"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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Trust, support and a confidence that only a few top coaches can elicit

Josie Thomson is a very accomplished, skilled and knowledgeable executive coach. She has assisted me profoundly through her experience and expertise in coaching me to set better clarity of directions both in business goals and life goals.I have found Josie to be personable, industrious caring and generous with her time and advice. She is focussed strongly upon customers which bring about trust, support and a confidence that only a few top coaches can elicit.

Dr Mervyn Wilkinson ... Organisational Culture Change Management Specialist at Catalyst of Change Consulting Group

You have been inspirational

Thank you Josie, I am thoroughly enjoying learning new ways and you have been inspirational to me becoming a better leader and person.

Karin Muller ... Chief of Information Technology, QSuper

A maverick and a leader

Josie’s presentations are full of amazing tips that can be used in everyday life. She is a maverick and a leader in what she does.

Ann-Marie Reid

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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I forgive and I set myself free. Jx
As long as you continue to think thoughts that are causing fear, the things you want cannot show up in your life. You’ve got to accomplish the feeling first. Jx
Thankful ThursdaySome of my toughest experiences have been my biggest learning moments! Can you relate? Facing cancer not once, but three times, has taught me I’m so much stronger, capable and resilient than I could ever have imagined. Does it mean I’m bullet proof? Of course not! I still hurt and suffer and fail and fall from time to time… and I rise. And it sure gives me a sense of ‘impossibility potentials’ ie. we can achieve seemingly impossible outcomes, against the odds, if we can align our focus, will and actions intentionally. This is how I’ve survived and continue to grow, adapt, learn and share my wisdom with others. I’m very grateful for my journey, albeit sometimes very very challenging, for it has shown me who I really am and what I am capable of. I wish I could prevent others from experiencing what I’ve experienced, but I know I can’t. But what I can do is share my journey and my lessons to add to your resources if the need ever arises. I have 2 friends going through crises right now. I pray for them. And I pray for you too if you’re facing your own challenges right now. Here’s a message I sent yesterday. Hope this my serve you too: Thinking of you and sending courage, calm and strength for your full recovery. Remember to look up, breathe and acknowledge the precious gift you are to your friends, including me. You are being invited to grow through this extraordinary disruption and discomfort. Better or bitter? It’s up to you. I believe in you and I know if anyone can transform from all of this it’s YOU… if you want to. Please be patient, kind and gentle with yourself. Jx 🙏🍀
You can run as fast as you can, as far as you can or as long as you can....but you cannot escape your tormentor, your torturer and/or your teacher! YOU. Jx