"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

Engaging and inspirational and I am already shifting

Great workshop today on the neuroscience of success with Josie Thomson. Thank you, your presentation was engaging and inspirational and I am already shifting my focus to the ‘I want...’ instead of the ‘I don’t want...’. I will also be more interested in mindfulness and its benefits going forward, the brain is amazing but loves being in its comfort zone way too much.

Kelly Stubbins


I have had the most amazing two day workshop with Josie Thomson. My organisation arranged for Josie to present her Neuroscience of Leadership workshop and provided great insight into effective leadership, performance discussion and getting the best and most out of your staff. I highly recommend Josie. Josie is very engaging and her knowledge in this subject is extraordinary. You will NOT regret your investment. Thank you.

Tamara B ... HR Consultant, Department of Justice and Attorney-General QLD

So many Ah ha! moments that energised me

A wonderful workshop – so many Ah ha! moments that energised me and reminders from our coaching. I want to share this with everyone! Especially my husband. Your presentation style is so easy to engage with – I’m very grateful to have you in my life. Thank you.

Heidi Breen

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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Most people spend too much time on things that don’t really matter. Jx
Thankful ThursdayHave you ever noticed that in all our searching for love, the person that we most deeply long to receive love from is ourselves? I’m grateful to more fully be realising that in spite of this longing, I have rarely accessed my heart and all the joy, wisdom and love that it embodies. This realisation allows me now to recognise and explore how I was wounded by life at a young age and to survive I had to lock away parts of my heart… thus cutting us off from the authenticity and joy of being myself, for myself. The blessing? We can use these wounds to heal ourselves from the inside out.Love begins with each one of us. Our journey back ‘home’ to ourselves is through the heart. Join with me as we walk each other home. I’ll be taking time out to delve into this much more deeply. I know I will emerge with transformative wisdom which I look forward to sharing with you too. Jx
Share the gift you are. Jx
A powerful mind recognises small change and recognises the importance of them. Jx