WIND Networking for Today’s Professional

Fred Nothnagel

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 engineering 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 22 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 1100 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.

Gail Birger

Gail Birger

email: Gail Birger

tel: 617.505.6693


Gail Birger is principal career consultant for Birger & Associates, a career management 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.

Larry Elle

Larry Elle

email: Larry Elle



Larry Elle will temporarily be Wind/South facilitator as of October 19 until a permanent replacement can be found.

Larry Elle, a former WIND South facilitator, here to help pass along the baton to WIND’s newest facilitator. Larry facilitated WIND South from 1998 – 2016,. He directs Success Associates Career Services and specializes in helping people overcome the personal and psychological obstacles to finding and succeeding in their career and job search. He developed Job Search Success Teams, a group job search method emphasizing mutual support and accountability. He provides private career counseling services and is President of the Professional Development Collaborative, a non-profit dedicated to providing affordable training to professionals in transition.