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, the Women’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.