As an award-winning professional photographer, Patrick Jinks learned 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, through his company (The Jinks Perspective), 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.

As a certified coach, Patrick has been featured as a GameChanger® and a Master of Success® in USA Today and The Wall Street Journal respectively. His fresh take on nonprofit strategy and leadership through The Strategic Coaching Continuum was featured on Success Today, for CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX affiliates across the country.  His speaking stages range from The Citadel to The United Nations.

Patrick is a regular contributor to as a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He is an adjunct 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. 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.