Elizabeth Toogood

WIBN Groups


What is a critical friend and how might I add value to your business?
I am a personal mentor who will work with you, 1 to 1, to help unpick business issues, work through options and create effective and profitable solutions. I believe in you and your desire to succeed and help you unlock your thinking.
Business is exciting except on days when everything is grey, when each moment brings another problem and you feel alone with no one listening to what you say. These are the days when a critical friend can make a huge difference.
I can:
• Give you objective advice from an unbiased perspective
• Be the sounding board you need to test and develop your ideas
• Give you confidence to try something new and walk with you as you try it
• Suggest new strategies and inspire you to think wider
• Help you review what you have done and learn from the results
• Help you to build new relationships and strengthen existing links
You will need different things at different times and I work wherever you are to get to wherever you want to be. A current client says “Working with Liz saw my business double in the first year with her. She helps you to make things happen and see opportunities you never realised were out there.” I don’t promise such great results for everyone but I will help you to harness your passion and succeed.

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A thought for December

December; and Christmas is hurtling towards us. Advent candles are burning, and calendars being [...]

A thought for January

January; Christmas has gone (hope it was a happy time for you) and now the new year is upon us. [...]

A thought for November

November already. Where is the year going? It is a gorgeous autumn. Beautiful crisp mornings and [...]

A thought for October

It is October. Autumn is here. The dahlias are beautiful; there are gorgeous berries and leaves [...]

A thought for September

It is September. Autumn is coming in fast. Already we are pulling the curtains much earlier, the [...]

A thought for August from Your Critical Friend

It is August. The British summer is in full swing and we are seeing some sunshine. People are happy [...]

A thought for July from Your Critical Friend

It is July. Wimbledon transfixes us and strawberries and cream are everywhere. Schools are breaking [...]

A thought for June from Your Critical Friend

It is June. The sun has been shining which is just as well as some horrible things are happening [...]

A thought for May from Your Critical Friend

It is May. What a gorgeous month, especially this year. The gardens may be short of water but the [...]

A thought for April from Your Critical Friend

It is April. The days are getting longer – we are going to work in the light and coming home in [...]

A thought for February from Your Critical Friend

It is February. Mucky, murky weather and not many signs of spring; dirty boots and muddy paws. It [...]

A thought for January from Your Critical Friend

It is January. Where did Christmas go? Hope you enjoyed all the festivities and that you [...]

A thought for December from Your Critical Friend

It is December. Winter cold has set in, the trees are naked, days are short and we are getting [...]

A thought for November from Your Critical Friend

It is November. Half term is over, the clocks have gone back, Halloween pumpkins are in the bin and [...]

A thought for October from Your Critical Friend

It is October. That wonderful time of year when the seasons are changing and colours are beautiful; [...]

Olympic Reflections

It is September. I spent great chunks of August watching the Olympics and am now gorging on the [...]

A thought for August from Your Critical Friend

It is August and everyone seems to be looking forward to holidays, on holiday or newly back from [...]

A thought for July from Your Critical Friend

It is July and I had expected to be writing about Wimbledon and playing tennis with clients. [...]

A thought for June from Your Critical Friend

July already. Lots of clients are examining how things are going right now as they start to prepare [...]

A Thought From Your Critical Friend

The sun is shining, the trees are in full blossom and this could be summer. I hope you are making [...]

Why I became a business mentor.

The combination of a strong passion for business and the love of watching people develop and grow [...]

How business mentoring works – a happy client

I work in partnership with my clients, offering business advice to develop personal growth and [...]