WIND Networking for Today’s Professional

Fred Nothnagel

email: Fred Nothnagel
tel: 978.501.4854


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.

Dawn Quesnel, CPCC, PCC

tel: 617-755-8611      

WIND South

Dawn Quesnel is bold, innovative, passionate, fun, and stands out from the crowd! She is a leader in the coaching industry and was nominated by her peers in June 2011 as Career Coach of the Year.  DQ as she is affectionately known, is a radio show host, coach, facilitator, and author.  Leveraging her strong background in sales and her desire to make a difference in people’s lives, she inspires, motivates, and encourages advertising, marketing, and creative business owners to take their career and life to the next level. She helps them by “shining a spotlight” on key roadblocks to success and then by coaching them on sales, negotiations, relationship/team development and networking strategies to “re-ignite” their career or business success.

Dawn draws on her eclectic background and experiences to offer her clients a unique perspective and approach to personal and professional success. Prior to transitioning to coaching, Dawn honed her job-search, coaching, and sales skills as a recruiter for two of Boston’s premier advertising agencies, and then ultimately as owner of her own recruiting firm. In all of these roles, she frequently exceeded sales targets and was awarded as a “Top Biller.” But more importantly, in each of these roles, Dawn took a personal interest in mentoring and empowering her clients to break through roadblocks, helping to set them up for career success.  Thus was born her coaching career.

Prior to her roles in recruiting, Dawn was fortunate enough to participate in corporate training programs at both Hilton Corporation and Disney, where she acquired strong skills and expertise in professional presence and client relationship management. All of these varied experiences helped shape her career and contributed immensely to her success.


 Dawn lives in the Boston area with her husband, daughter, and 2 cats, Itchy & Scratchy

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."