About

Anyone can write a bunch of jazzy hoopla on a website about what they do. But to me, THIS is what counts:
My Amazing clients getting Real results.
 

Whether it’s your mind, your mojo or your derriere, Lisa has got you covered. I call her my; Body & Mind, Secret Blend. She is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, and she is uncanny in cutting to the root of any situation, no matter what I hit her with. My life is fast-paced and fairly, shall I say: high profile, and Lisa helps keep me strong, both inside and out.  I have Lisa on retainer because of the value I place on my time with her. I’ve consistently had better results with her than I have had with any other type of health support I’ve experienced.   I trust her implicitly.  I love that Lisa has an easy-going California style, all while being laser-sharp, sublimely intuitive, and GREAT fun to work with.  If you can get her on speed dial, by all means, DO.

Sarah Berman, Attorney


Working with Lisa Spencer has brought me to the lowest weight of my adult life; I now weigh less than I did as a fat (it’s true!) adolescent. And I feel about a million times better because Lisa taught me how to fix my digestion, curing some problems that numerous doctors and other experts had never been able to help me solve. She’s deeply knowledgeable, very inventive and extremely fun. Lisa has my trust and my deep gratitude.

Max Daniels
www.maxdaniels.com 


While working with Lisa on the Clean & Lean Group Cleanse I gained confidence in my eating and lost 12 pounds (!), AND I learned how to cook healthy food.

I adore Lisa. She posted daily encouragements and audios in the private group that helped me a bunch. I really felt she cared about my health, and that I was connected to a bigger group of co-cleansers.

 I have been telling everyone!

Janet Todd
Bellingham, Washington


When I signed up for Lisa’s Clean & Clear Cleanse, and I received the materials I knew that the program was going to be very powerful.  

I also knew it was going to require some organizing on my part to make the cleanse as simple as possible and  I was somewhat apprehensive because I thought I might feel deprived of foods I normally eat, which seemed generally healthy, but weren’t all on the cleanse.

Either way, it was so worth the effort because now I know what I really enjoy and that is:

  • feeling clear and light
  • not relying on caffeine and sugar while feeling calmly energized. 
  • feeling completely nourished & satisfied by my meals and lifestyle.

It’s been over almost a year since I did my initial cleanse (just starting my second modified version now), and I’ve not only kept the weight off, but I’m so excited to be back training hard (after taking 3 years off), getting prepped & more fit to ski the down hill leg in the upcoming Ski to Sea Race. 

The whole experience was a game changer for me. I learned so much about myself and how to eat in the best way for me, and now I simply enjoy delicious whole foods more than ever. The shifts I have made fit seamlessly into my healthier, happier, lifestyle.

What is it like to work with Lisa?  

Lisa has been an incredibly valuable resource both throughout the cleanse and now afterward with follow-up consultations on supplements, foods, exercise, and maintaining an overall empowering mindset.  She is an amazing inspiration for me, both in her ageless beauty ( inside and out) and in her general vibe: She is so relaxed & laid back,  all while being meticulously organized & brilliant in her impressive volume of knowledge around health, diet, and lifestyle.  I plan to utilize Lisa’s professional consultation for the rest of my life.

Working with Lisa both privately, and through the Clean & Clear Cleanse have totally rocked my world and I can highly recommend her and her programs

Heather Othmer, Real Estate Broker
www.heatherothmer.withwre.com


When I came across Lisa’s website & blog and found her Clean & Clear program, I knew it was the mind and body reset I needed.  I had had a very difficult year and I needed to set aside some time to take care of myself.  I was experiencing a lot of inflammation and pain as well as difficulty sleeping.  When I downloaded the materials for the cleanse I was thrilled, as it was very informative and detailed and I love to be informed! I was also excited about the cookbook/and recipe planning tools because it made shopping/cooking for the 21 days a piece of cake (no pun intended!).

Initially I was challenged by some detox symptoms especially fatigue during the first week.  The food was yummy and after the initial period, I had a big reduction in inflammation, and much less joint pain, I lost weight, had better mental clarity, better skin, and more energy and I definitely had more mojo and felt empowered about knowing how to take better care of my health.  I experienced JOY everyday and was thrilled to be investing in ME.  How awesome is that???!

