Patrick Jinks, PhD, BCC

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 organizational leadership, Patrick changed lenses to serve leaders from another perspective. Today, he coaches and trains leaders in both the social and corporate sectors. Patrick is a multi-best-selling author and member of the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers.

With a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Patrick regularly contributes to Forbes.com as a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He is a Board Certified Coach, certified adjunct coach and trainer with Leadership Systems, Inc., and certified Influencer™ trainer with VitalSmarts®. He is also certified as an Academy of Choice coach. He is a teaching supporter of the Right Question Institute and holds a Harvard Business School Certificate in using the Question Formulation Technique™ (QFT).

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™. He was recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Influential People in Leadership Coaching by CIO Views Magazine, and as the “Most Successful Leadership Coach to Watch in 2024” by Enterprise Wired Magazine. 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 social sector leadership.

Patrick’s rapid success as a coach earned him a spot as keynote speaker at the 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. The 2nd edition is currently in development.