Shasta Nelson is a friendship expert who speaks all over the country and is a go-to media expert teaching all of us how to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships in our lives. Her spirited and soulful voice for strong relationships can also be found in her books Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness which teaches readers how to deepen their relationships, and Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends which guides readers through the process of making new friends. Her next book is all about relationships in the workplace.
She is praised for her ability to not only facilitate bonding between people on teams and in groups but also for her ability to take the best research and break it into practical steps. The most common feedback she receives from her training is “Why has no one ever taught me this before?” as her audience realizes the impact this training can have on all the relationships in their lives.
Furthermore, she is the Founder of The Friendship University that offers online classes for friendship building skills; she writes for the Huffington Post and uploads teaching videos on her YouTube channel; and she has been a guest on TV shows such as Katie Couric and The Today Show, featured in countless national magazines like Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, and Health, and interviewed for the New York Times and on NPR.
Coming to us from San Francisco where she lives with her husband, we’ll all be learning how to develop more successful relationships at home and in the office.
GENERAL SESSION OVERVIEW: Replace Networking With Net-Building: How To Connect In Meaningful Ways
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Did You Know?
- If we have a best friend at work we are 7x more engaged: more willing to brainstorm, ask for help, produce a higher quality of work, treat customers better, call in sick less, and have fewer injuries on the job.
- If we don’t have a good relationship with our boss, our chance of serious heart disease increases by as much as 24% and goes up to nearly 40% if the situation lasts for 4 years.
- If we want to protect our bodies from stress, research continues to reveal that the most important factor is to feel supported by the relationships in our lives.
Healthy relationships, while rarely taught, are the bottom line to increasing employee health, team engagement, customer service, and company culture. They should be the #1 focus for every company, but there’s so much we can do as employees to make sure we maximize our own health, happiness, and effectiveness!
- Why our relationships are more important to our health than any other factor
- How to create appropriate expectations for workplace relationships
- The 3 Requirements of all healthy relationships that we can use to start, build, evaluate, and repair all relationships
- Practical ways to improve our relationships with peers and managers