Shasta Nelson founder of Girl Friend Circles to sit down with Katie Couric

Tune in today to watch Shasta Nelson and Katie Couric discuss the value of friendships

(MediaQuireShasta Nelson, CEO of online friendship matching site,, sits down tomorrow with Katie Couric to discuss the power of friendship! With insight from the likes of Chelsea Handler, to Katie’s own BFF, and all the way to Larry King, Katie dedicates an entire episode to discuss how strong, meaningful friendships enhance our world! We would love for you to tune in and hear Shasta’s inspiring knowledge as a nationally recognized expert on friendship as well as see first hand how has helped connect women and kick-off long-lasting, dedicated friendships!

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About Shasta

Shasta Nelson, M.Div., is the founder of, a women’s friendship matching site in 35 cities across the U.S. and the author of 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, The Early Show, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, Martha Stewart Radio, magazines such as Essence, Parents, More, Redbook and Glamour.

Her spirited and soulful voice can be found on her weekly blog, Shasta’s Friendship Blog, and her Huffington Post column where she regularly contributes on relationship health. She also teaches, lectures, and hosts speed-friending and Friendship Accelerator events in San Francisco and throughout the U.S.

Numerous friendship paradigms stem from Shasta’s teaching including: the Friendship Continuum to highlight the five intensities of friendships, the Frientimacy triangle that models how healthy friendships are formed, and the 5 Stages of Friendship that reveals the life span of a friendship.

Her training includes a master’s degree in spiritual growth and a bachelor’s degree in communication, plus over a decade of experience in short-term counseling, coaching leaders and teams, speaking at international motivational and teaching venues, organizing events and retreats, managing a multi-million dollar company and starting two nonprofits.