Jacob Aqua

Chief Mindfulness Officer and Co-Founder

Atlanta, GA

Jacob started a wellness and mindfulness practice six years ago as a way to find stillness and transformation during difficulties with his mental health. He worked through many of these challenges through various lifestyle changes like meditation, a spiritual practice, exercise, therapy, and Western medicine. While it does take practice and effort to cultivate a spiritual practice, he believes that the peace and contentment that we seek is here in every moment. Jacob has made it his mission to share the cultivated sense of compassion, kindness, and love that he’s felt with as many people as possible.

At Emory University, Jacob studied how to ethically share meditation and mindfulness through technology. He also co-founded a thriving organization called Good Vibe Tribe (later renamed Holistic Hub (HH)) during his time at school. HH utilized holistic wellness techniques like meditation and mindfulness to help students reduce stress, improve well-being, and connect in healthy ways. After graduating, Jacob received a certification in Life and Success Coaching from Obtaining Mastery. He then founded J. Aqua Wellness, a mental wellness coaching company.

He launched Source Wellness with Marshall Kupka-Moore after recognizing the need for effective programming for businesses at the intersection of mindfulness and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). He also believes that a more inclusive, heart-centered approach to business can transform the way we relate to each other at work and at home. He is also a second-year Masters student at Lesley University's Mindfulness Studies program. His thesis looks at the intersection of DEI and mindfulness/compassion practices. Through his studies, in his personal life, and in his efforts with Source Wellness, he looks to become a more active and compassionate ally.