Jamilah Samian is the author of “THE KINDNESS MIRACLE”, “COOL MUM SUPER DAD”, “COOL BOYS SUPER SONS” and “THE GROOVY GUIDE TO PARENTING GEN Y AND Z”. Jamilah Samian is a Certified Professional Trainer (CPT), an accreditation she earned from the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM). Jamilah is part of the team of parenting experts at ParenThots (The Star).
Jamilah Samian is married to Ahmad Fakhri Hamzah.
Jamilah is an active member of Toastmasters International and has addressed audiences at various organisations including Bursa Malaysia, Shell, TOYOTA UMW, Yayasan Khazanah, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC), Securities Commission (SecCom), Kuala Lumpur University (UniKL), Scope International (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Institute of Medical Research (IMR), ExxonMobil, Sapura Thales, Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), Petronas, MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC), CyberSecurity, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Malakoff, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Women’s Institute of Management (WIM), Jabatan Kerjaraya Malaysia (JKR), Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA, Putrajaya), Perkeso, TNB, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Jemaah Islah Malaysia (JIM), Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC), Carigali HESS, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM), Mercy Mission, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Institut Perguruan Bahasa Antarabangsa (IPBA Lembah Pantai), IKIM.fm, Hospital Rehabilitasi, University Malaya (UM), Sri KL, Takaful Ikhlas, UiTM, House of Healin, Islamic Parenting Network (IPN), Institut Pengurusan Kesihatan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and Pustaka Miri (Sarawak).
Jamilah Samian has presented her ideas in London and Sheffield (United Kingdom), Edinburgh (Scotland), Durban (South Africa), Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Doha and Al-Khor (Qatar), Muscat (Oman), Kuwait, Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia.
Jamilah believes in the amazing human capacity to change for the better. She specializes in and is keen on helping others, especially educators, parents and women, to explore and discover their inherent abilities for effective personal change specifically in building self-confidence and self-motivation. On 8 March 2015 (International Women’s Day), Jamilah was named as one of 8 Inspiring Women of Malaysia by SuriaKLCC. Jamilah was recognized for her efforts in supporting educators and parents in growing enduring family relationships and raising future leaders with her books, seminars and workshops both locally and internationally.
Her seminars include Parenting, Marriage, Women and Effective Personal Change, Public Speaking, Youth Leadership and Communication Skills. Her audiences comprise of youths and adults of varying ages. She has been a guest on different TV and radio stations (ASTRO, TV1, TV3, TV2, NTV7, BFM89.9, IKIM.fm, BernamaTV, TRAXXfm).
Jamilah holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Cum Laude) from Upper Iowa University (USA), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Mathematics from Indiana State University (USA), and Diploma in Journalism (Distinction) from the London School of Journalism (UK). Jamilah began her professional journey in a multinational organisation, Sarawak Shell Berhad, Lutong, as a senior staff in the Information Technology sector.
Following that, she became a successful home-based entrepreneur providing translation and copywriting services to many public relations and advertising firms and other private organisations.
While living in the Middle-East, Jamilah started her journalism career and has since written for The New Straits Times (Malaysia), Destinations (Shell global family magazine), The Oman Economic Review, iluvislam.com, Passage,ParenThink and other print and electronic publications within and outside Malaysia.
For several years, she used to be a volunteer with the Global Outpost Network, which was an information resource and support centre catering for Shell expatriate families. The Outpost team itself comprised of spouses from various nationalities across the world.[NOTE: Jamilah Samian is certified by Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (Selangor Islamic Religious Council) to conduct motivational and educational sessions in mosques throughout the state of Selangor, Malaysia.]