique insight into the challenges and opportunities nonprofit leaders face.
Patrick is a certified leadership coach, professional speaker, facilitator, planner, and trainer with a proven 20-year track record in organizational leadership. He is also a certified Influencer trainer through Vital Smarts — the people who brought us Crucial Conversations.
Patrick graduated summa cum laude from the University of Richmond, and holds an MBA from Averett University. His extensive training in nonprofit leadership includes formal leadership programs at Harvard Business School, Duke University, University of Virginia, and Washington State University.
Patrick is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, an adjunct leadership coach with Leadership Systems, Inc., and has served as adjunct faculty for Millersville University’s Nonprofit Resource Network (in Lancaster, PA), and for United Way Worldwide’s Center for Community Leadership at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, VA (in the Washington, D.C. metro area).
Patrick is a recent past president of the Blue Ridge Institute, a national network of nonprofit and community service executives. He is a two-time training award winner through the Association for Training and Development.
Patrick is a member of the National Association of Experts, Writers, & Speakers. He is a co-author of Taking the Leap: How to Build a World-Class Coaching Business, which also includes Marshall Goldsmith, Marc Thompson, and others.
His second collaboration, Success Starts Today is due out in the Spring of 2018, with Chicken Soup for the Soul author, Jack Canfield. And his solo book, Strategic Fail: Why Nonprofit Strategic Planning Fails, and How to Fix It is also due this Spring.