"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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She helped me gain clarity and direction

First speaking with Josie I found her lovely and warm and felt like she really listened to what I was saying. Once I met her this was confirmed and I truly believed she wanted me to achieve my goals as much as I do. She helped me gain clarity and direction in important areas in my life.

I would highly recommend her to anybody hoping to do the same.

Zoe Appleyard


If anyone deserves to be called a Master Coach it is Josie Thomson, except she is very feminine. I have known her for many years and she has coached me on a number of occasions very successfully, and I am no push over. She is challenging, tough and persistent in the most gentle and caring way. I have grown much from working with her. Furthermore, she really enjoys coaching people and devotes an inordinate amount of her time doing so without getting bored or stale. When coaches really genuinely enjoy coaching, they give of their very best and Josie does that. I would trust her with my vulnerabilities any day.

Sir John Whitmore ... Executive Chairman, Performance Consultants International


Josie Thomson is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Her generosity shows no bounds, her capacity to love and inspire stretches as far as the moon, and her calling as a coach is inspiration itself!

Josie taught me to shine the spotlight on myself and truly see my unique gifts! The only problem now is I am unstoppable!

I can’t prove it – but I’ve got a sneaking suspicion Josie is an angel in disguise! Let me know if you think I’m right!

Julie Woods ... That Blind Woman, NZ

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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Bravely learn to relax with life. Jx
Giving up doesn’t necessarily mean you’re weak. Sometimes it means you are strong, courageous and smart enough to let go and move on. Jx
Thankful Thursday

One of the most rewarding and important moments in my life was the moment I finally found the courage to let go of what I can’t change.  

I’ve realised that when I let go of how life 'should' be, I ignite the full potential of how life CAN be from that moment forward.  

I’m realising that happiness is ultimately about letting go of what we think our life is supposed to be like right now and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is, and making the very best of it. 

This most definitely isn't always easy to do, and there are things that happen that can never be understood no matter how hard we try. 

But what if we lived life as if we chose it to be this way - and if it's not an easy path, maybe, just maybe, that's what our contract is supposed to be for this lifetime. 

By reframing our circumstances this way, We May see that there's always a lesson to be learned, otherwise our resistance has us repeat the 'class' over and over again through reoccurring patterns and experiences. 

When I resist my ‘growing pains’ I’ve learned to ask myself: how can I grow and choose to become better (not bitter) through the hurdles, challenges, adversities? What am I being invited to learn? What must I let go of? 

These questions bring instant awareness, a wider perspective and emotional and cognitive relief.

Remember: we're all in this together. It’s so important to reach out and allow someone to be there for you, just as you would be if I called upon you.  

Let’s count our blessings, not our problems! And may love, patience, kindness and grace be your guides. Jx
Forgiveness improves psychological well being, self-esteem, and lowers stress levels so strongly that the mental improvement leads to physical improvement. Forgiveness has been shown to lower blood pressure, improve heart function, improve immune system function, and improve overall physiological well-being. Jx