Julie Stafford offers a stimulating and empowering conversation to take your team

beyond the walls of their comfort zone

to step out of their ordinary to embrace their extraordinary.


Why live ordinary when you can live extraordinary?

Julie's life experiences are extraordinary.


Julie has a reputation for entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences based on

her extraordinary life experiences. Two and a half years into her love story, three months pregnant, and with a one year old, when there was an urgent need, Julie changed her career from art teacher to write Australia's fastest-selling healthy-eating cookbook, titled, 'Taste of Life'.

She followed her first book with 22 more best-selling cookbooks and sold more than  2.2million books globally.


Through the '80s and '90s, Julie Stafford changed a generation's eating habits.


Julie wrote a best-selling motivation title in the '90s called, 'Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities'

and lit up stages with her inspiring keynote, called, 'Step Out of Your Comfort Zone'. 




Julie Stafford understands more than most that CHANGE is an inevitable and necessary force that pulls and pushes humans to transform. Sometimes it's foreseeable and predictable, but often it will knock on your door unexpectedly and it will need your urgent action. Will you be ready and willing?

Will you aim to survive the changes you face or will you thrive because of the changes you face?


Without change, we stagnate. We become diminished in our capacities and potential. WE become defined by our circumstance.

Julie's audience have been as few as 5 and as many as 5000 

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It's never too late to make a fresh start ...

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You are always only ever one step away from a new life ...

There’s no stopping this feisty, energetic, brave woman who we first fell in love with when she stole our hearts with what became Australia’s fastest selling cookbooks that changed a generation’s eating habits. Julie wrote the ‘Taste of Life’ cookbooks to support her husband, Bruce's imune system, when he was diagnosed with life-threatening cancer, just 2 1/2 years into their love story. Bruce survived that cancer and lived cancer free for 23 years until the unthinkable happened. In 2003, he was diagnosed with a totally unrelated second cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma claimed Bruce, in 2006.  



At 55, an established international best-selling author, with sales exceeding

2.2million copies worldwide, Julie put cookbook writing on hold and set off to discover

who she would become in the next chapter of her life without the man she’d adored for

more than 25 years.


Chasing after life, she quickly fell in love with the sound a zipper made on her suitcase and the thump of a new passport stamp. She read arrival and departure boards at airports like others read great novels.

Conversations with strangers taught her that your best lessons are sometimes in the least most likely characters and that often, destinations will call you when you're ready for their lessons.



There was the time she nearly spent all of her children's inheritance in just one hotel booking in Paris!

Another time she was offered 10 camels to marry a handsome Bedouin, in Morocco!

Serendity seemed to be involved when she got lost in the oldest Medina in the world but found herself at the steps of a palace that she had always wanted to stay.

There was the time she stalled the carpet seller's advances in the bazaar in Istanbul and taught the seller one of the greatest lessons here travels had taught her.


Julie's solo woman travel experiences have now taken her across several continents.

Exploring the world, while at the same time exploring her capacity to embrace change and be brave, Julie revisited old passions of writing, photography, and painting. The result is her heart-warming debut novel titled: ‘Seagulls on the Ganges’ - a fictionalized account of her own love story, and the journey she traveled after loss to reclaim her new self.

Julie's stories will astound you ... but mostly they will inspire and motivate you to swap what is ordinary in your life chasing after extraordinary.

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Why live ordinary when you
could live extraordinary?

Julie's stories are extraordinary

 Julie will both entertain and ignite the passions in your audience in both their private and professional lives? Have your team walking away inspired and motivated to step a little bit further outside the walls of their comfort zone to chase after the life in their life.