Julia Hartley Moore is an internationally renowned Private Investigator, author, radio host, media commentator and inspirational and motivational speaker.
Despite having left school at 14, and having three children by the age of 16, Julia has not allowed obstacles or setbacks deter her ambitions in life.
Julia’s life has never been easy, raising three children on her own. When Julia’s second marriage ended in the early 90’s she began a new life, traveled Europe and in London began working for Mohammed Al Fayed at Harrods where she gained some valuable experience that would have a major effect on her future life. In 1994 she returned to New Zealand to put in place the foundations for her now highly successful Investigation business.
There is, however, far more to Julia than being a Private Investigator:
When those plans finally came to fruition in 1995, Julia became the first woman to own a Private Investigation Company in New Zealand and this without any formal police background. Up to this point the Private Investigation business in New Zealand was male dominated by ex police officers and for a woman let alone one without a police background to open an Investigation Agency caused a major stir. Julia also realized that setting goals and taking opportunities would be important in turning what was a niche market into a business that had international appeal and so when TVNZ came calling with their reality program ‘Private Investigators’ she against all advice decided to take part despite the fact that the Private Investigator would now be public property. She reinvented her business knowing that the amount of publicity generated would be impossible to buy. Six years on and that publicity is still alive today and not a week goes by without someone phoning to say “I loved your program and can you help me”. Julia also realized that her knowledge of human nature and the vast amount of cases she had investigated would allow her to expand her brand and business by becoming an author and media consultant and now her Boutique Investigation Agency has seen unprecedented growth. She now works internationally, and throughout New Zealand & Australia with businesses and specialists in the fields of commercial, family court and criminal law.
At the same time as Private Investigators hit New Zealand's television screens Julia was asked by Penguin Books (NZ) to write a book. So her lack of a formal education was no obstacle and ‘Julia Moore P.I’ published by Penguin Books (NZ) in 2000 was a great success and led to a second book ‘Infidelity – Exploding the Myths’ published by HarperCollins in June of 2004. The international success of ‘Infidelity – Exploding the Myths’ has seen rights sold in USA & Canada (where the book is called ‘Infidelity Sleuth’), Brazil, Russia, China, Indonesia, Portugal & Italy.
HarperCollins then commissioned a third book and Julia has written Suddenly Single to be released in June of 2007. This book is already in the sights of international publishing companies due to Julia’s standing as an International Author and she is following this up with a series of nationwide events for women encouraging them to be the best they can be.
The international and trans Tasman media have taken a high degree of interest in Julia and as well as appearing regularly on New Zealand TV in her series ‘Private Investigators’ and as a panelist for two series of TVNZ’s ‘How’s Life’ there have also been documentaries by “Documentary New Zealand”, “60 Minutes” and “Sunday” and in Australia on “Good Morning Australia”, “Mornings” with Kerri-Anne Kennerly and “Today Tonight’ on Channel 7.
Radio Host & Media Commentator
Julia’s straight forward ‘tell it like it is’ approach is seen as a breath of fresh air in today’s politically correct environment. She recently signed a contract with ‘Radio Live’ as host of her own talkback radio show.
This approach and her success as an international Author has found her sought-after by worldwide media for podcasts and articles. She is a regular columnist for women’s magazines and as a panelist and studio guest for Radio stations throughout USA, New Zealand & Australia where the media value her expert advice and commentary on human nature, relationships and infidelity issues.
Through her work as a Private Investigator and her undoubted life experiences Julia has gained immense knowledge on the subject of Human nature and relationships.
These experiences have given her tremendous self-confidence and an ability to project her personality whether it is in front of the camera or in the role of inspirational and motivational speaker or in front of the camera.
The intrigue factor is a major factor when clients request Julia to speak however her business message is also a strong motivator.
Her life and business experience cover topics such as:
- Overcoming adversity
- Goal setting and vision
- Making the most of every opportunity
- Branding & Image
- Attitude & Self belief
- Human Nature
Julia is extremely well traveled, having spent over 18 months traveling through Europe with spells in the USA, South America, Asia and Australia. Her life has produced a wide range of extraordinary experiences such working as an Equine Flight Attendant on horse planes to Hong Kong.
Julia’s recent speaking engagements include the Christchurch & Auckland Writers Festivals and numerous conferences where her profile, personality and business message ensures a full house.
A recent speaking engagement client stated:
“She is a woman who believes in following her instincts and who was inspirational to those who listened to her as can’t means can in her vocabulary. She is truly a woman extraordinaire”.
Julia Hartley Moore travels from New Zealand
"Very easy to do business with and makes my job as organiser much easier. Follow up was excellent."
Philmac Pty Ltd
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