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 in 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.
Her research and wisdom can also be found in her three books: Friendships Don’t Just Happen! teaches how to make new friends as adults; Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness teaches how to make our relationships more meaningful and healthy; and her newest book The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of the Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time teaches how to foster an environment where friendships are encouraged and nurtured, which benefits both the company and the employee.
Shasta’s Three Relationship Requirements have been featured in her popular TEDx talk and are widely praised for helping break down relationships in ways everyone understands.
- 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.
- The Resilient Workplace: How to Create a Supportive Culture
Fostering resiliency, whether working in person or remotely, is one of the most significant issues for workplaces today. While companies want to protect their people from burnout, stress, mental exhaustion, and isolation, current research reveals the majority of employees feel they lack the resilience they need in order to keep showing up with energy and positive attitudes. Workplace resilience is an organizational issue that rests on relationships: how we feel supported and cared for by our leaders and co-workers. We can’t tell people to be more resilient without teaching them how to develop healthier and more positive relationships in their workplaces. Shasta Nelson, relationship expert and author of The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of the Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time, combines science, story, and real-life application to inspire more meaningful connections at work, creating an organizational culture that thrives.
- 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.
- Apart But Not Alone: How to Feel Supported and Connected While Working from Home
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 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.
- Creating Connection: How to Foster Community for Your People Working at Home
Research shows that employees who have meaningful relationships at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their job, customers better, take fewer sick days, have fewer workplace accidents, share their opinions and collaborate more, and feel more committed to their current company. With new work-from-home mandates in place for your team, how do you keep your team feeling connected, not just to you, but also to each other? How do you make sure that your team isn’t only productive, but also feeling supported and seen? How do you keep your people feeling like they belong on a team in a meaningful way? In this virtual program, designed for business leaders who are overseeing employees working remotely, relationship expert Shasta Nelson inspires and teaches team leaders how to create a sense of belonging when distance separates us. This inspiring and interactive program will energize the audience with research, stories, and Shasta’s groundbreaking work on how to increase the depth in your relationships.