Tom & Staci -parkIf 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that being stuck in close quarters, for long periods of time – even if it’s with loved ones – takes a heavy toll on relationships. Sometimes, just talking it out with a caring person or listening to solutions from a knowledgeable source, can be enough to put a person’s love train back on its tacks.
Love Shack Live, heard Thursdays at 1 p.m., is often just the ticket for helping people through the trials and tribulations that come with relationships. The one-hour show, hosted by Staci and Tom Bartley, is packed with fun and informative conversation. “These days, so many people claim to be a relationship expert. If you’re breathing, you too can qualify,” said Staci, adding, “There are life coaches, mental health professionals, clergy, family and friends all claiming they know the best way. The space has become so noisy it’s tough to know where to turn for effective information and support.”
For Staci and Tom, their show strives to be clearinghouse of “real” relationship advice. Staci says, “We designed the show with the intention of cutting through all the B.S. To really provide a place where people could receive solid principles that are sure to create more love and less havoc in a person’s life.” All this, she adds, “With some fun sprinkled in, of course! I mean, what could be more fun than love?”
For the past decade, Staci and Tom have been teaching and mentoring people from around the world on how to experience love for a lifetime. They are passionate about helping people lighten up a bit, so that they may dismantle the many myths, lies, and taboos that take them nowhere good.
As Human beings, our relationships, both with ourselves and others is the foundation on which we build our lives. Relationships are often sacrificed in lieu of other pursuits until they are falling apart, or forever lost. It is only after the damage that we typically acknowledge their true value,” she said.
For her part, Staci is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Divorce Mediator, Certified Strategic Intervention Coach, graduate of energy and intuitive science, as well as a lifelong student of psychology, human sexuality, and universal principles. Additionally, she is a speaker and workshop facilitator for medical and mental health professionals, as well as contributor of wellness programs for fortune 500 companies.
Tom is the co-creator and founder of Together, he and Staci co-facilitate many of their courses and workshops.  Tom is also a master of objectivity (which is important when it comes to relationships), learned in part from being a Real Estate Appraiser for 22 years in the Sacramento, California area. Tom creates strategic business partnerships and helps others foster opportunities. He also supports Staci by keeping her on track and remembering the important day-to-day details.
“This alone is a full time job,” Tom said, somewhat tongue in cheek.
Both Staci and Tom have taken their respective talents and passions and combined them into a popular weekly radio show and podcast.
“I often say that this work chose me, I didn’t choose it,” said Staci, adding, “Or said another way, my past makes sense in my future, so I have found my destiny.”
Staci says the key to Love Shack Live’s success is not only their combined knowledge and great guest interviews, but also the sound advice they give.
“Slogans like, ‘say it like this and they will never leave you’ are lies!  I get it that things like this can make marketing easy, but because we humans are suckers for love, we can allow in the drama that only love can bring. I wish we would study the true principles and skills of relationship building as much as we do driving a car or learning how to cook. So many of us don’t take time to understand how relationships really work, so we make up some terrible things about ourselves and others when things didn’t work out. This lie breaks my heart.”
To counter relationship slogans, Staci says she has made it her life’s work do everything she can to let people know that love is not just for the lucky or chosen few…it’s possible for all to experience a love that is true and lasting.
Beyond hosting their program on KKNW, Staci and Tom work hard to build a following for and to help existing clients get the most out of their own relationships.
“One. . .we genuinely care. And two. . .we enjoy teaching and mentoring the real skills that change people’s their lives forever. We are so thankful for all of our incredible listeners,” Staci said.
When asked, what are common questions she gets from listeners and clients alike, Staci says:
“Can you help me?” And. . .
“I don’t know if I should stay in this relationship, or leave,”
My reply is always the same. . . “Let’s take a journey together and find out. Anything is possible.”