Patrick Jinks | Returning to Our Primal Learning Tool: The Question

Strategic Questioner

Research reveals that we ask tens of thousands of questions as our primary mechanism for learning in our early years. 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, 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 a regular contributor to, 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.

Patrick was featured as a Game Changer® and a Master of Success® in the USA Today and Wall Street Journal, respectively, and has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX across the country.