WIND Networking for Today’s Professional


Tuesday October 10

Facilitator: Gail Birger


Church of the Good Shepherd
9 Russell Ave

Meeting Agenda

9:30 am:   Sign-in, informal networking
9:45 am:   Good News, New Member Intros, Needs, Leads
10:45 am:   Networking
11:00 am:   PRESENTATION
11:45 am:   Meeting ends


"How Starbucks Saved My Life"

In his best-selling autobiography, “How Starbucks Saved My Life”, sixty-four-year-old Michael Gill recounts his decline from being creative director for a world-famous advertising agency to becoming a low-level Starbucks employee with initial responsibility for cleaning the bathroom. A well-known proverb goes, “When the student is ready, the teacher will come.” Michael was ready. Good thing, because twenty-eight-year-old Crystal, the no nonsense, candid, and very competent African American store manager would soon become his boss and his teacher. They were an unlikely pair, but after a short while at the job Gill writes, “I liked working with Crystal. It was hard to admit, but in many ways, I really enjoyed working at Starbucks more than I had at my high-status job at J. Walter Thompson.” Gill’s book is uplifting and well worth reading especially if you need motivation to start anew. Come to WIND EAST on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 to learn more about Michael Gill’s journey and how it applies to you and your job search.


Cost to Attend

No advance registration required

New members: $20 [ includes one-time $10 registration fee ]
Returning members: $10

Coffee and refreshments