As far as working with Lisa: You gain total access to Lisa Spencer and her knowledge & expertise during this program.  She has an incredible communication style, imparting new and important information in a fun and interactional manner.  It’s like having a personal coach for 3+ weeks.  I felt like a celebrity! LOVE her and recommend her highly.  She gets results!

Connie Grant, Co-President
Tochterman Management Group


As a physician & woman who helps women look & feel their best, I walk the talk: I generally eat very healthily and take good care of myself.  I’m a skeptic about terms like “detoxification” and hyped-up claims about cleansing programs, but Lisa is very knowledgeable, and I trust her. When I heard about her Clean & Clear program I was interested in trying it because I wanted to have a little more energy and sleep better.  Both of these things were benefits of the cleanse but my other results were excellent as well: I dropped some weight, minimized my sugar cravings, greatly improved my digestion, and I also learned some enjoyable new self-care practices.  Now I feel more clear about what foods simply fuel me the best. Also, this might sound corny, but I simply have a better overall sense of well-being: I feel leaner, lighter & HEALTHIER. As for working with Lisa, I am happy to endorse her.  All of her materials are top-notch and whenever I had a question she was very helpful, knowledgeable, and quick to respond.  If you are interested in trying a good solid plan, I can highly recommend this one.

Dr. Jodie Reinertson
www.seattlecosmedicskincare.com



I am absolutely thrilled to have Lisa on board as one of my certified coaches. 
She has great leadership energy and a wonderful rapport with her clients. 

Brooke Castillo, Master Coach Instructor, Author
The Life Coach School


Cynthia Sarver

I heard about Lisa from a friend of mine who looks healthy & fantastic. She simply RAVED about Lisa and her programs so I checked out her website…well, OK..I more like, stalked her website, because I was really interested (OK… desperate) to make some changes so I could feel better, and lose weight. I needed a jumpstart to get there, and I was ready! The cleanse seemed like a great idea.

Well, here are just some of my results: I have lost 40 pounds total between 2 cleanses 6 months apart (yeah, yeah, Lisa told me that is more than typical, but I’ll TAKE IT!). And I’ve kept it off! I have tons of energy, my allergies are GONE, my blood pressure is normal again, my cholesterol is in a healthy range without having to take medications anymore, my skin looks great, and I feel like I have the tools now to take charge of the future of my health and how I look. I love this way of eating and living, and I simply have no desire to go back to what I was eating and drinking before. If you’re thinking about trying this program I’d say: Get ‘er Done!

And by the way: Lisa. You have been an angel in my pocket! Thank you. You’ve done more than you know.

Lisa Rocks!

Cynthia Sarver
Le Claire, Iowa


I have actually tried ALOT of cleanses and this by far was THE BEST!  I originally heard about Lisa’s Clean & Clear Cleanse from some friends who were psyched about doing it, so I decided to join them.  When I first downloaded the program playbook, recipes & journal I thought: Yay! I love a good plan! I have to admit the first 3 days, I was hungry and didn’t feel great.  After that? I had SO MUCH STINKIN ENERGY!  I feel leaner and lighter, and I’ve lost body fat (and YES this is quantitative, I measure everything.) I have more mojo, and I feel better than I thought I could.    If you are considering this program it is absolutely a great program & value.  If you are thinking about doing it, let me know and I’ll join you! 

Anne Marie Faiola-CEO Brambleberry
The Soap Queen

www.brambleberry.com


Lisa’s Clean & Clear Cleanse? I have had so many fantastic results on this program, but the most pivotal?  My sugar cravings went away unbelievably fast, not a small thing in my book.  I have lost weight and I feel amazingly light. I’m just a few pounds away from my goal weight!  I finally feel I can make good decisions about food without feeling deprived.  If I could describe my experience on this program with Lisa in one sentence, I’d say:  It was absolutely OVER the top in the best way!  Thank you, Lisa!

Jackie Johnston
www.jackiejohnston.mywindermere.com


The Clean & Clear Cleanse, with Lisa? I lost weight, my mental clarity is great and now I know what foods work the best for me.  Choosing to do this cleanse with Lisa? The best money, I have EVER spent!

