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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 nearly 25 years of experience in leading and managing a large-scale nonprofit, and providing strategic consulting, business development and change management for both corporations and nonprofit organizations. As CEO of Camino Consulting Group, Jeffrey has worked with local and national nonprofit CEOs to provide strategic plan support, board development, executive coaching and fundraising guidance. Outside of Camino Consulting Group, Jeffrey serves as Adjunct Professor at American University and University of Maryland where he designed and currently teaches a graduate and undergraduate course in nonprofit management.  


Jeffrey served as Interim Executive Director and Vice President of City Year Miami after serving over 12 years as Executive Director of City Year Washington, DC. Under Jeffrey's leadership, City Year Washington, DC tripled the size of its staff, tripled the number of schools served, and quadrupled the number of students served.  Since his arrival at City Year, Franco more than tripled the organization's fundraising capacity from $2.3 million to $8.6 million. During this time, Jeffrey worked directly with the CEO of the United Way of the National Capital Area to establish its first direct six figure multiyear grant to support for City Year’s work in Washington D.C.’s most underserved schools.

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Jeffrey Franco
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