Jamilah Samian is the author of “RAISE ME RIGHT”, “THE KINDNESS MIRACLE”, “COOL MUM SUPER DAD”, “LEADERSHIP IN PARENTING”, “COOL BOYS SUPER SONS”, “THE GROOVY GUIDE TO PARENTING GENERATION Y AND Z” and”77 POWER PARENT TIPS”. Jamilah Samian is a Certified Professional Trainer (CPT), an accreditation she earned from the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM). Jamilah was part of the team of parenting experts at ParenThots (The Star).
Jamilah Samian is married to Ahmad Fakhri Hamzah.
Jamilah was a recipient of the Advanced Communicator Gold award from Toastmasters International in 2019, a non-profit organisation she has been active in since 2005.
As a Certified Advanced Coach & Mentor, Jamilah continues to coach and mentor aspiring speakers and leaders.
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.
Jamilah 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 many locations in Malaysia and abroad: United Kingdom (London, Sheffield, Birmingham), Scotland (Edinburgh), South Africa (Durban), Australia (Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney), United States (Nashville, Maryland), Norway (Bodø), Qatar (Doha, Al-Khor), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Oman (Muscat), Kuwait (Kuwait City), Singapore and Brunei.
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. 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 Master of Arts in Dakwah and Islamic Management (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia), 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, Calibre, iluvislam.com, Passage, ParenThink, www.coolmumsuperdad.com 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.