Tirzah Woods Interior Designer, ASID
www.tirzahwoods.com


“I don’t know exactly why this Cleanse worked for me—I’ve tried to do a ton of cleanses in the past. I think how we still get to eat “real” food made a big difference. The Facebook private group support definitely helped and I just really felt a connection with Lisa. Every time I fell off the wagon, I just got right back up. She makes it easy.

I learned to love healthy food again—it really does taste good.

If you’re considering a Cleanse I’d say definitely. Do this one!”

Alice A. Meehan, Senior Business Consultant, Alexandria, Virginia


Before embracing Lisa’s, Clean & Lean Cleanse program, I had no idea what foods were working for me or were slowing me down. Lisa’s program made the entire discovery process not only extremely informative but also fun! I got so much more than I expected. The materials were simple and clear to follow and Lisa was at the ready, always available to answer any questions I had. Her encouragement and support were solid throughout. I consider myself fairly well versed in food and nutrition but to my surprise, I learned so much more about food and got a great introduction to supplements to further optimize my health. Her program felt decadent too in that during the detox, I learned about how to make a bath luxurious and how to treat my skin like a day at the spa. I’ve never felt better. And just when I didn’t think it could get any better, Lisa’s program also included a book of fantastically simple, nutritious, and delicious meals. I now have so many memories! Today I feel great eating foods that work for my body specifically and am clear on which foods my body isn’t crazy about; those are now treats I’ll take in just every now and then. Lisa’s program should be called, “Feel Amazing!” 

Maureen O’ Sullivan
Professional Life and Weight Loss Coach


I was interested in trying the Clean & Clear Cleanse because I was tired of being tired & sore all the time.  I decided I needed to really change up how I have been caring for myself.  I was really excited when I got the program details and the recipe book.  For once, a cleanse with REAL food, and no fasting or weird juicing program!  I love the food, & the recipes.

What was really pivotal for me was that Lisa kept reminding us to take extra time for ourselves.  I really took this to heart.  And I put this into practice and I loved it, because before the cleanse, time for myself was like, ZERO.  After the initial adjustment on the cleanse I started losing weight, had clearer skin, noticed more giddy-up in my step and I felt physically soo great.  I now feel I have a new standard for caring for myself & maintaining my health.  I still enjoy my morning smoothies and I know I can pop back and do another cleanse with Lisa in the future and be successful.  I can recommend working with Lisa by simply saying this: It was the best investment I’ve made in myself in years!

Lisa, YOU Rock, Girlie!

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When one of my best friends told me about Lisa & her cleanse she said it was a Must Do.  I was ready for a change and I was intrigued by the idea of getting back to whole foods.  Initially, it was a challenge to plan my meals for the first week, but Lisa’s support was solid throughout from the private Facebook page, to the timely and inspiring short informative audio recordings, & regular emails during the program. She knows what you are experiencing and stays just one step ahead so you know what to expect.  Even though I didn’t have time to participate in the Facebook page often, I enjoyed keeping up with the other members and seeing what everyone was sharing, and being inspired by all the shared recipes & delicious food photos.  I also loved the recipes in Lisa’s Simply Clean Cookbook and her Saffron Halibut is most excellent!

If you are ready for a positive change, this program is SO worth it!

Cathy Stewart, Interior Designer
www.sunvalleywineco.com


I had heard about Lisa through friends, and I was interested in working with Lisa and trying her Clean & Clear Cleanse because I was ready to take my health and self-awareness to the next level. What was fantastic about working with her,  is that I became empowered & inspired knowing I now have great tools to actually make my health my #1 priority.I also know I can live and function at a high level without coffee, and still have tons of energy AND sleep like a baby.  The cleanse also made me feel amazingly clear-headed, healthy, and light, and BTW, my SKIN looks amazing! Thank you, Lisa!

Debbie Biery, Broker, ABR
www.debbiebiery.com


This was the boost I needed.  I feel great and I must be looking good because a friend pulled me aside and asked me if I’d: had a little work done.  As Lively Lisa would say: FABULOUS!

