True friends are all around us, the key is to be able to spot them and determine whether they are worthy of your time and devotion. You meet potential friends every day while in social media, running errands, at work, in sports, neighbors, etc. The key thing is learning how to sift through our potential friends to then pull in quality people to COLLECT as “true” friends.
We seem to have this perception that all friendships must be made in person. But what if you could learn the proven strategies to make real friends, real connections, anywhere you meet people (even virtually)?
That’s what the “Collecting True Friends book” is all about. A life lived without amazing true friends is totally fixable no matter what age you are. This book will advance your friendship making approaches and boost your relationship keeping skills. Elizabeth teaches you the real strategies you can use to go from being a stranger to being a true friend in life.
Elizabeth Duncan-Hawker had to master the art of making and keeping friends at an early age. Today, her magnetism pulls acquaintances closer and puts strangers at ease. She loves to engage all types of people in conversation. Collecting True Friends was divinely inspired to help others learn proven methods of creating and developing quality relationships.
A busy entrepreneur, Elizabeth created Growth Networking, a life-changing development program which she uses to train Business Professionals and University Students in the techniques of relationship marketing.
The initial goal of the www.GrowthNetworking.com system was to teach business owners how to retain more clients by effectively connecting with them. When students inquired how to also spot potential friends among the crowd, Elizabeth realized the need was as much personal as professional. Today, Elizabeth’s teachings include ways to cultivate friendships and long-term relationships among those we meet.
She is a co-founder of the successful women’s series group, theWomen’s Forum of Coastal Virginia, which has grown to over 500 members in just three years. Elizabeth’s networking talents bring people together, and she has been given the title “The Connector.” Elizabeth is actively requested to speak at organizations, forums, and institutions. Earlier in her career, Elizabeth was a strategy and business development executive. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in Political science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. Additionally, Elizabeth was recently certified in the Psychology of Leadership from Cornell University.
Elizabeth loves spending time with her diverse collection of true friends. Her husband of 30 years and their large family reside in Virginia Beach with a collection of big rescue dogs. She sports a sense of adventure, high energy, a desire to travel, and has an engaging style as a connector, strategist, friend, and speaker.
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The Say Life! Coach
"Elizabeth's transparency is inspiring! As I was reading, I could see myself in some of her anecdotes. As a life coach, I appreciate the powerful questions she posed in the text that serves as that mirror to reflect the things I need to see in myself. I also love how this book is interactive and not only allows us to have a peek into her life--but also into our own!" God bless you and your endeavor!
Author of Paris, Modeling, Massimo
Elizabeth shares her journey of bringing close friends into her life. She shares her amazing gift of how she thoughtfully engages old and potential friends. Her book will help others find and keep loving friends in their lives as she has done. Her book has helped me to find and keep loving friends in my life.
Martha P. Davenport
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“Our society is built on friendships, but do you have the best ones for you? Taking you by the hand, Elizabeth gently walks you through the steps of assessing your current friendships and making the necessary changes to develop genuine and mutually beneficial relationships. Self-assessment is difficult, but through her sharing of personal stories and her trust in God, the reader realizes that they are not alone in his/her situation. “Collecting True Friends” is easy to read, insightful, and practical.
Congratulations to Elizabeth and I look forward to reading future books in this series.”
President - Street Smart Wealth Co.
"If we've learned anything since March of 2020, it's that relationships matter; connection matters. The key is cultivating the type of relationships that create a win win! This author shares the important concepts of "Be, Do, Have." Who must we BE, or become, in order to DO the right actions, that attract those people who allow us to have it all! Connection, safety, belonging and fun! Well done, Liz! Well done!”
Founder of The Briggs Team/Cardinal Financial
“This was such a great read because it provided a different view about a person’s “circle of friends.” Over 30 years, I attended hundreds of classes, seminars and read “how-to” books to supposedly help me grow as a person or professional. The author, Elizabeth, is professionally renowned for her genuine interactions with everyone in her classes and that same style shines through in this truly refreshing book. I can honestly say her Red Hawk Strategies are the best by far, to help me develop meaningful relationships. A must-read!”
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