Symbia was founded on a simple idea: that there’s a direct, symbiotic relationship between our teams and ourselves, that our workplaces and our well-being are intertwined. Work is so much more than just a job—it’s where we spend half our waking lives. Each of us at Symbia transitioned from corporate to consulting so that we could make work a better place to be.
We recognise that the key to working well is by embracing the reality that humans are emotional beings, and teams of humans are emotional teams. We teach people how to better understand and regulate their thoughts, emotions, and reactions, allowing them to show up for themselves and for one another in a more effective way. We call this approach Mental Fitness: building mental strength, resilience, and agility to help us be better proactively, not just when crisis strikes.
Working on ‘Mental Fitness’ may sound like self-help, not a solution to a business problem but that’s exactly the kind of mis-perception we aim to correct. Through decades of experience both as leaders on the inside and as consultants on the outside, we believe that every opportunity and challenge a business faces is amplified by the ability of its teams to capitalise on or overcome them. A business strategy is only as strong as its teams are motivated.
Symbia was built on this core idea—the symbiotic relationship between the mental fitness of people and the business performance of the teams they’re part of. That to do what’s good for a business, we have to do what’s good for the people that make it run. Each of us at Symbia transitioned from corporate to consulting so that we could make work a better place to be. One session, one person at a time.
Our team encompasses an array of competencies beyond professional development, such as psychology, qualitative & quantitative research, human resources, marketing, branding, design, and corporate education for industries including healthcare, tech, telecom, financial services, consumer goods, and non-profit organisations.
We draw from this vast experience to deliver beyond the brief for our clients and their teams.