My Story

Why Dave Hilton Created Resolution Stream

the short version…

You’re the reason I created Resolution Stream!

Hey there, I’m Dave Hilton. I help small business owners, entrepreneurs and other ambitious professionals learn the essential Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Communication & Leadership skills necessary to build successful careers and develop high-performance teams.

It’s still hard to admit, but my first experience in a high-level leadership role was a complete disaster!

While I had mastered all the technical skills needed for the position, there wasn’t a manual to help me learn how to go from just being a member of a highly competitive team of creative people to successfully leading a highly competitive team of creative people.

Under my leadership, the team was very successful in executing operational plans, exceeding goals and even winning awards. But, I was stumbling around making mistake after mistake by not listening, communicating, inspiring, or empowering my team.

They were miserable & I was oblivious!

So, despite our success (at least, on the surface), almost all of them quit because of the invisible interpersonal cancer that was festering & growing uncontrollably all around us.

That massive career failure motivated me to learn as much as I could about Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Communication & Leadership. I promised myself, I would NOT make the same mistakes again!

That eventually lead to me earning a Master’s degree in Dispute Resolution (with a focus on cross-cultural and generational conflict in the workplace) from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX. Go Mustangs!

Resolution Stream merges my 20+ years of broadcasting & management experience with nearly a decade of Conflict Resolution consulting, coaching & training into what I like to call, “nuggets of knowledge for your noggin’ ” – using live streams, video conferencing & webinars, video interviews, online courses & other video-on-demand (VOD) content..

How about it? What essential skill do you want to learn first?

Schedule a FREE 30 Minute Strategy Call with me today!

 

Now, to be absolutely transparent and set clear expectations:

I’m not trying to be one of those elusive online “gurus” or claim to have knowledge, education or experience that you can’t verify.

I encourage you to connect with me on LinkedIn or to view my listing on Mediate.com, to see that I am who I say I am, I’ve done what I say I’ve done and that my connections, endorsements & professional affiliations are accurate. I am an active member of both the International Association for Conflict Management and the Texas Association of Mediators.

(Disclaimer: my membership in the professional organizations listed above does NOT constitute a personal endorsement by those organizations.)

You’re also welcome to contact me if you have additional questions.

 

**NOTE: Want to see the LONG version of my story? You can find it right here.**