WIND Networking for Today’s Professional


Thursday August 17

Facilitator: Dawn Quesnel


Trinity Episcopal Church
1 Blue Hill River Road

Meeting Agenda

WIND South meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month

9:15 am:  New members Registration
9:30 am:  Unstructured Open Networking
10:00 am: Introductions/Needs & Leads

11:00 am: Guest Speaker & Facilitator Larry Elle – The Five Pillars of Staying Positive
12:00 am:  Meeting adjourn

Contact Facilitator – Dawn Quesnel at


The Five Pillars of Staying Positive

The Five Pillars of Staying Positive

Economic worries, employer rejections, family and community concerns make it hard to stay positive while job hunting. Yet while such stressors are inevitable, being stressed out isn’t. This presentation will help you understand the five pillars to staying positive during a job search; five behaviors you can adopt to help you see the sun through the clouds, and develop the resilience you need to continue an often frustrating job search.

We’ll look at the stresses you face every day, helping you find solutions to these concerns. You’ll learn how your body responds to stress with the “Flight or Fight” response, and focus on ways to counteract bodily stress and turn on your “relaxation response.” We’ll pay attention to the words we use to “talk to yourself”, and how we use, or misuse, our “Inner Critic” and “Inner Coach.” Is your Inner Critic running your life? You’ll learn how to reinforce your Inner Coach and create your own “Power Statement.”

Participant’s Will Learn:

  • What you can do to increase your bodily well being
  • New ways to cope with troublesome emotions
  • The importance of setting life goals
  • How community work, volunteering and coursework can open door of opportunity
  • The importance of creating supports for yourself as you move forward



PRESENTER: Larry Elle, MSW, has worked as a career counselor and coach for over 20 years working with people from all walks of life, all income levels, those with disabilities and without. He created Job Search Success Teams, a pioneering way to use group support to aid reemployment, and created a process called “Identify Your Ideal Career” to help people determine a vocational direction for themselves. Larry is also President of the Professional Development Collaborative, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, whose mission is to provide affordable training to  the unemployed to speed their return to work and to aid local employers.



Communications During Your Job Interview – Seeing and Hearing The Non-Verbal Clues presenter: Elaine Jackson, BS, PMP, GPM-b, HolisticPMC

What do recruiters say that you are not hearing during your job interviews? Learn how to listen, respond, and “appropriately react” during a job interview and understand the types of interview questions asked. Learn strategies to stay calm and professional in addition to learning techniques to control your body language The presentation is full of free resources and links to motivate and help you become quickly ready for your near term job interviews. Read your interviewer and discover how to control what is being read from your non-verbal responses. Be the driver during your next interview!

Elaine Jackson, BS, PMP, GPM-b​ is a dedicated project management instructor conducting this interactive workshop to confirm your business is started and moving at the right pace to gain success and revenue. She is a highly proficient Project Management Instructor for the PMP Certification Exam and helps project managers add exceptional value to corporations that desire to be competitive in their industry. With a 95% PMP client pass rate – her clients are able to increase salaries, elevate their positions, and help their company reduce risk while increasing return on investments. Elaine is the Founder of Holistic Project Management Consulting, and a Sustainability Management presenter. She is passionate about learning and process improvements. Elaine is also a graduate of the Entrepreneur Training Program of Andover, MA. She is available for speaking engagements and workshops that benefit employees, entrepreneurs, and individuals that desire career advancements.

_________________________________________________________Bio: Dawn Quesnel, CPCC, PCC – Coach DQ

About Our Workshop Facilitator: Dawn Quesnel is passionate about helping people achieve their short-term career objectives and long-term career goals. Her ground-breaking BRIDGE Method provides a path for finding gainful employment 50% faster than using the traditional approaches. Affectionately known as Coach DQ, she has been a Certified Co-Active Coach for over 13 years. She began her career as an executive recruiter placing sales, marketing, advertising, and creative professionals. She is a DiSC® Administrator, WIND Networking Facilitator and leads the Regional Networking Group for Job Seekers 50+. She graduated Cum Laude from Suffolk University with a BS in Business & Entrepreneurship, and was awarded the “Thomas Leonard Career Coach of the Year” by her peers.

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Cost to Attend

No advance registration required

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

Coffee and refreshments