Celebrity PA, Presenter and Author
Donna will talk about her background and how she became a celebrity PA and more importantly how she has maintained her career in this field for the last sixteen years.
Personal branding and client representation are paramount within Donna’s role and she will cover the importance of self-branding (your shop window) and why networking is vital to being successful in your role. Building your support network is a fundamental part of being an excellent assistant no matter what field this is in and Donna will give you some top tips to take away followed by a Q & A session at the end so please have your questions ready.
Donna is the personal assistant to Helena Bonham Carter, Rachel Weisz, Sir Derek Jacobi, Samuel West and Harland Miller, she has been in this role for sixteen years. She lives in North London with her daughter and a tortoise.
She is also known as an expert in her field and has made many television appearances as a Celebrity Personal Assistant including:
I’m with the Band – Channel 4
Pete Burns’ PA – Living TV
As a TV Presenter in her own right she is regularly seen presenting several fashion brands on QVC and can currently be seen on the infomercial on UK TV for the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System and recently the MacMillan Cancer Coffee Campaign for TV and Cinemas. In 2015 she also performed as a presenter in the hugely popular theatre production You Me Bum Bum Train in London’s West End.
Donna is a very popular public speaker and seminar leader, and has excellent experience in being a PA Awards judge having judged Hays PA of the Year at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London, Keynote Speaker and Judge at the Scottish PA of the Year Awards in association with Hays Secretarial in Glasgow and been guest speaker and presenter at the Mayfair PA of the Year at the Mayfair Hotel.
Donna has further presented at PA Events including Behind Every Leader conference in LA, World of Executive PA in Kuala Lumpur, The Corporate PA Summit in Perth, Australia and the 5th National EA & PA Convention in Sydney, office* show in Sydney and London and then closer to home Donna has presented at the Conference and Hospitality Show, ExecSec Summit, The PA Hub, Manchester PA Network, Wales NHS PA Conference to name a few. 2016 highlights included hosting a pilot for the game show Categorical and appearing in the short film Singularity.
She has had features written on her and her work in various publications including: Easy Living Magazine, Executive PA Magazine, Executary News, PA Life Magazine, the Mayfair Times, The Independent and Women’s Health and Fitness.
Donna launched her first e-Book in the summer of 2014 ‘The Chamber of Celebrity PA Secrets’, which is available worldwide on Amazon, and runs her own website www.donnacoulling.com.