Business Partners Coffee & Conversation with Patrick Jinks

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
Category: Learning Together

Questions unlock thinking.

In this month’s Business Partner Zoom call, certified leadership and strategy coach Patrick Jinks (The Jinks Perspective) will lead participants through a technique he uses with boards and teams of all shapes and sizes – The Question Formulation Technique™ (QFT).

The QFT was developed at the Right Question Institute (, where Patrick is a teaching member. Patrick has also achieved Harvard University’s certificate in the QFT.

In the QFT, answers are NOT the focus. In fact, they are not allowed!

Patrick will give us a real-world QFT activity to open our thinking about race equity. Part of the challenge of finding answers on race equity is that we may not be asking the right questions. What are the right ones? Come and help figure that out!

To fully prepare, please watch Patrick's TEDx 12 minute talk on the power of questions.

No pressure to come to this session with answers – In fact, we don’t want ‘em – YET.

REMINDER:  These sessions are designed to build relations among our peer network of Business Partners.

If a topic sounds of interest to nonprofit leaders, let us know and we'll invite our Business Partners to host a separate call for others. 

Attendees (29)

Angela Rodriguez

Executive Director

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Clare Jordan

Vice President

Capital Development Services

Debbie Rice

Senior Philanthropic Specialist

Wells Fargo

Donna Ortega

Founder and Owner

Nettlesome Problem Solver

Gretchen Smith

Executive Director

Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County, Inc.

Jaclyn Kohlhepp

CEO, JTK Consulting LLC

JTK Consulting LLC

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Kara Davis

Executive Director

Illumination Research & Analysis, LLC

Kim Atchley

Director of Communications

Spartanburg Academic Movement

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Lisa Hart

Executive Director

Carolina Teen Center

Madeleine McGee


Together SC


Community Engagement

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Marc Pitman


The Concord Leadership Group

Melissa Ladd

Owner, Facilitator


Patrick Jinks

Certified Leadership and Strategy Coach

The Jinks Perspective

Quinn Hayes

Director of Women in Philanthropy

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Samantha Shirley

Director of Business Development


Shawn Edwards


Solutions by Shawn Edwards

Susan DeVenny


Arras Foundation

Tami Barlow

Director of Operations

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Teresa Coles


Riggs Partners

Tish McCutchen


Jolley Foundation

Tom Swanciger

Executive Director

Father to Father, Inc.

Travis McNeal

President & CEO

Oliver Gospel Mission

3 Other Registered Attendees

Hosted by:

Patrick Jinks


Nonprofit Strategy and Leadership | The Jinks Perspective