About Us

At Max Coaching we are passionately committed to the idea that your career choices matter.

Career choices can reflect and significantly impact on your sense of identity, confidence and purpose not to mention the practicalities of financial and life commitments and goals.

In the 19 years that we have been operating, the majority of our clients have noted that they "want to do something meaningful".

For each client the definition of a meaningful career has been something unique to them.

And this is what drives us: to support people to transition into careers that are meaningful to them.

Our passion is backed by a serious commitment to professionalism, an in depth knowledge of the labour market and a wealth of experience.

When it comes to working out the next stage in your career, we have a reputation for helping people to make informed, confident choices, and for turning accidental careers into well-chosen, satisfying and meaningful ones.

Jane Lowder Founder of Max Coaching and Career Coach

Voted best Career Coach in Australia

Jane Lowder Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia Inc.

Jane brings over 19 years of experience as a career coach including as a private practitioner since 2003, as an athlete transition consultant since 2006 to sporting organisations in Australia, the UK, Europe and New Zealand and as a career advisor at the Sydney University Careers Centre part time from 2005 to 2007.

Known for her engaging and confidence–inspiring approach with her clients, Jane was the winner of inaugural Australian Career Practitioner of the Year award in 2013. Her commitment to excellence saw her develop a best practice career program, “NRL CareerWise” for the National Rugby League, which resulted in the ‘National Employer of the Year’ award granted by the peak body for career development in Australia.

Jane is a Professional Member and NSW Division committee member of the Career Development Association of Australia, a certified Career and Executive Coach, an accredited MBTI® Administrator, a qualified teacher and a member of the University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Association. Jane has presented at the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists international summit and has collaborated on projects, research and publications with Professor David Lavallee, a world leader in athlete career transitions.

Winner - 2013 Australian Career Practitioner of the Year

Australian Career Coach of the Year

Trisha Mitchell - Practice Manager

Trisha Mitchell As the Practice Manager, Trisha is the first point of contact for Max Coaching’s clients and general enquiries.

Trisha graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Employment Relations.

After working in interesting and challenging roles at organisations such as GIO Australia (Branch Manager); KPMG (Migration Consultant) and Telstra Corporation (Learning and Development Manager), Trisha took a break from corporate life to be with her young family.

During this time Trisha was an independent distributor of children’s books, consistently achieving top sales results; started her own business consulting on L&D aspects of business projects and also became actively involved in her local community, holding positions on various Management Committees in her childrens’ schools.

What remains consistent is Trisha’s natural affinity with people whilst maintaining an energetic, professional, results-driven approach.

Trisha has worked with Jane at Max Coaching since 2008 and is excited to be part of Max Coaching’s continuing growth and success.