OTS 223: Friendship is the Key – Shasta Nelson

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Today’s guest is a leading expert on friendship and how we can create healthier and more fulfilling relationships in our lives. She speaks across the country and facilitates events for connection. She’s been quoted in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Reader’s Digest, and has been interviewed live on over a dozen TV shows, including the TODAY Show and The Steve Harvey Show. She was selected by Facebook to be their media spokesperson and friendship expert for Friends Day 2018. Her previous books include “Friendships Don’t Just Happen!” and “Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness.” She’s taken her expertise about friendship into the workplace in her latest book, “The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of Our Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time.” Her TEDx talk, “Frientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships” has been viewed over 400,000 times. Please join me in welcoming Shasta Nelson. Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration! In this episode we discuss: her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is influence and having the influence to help people maximize who they are.” her journey of leadership goes back to when she was 8-years-old and her sisters were her followers. her original plan to become a war correspondent but how she ended up becoming a pastor and studying divinity in college. her passion to encourage and promote having healthy relationships. how she built a “match.com” but for friendship. how important it is to know your strengths and weaknesses in whatever industry you are in. how positivity, consistency, vulnerability are the basic requirements for strong and meaningful relationships. how the pandemic has changed the way friendships are cultivated and nurtured. her transition from pastoring to coaching. Links Shasta Nelson on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. www.ShastaNelson.com TEDx Talk: “Frientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships” www.thebusinessoffriendship.com - FREE toolkit Books mentioned in this episode: “The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of Our Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time” by Shasta Nelson “Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness” by Shasta Nelson “Friendships Don't Just Happen!: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends” by Shasta Nelson “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community” by Robert Putman Other Resources Learn more about #NoMoreBadZoom, Robbie’s weekly virtual happy hour. Learn more about the National Speakers Association. About Robbie: Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc and as an "industry expert in the field of digital event design" by JDC Events. He created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week experiential program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences that meet the purpose of the convening and participants' need for content and connection. He is the host of #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour, a popular weekly virtual event that explores new ways to design engaging virtual experiences. He assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online as a Virtual Event Design Consultant, Virtual Emcee, and Zoom Producer. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company.

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