WIND Networking for Today’s Professional

Fred Nothnagel

email: Fred Nothnagel
tel: 978.501.4854

WIND/North, WIND West

Fred Nothnagel’s professional background spans more than 30 years and a wide range of roles and industries. Following a few years at a vocational rehabilitation agency, he launched his business career as a Production Supervisor and Industrial Engineer at Polaroid Corporation. For the next 12 years he served in a variety of management roles at Augat, Millipore and Boston Scientific.

In 1995 he embarked on his current career motivating, training and coaching professionals to reach their career goals.

In addition to his private Career Consulting practice, Mr. Nothnagel served for 14 years as a Senior Career Marketing Consultant and consultant trainer with a nationwide career consulting firm. For 19 years he has been the Executive Director of WIND, where he has led hundreds of workshops in career exploration and job search skills, in addition to facilitating weekly meetings.

Fred has provided customized career assistance to more than 900 executives, mid-level managers and professionals at all levels, in dozens of industries.

He has also been retained by the U.S. Air Force at Hanscom AFB to conduct job search seminars for retiring military and civilian personnel. An invited speaker at Boston-area colleges and professional associations, he delivered a keynote address at the 2009 national conference of the Career Resource Management Association.

Fred holds a BA in both Physics and Psychology from Brown University and an MBA in Information Systems from Babson College.

Larry Elle

Larry Elle

email: Larry Elle
tel: 617.325.4521             


Larry Elle is Director of Success Associates Career Services. He provides private career counseling services to Boston area professionals and presents on career issues to local alumni and professional groups such as Northeastern University, Tufts University, Women in Publishing, etc. He is also President of the Professional Development Collaborative, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit whose mission is to provide affordable trainings to professionals in transition.

Larry is a Nationally Certified Career and Job Transition Coach and MBTI Administrator. He specializes in helping people determine a career direction that matches their unique skills and talents, and in coaching people through the job search process. He has gained an unparalleled knowledge of the Boston area labor market by facilitating WIND meetings since 1998 and excels at teaching job search networking skills. Larry recently produced a DVD, Power Networking: The Path to Job Search Success.

Larry trained in History and Psychology at the State University College in Buffalo, N.Y. and at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the published author of “Community Connections: Resources for Massachusetts Unemployed” (1994 and 1998), and “Not So Long Ago: Oral Histories of Older Bostonians”. He has been featured in local television and print media.

Prior to 1998 Larry worked for the Corporation for Business, Work and Learning, providing counseling services at large outplacement centers in Massachusetts including the High Tech Center, Woburn Professional Transition Center, Quincy and Cambridge Career Centers, South Weymouth Naval Air Center and the Purity Supreme Center where he developed highly successful Job Search Success Teams, returning people to work in half the normal time.

Gail Birger

email: Gail Birger
tel: 617.277.1049


Gail Birger is principal consultant for Birger & Associates, a career management and organizational consulting firm. For over a decade she has been coaching and advising in the areas of career search and transition, career advancement, assertive communication, and effective navigation of workplace politics. Her high tech industry experience enables her to offer practical and proven approaches that address workplace issues. She teaches "Assertive Communication", "The Assertive Job Search", "How to Keep Your Job" and "Dealing With Difficult People at Work" at the Brookline and Newton Adult Education Centers. She holds an MBA from Simmons School of Management. She facilitates WIND East."