Bonnie Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Kramen is the CEO/Founder of Ultimate Assistant and is one of the most respected leaders in the administrative profession. The bestselling author of Be the Ultimate Assistant, she is known for her passionate commitment to being a catalyst for positive change in the global workplace and the private service industry. For 25 years, Bonnie worked as the Personal Assistant to Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis and now travels the world teaching Ultimate Assistant workshops and speaking at conferences and companies. Clients include Starbucks, Amazon, AMC Entertainment, Dell, and MasterCard. She was named 2015 Educator of the Year by DEMA, the Domestic Estate Managers Association. Bonnie co-hosts the monthly “Be the Ultimate Assistant Podcast” with Vickie Sokol Evans available on iTunes. She is a columnist for Executive Secretary Magazine and SmartCEO Magazine, and is a contributing writer to many other international publications. With trademark honesty and humor, she pulls the curtain back so that we can all lean in and excel at the very highest levels. For more information: www.bonnielowkramen.com

8 Game-Changing Ways to Manage Your Manager

Early in my career, I was under two significant misconceptions. I thought that just because someone was my “manager,” that they, 1. Knew everything and 2. Had to be right about everything. By the time I was working for about five years, I realized that I was dead wrong about …

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6 Steps to Find Your Voice and Speak Up!

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker (The Color Purple) There’s good news and bad news in the workplace of 2016. The good news is that there has never been a better time to be a personal assistant than …

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Making (and Keeping) It Personal

practicing better workplace etiquette

Our 24/7 instant-access virtual world has taken the “person” out of “personal,” even in private service. Until we all turn into robots with hard drives that we plug into a power station, I suggest we take a breath and slow down long enough to remember that we are all living, …

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Forget the Free Lunch: Build a Culture of Respect Instead

“Everyone has inside themselves a piece of good news. Everyone is a very great, very important character. Everyone must be persuaded that they are immensely important. Everyone must respect them. We must listen to each other attentively. Give them great hopes, they need them. Yes, make them grow proud!” Ugo …

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10 Career Resolutions for 2016

Do you want to make some big career moves in 2016? Whether you want to land your dream job, earn a long-awaited promotion, or want to change careers entirely, here are 10 ways to step up your game and stand out from the rest in 2016. Ask for it. In …

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5 Ways To Make Your Principal Feel Like a Celebrity

Have you ever wondered how the assistants to celebrities keep their über-famous principals happy, calm, and on time considering that the word “no” is rarely in their vocabulary? If the answer is “yes,” allow me to pull back the curtain on a few trade secrets that will make your principal …

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