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Shasta Nelson, MDiv

Author, founder of

Shasta Nelson is a leading expert on friendship and a featured speaker, writer, and facilitator across the United States and Canada. She is founder of, a tribe of women committed to creating more friendship worldwide, and teaches monthly friendship skill-building classes at The Friendship University.

Chosen by Facebook to be the spokesperson and friendship expert for Friends Day 2018, Shasta is a frequent contributor to the media and has been featured on Katie Couric’s show, Katie, and The Today Show, and in magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Good Housekeeping, Health, Cosmopolitan, and Forbes. Her TEDx talk, “Frientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships,” continues to inspire relationships everywhere.

Spirited and soulful advice for strong friendships can be found in her books Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness and Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends. Shasta’s forthcoming book focuses on friendships in the workplace for both men and women.

Upcoming Programs


January 25 - 27, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Are you in the midst of a big decision? Feeling stuck in a rut? Trying to get your bearings after a massive life change, or simply curious about what’s next as you start a new year? Get ready to move courageously toward your future. Women’s relationship expert Shasta Nelson, MDiv, facilitates this popular annual weekend...

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Previous Programs

Friendship Accelerator

September 29 - October 1, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Nearly 75% of women report feeling dissatisfied with their friendships—wishing that they either had more friends or felt safer and more intimate with the friends they do have. This workshop will not only teach you how to make better friendships in your life, it will also connect you to other amazing women who value healthy...

Reveal My New Year

January 26 - 28, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

This New Year, learn how to set authentic goals that reflect your true priorities as you move courageously toward your future. The key to setting and accomplishing New Year’s resolutions is not to act on what you think you “should” accomplish, but instead to tap into your subconscious desires and dreams. Join with friends new...


August 31 - September 2, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Nearly 75 percent of us are dissatisfied with our friendships. But that isn’t because of any lack in people skills, not being likable enough, or not getting enough interaction. It’s because too many relationships lack “frientimacy”—the friendship intimacy—that we really yearn for. We don’t need more friends or more socializing—we need more safety, support, laughter,...