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, the #1 Resource for a Purposeful and Successful Life. She offers keynotes and training, Webinars, and coaching.
Since 2003, Leila has co-owned and managed their full-service, award-winning Web and communications firm, Data-Scribe with her husband. They created the first network for entrepreneurial couples, Couples in Business Network (formerly National Copreneur Society). As part of her journey on the road of life, Leila has earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and in the Metaphysical Sciences. Prior to starting her business, Leila worked as a call center coach, curriculum developer, and trainer in the financial and insurance industries. Leila's site is http://www.spiritdriving.com.
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 organizer 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 achieved the prestigious status of 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. Leila resides in New Mexico with her husband and daughter.
As an only child, raised by her mother and grandmother, Leila Johnson has an old soul. Being raised in a Christian household always made her curious about faith and digging deeper for the true meaning of human life. She spent much of her teenage and young adult years exploring different religions and refining her spiritual outlook on life.
Unfortunately, as a young child Leila thought that self-improvement meant that there was something wrong with her that she had to change. Since then she's learned that it's more about accepting all facets of her Personality and communicating with her Spirit to learn how to make changes.
After taking a leave of absence from graduate school in 2000, Leila began writing her book now titled Driving to Success: Let Your Spirit Take the Wheel. It was published as an e-book on May 20, 2010 and as a paperback on October 21, 2010.
As an adult, Leila tapped into her spirituality to place her professional life on the fast track. She progressed from college graduate to employee to business owner in 5 years. In 2003, she and her husband quit their jobs, moved, and founded a business (Data-Scribe) where they provide a variety of Web site and communications services. In 2007, they founded a nonprofit association (Couples in Business Network (formerly National Copreneur Society)) for entrepreneurial couples.
Leila has shared her Spirit Driving message with Sage Ways, International Virtual Women's Chamber of Commerce, church congregations, and many individuals around the world.
She considers herself a lifelong learner and has studied self-improvement and spiritual concepts for almost 20 years. Leila has taken courses through the International Coach Academy (ICA) and holds a Bachelor of Metaphysical Science from the University of Metaphysical Science.