Donna Coulling, Celebrity PA, joins the BeMyVA Expert Panel

Date: 12-May-2012 12:00

Donna Coulling joins the Expert Panel.

BeMyVA are delighted to announce that the UK’s leading Celebrity PA, Donna Coulling, has joined our Expert Panel – an exclusive support facility available to’s Full Members.

Donna's presentations and latest courses (see below) provide professional tips from a high profile Personal Assistant and a unique insight into the day-to-day life of a celebrity PA.

Introducing Donna Coulling….

Donna originally trained as an actor at the renowned ItaliaContiAcademy (LondonUK), and after a period of acting and working, Donna was appointed the production secretary on ‘The Graduate’ which had just opened. Exciting as it was to be part of a hit show, Donna still felt unfulfilled and literally ‘made up’ the job of a freelance PA to actors whether based here in the UK or from overseas and working here and contacted all of the top agents in London.

Fortunately, timing was on her side and her first client (who she is still with) was Helena Bonham Carter, soon to be followed by Rachel Weisz, Sir Derek Jacobi and many others. Now over ten years on she has still maintained her original client list and that list continues to grow.

Donna is recognised as an expert in her field and has made many television appearances as a Celebrity Personal Assistant including providing advice to high profile celebrities in selecting their own PAs. Donna also presents for UK TV channels and corporate events.

More recent engagements also include:

-     Speaking and participating as a member of the Q+A panel for the Office* show 2011 – a UK professional trade show for PA’s

-     Delivering a seminar for Presenters at Spotlight;

-     Guest speaker and presenter for the awards for Hays Plc’s PA of the Year

-     Judge, guest speaker and presenter at the Mayfair PA of the Year.

-     Presenter for Executive PA Magazine, The UK VA Conference 2012 and the ExecSec Summit.

There are also features written on Donna and her work in various publications including: Easy Living Magazine, Executive PA Magazine, Executary News, PA Life Magazine and the Mayfair Times, with more to be published.

A sample of articles about Donna:

Executary News: June 2010  Easy Living: August 2011 PA Life Magazine: November 2011

This year, Donna has decided to share more of her secrets of her working life with a series of training seminars, workbooks, and PA tips. Donna is also working on her first book (of a series) called 'So you want to be a Celebrity PA' due for release at the end of the year.

Keep up to date with Donna’s activities on her new web site

Stop press: Donna Coulling announces new course dates for 2012:

“So you want to be a better PA?” and “So you want to be a celebrity PA?”

Donna says, "for more than a decade I am the PA to some of the UK's A-list celebrities.

I love my job and I want to share with you some of the skills I use to try and create calm out of chaos, using communication, creativity, confidence and most importantly, chocolate.

I'm now running a series of seminars to help you get you on the road to finding your dream job. If you want to be part of something that's going to be informative, fun and gives you the chance to network, I would love to see you there."

For details, dates and locations for celebrity PA, Donna Coulling’s courses - click here

Donna's latest newsletters can be seen here: Donna's World

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