Carolyn O’connor
New York, NY


I am someone who generally eats well and works out regularly, but I went through a phase where I couldn’t stay consistent.  I was putting on weight and feeling tired all the time. .  I felt I needed some guidance and inspiration and to try something new.  This program really helped me get dialed in!  I lost 5 pounds that I’d been struggling with but even more than that,  I feel so much better.  I feel like I got the old energetic ‘me’ back, who I had been missing!  I’m even back to training for a marathon which I’m very excited about because honestly, I had been feeling like those days were over.  Thank you Lisa for being there from start to finish.  I couldn’t have done it without you!

Kim Sanford  
Phoenix, Arizona

More Kind things people are saying…

This recent note is the kind of email that makes me LOVE the work I do with people around lifelong emotional eating and & body image issues:

“Today is my 38th Birthday, and I feel great. I think it was around this time last year when, in a desperate search, I found you online and we started working together at the beginning of the year. I can’t thank you enough for the work we did together. I can honestly say that our work was the catalyst for the changes I’ve made, and I want you to know that I will always be incredibly grateful. I feel stronger and sexier, yes, I said sexy, than I ever have in my life! I never thought I would feel sexy, or that I would walk into Victoria’s Secret with confidence, and actually ENJOY myself, let alone think my body was actually “good enough” to adorn with pretty lingerie!”

I’ve attached a recent picture of myself and my good friend…you can see I’m getting my sexy on.

I thought you might enjoy an update and know that I’m forever grateful.

Love, C.T.

(full name withheld, but gratefulness graciously offered so that others can see what’s possible)

WOW, if a picture could talk..what a transformation! Talk about lightening up from the inside out!

“Lisa, I thought I’d drop you an email and let you know that I just got some lab reports back from before the cleanse & after. In addition to the 16 pounds, I lost on the cleanse, my overall cholesterol went far in a better direction with both HDL and LDL as far as my doctor is concerned and he was surprised and wanted to know exactly what I did..I told him.

I am still enjoying most of the food I was eating on the cleanse, and for the most part, it is not hard. Honestly, I feel so much better, so it’s great motivation. PLUS I have NOT gained any weight back as a matter of fact, I lost 4 pounds this December, so I am delighted!!! If I can keep my cholesterol down through my next Dr. visit (which should be no problem) I will go off the simvastatin = yippee!!!

I can’t thank you enough – this has been such a fabulous experience and I am SO GLAD Claire told me about it! Hopefully, my two friends will come through, if not this time, then next time, which will probably be Spring, right? PLEASE let me know because by then I will be ready to do another cleanse myself!

CIAO FOR NOW back to you –

G. L. Davenport
G. L. Davenport, Iowa


Lisa Spencer is committed to living a beautiful life of her own unique design. Over the years, I’ve witnessed in her what can only be described as the “anti-aging” effect. Lisa has always looked good. She has always maintained a healthy lifestyle. However, as her nutritional philosophies and self-knowledge have strengthened and matured, Lisa has settled into an astonishing radiance. Call it happiness, call it contentment or call it second youth, sign me up! This year, I spent four vacation days with Lisa and left her home feeling more content with myself, more aware of my own body’s unique functional needs, and also inspired and motivated to succeed in each veranda of my life. By example and through teaching, Lisa Spencer unveils the subtleties of the mind/body connection.

Allison Abraham
Writer/Poet

I’d love to talk to you.

As far as working with Lisa: You gain total access to Lisa Spencer and her knowledge & expertise during this program.  She has an incredible communication style, imparting new and important information in a fun and interactional manner.  It’s like having a personal coach for 3+ weeks.  I felt like a celebrity! LOVE her and recommend her highly.

Connie Grant Co-President Tochterman Management Group

Ciao! I’m Lisa.

Yeah, he doesn’t like photos. He’s in the secret service..

I’m a Certified Health & Weight Loss Coach, Lifestyle Educator & Mind & Body Nourishment Guide for active, food & wine loving powerhouse women and men over 45.

Translation: I help smart, determined people who have been feeling discouraged about aging and how they are feeling to overcome their mid-life health challenges and start feeling incredible about their lives & bodies again, even if it’s been a while.

Here’s what I know for sure:

With the right bio-individual nutritional info, a few lifestyle shifts, and mindset coaching, you can break free from the cycles keeping you stuck in limbo at mid-age – you can feel even better than you did at 20.

It IS entirely possible. I know this personally because at 54 years old,  I’ve battled a few things.  I know what it’s like to feel and look; not so bueno. I’ve been there, and, well….quite frankly, it pissed me off and completely threw me off track while motivating me to do something about it at about the same time. 

