Who We Are

Who We Are

Hilary Bendon is Principal and Founder of Ignite Your Insight, a cutting-edge coaching practice focused on helping women grow their leadership potential, both in and out of the office.

Hilary Bendon

Hilary has worked in the field of organizational and leadership development for more than 20 years as both an employee in corporations and as a consultant and coach external to organizations. She has a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in nonprofit management and international development management, as well as certifications in coaching and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Hilary began her career in the nonprofit sector both in the US and abroad. She speaks Spanish and Italian in addition to her native English. After about 10 years consulting in the nonprofit sector, she spent four years as a special education teacher in public schools. While a teacher, Hilary participated as a leader inside and outside the classroom.

In 1995, Hilary began an adventure of personal and professional exploration which took her into the field of coaching to assist others to develop themselves. After returning to the field of training, focused on leadership development, she combined her expertise in coaching with her desire to help leaders, particularly women, in corporations expand their capabilities as leaders.

Hilary strongly believes that the more managers focus on the development of their employees and themselves, the better performance will be and the better the business results.

I have been working in the areas of leadership and organizational development for over 20 years. Throughout my career, I have been most excited about working with women as they grow in both their personal and professional lives. I have discovered that many women are looking to develop in areas where they feel they are deficient. I believe strongly that it is important to focus on where we are strong and to use those skills and talents to achieve success.


I have worked with leaders from all sectors – corporate, nonprofit and government. While how we work may differ depending on the focus of our organization, one thing is evident: good leaders are needed to achieve that focus.


As your leadership coach, I am dedicated to you achieving success as you define it. Give me a call and let’s grow together! (714) 743-2995