Personal Message from Bonnie
My passion is to teach and speak about the ways to be the “ultimate assistant,” ways that inspire excellence, confidence and leadership. As a celebrity personal assistant for 25 years to Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, I learned early on that solid resources are necessary to produce superior work. When I searched and could not find the resources, I decided to create them myself. I didn’t want other assistants to have to reinvent the wheel anymore. That is why I wrote “Be the Ultimate Assistant” and co-founded New York Celebrity Assistants (NYCA.) And it is why I am committed to education as my way to effect positive change in the workplace.
It’s personal. Whether you are in a corporate setting, small business or a private home, the relationship between an assistant and an employer can be complicated and requires individualized attention. We tackle these issues in my workshops and consulting, resulting in customized, realistic and actionable solutions for succeeding in an ever-changing and demanding profession.
“Mutual respect is the most important core value between employer and assistant. After that, everything is possible.” Olympia Dukakis
I have the deepest respect and regard for assistants who are the backbone of businesses and the right arms to their employers. When they are supported with training and professional development, the sky is the limit for what is possible and the workplace is powerfully transformed for everyone. Together, we can make a difference – one assistant, one employer, one company at a time.