Paula Mukahanana
Paula with Boarder 2

Adaptable, Resourceful, Creative, Positive, Professional.

Paula is an experienced and resourceful Office Manager and PA with exceptional commercial awareness and a pro-active approach to business development. Paula’s capabilities make her an asset to any business with exceptional skills in Administration, Organisation and Concierge. She thrives on working in partnership with entrepreneurial business owners who are on a mission to grow their business. Paula became our third franchisee in October 2016 and has rapidly become an awesome addition to the Passionate PA team with her experience and personality!

Contact Details:

Mobile: 07701 032 234         
Areas of Work: Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ringwood and surrounds

Experience In Detail

Paula’s career has afforded a great opportunity for developing a diverse range of skills from a variety of business sectors including Marine Engineering and Electronics, Insurance, Leisure and Tourism. Never short of job offer or two, it is her positive nature and adaptability that employers and teams have always raved about.

Paula has qualifications in Business Administration and Team Leadership with Dale Carnegie, as well as Bookkeeping and Sage. She also shares the Passionate PA ethos of continuous personal development and so has trained in her own topics of interest such as Colour Works and people management.

The Passionate PA is not Paula’s first taste of being self-employed. Since 2013 she has run her own little handmade gift company – more a creative release than an empire but as all entrepreneurs will know, even small businesses take time, energy and dedication!

One of the highlights of Paula’s career so far was the project management of an annual tours brochure for a well-respected travel company. This included researching and producing all content, complying with regulations, sourcing images, proof reading and working closely with the outsourced creative team. This was a project that Paula loved and the tours proved to be a great success with customers! 

Through various employed managerial roles, Paula has amassed a wealth of business administration experience. She has played a pivotal role in key areas including Marketing, Accounts and HR and has also been close to the leadership teams during periods of development such as change in ownership, start-ups and expediential growth with teams going from 2 to 40. She enjoys the challenge of working on lots of projects at the same time and is a real people person, maintaining professionalism but also able to make people feel at ease very quickly.

Paula has lived in Bournemouth all her life and loves the opportunities and beauty of the town. Paula is often remembered for her crazy surname and that’s thanks to her husband of 14 years, Otto, who she met whilst on holiday in Zimbabwe. Paula and Otto have a gorgeous little girl who has just started primary school.

Paula decided to join the Passionate PA after watching us grow for many years. She wants to build her own successful business from working with exciting and inspirational business owners.


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    Warren Munson,
    Inspire Accountancy and Chairman of IoD Dorset

  • Kate’s work is extremely reliable and of the highest standard. She can also calmly adapt her skills to specific industries where jargon or internal procedures might prove a barrier to other people. I have no hesitation in recommending her. read more »

    Martin Edwards,
    Julia’s House

  • Dominique assisted us on a project involving our company database. It was a pleasure to work with Dominique as she was always very timely and an excellent communicator. We always knew how progress was going and when the project would be complete. Thoroughly recommended and... read more »

    Lee Taylor, Marketing Manager,
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    Aspire Jobs

  • Debbie, from our first meeting, made the whole process run like clockwork, taking the pressure from me right from the start. She was able to provide a detailed list of what the project will encompass and a breakdown of the costs. I was updated along... read more »

    Allan Cruse FPFS Chartered MCSI,
    The Insurance Institute of Bournemouth (2016-17)

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    Peter Eales,
    Dorset Business Angels

  • Dominique has been brilliant for Kandy Solutions. She has taken on a wide variety of tasks with efficiency and enthusiasm. I have full confidence in her work whatever she does. A pleasure to work with she sets the benchmark for freelance PAs. read more »

    Andrew Mogford, Director,
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    Mploy Staffing Solutions

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