So now:

I have scientific & mindset-based solutions that will help you feel and look your BEST EVER

This is what I do. This is what I adore.

I am so glad that you are here.

In case you were wondering:

I’m a Board Certified Health & Weight Loss CoachCertified Therapeutic Lifestyle Educator, and (former practicing) professional interior designer.

I received my Holistic Health Coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University and my Health and Wellness board certification from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

I am also a certified L.E. – Lifestyle Educator and well as an advanced trained Hormone Cure Coach through Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard trained O.B.G.Y.N and the author of the bestselling book The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet.

I am certified as a weight loss coach via the Life Coach School under the brilliant Brooke Castillo – a nationally known pioneer in permanent weight loss and the author of “If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I Lose Weight?”  L.C.S is where I learned how to train my brain.  If you want to dive deep, this is the place to go.  

As you may have gathered by now, I am insatiable when it comes to learning the absolute MOST EFFECTIVE and scientifically proven ways to help my clients (and my family) look & feel their best, no matter what may be going on in there…

So, for my latest number, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m enrolled in two of the BEST programs  I have found that thoroughly and intelligently address what I’m deeply passionate about after considerable experience working in the field of functional nutrition.  

What it has boiled down to, at this point, is my desire to practice lifestyle coaching and functional nutrition education with tools that extend to the deepest level of health and overall well-being for even the most taxing health challenges that many people are facing little or no results. So right now, I’m in Andrea Nakayama’s Full Body Systems Course (FABULOUS!!!), AND at the same time, I am in Tom Malterre’s brilliant, Progressive Practitioner Coaching Program

Not only is Tom’s program clinically relevant for the kinds of challenges I help people navigate, but his classes are inspiring and FUN!

I highly recommend both courses!  

Yada, yada, yada, that’s just a sliver of my story for now.

From outside in to inside out: My journey to coaching.

Once upon a time, I studied architecture and communications at the University of Oregon and the University of California at Santa Barbara. I have always adored great design, even as a little girl 

I spent two and a half decades running a successful interior design business, helping people craft beautiful residential and commercial spaces.

These days…

 I designed from “the outside in.” I loved facilitating the intimate connection between people and their environments by creating homes and businesses aligned with an aesthetic that reflected how they desired to live.

Although I had a thriving business and a string of beloved clients alongside me, I  wasn’t fulfilled by the work any longer.

A more profound calling was tugging at me – and it took a health scare to bring it to the surface.

I was working crazy hours and struggling through a divorce and a major mid-life crisis.

After a while, the stress started to take its toll – and I could feel it.

Something was painfully wrong with my digestion, my hormones were all over the place, & I was bloated and constantly uncomfortable. 

Not a Happy Camper

My food & lifestyle didn’t seem that bad from the outside, but I was undoubtedly a caffeine & stress junkie, and I loved my wine, diet Pepsi, and dinners out with the girls.

You CAN be Too Thin..

At least for your own type of body, you can be..

Finally, my doctor gave me the lowdown:

I had pre-cancerous polyps on my colon;

and a lot of them.

The news hit me like a freight train.

Moi?  I had been eating well, for the most part, since I was a bambino.

My parents were part of the original Alice Waters, Tassahara, Carmel, California foodie movement – ya, I hate that word too….

I was a kid who showed up after summer diving practice at the health food store to order a whole wheat sandwich with avocado, mayo, alfalfa sprouts, and CURRY, for gawd sake! And this was in the ’70s!

How did this happen to me?

I was perplexed, but because I’m a FIXER by nature,  I was inspired (A.K.A.  firmly kicked in the a$$) by this diagnosis which propelled me into embarking on an extensive health sojourn, leaving no stone unturned.

At first, I went the traditional route from doctor to doctor. Nothing worked well or for long, and everything prescribed seemed to have side effects worse than the actual problem. I decided I didn’t want to take a cocktail of pills to mask the symptoms of what was wrong with my health. There had to be a more natural way.

I kept asking myself:

WHY were these things happening in the first place?  And how can I heal, not just the symptoms, but to get to the root of the problem so I can find the cause and fix it?

