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Actor, Presenter, Comedian, Conference Speaker

Donna has worked in the film industry for over 20 years, behind the scenes as the executive assistant to many high-profile actors including Helena Bonham Carter, Rachel Weisz, and Sir Derek Jacobi on set and off. In this capacity she wrote a book in 2014 ‘The Chamber of Celebrity PA Secrets’ available on Amazon, and has travelled the world to be the Keynote Speaker at conferences in New Zealand, Australia, America, and all over the UK, motivating and inspiring others to push the boundaries of their own job roles.  


In front of the camera she is an experienced presenter, with over thirteen years of live TV and pre-recorded series credits, and as an actor she most recently performed in the hugely successful immersive theatre production ‘You, Me, Bum, Bum Train’ in London’s West End. She has been featured in many commercials, idents, and photographic shoots.  


Donna wanted a new challenge and decided to add comedy writing and stand-up comedy to her repertoire. She is now a regular on London’s open mic comedy circuit and has performed over 70 gigs in the past year. 

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One-to-one personalised coaching could be the best career investment you’ve ever made.

Want to brush up or perhaps re-discover those PA skills? Do you need to feel motivated again? Do you want to work on networking and learn how to build up your contacts?

Two hours bespoke coaching can be yours for just £150.

All this and much more whilst working from Donna’s own textbook in a Central London location, book now, dates are limited.

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Topics have included:
The Importance of Networking and Building Your Little Black Book
How Do You Keep 3 Steps Ahead
How to be a Better PA
How to be a Celebrity PA
Broadening the Width of Responsibilities, Striving for Excellence
Corporate vs Celebrity PA – How different are we?
Extending your PA Toolkit
What Makes a Working Relationship Dynamic?
All topics can be tailored to your needs.



The Chamber of Celebrity PA secrets is an essential resource for aspiring and professional PA’s who want to work for celebrities. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Donna Coulling, whose clients include Helena Bonham Carter, Rachel Weisz and Sir Derek Jacobi, is at the top of her game.

The result is a unique book, filled with indispensable tips and an insight into what makes a truly successful celebrity PA. 

Donna’s wealth of experience means she is sought after in the industry. She is a popular public speaker and often asked to give seminars all over the world about her work as a celebrity PA. 

This book distills all of that experience in an easy to follow guide and the information given is easily adapted to any PA who wants to better themselves within their own industry as well as finding out more about working for VIP’s. 


What People Say

“Donna is an incredibly personable, multi talented and compelling individual. Her wealth of knowledge and candid experience as a celebrity PA has been utilized by a global audience of CEO’s and Admin professionals. I invited Donna to share her expertise at our annual Behind Every Leader event and she literally had the audience in stitches! Needless to say, she will be a part of our stellar lineup for years to come.”

Victoria, BEL CEO

“Donna spoke at our PA networking event and was thought provoking, inspiring yet remained down to earth;  the way she spoke about her career explaining how she went from being a young, inexperienced girl to where she is now was highly inspirational. Donna was engaging and enthusiastic and we all benefited from her infectious good humour and friendly manner”.

BCO LLP Baker Street, London

I highly recommend Donna’s coaching to all Assistants who want to bring their skills to the next level, learn the tips and secrets of a successful PA, push their boundaries developing their professionalism, and learn how to prioritise. Through her joy, passion and extensive expertise, Donna inspires you to be a better PA teaching you how to recognise your skills, focusing on your key strengths in order to use them to continue growing in your career. Her supportive attitude in sharing her knowledge provides both a huge professional benefit and an amazing personal experience

Sonia Polacci



London, UK

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