"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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One of the most genuine and insightful leaders

Well done Josie! One of the most genuine and insightful leaders in your field. Without peer as far as I am concerned!

Mike Roddy ... Career & HR Advisory

Made a great impact!

“Thank you for a wonderful presentation today. The feedback we got at the break was amazing and you certainly made a great impact on everyone. What an inspiration you are.”

Chris Collinge ... ByTheRules Managing Director

Hey Josie you rocked

Hey Josie you rocked. I got a lot out of it and thank you for sharing your journey. My heart went out to you hearing about the adversity you have experienced but I was happy to hear how resilient and powerful it has made you as an individual. I am sure husband and children get inspiration from that every day – probably don’t mess with you as well – again a really great session and was happy to experience it. Thank you again. Peter

Peter Sinodinos

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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Direct your life with purposeful choices, not with speed and efficiency. The best musician is one who plays with expression and meaning, not the one who finishes first. Jx
Thankful ThursdayThere is a quote I recall that says if you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself. I want you to remember that no matter what happens in life, although it doesn’t always seem like it, we always have a choice as to how we respond. Do you become bitter or better? It's up to you. Never lose sight of the fact that this may well be the only way for you to break through old patterns that no longer serve you, to become a much better, gentler, compassionate, stronger, wiser and loving version of who you were born to be - and to take charge and live life on your terms. That's certainly what I've done. I’m grateful to have learned that my outer experience of life is a reflection of my inner narratives. I’m the author of those narratives, some of which were acquired at much younger stages of my development. Some are outdated and no longer serve the adult I am today. I’ve learned the past is not an accurate reflection of our future… unless we live in it by ruminating in past narratives and experiences. Each day is a new day.  Each moment is fresh with possibilities… if you are open to them.You are bigger than your fears. You are stronger than your battles. You are more beautiful and loveable than you know. And you deserve a love as deep as the ocean itself! Jx