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About TLI

Creating a dynamic, inclusive and safe environment for today's leaders.

What is the Transformation Leadership Institute?

The Transformation Leadership Institute’s mission is to serve community-based nonprofit/social sector leaders through a series of topical trainings, conversations, guest speaker insights, and team and community building exercises. Through a unique blend of group training and customized one-on-one strategic professional and personal coaching. TLI is designed for current and rising nonprofit Executive Directors and provides leadership tools required by high impact organizations.


TLI's is also committed to bringing together and standing alongside a group of leaders that reflects the rich diversity of the social sector. A principal component and guiding principle of the Transformation Leadership Institute is to create a dynamic, inclusive and safe environment for our leaders to learn from and share with one another.

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What is TLI
What makes TLI unique

What makes TLI unique

Most leaders have two options 
when considering leadership and professional development. They can either participate in a group setting and leverage the expertise of the group leaders while, at the same time, gaining insight from a diverse group of their peers; or a leader can work with an executive coach for one-on-one deep dive sessions. Both options provide incredible leadership value in distinct ways.

Instead of seeing leadership development 
through a scarce lens of “either or”, TLI believes in the expansive mindset of “both, and” when it comes to professional development options. TLI combines a cohort model of rich insights in a group environment with individualized learning, deep reflections and custom one-on-one executive coaching sessions. This combined, wholistic approach provides participants with the best of both professional development worlds.

The TLI Team

The Transformation Leadership Institute is led by Jeffrey Franco, CEO of Camino Consulting Group, and Tim Kime, CEO of Kime Leadership Associates. Jeff and Tim bring over 50 years of combined experience in the nonprofit, for-profit, and leadership coaching sectors.

Tim Kime, Jr.

President, Kime Leadership Associates

An award-winning and accomplished leader, Tim Kime is passionate about transforming individuals, organizations and communities. He is the President of Kime Leadership Associates offering executive coaching, meeting facilitation, motivational speaking, and team-building for organizations of all sizes. He is a certified Expert Professional Life Coach.  Among his clients are The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, George Washington University, Children’s National Medical Center, Goodwill of Greater Washington, National Cooperative Bank, Covenant House Greater Washington and Covenant House Illinois.


He leads the Art of Possibilities Workshops that combine his passion for repurposing household items and helping people to be their best. Part "upcycling," part team-building and part coaching, these very engaging sessions which uses art and the transformation of a household item as a metaphor for change and for what's possible. Tim's transformed furniture items were featured in the first-ever "Art of Transformation Exhibit" at PEPCO's Edison Place Gallery in partnership with Goodwill of Greater Washington in 2016 and his "Let's Sit Together Awhile" bench was commissioned to be part of Dance Place's 8th Street Arts Park, also in 2016.

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The TLI Team
Tim Kime, Jr.

Jeffrey Franco

CEO, Camino Consulting Group

Jeffrey Franco has over 25 years of experience in leading and managing large-scale nonprofits, and providing strategic consulting, business development and change management for both public and private sector organizations. As CEO of Camino Consulting Group and Founder and Co-Leader of Transformation Leadership Institute, Jeffrey has worked with local and national nonprofit CEOs to support and advise on strategic planning, board training and development, executive coaching, interim leadership, fundraising, and diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) facilitation and training. Jeffrey also serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland where he currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in nonprofit management and leadership. He also serves on the boards of Potomac Conservancy, Outward Bound, and the Center for Inspired Teaching.
Jeffrey has focused on supporting and leading non-profits through organizational transitions by serving as the interim Executive Director for City Year in Miami; One Common Unity in Washington, DC; and Youth Speaks in San Francisco; and as the Chief Program Officer at Jewish Volunteer Services. In these interim roles, Jeffrey was responsible for managing the staff, operations, programs, and fundraising, and leading the organization through major change management processes, organizational turn around, leadership transition, and new Executive Director onboarding and coaching. Jeffrey continues to serve as an executive coach for many of the new leaders of these organizations.

Prior to founding Camino Consulting Group, Jeffrey served over 12 years as both the Executive Director of City Year’s site in Washington, DC and as Vice President and senior leader of the $200 million national organization. Under his leadership, City Year Washington, DC tripled the size of its staff, quadrupled the number of students served, increased its budget from a $2.3 million to $8.6 million operation, and established City Year’s first multimillion contract with the DC Public School System. During this time, Jeffrey secured multiple 7 figure individual gifts and established national corporate investments for multiple City Year sites across the country.  

In addition, Jeffrey served as the Director of Global Business Development and Project Manager at Voxiva, Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, Associate Director of Marketing and Sales at Corporate Executive Board, and Consultant at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group.

Jeffrey’s professional accolades and accomplishments include being named the 2013 American University Kogod School of Business Alumni of the Year, alumnus of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program, graduate of the Co-Active Teaching Institute Leadership Program, graduate of Leadership Greater Washington, and graduate of the Leadership Sanctuary. He graduated with a B.A. from Fairfield University, a Masters degree in International Affairs and an M.B.A. from American University. Franco is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, enjoys traveling, has completed 5 marathons and an Ironman triathlon, walked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago in Spain, and completed the 150 Mile Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.

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Jeffrey Franco
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