Kamileon Professional Development, Inc. is an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2008.

Through personalized career and image coaching, we've helped more than 4,000 people—including Youth (ages 18-24), Veterans, nonviolent former offenders, domestic violence survivors, and other struggling job seekers—find meaningful work and financial stability.


Our Story

In 1998, Kamila Brown Washington sat in a waiting room listening for her name to be called for a job interview. Across from her, another woman was waiting, too. She was well dressed, with new shoes, a neat manicure, and a polished hairstyle. Kamila had none of these things. By the time her name was called, Kamila had convinced herself she didn’t have a chance next to this better-dressed, more confident professional. In fact, she didn’t get that job. But she did get a vision.

Kamila founded Kamileon Professional Development, Inc. in 2008 to help people facing obstacles to employment. Since then, KPD has grown to include career advice, skills, technology and job-search training, image makeovers, life coaching, and educational resources for struggling job seekers across metro Atlanta, Georgia. Through their global outreach program, KPD also provides services to partners in Nairobi, Kenya; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Kamila Brown Washington, MBA, CLC CEO/Founder of KPD

Kamila Brown Washington, MBA, CLC CEO/Founder of KPD

Our Mission

Transforming lives through meaningful work

We empower people who are struggling to re-enter the workforce, providing career advice, skills training, image makeovers, life coaching, and other resources to help clients overcome obstacles to employment.

Our Vision

the premier nonprofit partner for career development, employment, and style resources in Atlanta and beyond

We want to see every client—no matter their past, their circumstances, or their social or financial standing—find stability, independence, and growth as valuable members of the workforce and their communities.

Our Values


Our success is driven by an engaged Board of Directors and dedicated staff. We share core values that guide our work, and which we believe have “P.L.A.C.E.D.” us in the best position to achieve our goals together.

What we do, we do well. This is the way to say who we are without, having to speak.

The courage to transform lives.

Our goal is not to satisfy our clients, but to amaze them.  We meet them where they are and teach them to soar.

Collaboration & Excellence
By passionately working together with all stakeholders, we challenge each other to achieve the highest levels of professional excellence.

Tolerance and non-discrimination are the foundations of our individual and collective actions. By embracing diversity, we deliver the utmost value to our stakeholders.