Debra LaCoppola was born, raised, on Long Island New York. A photographer, director and producer, she holds a BFA in photography from  The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

LaCoppola and her husband/business partner Charles Meier have spent the majority of their photography career working in New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle creating award winning photography and Advertising campaigns, for the Chopra Center, Hilton Resorts, Disney, Microsoft and more. Her work as a visual storyteller has created several short film (stories) for business as well as documentary style.

Debra’s journey as a caregiver for her father lasted 4 years as she continued to work, flying coast to coast completing photography assignments and using self care as a means of survival to find balance and grace while staying creative.

When the pandemic hit in 2020, she wrote her first book about her experience as a caregiver and how she managed to navigate the treacherous waters using self care. She interviewed 7 additional caregivers using her tools as a visual artist in the same manner in which she creates visual stories – This is how she created her first book,  Care 360°  A Handbook for Caregiving to Your Parent. Debra and her husband currently live in Palm Springs California and work coast to coast. She is now in the process of writing her second book with the continued theme concerning end of life stories about Grief.

Self Care is not selfish. I repeat, Self Care is not selfish.


Care 360 is a powerful and transformational guidebook....This magnificent treasure trove of deep insights and real-world guidance provides the perfect blueprint to helping, serving & taking care of others, as you help and heal yourself.
author of Sacred Powers



January 13th 2024 | 11AM-4PM

Well Fest Speaker @ The River
71899 CA 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270



April 6th 2023 | 5:30PM-7:30PM
Women Leaders Forum- Be the Author of Your Own Story
Classic Club
75-200 Classic Club Boulevard, Palm Desert CA

The Heroine’s Journey Podcast – Interview with Debra LaCoppola
Season 5 • Episode 1 • Jan. 02, 2024

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