"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

A great ‘refresh’

A great ‘refresh’ on neuroscience at a time when I really need it. Looking forward to completing the workbook and attending the next workshop.

Lisa Phommasane

ByTheRules Conference Success!

I would like to pass on, how much bytherules enjoyed your wealth of knowledge and expertise at our conference on Saturday. It was great to see everyone so engaged and keen and the areas you talked about being brought up in conversations throughout the rest of the day (and will be for weeks to come)! Very inspiring and lots certainly taken away from the day.

Lauren Collinge ... Assistant to Franchise Are Manager

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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