Science tells us that friendships are more critical than ever to our long-term health and well-being, but in today’s fast-paced, digitally connected world we are seeing increasing incidents of depression and isolation. Shasta enlightens us with surprising solutions to this uniquely 21st century phenomenon. “Warm, engaging, confident, encouraging, inspiring and insightful. I so enjoyed the subject matter and her refreshing insights. Spot on!"
Shasta Nelson | Founder and CEO, GirlfriendCircles and author of “Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends”
Shasta is passionate about two things, that she says can’t be separated from one another: healthy friendships & personal growth. Shasta knows the most important process, steps and secrets vital to establishing valuable friendships that enhance each other’s lives.
Shasta Nelson is a life coach, C.E.O. of GirlFriendCircles.com (the only online community that matches new friends offline by connecting women to other local women seeking friendship in 35 cities across the U.S.), and author of the book, Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends (Turner Publishing).
In the last year, Shasta Nelson has been interviewed on the subject of friendship by The Early Show, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, Martha Stewart Radio, magazines such as Essence, Parents, More, Redbook and Glamour. She has appeared on numerous regional TV and radio shows, and her weekly blog, Shasta’s Friendship Blog, has a loyal following of women who appreciate her spirited and soulful voice.
Her training includes a master’s degree in spiritual growth and a bachelor’s degree in communication, plus a decade of experience in short-term counseling, coaching leaders and teams, speaking at international motivational and teaching venues, organizing events and retreats, managing a multi-million dollar company and starting two non-profits.