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Friendships at Work: Why We Have to Mix Business and Personal

When employees have meaningful relationships at work, they are not only 7 times more likely to be engaged in their job, but they also 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. For the company, friendships are the best solution to employee engagement and retention; and for the employee, friendships at work (where they spend more time than any other place) increase their health and overall happiness in their personal lives and at work.

Life Balance: Why Millennials are Asking for it, but We All Need It

By 2025, Millennials will hold 75 percent of the nation’s jobs. Generational experts remind us that Millennials, more than other generations, view work-life balance as incredibly important and are less willing to sacrifice their personal lives for long hours. Companies that value the relationships of their employees will better recruit, engage, and retain their employees. In this highly interactive workshop, Shasta will break down the actions that make up healthy relationships and facilitate fun sharing and bonding, provide structured and effective brainstorming, and ensure the development of a game plan for any group of people to think through creative and collaborative ways to make our workplaces more attractive to all of us!

Reset Button: Do We Have to Turn Off Tech to Turn On Relationships?

Technology is often blamed as the culprit to the declining satisfaction of our relationships with each other, but maybe the problem isn’t so much the technology itself as much as how we use it (or don’t use it!) to develop deeper relationships.  The truth is that technology isn’t going away and we’re not using it less; so if we’re looking for solutions then it has to include a better understanding of using it effectively.  Shasta will teach the three actions necessary to create, develop, and repair all relationships so we can then focus on how to use our technology to meet our relational needs.  This presentation is full of stories, statistics, and solutions that will inspire audiences to value deeper relationships and feel excited by a better understanding of how they can use the tools of modern times to connect meaningfully with others.

Replace Networking with Net-building: How to Connect in Meaningful Ways

In this powerful presentation, Shasta acknowledges the insecurities and fears we all have and brings laughter and hope as she transforms the room into a safe place to connect with one another.  She teaches the 3 requirements of healthy relationships in an inspiring and fun way, and attendees will feel empowered as they learn how to connect with others in more meaningful ways.  Customized to your audience, this presentation allows Shasta to expertly guide the attendees through a practice of meeting new friends sitting nearby, and arms them with valuable tips and practical take-a-ways that they will carry with them as they walk through the doors and out into the world.

Shasta Nelson

Friendship Expert | Two-time Author on Healthy Relationships | Employee Engagement and Team Success

Friendship media expert and two-time author, Shasta Nelson, is teaching the world to have healthier relationships on their teams, with their customers, and in their personal lives. She leaves audiences saying things like “Shasta is hands down one of the best speakers I have ever seen,” not only because her style is so engaging, humorous, and deeply touching, but also because her teaching content is so thought-provoking, informative, and unforgettable.

While she’s frequently being interviewed on The Today Show, providing quotes to the New York Times, or giving interviews to national magazines such as Good Housekeeping, her favourite thing in the world is to teach “The 3 Requirements for Healthy Relationships” to corporations, healthcare institutions, and at industry conferences because she knows that healthy relationships, while rarely taught, are the bottom line to increasing employee health, team engagement, customer service, and company culture.

Background

Shasta is the Founder and C.E.O. of GirlFriendCircles.com--the female friendship matching site in 35 cities across the U.S. and Canada where women of all ages go to make local friends, and is the author of Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends.

Regularly appearing in the media, Shasta offering her expertise on such subjects as creating new friends, learning how to forgive our friends, social media's impact on our friendships, and what healthy friendships at work should look like. A few of the TV shows she's been on include The Today Show, Katie Couric's Show, The Early Show, and Fox Business. She's relied upon by writers and reporters from such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Essence, Parents, More, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, and Glamour; and for such newspapers as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle.  Her spirited and soulful voice can also be found at ShastasFriendshipBlog.com and in her Huffington Post column where she regularly contributes on relationship health. She also teaches, lectures, and hosts Friendship Accelerator events in her hometown of San Francisco and throughout the U.S.

Topics

Friendships at Work: Why We Have to Mix Business and Personal

When employees have meaningful relationships at work, they are not only 7 times more likely to be engaged in their job, but they also 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. For the company, friendships are the best solution to employee engagement and retention; and for the employee, friendships at work (where they spend more time than any other place) increase their health and overall happiness in their personal lives and at work.

Life Balance: Why Millennials are Asking for it, but We All Need It

By 2025, Millennials will hold 75 percent of the nation’s jobs. Generational experts remind us that Millennials, more than other generations, view work-life balance as incredibly important and are less willing to sacrifice their personal lives for long hours. Companies that value the relationships of their employees will better recruit, engage, and retain their employees. In this highly interactive workshop, Shasta will break down the actions that make up healthy relationships and facilitate fun sharing and bonding, provide structured and effective brainstorming, and ensure the development of a game plan for any group of people to think through creative and collaborative ways to make our workplaces more attractive to all of us!

Reset Button: Do We Have to Turn Off Tech to Turn On Relationships?

Technology is often blamed as the culprit to the declining satisfaction of our relationships with each other, but maybe the problem isn’t so much the technology itself as much as how we use it (or don’t use it!) to develop deeper relationships.  The truth is that technology isn’t going away and we’re not using it less; so if we’re looking for solutions then it has to include a better understanding of using it effectively.  Shasta will teach the three actions necessary to create, develop, and repair all relationships so we can then focus on how to use our technology to meet our relational needs.  This presentation is full of stories, statistics, and solutions that will inspire audiences to value deeper relationships and feel excited by a better understanding of how they can use the tools of modern times to connect meaningfully with others.

Replace Networking with Net-building: How to Connect in Meaningful Ways

In this powerful presentation, Shasta acknowledges the insecurities and fears we all have and brings laughter and hope as she transforms the room into a safe place to connect with one another.  She teaches the 3 requirements of healthy relationships in an inspiring and fun way, and attendees will feel empowered as they learn how to connect with others in more meaningful ways.  Customized to your audience, this presentation allows Shasta to expertly guide the attendees through a practice of meeting new friends sitting nearby, and arms them with valuable tips and practical take-a-ways that they will carry with them as they walk through the doors and out into the world.

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Testimonial

In a setting where it was very difficult to get our raucous group quiet, Shasta captivated the room and was able to shift her program to fit perfectly with the audience. She was fun, organized, inspiring and energetic. My organization does events every week and Shasta's was hands down one of the very best.

— Christine Bronstein, Founder, A Band of Wives

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A construction crowd, predominantly male, can be a tough group to talk to about relationships, yet it was important to me to bring Shasta in for a company-wide gathering because I want my employees to have healthy relationships at work and at home. Shasta did a superb job engaging the group, teaching the components of healthy relationships, and delivering a lasting message that they still talk about. I am more than happy to recommend her.

— B.S., CEO, Vector Construction