TOPIC
X
IN-PERSON FEE RANGE
X
SPEAKER LOCATION
X
SELECT PROGRAM
X
Bonnie  Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Kramen

A Celebrity Assistant’s Secrets to Success

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
Traveling from:
New York
Bonnie Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Kramen

A Celebrity Assistant’s Secrets to Success

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
Traveling from:
New York

Why Book

    Biography

    Bonnie Low-Kramen’s career for 25 years was as the Personal Assistant to Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis. Using what she learned, in 2011, she resigned from one dream job to take on another – improving the global workplace focusing on the relationship between executives and their assistants. Bonnie is now one of the most respected experts around workplace issues, and has been traveling the United States and the world speaking and teaching in Paris, London and Dubai. Audiences can’t get enough of her inspirational and entertaining presentations.

    As an author, Bonnie wrote the bestselling book about the profession, Be the Ultimate Assistant, A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employer and is a contributing writer to Executive Secretary Magazine and Glassdoor.com. Bonnie’s website was recently named one of the Top Five Online Resources for Assistants by Business Management Daily. Bonnie is a co-founder and former President of New York Celebrity Assistants (NYCA.)

    A member of the National Speaker’s Association, Bonnie has been selected to speak at the 2015 national convention in Washington, DC. The 90-minute presentation is called, “Hire an Assistant. Get a Life.”

    Bonnie is a passionate spokesperson on issues concerning the workplace and enjoys clearing up the myths to set the record straight. As a result, she has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, NY Post, and Vanity Fair, and interviewed on Entertainment Tonight and Good Day New York among others. She is a popular guest speaker at global conferences. The National Arts Club in NYC hosted a star-studded “Be the Ultimate Assistant” book party for 250 people in 2008. In 2003, she was honored by her peers for career achievement at a ceremony in Beverly Hills.

    Bonnie’s work with Olympia Dukakis included close involvement with the Academy Award win for Moonstruck, the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis, travel around the world to places such as Sydney, London, Alaska and Prague and numerous awards shows and benefits. A New Jersey native, Bonnie holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University in English and Theatre. She worked in public relations and marketing for not-for-profit theatres in Chicago, Atlanta and Houston before returning to New Jersey where she became Public Relations Director at Olympia Dukakis’ Whole Theatre in Montclair, NJ. The rest is history.

    Read More

    Programs

    Building the Ultimate Executive / Assistant Partnership

    Assistants can be a manager’s most powerful secret weapon. That’s why bringing both groups together for an interactive session has high positive impact. Managers will learn how to maximize effectiveness, productivity, and profitability by fully utilizing their assistant. Assistants will gain insights about taking their work to the next level for the benefit of their manager(s), themselves, and the company they represent.

    Designed to build mutual respect and empathy, the goal of this training is to learn immediately actionable strategies to empower managers and assistants – for now and the future. Bringing these two groups together can change everything. Finally. Together at last.

    Be the Ultimate Assistant – Saving the Day Every Day

    Pulling off miracles — minor to major — has become the norm for the professional assistant of 2012 and beyond. You’ll get practical ideas on how to excel as an assistant and how to make the most out of your relationship with your employer. Bonnie Low-Kramen, former assistant to actors Olympia Dukakis and Louis Zorich for 25 years, will focus on what it takes to build a healthy, long-lasting, and mutually beneficial partnership.

    Bonnie will share her experiences of creatively solving problems through risk-taking, exploring options, and collaborating with her employers. Her applicable and entertaining real-life examples will show the path to success — for both assistants and employers –is found by facing our fears and tolerating “puddles of discomfort” while proactively searching for solutions.

    Massive Mistakes and other Life-Changing Moments from a Celebrity Assistant

    As assistants, we “learn by burn.” We save the day, not just on some days but every day. We quietly avert crises and pray that the pieces fall into place at the 23rd hour. The weeks fly and our To-Do list grows longer. Paralysis sets in. Sometimes it is hard to breathe or sleep from the weight of the responsibility. In a single day we can have enormous triumphs and plans that go horribly wrong. Somehow we move through it, learn by necessity and are stronger for it.

    Bonnie Low-Kramen has experienced all of these things and so much more in a 25-year career working as the Personal Assistant to celebrity couple Olympia Dukakis and Louis Zorich. Her stories will resonate with every administrative professional as she relives the saga of 1988 when she coordinated Olympia’s life for her successful Academy Award campaign for “Moonstruck,” the Presidential race for cousin Michael Dukakis, and her own pregnancy with son Adam. Multitasking indeed and all without a cell phone or a computer which is unthinkable in today’s 24/7 instant access world.

    Bonnie will share stories of life-changing moments that define a career. Solving complex problems and then moving right on to the next one with no time to stop. Making colossal mistakes, celebrating big successes, surviving personal crises, and making sense of the nonsensical – one situation at a time, one task at a time. Every admin understands the moments of epiphany when the clouds clear and the answers appear. These are the never to be forgotten lessons of a celebrity assistant.

    10 Secrets of Successful Women in Today’s Workplace

    What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Sheryl Sandberg, 43-year old COO of Facebook reports that this question is posted on everyone’s wall at Facebook. She encourages women to fight the fears borne in our socialization, speak your minds, and own your own success. Oprah Winfrey tells women to not let others define you or tell you what you can’t do. Martha Stewart urges us to turn off the tech to improve work-life balance. Sandberg, Winfrey, and Stewart are powerful women role-models who are sharing inspiring ideas and strategies that will empower women in the modern workplace.

    Lessons to be learned and solutions to be explored, author and speaker Bonnie Low-Kramen is fascinated by the ideas that help women succeed and the issues that hold women back. She discusses the dynamics in play from her own 25-year career and that of her former employer Olympia Dukakis which apply to every administrative professional. Bonnie explores workplace issues and realistic solutions for women from the famous and not-so-famous women leaders in our world.

    NEED MORE IDEAS?

    We are here to help.
    Speak with one of our experienced Program Consultants.

    Call us or Live Chat Below

    Decorative: Background Image
    By continuing to browse, you consent to our use of cookies. To know more, please view our Privacy Policy. Hide