with JOSIE

Is it time to take charge of you and start to create the life you really want?

Break through the barriers that are holding you back from living your best life by attending one of Josie’s quarterly half day workshops.  In these live workshops you will learn how to take practical positive action in handling your day to day stresses, and bring balance, wholeness and joy back into your life!

If you are ready to take control of your life and live life on your own terms, TAKE ACTION NOW.

Places are limited, and seats will sell out. Register for this exclusive workshop with multi-award winning coach and inspirational trailblazer Josie Thomson. You can learn more about Josie here.

Past Attendees Speak

Knows what she’s talking about

Josie is very engaging and knows what she’s talking about. I find it helpful on changing to the reward focus.

Jason Kong


The QUT School of Management was privileged to have Josie as the keynote speaker at our Gala Showcase. The event was about ‘Connections’ and Josie made a huge impact on the audience with her story of challenge, resilience and openness. Her warmth and authenticity, and willingness to share showed the audience how connections are made and kept. I recommend Josie as a speaker who can help change people’s perspectives and look forward to working with her again.

Rowena Barrett ... Professor and Head, School of Management QUT Business School

A lot of things resonated to me

Such enthusiasm and energy! Loved Josie! A lot of things resonated to me on my first workshop with Josie. Loved the way Josie make things visual which makes things easier to understand.

Lou Harrison

If anyone deserves to be called a Master Coach it is Josie Thomson

I have known Josie for some six years and have had nothing but positive experiences with her. She coached me the first time we met and I was very impressed by her insight, her skill and her persistence. She has won several awards for her coaching. She has the very unusual ability to be able to complete a large number of coaching sessions in a day without tiring or fading. On the personal side she is a very good mother of two great children and her people skills are outstanding. She is also extremely bright, quick on the uptake and worldly wise, and I have no doubt that she will be an asset to the program.

Since all the things I want to say about Josie are superlatives, I thought I should add some weakness to show that my view is balanced. The truth is that I can find nothing about her to criticize. 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 just that. I would trust her with my vulnerabilities any day.

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

Touched the minds and hearts

My heartfelt thanks go to you for your wonderful contribution to Happiness & Its Causes 2018. The conference was another great success with 1,500 people attending. Your presentation was a great addition to the program and was well received by our delegates. Thank you so much for all the effort you put into an event that touched the minds and hearts of so many people and provided insights and tools they could take back into their lives.

Beth Phelan ... Happiness & Its Causes 2018 - Conference Director, VI Conferences


Josie Thomson was recently engaged by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to speak at a special alumni function hosted by the Science and Engineering faculty. The topic of her talk was “Brain science for leaders” and from the outset she had the audience interested and engaged.

It is quite clear when you hear Josie speak why she has is a multi-award winning business coach and presenter. She is without doubt one of the most engaging and interesting speakers that I have had the privilege to listen to. When Josie speaks people want to listen. Everyone comes away a little wiser and with an appreciation of how powerful the field of brain science is. Josie’s presentation was insightful and it became apparent that with a greater understanding of how the brain works that we can all be better leaders, colleagues and family members.

I would strongly recommend Josie Thomson as a guest speaker and presenter for any corporate event. She is truly “like no other”.

Elisa Gambaro ... Industry and Alumni Engagement Officer, QUT

Wowsers - what an amazing story and person

I got to see Josie present at the North Queensland Injury Prevention and Return to Work conference in Townsville recently and wowsers what an amazing story and person! It was the way she told her story that got to me (lots of others too from work) something in her simplicity, authenticity, conviction, I cant quite articulate the right words. I just read an article and the easy and understandable way in which she speaks is reflected in how she writes. Normally for me, self help or how to, are a big yawn fest. I'm sold! Will be getting your book!

Lucy Jack

I’m taking away a lot

I’m taking away a lot more than I arrived with. Can’t wait to try out some of this stuff on my colleagues (Liz!?). I think most of us will benefit hugely from it.

Grant Bower

The best investment in life

Time with Josie is the best investment in life. I always learn something (many things) new and come away feeling positive and armed with a strategy for life.

Helen Clarke

Come away feeling positive and armed with a strategy for life. 

Time with Josie is the best investment in life. I always learn something (many things) new and come away feeling positive and armed with a strategy for life.

Helen Clarke

Inspiring, full of touching moments and motivation

Fantastic session with Josie Thomson at the ‘Crossing Bridges in Coaching’ conference organised by ICF Queensland chapter. Inspiring, full of touching moments and motivation to follow our calling.

Eva Samaranch ... Effectiveness Coach, Crafting Futures

Adjust our thinking for the better

Loved it! You bring such an interesting insight into the conversation and adjust our thinking for the better.

Claire Lauber ... Managing Director of Boost Juice

Meet Your Facilitator:


Josie Thomson, MCC, is a two-time cancer survivor and a multi-award winning coach with an impressive track record. She is an international speaker and integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices and relational positive psychology in her worldwide coaching and workshops.

Josie was awarded International Gold Stevie Award for Maverick of the Year (Difference Maker) for 2014 and 2015, The Women In Business Coach/Mentor of the Year 2014 and 2015 Silver Award in New York City and Shanghai, and is a former Telstra Business Woman of the Year Finalist. She is the author Enliven You, and The Wise Advocate (The inner voice of strategic leadership) to be published by Columbia University Press in Fall, 2018. Josie is Ambassador for Childhood Cancer Support and is living proof that winning and succeeding in life is a mindset. Josie has completed masters studies in neuroscience and commits herself to transforming and improving the lives of others.

Having survived cancer twice, most recently a brain tumour in 2010, Josie is devoted to sharing the learnings from her experiences for the improvement in the lives of others. She supports people in overcoming their fears and self-limiting beliefs; encouraging them to connect with life and powerfully express their true and authentic selves.

In these highly interactive and transformational half day workshops, Josie will share the secrets of her success and joy for life, and the priceless wisdom she has acquired trekking through life on the road less travelled.  Developed with insight, personal experience and empathy, these weekend breakthrough workshops are the culmination of her work, direct life experience, passion and determination to lead and inspire others to live a more fulfilling, balanced, purposeful life, full of joy and success, and free from dis-ease. Expect insights. Expect breakthroughs. Expect a new beginning...