Jaimie Abbott is an award-winning public speaker and MC who regularly works with some of the world’s biggest companies giving inspirational and entertaining presentations as well as hosting workshops, events and conferences.
Jaimie has spent over two decades in the media industry working as a Radio and TV Journalist, Political Media Advisor, Local Government Councillor, Managing Director of her own public speaking and media training company and a Communications Advisor for the Royal Australian Air Force.
In 2011 Jaimie was deployed to Afghanistan where she worked as the Chief Media Trainer in Kabul for six months for Headquarters International Security Assistance Force. In this role, she trained over a hundred General Officers from all over the world on how to master media interviews and was an international media spokesperson herself.
Jaimie began her reporting career at 2GB Radio in Sydney before she moved to Tamworth and spent three years as a News Journalist and Presenter for Prime Television in Tamworth. During this time Jaimie won accolades including a highly commended best individual news report at the Northern NSW Journalism Awards.
After leaving journalism to pursue new opportunities, Jaimie was the Media and Communications Advisor for a Federal MP in the 2007 election year.
Jaimie spent seven years as President of Hunter Animal Rescue and has held board positions on Business Charlestown, Hunter Business Women’s Network and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Support Group.
Since setting up her own presentation skills training company, Jaimie has trained senior executives in media and crisis communication from the corporate, government and community sectors. Jaimie has a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) Degree from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Master in Strategic People Management through the University of New South Wales.
Jaimie is a Mum to two beautiful boys, Harvey and Harrison.
Jaimie works regularly in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne and is able to travel further for speaking engagements depending on her availability, as well as being available for virtual keynotes.
Jaimie can provide on-site seminars or workshops for your employees and executives. She can create tailor-made programs that improve confidence, clarity, and presentation skills.
These are designed to encourage team building, enhance storytelling dynamics, elevate phone/video conferencing, and more.