"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 Veterans 4 Youth. Josie commits herself to transforming and improving the lives of others.


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I have never forgotten the first time I met Josie at QUT where she presented alongside Dr Schwartz. Josie delivered a presentation in regard to the leading information technology about neuroscience which changed my life. Not only is Josie one of those very special people who dedicates her life to help others in a meaningful way... Josie walks the talk and continues to lead the way forward in neuroscience leadership & coaching practices. Josie assists others to build the resilience and self control they need to achieve to reach their full potential using her suite of neuroscience based diagnostic tools. I am now nearing the completion of my Executive Masters in Business Administration and I can see how important it is for leaders to have the right tools in order to be able to negotiate the complexity of the world today. I would encourage others to make contact with Josie. I feel certain that your life with change in many meaningful ways.

Lara R

You have given me the tools

Josie you are brilliant! Your course today has helped me start to finally find the real me that’s been missing for a very long time. You have given me (with your warmth and experience of adversity) the tools to help me finally gain confidence and belief in myself. Thank you.

Raquel Tyson

ByTheRules Conference Success!

I would like to pass on, how much bytherules enjoyed your wealth of knowledge and expertise at our conference on Saturday. It was great to see everyone so engaged and keen and the areas you talked about being brought up in conversations throughout the rest of the day (and will be for weeks to come)! Very inspiring and lots certainly taken away from the day.

Lauren Collinge ... Assistant to Franchise Are Manager

Giving Back

As an Ambassador for Childhood Cancer Support (CCS), Josie donates $5 from each sale of her Inspirational Fridge Magnet Product.

“It’s an honour to be an Ambassador and advocate for Childhood Cancer Support. The children have fierce spirit and will against their battle with disease, they light up the world with their smiles and truly appreciate the gift of life.”

Giving Back


As an Ambassador for Childhood Cancer Support (CCS), Josie donates $5 from each sale of her Inspirational Fridge Magnet Product.

“It’s an honour to be an Ambassador and advocate for Childhood Cancer Support. The children have fierce spirit and will against their battle with disease, they light up the world with their smiles and truly appreciate the gift of life.”

How to Connect with Josie

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Amidst the current times we are all facing, I'm conducting mindfulness meditation sessions online to offer practice to everyone, anywhere in the world.To help keep us connected while we are isolated, help us stay calm during a time of great anxiety, to give us an opportunity to care for one another, and to be together, I am providing a free live and online daily meditation group.Every day, for the entire month of April at 8pm Brisbane time, I will offer a 30 minute live and online, free daily meditation/support group on Zoom.For more information and to register, click the link in the comments 👇
Quick Q: which part of this image do you focus on - the blue sky and the light beyond, or the dark in the foreground? Times are changing. We must learn to stay calm, clear minded and adapt. We must cultivate a reserve of inner peace to support us to navigate through the disruption. We need a more sustainable way to live, be and breathe in the world. Join me for the whole month of April for evening online mindful meditation sessions where I’ll whole heartedly re-source you and demonstrate practical ways to reduce stress, anxiety, worry and confusion. Together we will get through this stronger, calmer and wiser. Stay tuned for more details or PM me your email address, or subscribe directly to my newsletter at josie@josiethomson.com Feel free to share this post with others who may benefit fir the gifts of inner peace, calm and clarity of mind. I look forward to connecting with you, heart to heart, for your sustainable inner peace. Jx
I had a good friend contact me just now quizzing me about why I'm not posting commentary about the present situation in the world today.I responded by saying there is more than enough emphasis on all of that right now. I want to focus attention on what we can do to support ourselves and others to keep sight of the 'good' in our lives. How can we re-source ourselves to weather and adapt to this storm, and emerge renewed and empowered.I am also working in the background to offer a FREE online mindful meditation program to help counter fear, stress and anxiety that is building up around and inside of us. THAT to me, and resourcing ourselves, is more useful than talking about and focusing on the problems and threats.It's my birthday next month, and that will be my gift to you. If you're interested in knowing more, PM me your email address or watch this space for further details coming soon. I'm also about to launch my podcast!!! Yes... long overdue. It will focus on real stories of real people who have overcome adversity - their lessons, their insights and their legacy. It's called You Can Shine - because just like the Sun that inspires me each day, we too can Rise and Shine again no matter what life dishes up for us. It will be released in my newsletter/blog this weekend so please subscribe so you don't miss out.In the meantime, B R E A T H E.  Count your blessings. Stay well. A new dawn is coming. Sending love and calm your way, Jx