"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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Listen to Our Clients

Josie's calm and logical method has truly connected and inspired me

My coaching sessions with Josie has been invaluable her calm and logical method of coaching has truly connected and inspired me. As a result I now have the confidence to focus on what I do best in both my personal and work life.

Pauline Davies ... Executive Secretary to DDG NPSR at Queensland Government

Engaging and inspirational and I am already shifting

Great workshop today on the neuroscience of success with Josie Thomson. Thank you, your presentation was engaging and inspirational and I am already shifting my focus to the ‘I want...’ instead of the ‘I don’t want...’. I will also be more interested in mindfulness and its benefits going forward, the brain is amazing but loves being in its comfort zone way too much.

Kelly Stubbins

Josie is simply awesome

Josie is simply awesome at what she does! Her approach is a great combination of listening, guidance, advice, devils advocacy and of course proper coaching. If that wasn't effective enough she brings a number of traditional methods, as well as behavioural and neuroscience concepts into the mix in blend specific to you and the coaching objectives. The results of her work are profound on both a personal and professional level and so rewarding that you just want to keep working with her! I would highly recommend Josie and her services without hesitation.

Leigh Tyson ... Managing Partner / Founder at Fírinn Pty Ltd

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 answer the call within my heart. Jx
Thankful ThursdayMay these words inspire you as they do me. Jx Me: Hey God.God: Hello.....Me: I'm falling apart. Can you put me back together?God: I would rather not.Me: Why?God: Because you aren't a puzzle.Me: What about all of the pieces of my life that are falling down onto the ground?God: Let them stay there for a while. They fell off for a reason. Take some time and decide if you need any of those pieces back.Me: You don't understand! I'm breaking down!God: No - you don't understand. You are breaking through. What you are feeling are just growing pains. You are shedding the things and the people in your life that are holding you back. You aren't falling apart. You are falling into place. Relax. Take some deep breaths and allow those things you don't need anymore to fall off of you. Quit holding onto the pieces that don't fit you anymore. Let them fall off. Let them go.Me: Once I start doing that, what will be left of me?God: Only the very best pieces of you.Me: I'm scared of changing.God: I keep telling you - YOU AREN'T CHANGING!! YOU ARE BECOMING!Me: Becoming who?God: Becoming who I created you to be! A person of light and love and charity and hope and courage and joy and mercy and grace and compassion. I made you for more than the shallow pieces you have decided to adorn yourself with that you cling to with such greed and fear. Let those things fall off of you. I love you! Don't change! ... Become! Become! Become who I made you to be. I'm going to keep telling you this until you remember it.Me: There goes another piece.God: Yep. Let it be.Me: So ... I'm not broken?God: Of course Not! - but you are breaking like the dawn. It's a new day. Become!!!~Author John Roedel
The most beautiful people we have known in life are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Jx
In order to be who you were born to become, life couldn't have happened any other way. Jx