"It's not what happens to you that defines you, it's how you respond that counts!"

- Josie Thomson

About Josie Thomson

Josie Thomson is a multi-award winning coach, speaker, trainer, business owner, author and single mother of two.

Josie knows what it’s like to face the odds as a two-time cancer survivor and has proven that odds can be beaten. She speaks from first hand experience about bouncing forward with a ‘post-traumatic growth disorder’ and about how to reframe adversity into opportunities for triumph and success.

She is living proof that winning and succeeding in life is a mindset, and she teaches others how to embrace change due to their encounters with life challenges, sometimes in radically positive ways.


An avid learner, Josie has completed masters studies in neuroscience and combines 15 years of corporate experience with almost two decades of coaching to corporate executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Josie was awarded the International Gold Stevie Award for Maverick of the Year (Difference Maker) for 2014 and AsiaPacific in 2015; The Women in Business Coach/Mentor of the Year 2014 Silver Award in New York City, and AsiaPacific in Shanghai for 2015; and she’s a former Telstra Business Woman of the Year finalist.

She is also Ambassador for Childhood Cancer Support and GreenX7. Josie commits herself to transforming and improving the lives of others.


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Listen to Our Clients

Come away feeling positive and armed with a strategy for life. 

Time with Josie is the best investment in life. I always learn something (many things) new and come away feeling positive and armed with a strategy for life.

Helen Clarke

‘Mindset’ and how to use it in daily life/work

Attitude. Perception. Changing from threat to reward. Working of questions/responses. ‘Mindset’ and how to use it in daily life/work. SCARF.

Chris Maliahovas

Josie is an incredibly engaging presenter

We were lucky enough to have Josie speak at CPA Congress in Canberra this year. Josie is an incredibly engaging presenter & gave a great practical insights into how our brains operate. Josie's lived experience & deep insights into resilience & growth make for a presentation that's inspirational & educational in equal measures. Thanks Josie.

Matthew Andrews ... General Manager - ACT at CPA Australia

Giving Back

As an Ambassador for Childhood Cancer Support (CCS), $5 from each sale of the Enliven-U book will be donated to ccs.org.au. CCS is a not-for-profit organisation that helps children with cancer and leukaemia, and their families.

This book of inspirations is filled with messages I've personally written from my own experiences in life. I reflect on topics such as life lessons, conquering fear, mindset, resilience and much much more.

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know my history of healing a myriad of health challenges. My latest is tackling a chronic autonomic nervous system disfunction caused by years of ‘running on empty.’  So to support you through the festive season, I’d like to share my top 3 simple tips that have worked wonders in calming my nervous system and easing physical pain.
Having faced chronic conditions, including cancer twice, I’ve learned that our body is a remarkable source of wisdom, equipped with the innate ability to heal when given the right conditions and support.

Read my latest blog post here > https://josiethomson.com/calmandease/
Don’t wish for smoother roads. Wish for greater skills to handle all conditions.... for behind many rough and challenging roads, lies the person you are called upon to become. Jx
In order to live our best life, we have to calm our anxiety about disappointing other people or not being good enough, and find the courage to be true to ourselves. Jx
What hurts you blesses you. Darkness is your candle. - Rumi