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Shasta Nelson, M.Div.
Friendship Expert, Founder of womens friendship matching site, GirlFriendCircles.com, Author of Friendships Don't Just Happen!

Shasta Nelson, a life coach and C.E.O. of GirlFriendCircles.com (the only online community that matches new friends offline by connecting women to other local women seeking friendship in over 65 cities in the U.S. and Canada), and is the author of Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happinessand Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends.

Shasta Nelson has been interviewed on the subject of friendship by "The Today Show," on Katie Couric's show, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, Martha Stewart Radio, magazines such as Essence, Parents, More, Redbook and Glamour. She has appeared on numerous regional TV and radio shows. Her weekly blog, Shasta’s Friendship Blog, has a loyal following of women who appreciate her spirited and soulful voice.

Her training includes a master's degree in spiritual growth and a bachelor's degree in communication, plus nearly two decades of experience in short-term counseling, coaching leaders and teams, and speaking at international motivational and teaching venues.

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