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
I invited Shasta to come for a Women’s conference at our church to share Friendships Don’t Just Happen. The women absolutely loved it, so much that they wanted to start several book clubs and use the book’s study guide. Shasta made friendships look so much easier. We were following her diagrams and hanging on to every word. The energy in the room was electrifying. It set our women free to see everyone as a potential friend with no strings attached. We began to understand ourselves better and how that affected our relationships. It was just what we needed.
- Melody Buchholz, Women’s Ministries, Family Community Church, San Jose, CA
Shasta is a dynamo in stilettos. Speaking without notes or PowerPoint, Shasta Nelson kept the rapt attention of a roomful of seasoned professional coaches who are used to quality programming. She closed her hour-long keynote with an expertly improvised "speed-friending" exercise that left eighty coaches still hanging around after twenty minutes, chatting enthusiastically with "new" friends. The hub-bub was electric. Her ability to connect people with each other in a meaningful way is unparalleled. She brings insight, clarity and a deft touch to the topic of relationships in general but especially to women's friendships. She rocks a keynote and I would not hesitate to invite her again.
- Eydie Maclaen Watts MSW ACC, Board Director for Programs, ICF Puget Sound Coaches Association
Shasta was one of our most popular and loved speakers at the 25th Annual Central California Women's Conference. Her audience raved about her, saying things like:
- Excellent! Excellent!
- Shasta killed it! Great, unique topic, very needed!
- She was a breath of fresh air, Wonderful, uplifting, fantastic speaker, we need her back!
We couldn't have been more pleased with both Shasta and her session.
- Betsy Hays, Speaker Coordinator, Central California Women's Conference
Shasta Nelson is the girlfriend everyone wants to have. Her stage presence is as natural and authentic as her message. I have had her speak at two of my events and get nothing but rave reviews from my attendees.
You can see yourself in her stories and want to jump up and clap several times during her talk. She mixes in personal stories with real life statistics that make you want to dial up your girlfriends pronto.
She is smack on when it comes to girlfriend insights. Her passion is so passionate you are at the edge of your seat and want more. It's about time we have a strong advocate for the importance of girlfriends. Shasta is our perfect cheerleader.
- Melody Biringer, Founder of, CRAVE and Urban Campfire
Shasta Nelson's ability to communicate on something so significant in the life of every woman makes her one of the most relevant communicators I know.
- Libya Tullos, Weekend Programming Pastor, Hope Fellowship Church
If you're looking to create a meaningful and memorable experience for your audience, you have found the woman for the job! She instantly connects with the audience in a deep and meaningful way that incites action.
She's professional, yet warm. Humorous, yet full of wisdom. She will keep you on the edge of your seat, hanging on her every word. Our attendees stood in line until she completely sold out of books. They simply couldn't get enough!
Shasta's talk was the highlight of our entire event. It was more than a "talk" really. It was a profound experience that enriched the lives of our attendees. They still talk it about to this day. You can't afford to miss Shasta!
- Crystal Gornto, Founder, HeartStories Summit, Founder