Patrick JInks, PhD
Patrick was recently recognized globally as one of the Top 10 Most Influential People in Leadership Coaching for 2022 by CIO Views Magazine. With a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Patrick is a certified leadership coach, professional speaker, facilitator, planner, and trainer with a proven 25-year track record in organizational leadership. Additionally, Patrick is a certified Influencer Trainer through Vital Smarts — the people who brought us Crucial Conversations.
As an award-winning professional photographer, Patrick knows 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 two decades of nonprofit executive success, Patrick “changed lenses” and now serves leaders from a different perspective. His accomplished experience as a nonprofit CEO gives him unique insight into the challenges and opportunities nonprofit leaders face.
Patrick is the best-selling author of Strategic Fail: Why Nonprofit Strategic Planning Fails, and How to Fix It. He also co-authored another best seller, Success Starts Today with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul author), and Taking the Leap: How to Build a World-Class Coaching Business, with Canfield, and World #1 executive coach and best-selling author, Marshall Goldsmith. His globally-acclaimed podcast, The Leadership Window is a Feedspot® Top-10 podcast for nonprofit leaders.
Patrick is a member of the Forbes® Coaches Council and regular contributor to Forbes.com, 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 United Way Worldwide’s Center for Community Leadership at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, VA.
Patrick is 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 Talent Development, and he is a teaching member of The Right Question Institute, as well as a member of the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers. His speaking stages range from The Citadel to Universal Studios, and from TEDx to the United Nations.
Patrick has been featured as a Game Changer® and a Master of Success® in USA Today and Wall Street Journal, respectively. His unique combination of strategic planning and leadership coaching was featured on Success Today, which aired on CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX affiliates across the country. Patrick currently chairs Together SC’s Consultant Collaborative.