Patrick Jinks

PhD in Organizational Leadership, LSI Certified Leadership Coach, Forbes Coaches Council

Certified Leadership and Strategy Coach

The Jinks Perspective

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Professional Bio

Dr. 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, 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 nonprofit sector. His speaking stages have ranged from TEDx to The United Nations.


Parent: The Jinks Perspective

701 Millplace Loop Irmo, SC 29063

(803) 470-0009

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University of Richmond 2010

Bachelor of Liberal Arts

Averett University 2014


Columbia International University 2021

PhD in Organizational Leadership

Areas of Expertise

Executive Management (ED/CEO)