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