I started exploring how the digestive system worked and different herbs and holistic ways to help the process. The more I researched, the more I understood that every part of my life affected my health. Also, I began to realize that perhaps; stress was no longer a trusted friend.

It wasn’t just about what was on my plate. It was the way I was treating myself, how I handled stress, my activity levels, what I did when I was feeling upset or frustrated… everything tied to how my body was reacting.

While I’d spent most of my life creating beautiful interior spaces from the outside in, my journey to crafting a beautiful life was finally beginning to unfold. 

And that meant designing ME from the inside out.

If I figured this out, I decided that I would close my interior design practice and start teaching what I was learning to other intelligent women and men in the same predicament.

Gradually, I learned a more empowering way of thinking, and that transformed into a different way of eating, exercising, and better relationships.

I finally was able to shift away from the not-so-healthy situations, cycles, and habits that were keeping me from feeling fantastic and from being the kind of person I wanted to be.

And everything changed. 

My digestive issues subsided and ended. My energy skyrocketed. The puffiness in my face, hands, and joints vanished. Also, the constant brain fog and belly bloat disappeared. All of this happened simply because I was learning to live a life that nourished me from the inside out.

I felt so much better; I couldn’t wait to share what I had learned with others. So I began to take fewer design jobs and dove headfirst into Health Coach and Weight Coach training.  I became certified as a Firstline Therapy Educator under the tutelage of Dr. Jeffrey Bland, who is considered the head honcho guru dude of functional medicine. Also, I trained with Dr. Sara Gottfried to become a Hormone Cure Coach in her advanced training program.

However, I can say that I live, eat, and breathe to help the over 50 crowd rock their health; this is what I do, and what I love to do, more than almost anything.

That brings us to the here and now.

Nowadays, I attend cooking school two times a year, usually in Italy, and I specialize in simple, healthy, gourmet cooking. I love sharing what I learn with my clients.

Cooking in Italy with Fabulous Husband

So, since you sat through the highlight reel,
here are some trivia tidbits:

  • I’m 58, and I feel better now than when I was 24 or 34… Really.
  • I struggled with my weight for years. At one point, I was 60 pounds heavier than I am now. It has been about 30 years since I ended that struggle, and it was devastating. That’s part of why I’m so passionate about sharing what I know now
  • I l-o-v-e to cook but don’t think I’ve ever actually completely followed a recipe. My baking sucks, but I don’t care
  • People who love to laugh are my oasis. So I firmly believe that funny covers a multitude of sins.
  • I have beautiful parents who taught me everything I know about living an artful life and thinking outside the box.
  • I enjoy my grown children as people. If they weren’t my kids, they’d be my favorite kindred friends.
  • I call my husband Fabulous Husband or FH because he is SO kind and SO intelligent and he deserves it #icanbeahandful
  • I think hiking in the rain is actually fun, but I’m also a yoga in a warm room kind of gal
  • I believe self-care is an attitude and not necessarily a manicure. Taking care of ourselves – body, mind, and spirit – is ultimately very unselfish
  • I can’t remember numbers and dates, but I have a photographic memory for botanical plant names. It hasn’t been as handy as I would have liked
  • I believe in God, and experiencing that presence and love in my life strengthens me to be more USEFUL in service to others, and my spiritual practices help me stay grounded so that I can be doing everything I’m guided to do more mindfully, joyfully and with purpose
  • Oh, and humor….there’s got to be some joy and humor DAILY in our lives, or we are just going to be toast

But, enough about me, s’riously, I’m exhausting both of us!

 Let’s get, Back to YOU.

On a personal note:

If you’re reading this, you are probably a little curious about what it’s like to work with me. So consider this:

OK…this pic and the quote? It’s all old, and it looks like an infomercial. But most parts are REAL. Carry on….

While I take our work together seriously, I don’t take myself too seriously.

I can almost always find bits of humor in any crazy life situation. When you work with me, likely, both jokes and tears will likely fly. We’ll discover new ways to inject more fun and joy into your life in that process. We will also explore the idea of slowing things down. This new age we are in is challenging. I want to help us all breathe easier together.

And as a thing; I believe that doing deep work in a playful way can produce outstanding results. So let’s connect and have some fun while getting serious – and let me help you transform your life in the process.