Debra Oakland

Courage Advocate. Writer. Joyful Experiencer

Link to Debra’s International Bestselling book Change Your Movie, Change Your Life: 7 Reel Concepts for Courageous Change.  International Bestseller in Happiness and Personal Transformation.

Change Your Movie, Change Your Life on Possibility Partners with Ande Lyons

Over a short 4 years Debra lost her 21 year old son, her baby girl in the 8th month of pregnancy and both brothers, and few years later, her father passed from prostate cancer. Debra began her life altering path, becoming a writer, courage advocate and joyful experiencer. Her story and passion to teach others how to live a life in courage, has been featured in major media outlets including online TV, radio, magazines, and best-selling books. Debra lives in Laguna Beach California with her husband and best-friend, Cody.


Handling Grief with Debra Oakland

Exploring Mind & Body Show with Drew Taddia


The Best People We Know Show with Deb Scott

Debra Oakland and Deb Scott discuss empowering your life in a fresh new way to take control of your life. You have a voice – you have a choice! Gain a spiritual epiphany to understand what you want in your life, what you don’t want, and how to achieve your goal with actionable intention. Create a life you love!


Interview on Sound Health Options Show with Sharry Edwards and Richard O – TalkToMeGuy



Interview on ReLaunch with Joel Boggess – Podcast & Book Launch Expert



More 2016 Radio Shows/Interviews/Press

Change Your Movie, Change Your Life – International Bestseller in Happiness and Personal Transformation


Change Your Movie, Change Your Life: 7 Reel Concepts for Courageous Change featured in Linda Joy’s Aspire Magazine Top Ten Inspiring Books for March 2016

KX 93.5 Laguna Talks Interview with Billy Fried

Interview – Exploring Mind & Body Show with Drew Taddia (Canada) EM&B #230 Handling Grief with Debra Oakland.

Change Your Movie, Change Your Life: 7 Reel Concepts for Courageous Change featured on F@bulocity at

Debra was a guest on Andy Brine’s The Entrepreneurs Journey  Show February 4th 2016. Andy lives in the UK and his work is about helping entrepreneurs uncover their own Hero’s Journey to help them live a life of purpose and passion, and ultimately follow their bliss…

Interview – Live Your Music Blog Talk Radio with Margaux Joy Denador

Articles – Laguna Beach Independent Newspaper and in Stu News Laguna

Interview – Power Your Life Blog Talk Radio Show with Dr. Jo Anne White


Interview – PRN.FM (Progressive Radio Network) with Walt Thiessen’s LOA Today Show

Contributing and International Bestselling co-author in 365 Ways to Connect With Your Soul. Authors include Jodi Chapman, Dan Teck, Arielle Ford, Christy Whitman, Carol Tuttle, Peggy McColl, Debra Oakland, Steve Tallamy and so many more!

International Bestselling Co-Author in the Unwavering Strength volume 2 book series.

Scott Scowcroft & Jessica Dewell of The Jess + Scott + You Show – In this “Golden Nugget” Debra deals with how to understand grief and loss. She gives us the gift of a reading from her Change Your Movie, Change Your Life forthcoming book, introducing the concept that life is like a movie in which we’re the writer, director, producer and filmmaker. We’re all of it.”  Reel Life Decisions Equals Creation (condensed version) – Video Link


Interview – Jess + Scott + You Show December 9, 2014. Click here for Intro video & Interview Video.

Interview – Lucid Living Show with George Green November 6th 2014.

Unwavering Strength Radio Interview with Anya Sophia Mann August 2014. Debra, a co-author from Book Two – Unwavering Strength (released in Feb 2015), has stepped in to give us a sneak preview of the second book in the powerful Unwavering Strength book series. Listen as she shares with Anya her intimate behind the scenes story of courage to confidence.

Opening speaker for Nora Whalen & Jessica Dewell’s  Infusion Principle. A Four Day “You’ve Got This” Online Summit. Here is a short You Tube Video of Debra talking about courage as it relates to business. A special thank you to Scott Scowcroft for the video.

