Education Spotlight

Educator Spotlight: Newborn Care Solutions

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newborn care solutions logoToday there is a major shift in hiring trends for high end personal childcare options. Parents are demanding educated and knowledgeable Newborn Care Specialists to care for their infants. To help meet this need, Tonya Sakowicz founded Newborn Care Solutions to train childcare professionals in this specialized field. Offering classes at their base in Scottsdale, ...

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Interview with the 2016 DEMA Educator the Year – Tonya Sakowicz of Newborn Care Solutions

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Tonya Sakowicz is the founder of Newborn Care Solutions, a company dedicated to the education of families and training of Newborn Care Specialists and Nannies. As an INA Credentialed Nanny, Newborn Care Specialist, and Parent Educator, Tonya provides consulting and in-home sleep conditioning for her clients, in addition to teaching seminars. Her training focuses on proven strategies, methods, and tips found to be the most beneficial for the newborns and their families.

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The 2015 Guide to Private Service Agencies and Educators is here!

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After several months of careful editing and revisions, we are finally ready to release the 2015 edition of “The Guide to Private Service Agencies and Educators.”  Featuring over 20 agencies, major schools, and notable educators in the luxury lifestyle management, this guide is a valuable resource to anyone looking for a job in the domestic services industry, from nannies to estate managers and everything in-between.

Best of all, you can get your copy for free!

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Review: The Essentials of Household & Estate Management course

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estate management solutions logWhile many people are familiar with the large, long-standing schools for private service certification such as the Charles MacPherson Academy and Starkey International Institute for Household Management, there are challenges of attending such a course: classes demand full-time attendance for 4 – 8 weeks and the tuition is costly. Over the past few years, some independent educators have begun to ...

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Educator Spotlight: Peak Technical Institute

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Peak Technical InstituteIf you are looking to expand your knowledge and training for the Private Service industry, Peak Technical Institute teaches two unique programs. With campuses in both Tennessee and Colorado, Peak offers a variety of classes to cover virtually any topic the busy Private Service professional could possibly need. We had a chance to ask Theresa Stratton a few questions to get ...

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Private Service Educator Spotlight – The Meyer Suite

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In the world of workshops for Private Service Professionals, The Meyer Suite is a relative newcomer, opening their doors in 2012. However, their commitment to help enlighten potential and current Personal Assistant’s to the industry is a sincere desire to help others decide if this is the right profession for them, without having to make a costly investment.

In today’s Educator Spotlight, owner Elizabeth Meyer tells us more about her focused workshops…

1. How long have you been in business?
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Private Service Education Spotlight: Be the Ultimate Assistant

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Within the personal assistant industry, Bonnie Low-Kramen has been helping PA’s become more effective in their roles.  From co- founding the New York Celebrity Assistants (NYCA) to writing her book, Be the Ultimate Assistant, Bonnie has strived to elevate the industry and the PAs who work so hard within it.

 

Along with Vickie Sokol Evans, Microsoft Office Master Wizard (okay, the technical term is Master Microsoft Certified Trainer, but we all know she actually works ...

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Educator Spotlight: Professional Domestics Institute (PDI)

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In the middle of the Heartland, the Professional Domestics Institute (also known as PDI) has been training private service professionals for almost 20 years.  In this month’s Educator Spotlight, owner Carole Scudere gives us more insight into her program…

To start, please give us a summary of your school or program…

Professional Domestic Institute is the only state-certified schools that trains most all domestic staff. Opening in 1994, we have been in business for almost 20 years, not including the professional experience ...

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Review: “Be the Ultimate Assistant” Workshop

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men and Vickie Sokol evansOn June 8 and 9, 2013, I attended the “Be the Ultimate Assistant” workshop hosted by Bonnie Low-Kramen and Vickie Sokol Evans at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, Texas. (See below for their full credentials.) The weekend workshop drew about 20 people from diverse locations, such as California, Colorado and Washington State.  Attendees varied from Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants and professionals who bridged the gap between the two ...

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Educator Spotlight: Charles MacPherson Butler Academy

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charles macpherson butler academyLocated in Toronto, Canada, the Charles MacPherson Butler Academy has been preparing individuals for private service careers since 2009.  Started by Charles MacPherson, an experienced international butler and author of “The Butler Speaks: A Guide to Stylish Entertaining, Etiquette and the Art of Good Housekeeping” (Random House, 2013), the school focuses on a mix of technical skills and management concepts ...

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