Ric Bless, Ability Links Operational Manager, Uniting Care
"The conference can be summed up as a success and you have played a pivotal role in achieving our goals.
From conversations with Helen regarding preparation for this conference, I understand you made considerable effort to design exercises, activities and content fitting with what we wanted to achieve.
You, Carla and Helen worked like a TEAM that delivered great outcomes.
I was thrilled to hear your presentation where you asked Linkers to become aware of their own ‘animal’ and mindset as they process change.
I appreciate your enthusiasm, skillset and commitment to engage a large number of individuals in staying connected with their work while processing and accepting the uncertainties of change.
We couldn’t have done it without you!"
Helen Livingston, Ability Links Manager, Uniting Care
"Thank you Mike. The feedback from the conference has been incredibly positive. Your work was amazing and incredibly skilful!"
Antoinette Knox, Branch Support Manager, HCF
"I wanted to say thanks for a great job, all of the comments I received were very positive about your work. Your energy, enthusiasm and professionalism were second to none! Thank you again. Have a safe trip home."
Peter Schofield, General Manager - Branch Network, HCF
"Thanks Mike & well done to you on a great event!"
Ketesh, Contact Centre Manager, HCF
"What a fun and fantastic conference. 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 the team and I now have loads of great tools to help me engage my team."
Carole Gregson, Conference Business Manager, National Employment Services Association (NESA)
"Thank you Mike. You did a simply wonderful job!
It was great working with you - I really loved the Opening Day 1 - getting people on their feet and connecting with others.
You did an exceptional job, and particularly picking up the Awards at the last minute. It was our best Awards night ever.
Thank you again for your commitment, guidance, input and energy. We’re looking forward to working with you again next year!"
Fiona Keough, CEO, Auscontact Association
"I felt sorry for the people next door. With all the laughter and noise coming from Mike's session, they certainly had 'speaker envy'.”
Leanne Johnson, General Manager - Mental Health Services, Hunter New England Local Health District
"We held a 2 day leadership forum designed to re-connect leaders with their 'why'. For the first time we decided to have an MC as we wanted to reflect the importance of the days and also get someone to energise the room, keep people engaged and help us deliver our best leadership forum to date.
Mike assisted us every step of the way. From the very first phone call Mike held our hands in making sure we had considered everything. He was thorough and respectful of where we wanted to take the two days. He really wanted to ensure that what we wanted would be achieved and that he being the MC would guide the mood and ensure outcomes were achieved.
Initially I think people were surprised as they were not used the forum kicking off with such energy. Mike, kept us on track, linked all of the presentations, emphasised the speakers key points. Mike got the room involved in some fascinating games which saw people laughing/bonding and reflecting. I had never seen a room of 165 people so engaged .. everyone had a smile from ear to ear!
Mike helped us bring our heart back to what we were doing by helping us to really think about what we can do differently.
Mike’s guidance through planning the two days helped us really define and be clear about what we wanted to achieve. Then MCing on the day he was able to reinforce key messages and keep us absolutely connected with the purpose throughout the forum.
Mike was professional, engaging and gets 10/10 for energy. Mike will engage your audience and ensure that your conference meets its objectives.
Apart from being a great facilitator he is also a wonderful human being."
Jenny Barnett, CEO, ETC
"ETC engaged Mike Symonds to be a facilitator and MC at our ETC Managers Conferences for the past several years.
He is an energetic, entertaining and highly professional MC. Mike made our conferences so special. The feedback we received from our Managers has been fantastic.
The injection of fun and energy was perfectly dovetailed into the content of the 3 days. We look forward to a long relationship with Mike - we really value what he brings to our workplace.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Mike to other conference organisers."
Liz Wilkins, CEO, Youth Directions
"BIG THANKS! Staff loved the day 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!!”
A range of conference delegates
"Awesome facilitation Mike!"
"Mike's Energy & Enthusiasm were fantastic!"