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Personal Message from Bonnie
My passion is to teach and speak about the ways to build strong, productive, mutually respectful, and highly profitable relationships between assistants and managers – 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 and a commitment to life-long learning are necessary to produce superior work, not just on some days but every day. When I searched and could not find the resources, I decided to create them myself. I don’t want assistants or managers to have to wing it anymore. That is why I wrote “Be the Ultimate Assistant,” co-founded New York Celebrity Assistants (NYCA) and designed the workshop that I wished had existed when I first started. Affecting positive change in the global workplace is my “why.”
Despite our high-tech, non-stop 24/7 world, it’s personal. Whether you are in a corporate setting, small business or a private home, the relationship between an assistant and an executive can be complicated and requires customized and personalized attention. We tackle these issues in my workshops, keynotes, and consulting, resulting in realistic and instantly actionable solutions for succeeding in an ever-changing and demanding workplace.
“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 executive, one company at a time.
“I gave the book to my assistant to read. Two days later she told me, ‘Now I get what you need me to do. Even though you told me when you hired me, this made it all make sense.’ Since that time, she has had some awesome improvement in getting things done, prioritizing and noticing the little things.
Thank you Bonnie!” – Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE
“I left BTUA filled to the brim with new knowledge, skills,
and professional connections.
I recommend this workshop without hesitation.”
~ Lauren Jiloty, Sr. EA to Bill Gates, Seattle
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We are taking our workshops on the road and here’s what Professionals are saying about our workshops!
“I work as a recruiter of C-level Personal & Executive Assistants and I have known Bonnie professionally for many years. I didn’t quite know what to expect when I attended BTUA. Not only is the content what every assistant needs to know, but what is even more impressive is how Bonnie and Vickie work together. They are masters separately and together they make magic. Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like it. I want to talk with any candidate who has gone through this workshop.” Christopher Baker, Christopher Baker Staffing, Los Angeles
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