When I first shared the idea to start a coaching business for assistants with my friend John Ruhlin (Author of the book Giftology) he said, “Have you heard of Bonnie Low-Kramen?”
I had not, so I looked her up and was so encouraged that I wasn’t the only one who had the idea to help assistants be leaders!
Since that day in 2016, I’ve followed Bonnie’s work, and admired her from afar. It wasn’t until early 2019 that I had the pleasure of speaking with her. I was so encouraged and felt so supported, so once I started the podcast, I knew I had to have her on the show.
When I first heard about Bonnie, I never imagined I would one day interview her on my own assistant podcast. The day is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited to share our conversation with you, so I hope you enjoy it!
We talk about bullying, speaking up, being a celebrity’s assistant, being sexually attracted to your executive, and much more.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Bonnie Low-Kramen is the Founder of Ultimate Assistant Training and is one of the most respected leaders in the administrative profession. For 25 years, Bonnie worked as the Personal Assistant to Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis and now travels the world speaking, teaching and consulting. Be the Ultimate Assistant workshop that she teaches with technology expert Vickie Sokol Evans was named one of the Top 7 Conferences to Attend in 2019 and Bonnie was named 2015 Educator of the Year by DEMA, the Domestic Estate Managers Association.
The bestselling author of Be the Ultimate Assistant, Bonnie is known for her passionate commitment to closing the wage gap for women and to ending workplace bullying.
Clients include Starbucks, Amazon, Four Seasons Resort Maui, Dell, and MasterCard.
She is on the Editorial Board and a columnist for Executive Secretary Magazine and is a contributing writer to many other international publications. With trademark honesty and humor, Bonnie empowers and inspires assistants to succeed at the very highest levels.
Bonnie lives in Florida with her partner Robert Sanders and is the proud mother of Adam and grandmother to Madison.
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