Q&A with Patrick Jones
Patrick Jones shares his favorite part of his work, his greatest accomplishments, and how to recharge.
What are your areas of expertise?
My experience includes investment banking, commercial banking, and information technology where I have held senior positions in each. At Brimstone my focus has been working with leaders on senior team alignment, strategy, and strategy to execution projects.
What do you like most about your role?
My favorite part of the work we do is watching leaders enable teams of smart committed people to accelerate as a result of their engagement with us, as a result of changing how they work if ever so slightly, and seeing this translate into tremendous results both personally and organizationally. And the best thing is that this almost always happens!
How do you recharge?
As a constantly recovering introvert, I recharge through exercise and time on the water or in the mountains. Plugging into nature is my battery.
What is your favorite quote?
I have two that I have been carrying with me for years: “I know this transformation is painful but you’re not falling apart; you are just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful” – William C. Hanna “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.” – Unknown
What are your greatest accomplishments?
Sailing single-handed to Bermuda and completing the Leadville 100 (twice). And my family. They are why I get up every morning.