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 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.


Healthy Relationships
Employee Engagement / Culture
Health / Wellness