Debra is an Unwavering Strength Ambassador.  Judy O’Beirn’s “Unwavering Strength”  Bestselling book (released Sept 30, 2014) includes 32 co-authors, each telling their stories of courage & strength. Debra’s entire story included in the Unwavering Strength series Book 2.

Debra’s Living in Courage story is included in the April 2014 release of the Hay House Book Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through by Elizabeth Hamilton Guarino including “Coffee Breaks” with Dr. Katie Eastman.

Power Your Life Radio Show with Dr. JoAnneWhite – “Do You Have the Courage to Face Your Challenges?”

Speaker (Click here to hear Debra Free Replay) for the What’s Percolating Teleconference – Hosts Gary Kobat, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino and their special guests brought over 20 hours of relevant and enlightening conversations from today’s foremost Longevity Experts, Spiritual Psychologists, Olympic and Professional Athletes, Best-Selling Authors, Feature-Film & TV Stars, Event Planners, and other leading Health & Well-Being Experts.

Blog Talk Radio Interview – Loving & Lasting with Ande Lyons – “Best Secret Ingredients for a Loving and Lasting Relationship.”

Blog Talk Radio Interview – Live Your Music with Margaux Joy DeNador

Best-Selling Co-Author in Watch Her Thrive by Kimberly Riggins & 82 Powerful Change Initiators. Stories of Hope, Courage & Strength. Debra contribution is “Live In Courage and Thrive.”


Blog Talk Radio Interview (2013) with Louise Crooks from The Business Springboard – over 7,000 listeners to date. Message from Louise Crooks, “In this interview, Debra shares her journey of deep loss, and how she came through it, being able to access joy, love and the ability to survive and live life fully again. She’ll share the core principles that embody this journey, and how you can emerge from that despondent, dark place, back into a loving, engaged and joyful life again. You get to be the catalyst of your own journey, as you start to incorporate Debra’s teachings.”

Featuring YouInterview by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino (Hay House Author) CEO & Founder of Best Ever You Network – “Living in Courage” with Debra Oakland

Aspire Magazine April issue 2013 – Self-Care for a Woman’s Soul (Cover – Kristie Carlson) for Linda Joy. Sneak Peak Aspire Magazine.  Debra’s article (Page 40) “Seven Keys to Living in Courage.”

Contributing writer in Best Ever You Magazine & Best Ever You Community.


One of 47 speakers, experts and celebrities including Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith at Motivation Marathon January 2012 – Purchase Debra’s Interview hereMotivation Marathon was led by Deb Scott and Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino.

Laguna Beach News – Debra Oakland and Motivation Marathon

April 2012 issue (Cover – Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith) of the Best Ever YOU Print and On-line Magazine. Debra’s article “Living in Courage Daily.”

June 2012 issue (Cover – Tosca Reno) of the Best Ever YOU Print and On-line Magazine. Debra’s article “How to Live in Courage.”

Dec 2012  issue (Cover – Frank Stallone) of the Best Ever YOU Print and On-line Magazine. Debra’s article “Fill Your World With Sunshine.”


Book project of the heart began


AbFab Women Articles – 2010 (Archived Articles ) for AbFab Women

Cabana Talk Author Interview – You Tube – Lux Hotel in LA by Deborah Koeppel of Absolutely Fabulous for Cabana Talk  in July 2010 – Article and photo.

Write On You Tube interview in Los Angeles by Debra Eckerling – July 2010


Contributing writer for group eBook – Guide to Home Based Business.  Debra’s article “How to Be Balanced & Why Courage Is Key” in Chapter 10 published in 2009.

Founder of Living in Courage Newsletter

Debra’s eBook Living in Courage by Debra Oakland – Endorsed by David Riklin, the Founder of – The #1 Self Improvement Website on the Internet. “Debra Oakland has clearly written Living in Courage from the heart. This is a book that guides people to summon the courage to face life’s biggest challenges. You will find wonderful nuggets that you can apply to your life now.” – David Riklin