Elizabeth Carney
Zen Heart Lifestyle Intelligence™

Elizabeth Carney, CNC

Zen Heart Founder
Certified Nutrition Consultant
Reconnective Healing Practitioner

Professional Experience

Elizabeth Carney is an entrepreneur passionate about using nutrition to help people evolve from reacting to illness to actively create wellness.

She does this through Zen Heart Life Style Intelligence™ programs that she brings to corporations, benefits programs and motivated individuals. Through her ten-week programs, people learn to develop new habits that position them for optimal health.

A practicing consultant for five years, Elizabeth Carney utilizes the substantial research linking nutrition and health, coaching clients and corporations about preventive health care. Her vision is to help change the paradigm of medicine by incorporating a more proactive apporach to health based on nutrition and avoiding the genetic inheritance of our ancestors.

“Lifestyle Intelligence” means developing a holistic personal philosophy on nutrition, exercise, and stress management.

Her Nutri-genomics work at California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute of Health and Healing has allowed her to work with integrative teams of MDs, acupuncturists, Ayurvedic doctors, nutritionists and other holistic healers in a clinical setting.

Educated at Bauman College in Sonoma County, California, and certified as Nutrition Consultant, Elizabeth leverages food choices as ingredients for wellness. Her commitment to the pleasure of delicious and nourishing food for her clients began with her past experience owning six award-winning restaurants.

She is a member of the Board of Directors at Bauman College, member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), Reconnective Healing Association and is Certified in Therapeutic Lifestyle Change by First Line Therapy.


Other entrepreneurial activities include:

Producer: Tribal Code
Brand Identity + Interactive Media Design
1995 – Present, San Francisco, California

As Executive Producer at Tribal Code, Elizabeth develops strategic branding initiatives and innovative solutions across a wide range of media including online marketing, web development, e-commerce, interactive media and video for IBM, HP/ Compaq, Fortune 500 companies, startups and cultural organizations.

Producer: “Nash Bridges” Film & Television
San Francisco, California

As Assistant to the Producer for CBS television show, Nash Bridges, Elizabeth built out the Nash Bridges production offices on Treasure Island, supervised ADR sound looping and 24-frame video for post-production coordination. Her work as producer on “Thorn”, an independent film released for Sundance, maximized the limited financial resources allocated to the production’s budget.

Entrepreneur: Bel Canto Restaurants
Boston, Massachusetts

Today, when it seems like every successful film producer wants to open a bistro, Elizabeth has already opened six. Elizabeth launched and later franchised the successful chain of Bel Canto restaurants using an innovative, health-conscious menu based on foods of Tuscany.

Entrepreneur Philanthropist: Oxfam America Trading
Boston, Massachusetts

Working with Oxfam America, Elizabeth created the Oxfam America Trading Catalog. She designed the program to provide visibility to indigenous tribal craftspeople delivering fair trade markets for their work. Her worldwide travels took her up the Amazon and into remote villages of Asia and Africa. Under her energetic leadership the Catalog quickly reached a million dollars in annual sales, and was hailed as one of the top 5 catalogs by the Los Angeles Times.

Elizabeth also brought the Fair Trade Certification and TransFair label from the Netherlands to the United States market.