PA Training from Celebrity PAs

A Pitman Training and PA Access All Areas Course

Celebrity PA

PA Course – The H.I.P. PA – Managing Highly Influential People

This one day PA Course is designed to provide delegates with insight into the world of managing highly influential people,  including understanding what expectations these individuals have,  what it’s like working for high level bosses, as well as tips and tricks that you can take back to the workplace.

Suitable for PAs from all industries, whether you manage celebrities, high profile industry captains, top executives, or aspire to work at a high level, this short PA Course is a unique chance to learn proven techniques from two PAs working at the top of their industry.

Previous attendees have found it’s a great chance to network and share stories with fellow PAs.

Course Content

Throughout the day you’ll learn skills that will teach you to be the best PA you can be, taught using a variety of interactive training methods.

Areas covered include:

  • Effective ways to draw professional boundaries
  • Creating your own support network
  • Tools to deal with unusual or extreme circumstances
  • Strategies for coping when things go wrong
  • How to support alpha personalities and challenging bosses
  • Interesting anecdotal examples from the celebrity world

There will be plenty of time to go through your real-life scenarios and get answers for problems you face in your job role.

Location, Dates and Price

The H.I.P. PA – Managing Highly Influential People seminar will run from 09:30-16:45 at Pitman Training Centre in London’s Holborn on a selection of dates throughout the year.

Next date: 27th November

Price: £425 +VAT – price includes a full days training, lunch, a Pitman Training and PA Access All Areas workbook and a certificate.

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Course Outcome

The one day H.I.P. PA Course is designed to leave you going back to work feeling empowered and enthused, ready to bring more to your job role.

By the end of the day, you will have:

  • Learnt techniques that will enable you to support your boss more effectively
  • Gained an improved insight into your role as a PA and how you can improve
  • Learnt invaluable skills to use in everyday situations

Meet The PA Access All Areas Trainers

The one day H.I.P. PA Course is run by PA Access All Areas trainers Merryl Futerman and Josephine Green in conjunction with Pitman Training. Merryl and Josephine are both experienced PAs in the celebrity world and bring their warm, inclusive style to this one day PA Course.

Josephine and Merryl are both recognised as experts in their field, and between them have appeared in various print and online articles in The Guardian, Metro, PA Life Magazine, Executive PA Magazine, London PA Magazine, Secs and the City, Executive Secretary Magazine and The VA Magazine.

Merryl Futerman

Merryl FutermanMerryl comes from a film and publishing PR background, which is where she realised she was good at looking after people and organising them.

Her first (and current) client was Julian Clary, and she has also worked for Jonathan Ross, Anne Robinson and Denise Van Outen, amongst others.

Merryl loves the fact that no two days are the same, and enjoys getting up in the morning with no idea of what challenge lies ahead for the day.

Josephine Green

Josephine GreenJosephine started her career in music, film, fashion and PR before she began working as a freelance Personal Assistant in 2003, becoming PA to Joseph Fiennes, who she is still working with today.

Since then, other clients include Emilia Fox, Alexander Armstrong, Ben Miller and Miranda Hart.

Josephine is a resident on Executive PA Magazine’s PA Panel, and was a judge for Pitman Training’s Super Achiever Awards in 2012.


“Thank you PA Access All Areas for a really useful and insightful seminar which was delivered with such enthusiasm! Some very useful tips were picked up and interesting to hear about the realities/myths of you work. Merryl and Josephine really engaged with the group and made us feel like an active part of the seminar which made it more rewarding and memorable.” Alison Boler, ITV

“I can honestly say I have never felt so fired up by a training session as I did with this one. I left feeling enthused and ready to get out here and take on any challenges that came my way with panache and enthusiasm. Merryl and Josephine are truly wonderful and I was left wanting more – I can’t wait to attend their next training course.” Amanda Goodwin, Nokia Siemens Network

“This has been tremendous, and confirms that I want to become a full time PA. Attending this PA course has given me the confidence to work towards this.” C Sheppard

“Compared to other courses, this PA course was based on real life experiences which made it more realistic.” A Hinton, Hays

Similar Short PA Courses

Pitman Training in London and Manchester offer the following short, tutor led PA Courses alongside the H.I.P. PA Seminar:

These courses take place on a selection of dates throughout the year in London and Manchester.

If you prefer learning at your own pace and at times to suit you, why not try our nationally recognised Executive PA Diploma, or our self-paced Minute Taking Course.

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