As an award-winning professional photographer, Dr. Patrick Jinks knows the value of viewing challenges through the right lenses to achieve success. After a successful 22-year career in nonprofit leadership, Patrick changed lenses to serve the sector from another perspective. Today he coaches and trains leaders in both the social and corporate sectors, with a unique approach focused on clarity, simplicity, and alignment. Patrick is a multi-best-selling author and member of the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers.
Patrick has been featured as a GameChanger® and a Master of Success® in USA Today and The Wall Street Journal respectively, for his fresh take on nonprofit strategy and leadership through The Strategic Coaching Continuum™, also featured on Success Today, for CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX affiliates across the country. His speaking stages range from The Citadel to Universal Studios, and from TEDx to The United Nations. Patrick’s globally-acclaimed podcast, The Leadership Window is a Feedspot Top-10 podcast for nonprofit leaders.
With a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Patrick is a regular contributor to Forbes.com as a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He is a certified executive coach and trainer with Leadership Systems, Inc., and a certified Influencer™ trainer with VitalSmarts®. He is a teaching member of the Right Question Institute, and holds a Harvard Business School Certificate in The Question Formulation Technique.™
Patrick’s rapid success as a coach for nonprofits earned him a spot as keynote speaker at the 2017 Global LEAP Summit, and an invitation to co-author Taking the Leap: How to Build a World-Class Coaching Business, along with such master coaches as Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Thompson, Marc Steinberg, and Chicken Soup for the Soul creator Jack Canfield. Patrick’s work with Canfield on their second collaborative book, Success Starts Today, achieved Amazon best-seller status in its first week and earned Patrick an Editor’s Choice Award from CelebrityPress™ for his contribution.
Patrick’s signature solo work is Strategic Fail: Why Nonprofit Strategic Planning Fails, and How to Fix It, which premiered on Amazon as a #1 New Release in February 2018.