"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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I have seen Josie present a number of times over the years, and every time I am left feeling humbled, inspired, grateful and motivated. I can highly recommend Josie as a speaker offering her personal and professional insights into how our brains work and how people influence and impact who we are and our happiness.

Jenny Lord

Made a needed impact to my personal and business life

Josie Thomson has made a needed impact to my personal and business life. Her understanding of the culture required within a business has resulted in changes that now better serve our team members and our customers. It is one thing to have knowledge but another thing to be able to apply that knowledge and create positive change. Josie has provided me with more confidence in my own intuition but at the same time given me challenges around my own short comings.

The ability to identify people in your organisation who neither want to lead or follow is critical to any team's success. Changing such people’s behaviour or moving them on are the only options. Of course the need for a leader to focus on strategy and planning is something that Josie will ensure anyone she is coaching is very aware of. I highly recommend Josie to you. I can also assure you that she will only take on projects where she can give true value.

Allan Todd ... Todd’s Sound & Vision

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

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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Don’t wish for smoother roads. Wish for greater skills to handle all conditions.... for behind many rough and challenging roads, lies the person you are called upon to become. Jx
In order to live our best life, we have to calm our anxiety about disappointing other people or not being good enough, and find the courage to be true to ourselves. Jx
What hurts you blesses you. Darkness is your candle. - Rumi
The first step to changing your life for the better is having awareness. The next key step was focus. What you focus on is usually what you will gravitate toward. Choose carefully. Jx