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Shasta Nelson

Shasta Nelson

Leading Expert On Friendship

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Fee Range: 5000-9999, 10000-19999
  • Expert on friendship and health relationships
  • Creator of a global community
  • Speaker
  • Author
  • Popular media resource

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Shasta Nelson is a keynote speaker, author, and leading expert on friendship and healthy relationships at work.

Filled with scientific data, real-world research, and fascinating case studies, Shasta’s programs reveal how healthy relationships at work directly impact employee engagement, team culture, sales, recruiting, and retention. She also teaches strategies for the healthiest friendships, contributing to individual happiness and well-being.

Frequently featured in the media as a popular resource on healthy relationships and the increasing epidemic of loneliness, Shasta has been interviewed live on several television shows including Katie Couric’s Katie, Fox Business, The Early Show, The Today Show, and The Steve Harvey Show. She has also been featured in countless national magazines like Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, and Health; and interviewed for prominent newspapers like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.

Shasta was selected by Facebook to be their media spokesperson and friendship expert for Friends Day 2018.

Shasta’s third book The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of the Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time will be published by HarperCollins Leadership in the summer of 2020.

Her Three Relationship Requirements have been featured in her popular TEDx talk and are widely praised for helping break down relationships in ways everyone understands.

Getting Connected: How the Science of Friendship Can Maximize this Conference and Your Life

How connected you feel—in our industry, in your work, in your personal life— is one of the most important factors for your physical and mental health, happiness, and success. The more each of us feels like we belong here, the more we can innovate, learn, collaborate, and network in meaningful ways.

As a result of this session, you will:

• Understand the 3 non-negotiable requirements for all healthy relationships,

• Connect with other attendees in meaningful ways,

• Learn practical tips to improve all your relationships.

This science of friendship has been proven to increase retention, sales, employee engagement, team resiliency, and creativity. What you learn today will inspire your life!

Leaving Connected: How the Science of Friendship Fuels Every Success

Whether it’s happiness, job satisfaction, or health that motivates you, your relationships hold the secret to success. Everything else we’ve talked about at this conference—whether it’s retention, sales, employee engagement, team resiliency, or creativity—is correlated to our ability to help people feel bonded.

Shasta’s engaging presentation will leave you with:

• Practical take-aways of the 3 nonnegotiable requirements for healthy friendships,

• Some new friends, along with a plan for how to stay connected afterwards,

• More confidence in building deeper workplace relationships,

• Doubling your individual chances of success in integrating what you’ve learned here.

So, we’re ending our event focused on that which matters most to our individual and collective success: our relationships with each other.

Frientimacy: The Three Requirements of Health Relationships

Relationships are central to everything we do. And although the world may seem hyper-connected these days, mental and physical experts report we’re actually in a loneliness epidemic. For most of us, our loneliness isn’t from lack of interaction, but from lack of friendship intimacy, or frientimacy.

This signature talk by Shasta Nelson reveals research around three important requirements for every healthy relationship.

Compiling what we know about what bonds people, how healthy teams work, what builds trust, and why we feel closer to some people, there are three nonnegotiables that can start, deepen, and repair any relationship. Each audience will learn how to best assess their relationships, and learn what actions they can to take to overcome their loneliness and create more meaningful community in their lives.

As a result of this program, attendees will:

• Describe the three requirements of relationships

• Assess their own relational health (whether with their team or in their personal life)

• Identify which of the three factors would make the biggest difference to their relational joy

• Learn what they can do to improve every relationship in their life

• Feel inspired to look at their relationships in a whole new way

The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of Our Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time

Did you know that employees who have meaningful relationships at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their job, treat customers better, take fewer sick days, have fewer workplace accidents, share their opinions and collaborate more, and feel more committed to their current company?

Creating an environment where friendships are encouraged and nurtured benefits both the company and the employee.

Meaningful friendships at work are effective solutions for employee retention, increased engagement, customer service, and increased revenue. Employees who have friendships at work (where they spend more time than any other place) show an increase in good health and overall happiness in all aspects of their lives.

This fun and interactive presentation teaches the best ways to build a culture of friendliness in appropriate, effective, and healthy ways.

Customized for each audience, attendees will:

  • Discover the latest research on how relationships at work impact employee engagement and retention
  • Identify the three requirements of all healthy relationships and how they work together in our organizations
  • Decide which of the three requirements would make the biggest positive difference in your organizational culture
Relationships: The Health Factor More Important than Treadmills and Kale

Feeling disconnected is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day; twice as harmful as being obese; and is the equivalent of being a lifelong alcoholic.

Research continues to show that the most significant factor to our longevity, mental health, disease prevention, and happiness is our relationships – and yet the health industry continues to focus largely on diet and exercise.

This inspiring keynote will energize the audience with research, stories, and Shasta Nelson’s groundbreaking work on how to increase the depth in all our relationships.

As a result of this program, attendees will:

• Learn what science is showing us about the damage of loneliness and the benefit of relational health

• Identify what constitutes as loneliness and why all of us should be concerned

• Acknowledge their own need for greater relational health

• Identify the three requirements of all healthy relationships and how they work together

• Choose the requirement that will make the biggest difference in their personal life

Apart, But Not Alone: How to Feel Supported and Connected While Working from Home

It’s one thing to figure out the digital infrastructure needed to maintain communication and productivity, but it’s quite another thing to maximize interactions in a way that leaves everyone feeling seen and supported.

Just because you might have to work apart, doesn’t mean you have to feel alone.

In this virtual program, designed for corporate teams working remotely, relationship expert Shasta Nelson teaches attendees what it takes to feel supported and connected, while facilitating meaningful interactions that increase resiliency, hope, and compassion.

This inspiring and interactive program will energize with research, stories, and Shasta’s groundbreaking work on how to increase the depth in all our relationships.

As a result of this program, virtual attendees will:

  • Learn why it’s so important to physical and emotional health to be intentional about relationships right now
  • Identify the three requirements of all healthy relationships and how they work together
  • Interact and share with each other in ways that leave them feeling closer
  • Feel seen and validated for their unique sense of loneliness or disconnection
  • Feel excited, hopeful, and energized

All participants receive a mini toolkit with tips for practicing better connection after the workshop!

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