Lana Staheli

Dr. Lana Staheli is an interpersonal relationship and life strategy consultant. She has had a successful private counseling, coaching and consulting practice for more than 35 years.

Lana is a founding member of the board of directors for the Center for Women and Democracy at the University of Washington. She is also founding chair of the global networking program,

She is a member prestigious International Women’s Forum and current president of the Washington State Women’s Forum. Lana is also a former member of the board of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Lana and her husband, Lynn Staheli, MD (who have been married more than 37 years) are co-founders of Global HELP (Health Education through Low-cost Publications). A non-profit organization, Global HELP offers free medical information resources to developing countries.

Lana has also established an endowment at Seattle Children’s Hospital. It is her way to give back to the profession that saved her life some 60 years ago.

Lana is the author of Affair-Proof Your Marriage; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Affair Proof Love; and Bounce: Be Transformed and is currently working on a new relationship book. She is the relationship expert for KIXI 880 AM’s Chat with Women program.

Dr. Pepper Schwartz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington where she teaches classes on human sexuality and intimate relationships. She is the author and co-author of 22 books, including The New York Times bestseller The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples. She is the Love, Sex and Relationship Ambassador for AARP and Past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and has won awards for translating academic work into a more readable format for the public.

An expert on matchmaking and dating, she created the matching algorithm for, wrote Dating after 50 for Dummies and is part of a team of four relationship experts on Married at First Sight, the hit TV show on arranged marriage that A&E network created for their FYI channel. She has also appeared on Oprah, the Today show, CBS Morning News, Good Morning America and other major television shows, and blogs frequently for,, and

Pepper lives on a horse ranch near Seattle, Washington, and has two adult children, Ryder and Cooper, who both do relationship and other kinds of counseling. Her life partner is Fred Kaseburg.
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