Jessica Rios is a writer, a mother, 17-year coach and the Founder of Leaning into Light. She is a lifelong student of relationships and communication, and a prolific letter writer since childhood. Because of her deep love for humanity and enchantment with the human spirit, she has been called "a profound romantic." Love is her religion.
Jessica is a powerful, visionary leader who has brought her love for humanity into the workplace for 24 years.
She led two Top Ten U.S. health care systems, UCSF Medical Center and UCLA Health System, through sustainability launches. She was one of the first green wedding planners in the San Francisco Bay Area, innovating a model of bringing relationship coaching to couples as they navigated the eco-friendlier wedding planning path.
Born on International Women's Day, Jessica's life work is devoted to illuminating the beauty of the human spirit. Her hero since childhood is Mr. Fred Rogers. As an expression of passion for interdisciplinary and self-directed learning, in college Jessica designed her own BA in Social Ecology & Personal Ethics.
Jessica has a 7-year-old daughter. She's passionate about parenting and self-directed learning and writes for Natural Parentmagazine in New Zealand, Mothering Arts and Findhorn Foundation. She lives with her family in Sonoma County, California.
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