Welcome to

Mayten Consulting

Helping people reach their potential.

Work with Us
Joanne McRae

Joanne McRae is passionate about building individual skills and growing social and professional networks.

Joanne is known for her organisational and leadership skills and her planning and problem-solving abilities. She has a reputation for thinking ‘outside the box’ to develop creative solutions to challenging problems.

Joanne grew up in Orange, attending local schools and making the most of the varied opportunities on offer. She headed to Sydney to finish her education, and worked in Sydney for 10 years in a range of teaching, research, and education roles.

Returning to Orange in 2002, Joanne was involved in teaching, sport and community volunteering. In 2012 she moved into tertiary education, working with Charles Sturt University and from 2016-2018 with TAFE Western. From 2017-2021 she was an elected Councillor on Orange City Council, including position of Deputy Mayor. From 2018-2024 she was co-owner and Business Manager of Anson Medical, a General Practice located in Orange. During 2021-2022 she was a Board Member of Business Orange, and continues to be an active member of Business Orange. Since February 2024 she has refocused on Mayten Consulting.


  • Graduate Certificate in University Leadership and Management
  • Masters of Business Administration (with Distinction)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Human Movement and Health Education (Honours)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40110)
  • Work Health and Safety General Construction Induction (White Card)
  • Sustainable Practice in the Workplace
Joanne McRae

I sought the assistance of Joanne McRae in preparing for my interview.  I found Jo’s assistance very comprehensive, particularly in practicing the process of anticipating and answering interview questions. It gave me additional confidence in my preparations and I was successful at interview.


Interview Prep

Thanks so much for your assistance in my job application. Your advice regarding focus on transferable skills and approaching the interview were invaluable. I got the job! The interviewers remarked at how impressed they were by my skills that demonstrated life knowledge and an understanding of other industries that might be applied in the position.


Interview Prep

Mayten helped me prepare for an interview for a University that I wanted to get in to. Jo helped me with what I should say about myself and how to approach questions asked by Unis and employers. I found Mayten very useful and highly recommend it for young adults heading into the workforce or Universities.”  


Interview Prep

Work With Us

Mayten Consulting can help you develop your skills and reach your goals. We provide tailored solutions to meet your needs. Our approach is to work one-on-one, providing individual support to develop your interview skills.

We can help school students, school leavers, university students; or anyone seeking interview skills & networking development support. We work with all ages in developing interview strategies and networking skills.

We work with you to develop your skills and help you put your best foot forward.

Located in Orange, in the Central West of NSW we offer services in person and online.


Individual consultations provide one-on-one support and targeted skill development.


One focus area is school leaver and graduate career coaching. Once you’ve finished your HSC, TAFE Course or degree, the next challenge is gaining a position that will help you grow and advance your career. We can help develop your job application skills, provide interview practice and feedback, and extend your prospects through identifying networks and developing your networking skills. This type of consultation is one-on-one, face to face.

Gap Year Programs

We provide interview practice for Australian Year 11 or 12 students planning their GAP year, who are wanting to practice interviews for international placements. These programs often recruit through in-person or online interviews, identifying young people suited to placement in schools or holiday summer camp programs overseas. This type of consultation is one-on-one, but can be provided in-person or online (Zoom).

Career Change

For the more experienced or mature person looking at a career change, our individualised approach focuses on identifying your skills and strengths, recognising transferable skills, and pinpointing interests and opportunities. This approach helps you to focus on your strengths, leverage existing networks, and set specific goals. This type of consultation is one-on-one, face to face.

Refine your interview technique

Interested in polishing your interview skills? Whether you are applying for a new job, a promotion, a scholarship, or a GAP program, we can help you put your best foot forward.

Interviews can be stressful! Practice will increase your confidence and improve your communication skills. Our personalized approach means we work with you – building your skills, and leveraging your experience to put your best foot forward.

There’s no one recipe for success, but by working with you one-on-one, we can target the areas you need to work on.


If you would like to arrange a time to chat, have questions about our services and pricing or just want to connect, please use the contact form.