"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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A real difference to my life

Wonderful as always Josie. Knowing you helps me so much and makes a real difference to my life.

Sally Castle

You always make me feel like I'm valued

You always make me feel like I'm valued Josie & you truly listen & see me how I don't see myself & slowly but surely I started to see myself from another perspective. You helped me in letting go of the shitty things life handed me & I love u for that.

Kylie Leishman

Inspiring, full of touching moments and motivation

Fantastic session with Josie Thomson at the ‘Crossing Bridges in Coaching’ conference organised by ICF Queensland chapter. Inspiring, full of touching moments and motivation to follow our calling.

Eva Samaranch ... Effectiveness Coach, Crafting Futures

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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Thankful Thursday 
I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all who extended their love and best wishes for my birthday this week. I really appreciate it. 

It was a tough day filled with mixed feelings. I’m still coming to terms with life and celebrations without the presence of loved ones who have recently died. 

I felt torn - part of me telling me to set aside my grief and sadness to feel happiness and gratitude to have the opportunity to celebrate another rotation around the sun, and the other part of me just needing to ‘feel’ my way through and to hug and comfort myself like a loving mother would attend her child. I did both.

I spent the day wandering in nature, and connected with wise women who held space for my vulnerability and warmly witnessed my tender heart without judgement.

The world is changing. I’m changing. I’m releasing attachments to identity and past achievements. I’m recalibrating and attuning to the all knowing inner voice that beckons me to be still. All will be revealed in divine time. In the meantime, I’m cultivating discipline and patience and opening my heart to new creations and expanded possibilities. 

Thank you for sharing the journey with me. Thank you for your care and support. Thank you for believing in me and in yourself. And thank you for opening your mind and heart to join me in shining more hope, love and light in the world. With sincere gratitude for life, Jx
Foods create moods. Choose them carefully. The more ‘colourful your foods, the more positive your health. Jx
🎉🎂 It's Liv here, going rogue to hijack Josie's socials for a moment! I'm here to shout a massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the incredible Josie Thomson! 🌟

Josie is more than just a mentor and coach; she's a beacon of hope and a true force for positive change. Her dedication to helping others transform their thoughts and lives is nothing short of inspiring. Every day, I see the incredible impact she has on everyone she works with, spreading positivity and empowerment far and wide.

Josie never asks for much on her birthday, but if there's one thing I know would light up her world today, it's seeing the love and support from all of you. So, here’s how you can make her day extra special: Consider registering for her upcoming Masterclass, "Think Better, Live Better." We've even extended the Early Bird pricing until midnight tonight as a birthday treat! Your gift to her is also a gift to yourself - the gift of epic savings and life-changing insights.

Let's make Josie's birthday unforgettable by filling up the Masterclass with eager learners ready to take their lives to the next level. Here’s to more growth, understanding, and joy - not just on her birthday but every day. 🎁

Join us by signing up now and help make this birthday one for the history books! https://bit.ly/josieTBLB

With all my heart, thank you for being part of Josie's community. Let's show Josie how much we cherish her!

With gratitude and birthday cheers,
Liv (Josie's Assistant) 🎉💖
The world is bigger than your view of the world.  There’s always room for a new idea, a new step… a new beginning. Jx