Shasta used to be a preacher...
... which means that every weekend she was on a stage teaching and motivating. She still brings her spirited and soulful voice to every presentation, even though now you’re just as likely to find her speaking at corporations, conferences, association meetings, and anyplace else where people are seeking healthier and more meaningful relationships.
Shasta customizes every talk and workshop based on the makeup of the audience, the purpose of the event, and the length of time allotted. Whether she’s speaking to a women’s group about their personal circle of girlfriends, to a spiritual community about how belonging has to include acceptance, forgiveness, and vulnerability, or to a co-ed business convention about how to build personal support systems and healthy teams, Shasta crafts her message to be appropriate and meaningful for each audience.
Her keynote speeches and workshops include the following topics:
RELATIONSHIPS: THE HEALTH FACTOR MORE IMPORTANT THAN TREADMILLS AND KALE
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's groundbreaking work on how to increase the depth in all our relationships.
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. This fun and interactive presentation teaches the best ways to build a culture of friendliness in appropriate, effective, and healthy ways.
THE INTIMACY GAP: WE KNOW MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER, BUT DON'T FEEL KNOWN BY THOSE WHO MATTER MOST
We may be more connected now than ever before, but we are also lonelier. With humor and light, Shasta will remove the stigma of loneliness, define it, and help her audience know what to do when they feel it. Full of health research, personal stories, and psychology, this presentation will teach the four common types of loneliness. The audience will learn how to best assess which type is their go-to, and learn what actions they can to take to overcome their loneliness and create more meaningful community in their lives.
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.
FRIENDSHIP 101: THE CLASS YOU NEVER RECEIVED BUT DEFINITELY NEED
With 75% of North Americans reporting dissatisfaction with their friendships, we have an unacknowledged epidemic of loneliness. We may know more people than ever before (and even feel like we have more friends than we know what to do with!), but few of us even know the definition of friendship, how to measure it, how to create and develop it, and how to repair it. This interactive presentation is best as two 75-minute classes to include live Q&A, but can be pared down to 1 hour. The title and stories will change to fit specific audiences, but the content is a jam-packed overview of Shasta's most popular and life-changing work.
LIFE BALANCE: 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.