"It's not what happens to you that defines you, it's what you do that counts!"


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 Veterans 4 Youth. Josie commits herself to transforming and improving the lives of others.


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Sir John Whitmore
Coaching Industry Pioneer

"She is challenging, tough and persistent in the most gentle and caring way. I have grown much from working with her."

Karen Lenihan

"Josie delivered the presentation expertly and with authenticity. Several other fori at Charles Sturt University have requested a similar presentation."

Giving Back

As an Ambassador for Childhood Cancer Support (CCS), Josie donates $5 from each sale of her Inspirational Fridge Magnet Product.

“It’s an honour to be an Ambassador and advocate for Childhood Cancer Support. The children have fierce spirit and will against their battle with disease, they light up the world with their smiles and truly appreciate the gift of life.”

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Life offers infinite opportunities for you to awaken, to heal, and to let go of what causes suffering. Jx
There comes a time in life that you decide whether or not to act from your 'wounds' and sometimes, the decision not to act from the wound becomes its healing. Jx
The ultimate act of strength is vulnerability. Jx
Thankful Thursday 
As a consequence of what occurred for me recently in hospital, my perception of reality has radically changed. 

I no longer attach to or am beholden by those things I once clung to or felt defied by ie. my name, my reputation, my brand, my achievements and awards, my material possessions, what others think of me, past hurts or mistakes... and the list goes on. 

What I've come to appreciate is when I was facing my final moments of life, what really mattered, I mean, what ONLY mattered were the people I loved with all my heart. 

I did not care about the bills I hadn't paid, or the emails and messages I hadn't attended to, or about the projects I hadn't completed, or the book I hadn't finished writing, or the outstanding commitments I'd made, or money or future plans etc.... 

I recall my son sitting at the edge of my hospital bed, tears streaming down our faces and having the most cathartic conversation. 

We talked about whether I had any regrets; what I was most proud of in my life; and what I hoped my lasting legacy would be. 

I have been given another chance at life. How long is irrelevant. Every moment now is a gift - a blessing I savour and do not take for granted. I'm not going to let a second of that gift of life go to waste. 

My senses are heightened. My awareness and my heart have been burst wide open beyond what I've known. My body is now a very strong integrity meter - I can more readily tune in and feel what feels right.  

And I’ve let go. I'm not afraid of judgments, betrayal, rejection, hurt. I am fearless - I have no insecurities, no worries, no baggage holding me back. It feels like I've crossed over to another life - into equanimity and omnipotence. 

I surrender only to experience... to BE in and with each moment, without any attachment, striving, longing, clinging, wishing, willing, or wanting. 

I know what is important. I’ve handed over to something far greater than me. 

I am nothing – just a vessel for total love and compassion. 

And I am ever thankful for this rebirth. 

Who knows what the future will bring? What I do know is that whilst I take this time to rest, restore and reform during this chrysalis state of consciousness, my wings are strengthening and my light will continue to burn in new and wondrous ways. Jx