Julie Stafford

Julie Stafford offers a stimulating and empowering conversation to take you beyond the walls of your comfort zone to step out of your ordinary and embrace your

extraordinary life.


Why live ordinary when you can live extraordinary.

Julie's experiences are beyond your average! 


She has a reputation for entertaining, educating, inspiring and motivating audiences based mostly on her personal experiences.

Julie has spoken to over 1500 groups on topics of positive living and managing life changes with audience sizes ranging between 5000 and 5.

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It's never to 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 save her husband, Bruce, 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.

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 are ready for their lessons.

You'll be laughing in your seats at some of Julie's travel adventures ...

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

# like the time she was offered 10 camels to marry a handsome Bedouin, in Morocco!

# like the time 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! like the time she stalled the carpet seller's advances in the bazaar in          Istanbul to avoid having to buy a carpet! 

like the time in Dubrovnik she was introduced to her first taste of homemade Grappa ... 

like the time ...

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 be brave, Julie revisited old passions of writing, photography and painting.


The result is a recently published, 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 has worked with a Hollywood producer and screenplay writer to turn her story into a movie script

and is currently pursuing getting her story to the BIG SCREEN.

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

Why live an ordinary life when you can live an extraordinary one?

Julie's stories are extraordinary


Julie Stafford will both entertain and ignite the passions in your audience in both their private and professional lives? 

Walk away inspired and motivated to step a little further outside the walls of your comfort zone.