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This Month's Meeting

Monday, September 8, 2014

Game-Changing Leadership Secrets from a Celebrity Assistant

As Olympia Dukakis’ former Personal Assistant for 25 years, Bonnie Low-Kramen knows from experience that as the backbone of companies, it is increasingly necessary for assistants to step up as leaders within their roles.  Assistants will learn practical ideas on how to excel as an assistant and how to make the most out of the relationship with managers and fellow staff.

When assistants are empowered to take the lead in collaboration with their managers, the potential for increased productivity and professional growth is limitless.

 Attendees will learn:

  •  Bonnie’s game-changing secrets to leadership
  • How does leadership work in a support role?
  • Ways to build healthy, productive and respectful relationships between assistants and managers and assistants and fellow staff
  • Importance of mentoring as a key to success
  • The ways leadership can transform your career

 Bonnie’s high energy, entertaining, and inspiring presentation will focus on the ways to leverage your powerful role and relationships resulting in a renewed commitment to excellence and superior results.

Speaker: Bonnie Low-Kramen  

Bonnie Low-Kramen spent 25 years as the Personal Assistant to celebrity couple and Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis and Louis Zorich. Motivated by the lack of resources for assistants, she co-founded New York Celebrity Assistants (NYCA), a professional networking organization for assistants. Bonnie wrote the book on the subject – Be the Ultimate Assistant, A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employer which is now a best-seller and her articles have been published around the world.

Bonnie’s work with actress Olympia Dukakis included the Academy Award win for the film Moonstruck, the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis, and travel around the world to places such as Sydney, London, Alaska and Prague. Because she has rarely chosen to do anything the easy way in her career, Bonnie is now passionately committed to effecting positive change in the American workplace – one assistant and one employer at a time.

5:15pm - 7:00pm

Metro Meeting Centers - Boston
101Federal Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

1 Recertification Point to be Awarded to CAP/CAP-OM Certificate Holders pending approval.

$15pp IAAP members / $20pp Non members
Fee payable in advance via PayPal or by cash, check, VISA/MC/Amex at the door.


Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to the meeting will be subject to full meeting fee.