Patrick Jinks is a certified leadership and strategy coach, and President of The Jinks Perspective. He is the best-selling author of Strategic Fail: Why Nonprofit Strategic Planning Fails, and How to Fix It, and two additional best sellers with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul author).
A member of the Forbes Coaches Council and regular contributor to Forbes.com, Patrick is an adjunct executive coach with Leadership Systems, Inc. and a teaching member of The Right Question Institute. He is a Certified Influencer Trainer through Vital Smarts — the people who brought us Crucial Conversations.
Patrick has been featured as a Game Changer® and a Master of Success® in the USA Today and Wall Street Journal, and has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX across the country for his unique impact on the world of leadership and strategy. His speaking stages range from The Citadel to The United Nations.
Returning to Our Primal Learning Tool: The Question | Patrick Jinks | TEDxGreenville
Research reveals that in our early years, we ask tens of thousands of questions as our primary mechanism for learning. Why do we stop, and what happens when, as adults, we become more intentional about returning to our primal use of inquiry for learning, inspiring, and creating? Patrick creatively demonstrates the application and effectiveness of using questions, and will lead the audience through an engaging journey to learning how questions can be more effectively used in leadership and provoking deeper thought. Patrick Jinks is a certified leadership and strategy coach, and President of The Jinks Perspective. He is the best-selling author of Strategic Fail: Why Nonprofit Strategic Planning Fails, and How to Fix It, and two best sellers with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul author). His speaking stages range from The Citadel to The United Nations. A member of the Forbes Coaches Council and regular contributor to Forbes.com, Patrick has served as faculty for Millersville University’s Nonprofit Resource Network (Lancaster, PA), and United Way Worldwide’s Center for Community Leadership at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, VA. He is an adjunct coach with Leadership Systems, Inc. and a teaching member of The Right Question Institute. He is a Certified Influencer Trainer through Vital Smarts — the people who brought us Crucial Conversations. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Success LIVE Speech
It's Not All About You.... But Some of it IS! Certified Leadership and Strategy Coach Patrick Jinks speaking to a group of entrepreneurs at the Success LIVE event at Universal Studios, in Orlando, Florida - December 2017
Patrick Jinks on Success Today
Certified Leadership and Strategy Coach Patrick Jinks on Success Today TV Show in Orlando, FL
Patrick Jinks at the United Nations
Certified Leadership and Strategy Coach Patrick Jinks (The Jinks Perspective) speaks to the members of the Global Entrepreneurship Initiative at the United Nations in June of 2018, on the topic of social good in business.
Heather Adams, 2020-2021 President of The Blue Ridge Institute (BRI), talks with Patrick about the institute as a haven for nonprofit executives, and about leadership in the social sector.
Heather currently serves as the Director of Engagement and Literacy Initiatives for Ready for School, Ready for Life, an early childhood systems building initiative in Guilford County, NC. She joined the team at Ready Ready in 2020 after 16 years at the Rockingham County Partnership for Children, a local Smart Start agency, where she served as the Executive Director from late 2005-2020. In this role, Heather worked to ensure that young children receive high-quality early childhood experiences. Heather’s prior experience also includes several years as a Montessori classroom teacher and work with the Greensboro Children’s Museum during the design/implementation phase.
Heather values the opportunities she has had to work with a variety of racial justice initiatives including the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as, her work with leadership development organizations. Heather holds a BA in Sociology from Guilford College and had the opportunity to spend a semester in Ghana as a student. This experience significantly shaped her worldview and her commitment to serving her community. When she isn’t working, Heather is an avid runner who enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
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