Mike Symonds – The Team Engagement Specialist

Hands down, one of the most challenging parts of business is ‘dealing with people’. Our greatest investment and resource can easily become our biggest liability if managed incorrectly.

If only you had a ‘magic wand’ that would help you create a workplace that is engaging, energized and effective?  Well, now you do…

Mike Symonds is the owner of Interactive Events Pty Ltd and co-creator of Funergizers.

Over the past 20 years, Mike has been designing and delivering highly interactive, activity-based programs to help businesses address issues such as employee disengagement, culture change, low staff morale and poor performance.

And it gets results!

  • An employment services team improved team engagement by 10% which increased performance by 47%…in Just 5 Minutes a Day for 30 Days
  • 82% of participants agreed Funergizers built stronger relationships both within and across teams….in Just 5 Days
  • Another 85% of participants said that Funergizers made them feel more energized, positive, productive and enthused about their work!…from Only One 30 Minute Session
Mike Symonds presenting at a conference

Mike’s highly interactive and practical approach is 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 developing a range of fun, interactive team bonding experiences that could easily be delivered in the workplace and focused on building positive relationships fast by allowing people’s ‘true spirit’ to shine.

From this experience, Mike has developed a highly successful staff engagement program called Funergizers. Funergizers has been used by hundreds of businesses worldwide, to boost morale and engagement using 4 simple engagement principles.

During the past 20 years, Mike has designed and delivered programs and activities 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
  • PLUS hundreds more!
Mike Symonds facilitating training groups for CX Skills


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

I highly recommend Funergizers to any business. It’s a simple staff engagement process which can be easily implemented to improve team attitude and performance. – Georgina, L. Call Centre Manager, HCF

Funergizers has provided me with simple, practical ‘engagement tools’ I can easily implement with my team. – Scott, M. Call centre Team Leader, HCF

We used a Funergizers Fun Team Event at our National Sales Conference and were thrilled with the enthusiastic engagement from all staff. We have since purchased more Funergizers DIY Toolkits to help us run activities in smaller settings ourselves which we have used to great success. I would happily recommend Funergizers to any company looking for a fun, energized and targeted approach to team relationship building. – A, George Communications Manager, Polaris

Private and Public Training Course Options

Mike’s course are available publicly enabling you to send one person or multiple with a list of all of Mike’s upcoming public courses listed below.

Mike is also available to conduct private training courses (either in person or remotely) which enables more flexibility with delivery, the ability to customise content to align specifically to your business and for larger groups it can also be more cost-effective.