"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.

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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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See Josie in the Media

Listen to Our Clients

I took away a lot from this presentation!

Wow so amazing that Josie has overcome what she has, studied neuroscience and now sharing very very useful tips and scientific facts!! I took away a lot from this presentation! I would love to read the white paper or book.

Women in Leadership Queensland Summit Attendee

Makes me realise I want to come out of my comfort zone and be better

Just when I think it's not worth the effort anymore to carry on I see your message that shakes me up and makes me realise I don't want to be 'bitter' I want to come out of my comfort zone and be better! Thank you Josie Thomson for your shake up call to me.

Gwen Brooks

I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE TEAM

Josie was absolutely magnificent at our recent Variety Queensland’s Strategy Conference. Words cannot do justice to just how powerful and engaging her message on Resilience was to our team. It certainly does determine as to who succeeds and fails and more importantly, why! Her practical demonstrations on our thought processes and as to how we can overcome the negative and fear processes were extremely enlightening and more importantly useful.
I have had nothing but positive feedback from the team with comments such as “not only was it our best conference ever but Josie was our best ever speaker!” A huge heartfelt thank you!

David McDonald ... General Manager Radio Stations TRFM/GOLD 1242

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

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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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THANKFUL THURSDAY Do you ever get an inkling to call someone from your history to say ‘thank you?’ I did yesterday. Fr F Romanin - he was our local parish priest when I was diagnosed with terminal cancer the first time in 1991. He was also the priest my parents called in to anoint me with ‘final rights’ without my knowing or permission. I wasn’t appreciative at the time, but I wanted to connect with him and thank him for his guidance and loving kindness (and his brother Fr Celso) in my childhood. He is 92yo now and in a Jesuit retirement home. He remembered me and became animated when I mentioned him giving me final rights blessing with holy water in my hospital bed in ICU. His response was ‘well it worked, didn’t it?!!!’ I told him I wasn’t impressed at the time as I thought everyone had given up on me. I believed the anointing of ‘final rights’ was offered when a person is on their death bed and handing their life over to ‘God.’ He clarified this immediately for me and said: ‘no, we offered your illness to him!’ OMG! Those words meant so much to me to hear them. All this time I’ve carried some resentment around my loved ones for believing they’d given up on me when all along the intention of the blessing was not to offer ME up, but to offer THE CANCER up to ‘God’!!!!I’m so so thankful for making that call. I’m so thankful for following my instincts. I’m so thankful Fr Romanin still remembered me. And I’m so thankful he clarified an assumption I’ve been carrying for almost 30 years!!!!! I cried in solitude with relief and deep deep gratitude after that call - for the love and care of my family, this priest and my Creator. My load is lighter. My heart is lighter. And my life feels fuller with a deeper understanding and appreciation that we can offer up our ‘sufferings’ and lighten our burdens... and to clarify assumptions sooner!! Jx
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THANKFUL THURSDAY Today I’d like to acknowledge myself for growing and having a kind and brave heart. Through some tough experiences, I learned A LOT... that always lead me ‘home’ to myself, and to love.Life has been good to me. But just like you, there have also been big invitations to step up and through abuses, bullying, betrayals, deceit and unkindness, And despite them all, I learned we all have a choice - do we choose to respond with fear or love? As a result I’ve strengthened and grown an incredible capacity for empathy, love, forgiveness and compassion that has enabled me to keep my heart open and not give up on life, love, others or myself. Sometimes my path feels lonely. But deep inside I’ve grown to truly appreciate and love the woman I have become. And the more I feel connected with my goodness, the less alone I feel. I’m so grateful for all of you who have supported me and my work over the years. You are the reason I do what I do. I’m thankful to have crystal clear clarity about my purpose in life: to teach, to heal and to serve. This pandemic has given me reassurance that I’m on path and I’m on purpose each day. My mindfulness meditation sessions have helped people to improve sleep, mental health, physical health and reduce stress, anxiety and grief. I’m so glad to have made a positive and meaningful contribution, and continue to do so with Mindful Mondays in May. Meditation is a staple part of my every day and has enabled and resourced me to keep growing and keep going when I could have easily just curled up and died. I’m so thankful to have discovered the significant and important benefits of what appears to be a simple practice. So this Thankful Thursday I pay tribute to my courage, strength, vulnerability and resilience to not give up. And to you too for your courage, strength, vulnerability and resilience to not give up. We truly are in this together. I thank you for being such an important part of my evolutionary journey.  Thank you for being you. Jx