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 Chase After the Life in Your Life 

Julie Stafford offers a stimulating and empowering conversation about chasing the life in your life

in keynotes and after dinner speaking presentations. She has a reputation for telling it like it is. She's entertaining. She both educates and inspires audiences. 


Julie has faced difficult challenges in her life.

Determined not to be a victim of circumstance she has met those challenges with solution driven outcomes.


Two and a half years into her love story, three months pregnant, and with a one year old, when Julie's husband Bruce was diagnosed with life-threatening cancer, Julie changed careers. She went from teaching art to writing Australia's fastest-selling healthy-eating cookbook - 'Taste of Life'.

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

During this time, she opened two successful health food restaurants.


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


From Julie's Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities' - a best-selling motivation title Julie created the keynote -

 'Step Out of Your Comfort Zone'. This inspiring presentation stretches and challenges audiences of all ages.  


 Julie 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 our potential.

We allow our circumstances to define us.


Julie's audiences range between 5 and 5000 

Clapping Audience

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 ...

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

2.2million copies worldwide, and successful corporate speaker, Julie changed direction. She 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. Julie's husband Bruce was diagnosed with a terminal, totally unrelated cancer to his first cancer in 2003, losing his fight in 2006.


Chasing more of the life in her life, she quickly fell in love with the sound a zipper made on her suitcase. The thump of a passport stamp became her new music. She read arrival and departure boards at airports like most others read great novels. Conversations with strangers taught her that your best lessons are sometimes found in the least most likely characters, and often, destinations will call you when you're ready for their lessons.



There was that 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! Serendipity 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 also the time she stalled the carpet seller's advances in the bazaar, in Istanbul, teaching the seller one of the greatest lessons her travels had already 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 explored writing memoir and fiction, photography, and painting. The result is her heart-warming debut novel, ‘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 to chase after what is your extraordinary.

Rock On
Why live ordinary when you
can live extraordinary?

Julie's stories are extraordinary

 Julie will 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, bringing new meaning to both their professional and private lives.

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