Leila (pronounced 'Layla') Johnson's book, Driving to Success: Let Your Spirit Take the Wheel, was released on May 20, 2010 as an e-book. The paperback was released on October 21, 2010. It is a spiritual retreat for overachieving entrepreneurs and professionals who want to redefine the answer to "What do you want to be when you grow up?". To provide her readers with a full experience of the message, she developed the Spirit Driving Institute.
Since 2003, Leila has co-owned and managed Data-Scribe. Leila has served on the board of the Northern New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), as President of the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance, and as co-founder and Webmaster of the WriterGal Network. She has been featured in Nolo’s The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit, Home Business Magazine, and the New Mexico Business Weekly. Leila also has been interviewed on Ladypreneur International, WAHM Talk Radio, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Home Based Biz Show, the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and Smallbiz America. She was a speaker for the Making It Count edutainment program. Leila was honored to be a New Mexico Business Weekly’s 2007 "40 Under 40" award recipient and the NAWBO Northern New Mexico Chapter’s 2005 “Up and Coming Business Owner” award recipient.
Leila resides in New Mexico with her husband and daughter.