London, July 28 : Heather Mills is taking private coaching from Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson, as part of her preparation for her appearance on 'Celebrity Apprentice' in the US.
Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife is apparently so determined to win the competition that she has already started taking business lessons from Branson.
"She has decided to get a head start by picking the brains of one of the most famous businessmen in the world, who also happens to be one of her good friends," the Daily Express quoted a pal, as saying.
"They've had in-depth chats about business tactics and strategies," the pal added.
Mills, who is due to appear on the series this September, recently stayed at Necker Island, Branson's British Virgin Islands retreat.
She is also said to be constantly leafing through piles of business books, including a tome written by the show's host Donald Trump - Lessons From The Apprentice: Secrets To Success From The Boardroom To The Business World.
"She's preparing for this show endlessly. She's very dedicated and serious about winning this," the pal added.