Motivational Speaker

Mike Symonds

“Highly engaging, practical and fun!” Mike Symonds is a playful and engaging speaker who will educate, inspire and entertain your delegates.

With over 15 years experience in ‘Staff Engagement’ and designing and delivering fun team building experiences Mike’s highly interactive and practical keynote’s  are guaranteed to leave you and your delegates inspired, energized and armed with a range of ideas they can implement straight away!

Mike was the pioneer of fun corporate team building events, at a time when ‘high ropes courses’ where the only option for team building. Mike and his wife Sarsha developed a range of fun, interactive team bonding experiences which could easily be delivered in the workplace and focused on building positive relationships fast by allowing people’s ‘true spirit’ to shine through fun, shared experiences.

During the past 15 years Mike has presented to the likes of ANZ, Sensis, Exxon Mobil,  Cadbury Schweppes, Flight Centre, Origin Energy, St Vincent de Pauls, numerous Industry Associations and business network meetings, to address issues such as employee dis- engagement, culture change, team conflict and poor performance.

If you ‘manage people’ – whether it’s as a CEO, middle manager or team leader for a Top 200 organisation, Not for Profit or SME your greatest asset is also your biggest challenge!

Mike will stretch your views on what is possible and show you how you can easily create a workplace of choice, boost morale and improve staff performance.


“What a fun and fantastic session. Mike is a great presenter who was able to take us out of our comfort zone without us even realising. It was lots of fun, a great way to connect with others at the conference and I now have loads of great tools to help me engage my team.” – Keshet, Manager

“I felt sorry for the people next door. With all the laughter from our session, they certainly had ‘speaker envy’.” – Fiona, Auscontact Association Conference

“Thank you so much Mike for making our conference so special. The feedback has been fantastic. The injection of fun and energy was perfectly dovetailed into the content. We look forward to a long relationship with you – we really value what they bring to our workplace.” – Jenny B, CEO

“BIG THANKS! Staff loved the presentation and I believe it achieved fabulous results in building team spirit and getting everyone on board with the activities of the organisation as a whole. Your presentation skills and style were outstanding!!” – Liz W, CEO

Keynote Topics

Engage Your Team: 4 Guiding Principles


Fun at Work – It’s Serious Business