Shasta Nelson

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Shasta Nelson

Social Relationships Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker


Women in Business: “Relationships: The Health Factor More Important Than Treadmills and Kale”

Tuesday, March 26 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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 relationship.

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.


Shasta Nelson, a friendship expert, is a leading voice on loneliness and creating healthy relationships. Whether she’s speaking at conferences or on TEDx stages, giving media interviews to outlets such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, or appearing as a guest on The Harvard Business Review podcast or The Steve Harvey Show, she is constantly teaching all of us how to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships in our lives. Her research and wisdom can also be found in her 3 books: Friendships Don’t Just Happen! teaches us how to make new friends as adults, Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness teaches us 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 us why we need to foster better relationships in our jobs.