Aliess' Biography


Professional Path

Early in her professional career, Aliess worked as an Environmental Educator at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, the Evanston Ecology Center, and as a Canvasser for the Sierra Club. This led to a position as Senior Editor at Conscious Choice: The Journal of Ecology & Natural Living, supporting holistic healing and natural living in the Chicagoland area.

Starting in 1998, Aliess worked at Human Radiance, her husband Peter's healing and life coaching practice. She helped Peter develop and offer transformational courses while providing additional individual support to clients.

In 2003, Aliess entered the corporate world, working first in Enviromental Casualty at AIG, an international commercial insurance company, and later in their National Accounts Sales & Marketing division. As part of AIG's Green Ambassador program, she led the Chicago team in eliminating the use of styrofoam cups (400 per day!). After supporting her managers, brokers, and clients through the AIG bailout, in 2009 she helped the company successfully launch its new brand, Chartis. Working in the corporate environment Aliess gained tremendous professional experience and expanded her skill sets, learning about insurance, finance, risk management, and sales.

In 2010, Aliess returned to work with Peter to launch Raydiant Day. She brings with her experience and knowledge gained in corporate, educational, and small business settings. She is excited to couple that background with her life-long devotion to well-being, personal growth, and transformational processes to help you access the courage to be the real you, and help you develop as a sacred athlete through ongoing Nia Techniqueâ„¢ holistic mind-body fitness classes.