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Hilary Bendon

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840 Apollo Street
Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245
(855) 267-8282


Description of Practice

As a Peace Partner to businesses, Hilary Bendon of HXB LLC, helps create open, clear, and effective communication within organizations. More specifically, she helps point leadership teams and individuals within an organization in a cohesive direction, particularly when there are disagreements, discord, or misunderstandings. Hilary and her team work with employees and management to increase employee engagement through active conflict resolution, communication and conflict coaching. They help facilitate Ways of Working agreements among employees and with teams. Hilary has worked in the areas of organizational and leadership development, strategy, and conflict resolution for over 27 years, helping organizations to structure themselves, their policies, and their commitment to serving employees to create exceptional business outcomes.

HXB offers conflict resolution through mediation, coaching, facilitation and consultation. HXB also serves as a Workplace Ombuds for small to medium size companies.

Professional Background

Hilary has over 25 years experience in the fields of organizational and leadership development. Over the past 5 years, she has focused on conflict resolution in the workplace, providing immediate conflict solutions, preventive conflict coaching and facilitation and follow-on services addressing systemic organizational issues which may exist.

Hilary has worked in a variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, financial services, biotech/pharmaceuticals, government and nonprofits.


Since 2018, Hilary has dedicated her time to resolving conflicts in the workplace. She has resolved numerous conflicts and has implemented a variety of interventions for one-time and continuing clients.


Hilary holds a Master of Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University’s Caruso Law School and a Master of Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She also received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and Special Education Teaching Credentials from Chapman University.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
August 2018    various    Master of Dispute Resolution, over 300 hours
October 2020    Ken Cloke    Mediation Training, 32 hours
June 2019    Ken Cloke/Joan Goldsmith    Conflict Consulting and Coaching, 20 hours
February 2020    Ken Cloke/Joan Goldsmith    Facilitation Training, 20 hours
November 2021    IOA Presenters    Nuts & Bolts of Creating an Ombuds Office, 18 hours
December 2021    IOA Presenters    IOA Foundations, 32 hours
December 2021    Susan Guthrie    Learn to Mediate online, 3 hours


Hilary has a passion for empowering people to transform conflict into opportunity. She believes in focusing on the human side of things and knows there is never only one right answer. Using her decades of experience studying conflict and the underlying causes, she empowers companies, teams and individuals to forge a productive path forward.

Other Information

In addition to her native English, Hilary is fluent in Spanish and Italian and provides services in English and Spanish.

Areas of Practice

  • Cross Cultural
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Small Claims
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.