We Support You We have built a strong community to support, inspire, uplift and empower each other and to create opportunities to lead, learn and excel. We also believe in continued career development and we have partnered with the best leaders in our industry who are helping admins. Here are some educational resources for your career!
Bonnie Low-Kramen Former PA to Oscar-Winning Actress Olympia Dukakis Board Advisor at Creative Admin International speaker and teacher, Bonnie Low-Kramen is recognized as one of the world’s most respected and inspirational leaders in the administrative profession. In 2015 Bonnie was named Educator of the Year by the Domestic Estate Managers Association. She worked as the Personal Assistant to Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis for 25 years until 2011.
Bonnie’s passion is to affect positive change in the global workplace by paving the way towards healthy and productive relationships between assistants, managers, and fellow staff. Bonnie and Vickie Sokol Evans host a monthly Podcast series where they tackle the burning issues of the workplace. A writer for Executive Secretary Magazine, SmartCEO Magazine, and the Ultimate Assistant blog, her website was named as one of the “Top 10 Websites for Assistants of 2015” by Business Management Daily.
Bonnie is the bestselling author of the desk-side resource book “Be the Ultimate Assistant, A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employer.” She is a sought-after speaker and trainer at conferences and corporations around the world. In April 2015 she launched an international initiative called Speak Up! Pledge to motivate more positive and productive communication in the workplace (SpeakUpPledge.com.) She is a member of many professional organizations, including New York Celebrity Assistants (co-founder), International Association of Administrative Professionals, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, and the National Association of Professional Women. Bonnie is at the center of the movement to close the wage gap and to end workplace bullying.
Monique Helstrom Former Chief of Simon Sinek Board Advisor at Creative Human After serving for nearly a decade as the Chief of Simon Sinek, New York Times Best-Selling author and TED celebrity, Monique had unparalleled opportunities, unique experiences, and perspective shifts. With the tools she accumulated in her own successful career as the primary support person for one of the most influential thought leaders of our time, she can teach you how decipher and disentangle the common, yet rarely discussed, issues plaguing this indispensable partnership. Monique had plenty of miscommunications and mistakes, “aha” moments and “ugh” moments, and periods of growth as well as periods of decline. These challenges have helped her become a catalyst of change. She has learned how to build and maintain the mighty union between the visionary and those who support him/her so that all ships can rise together. Like all great relationships, it’s success requires hard work, dedication, integrity and most importantly, time. Monique helps both Executives and Assistants build confidence within their relationship by focusing on their own innate strengths and natural abilities. After all, momentum comes from enhancing your talents, not wasting time worrying about your limitations. Other than being a procedure queen and spreadsheet lover, she is a house flipper, construction enthusiast, accomplished traveler, music lover, military child, yoga and spin devotee, proud auntie, and Philadelphia native. In addition to speaking and training, she offers her organizational expertise to new businesses and startups looking to grow evolve. Monique provides the solid foundational systems, processes, and procedures entrepreneurs need to keep up with the foreseen and unforeseen challenges associated with growing their organizations. Services include project management, product creation, business foundations, internal procedures, speaker development, and conferences and special events. Her team can grasp a problem and navigate my way relentlessly to the solution with a focus and clarity that most others simply do not have.
Creative Admin’s purpose is to disrupt this traditional way of thinking for administrative professional industry and promote the idea that we are all in this together. The way we will do this is by respecting our backgrounds, history, roots and by supporting each other without criticism or judgement. We are proud of being ever-evolving admins by creating memorable experiences that bring us together.
Creative Human’s purpose is to disrupt the traditional way of thinking about career and lifestyle by promoting the idea that we are all creative, ever-evolving humans and delivering memorable experiences that bring people together.