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Tad Mayer

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email: Tad Mayer

tel: 978-758-6662


Tad Mayer is president of Career Negotiations. As an employee engagement trainer and career coach, he empowers professionals to advance. Tad works with companies to reduce turnover by helping early professionals network internally, managers identify valuable business initiatives that align with their professional aspirations, and executives identify roadblocks to overcome. He also works with individuals to move forward in their careers. He has co-authored the forthcoming book Own the Job Hunt.

Tad has conducted workshops and webinars on career development for organizations such as General Assembly, MIT, Harvard University, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Lowell and ValleyWorks career centers, and various networking groups. He is facilitator of WIND/South, a regular forum for professionals in job transition.

As an adjunct professor, Tad has taught negotiation courses at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and has guest lectured at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and MIT Sloan. He has been quoted in online venues like USNews and his writing has been featured in books such as Money Talks: 100 Strategies to Master Tricky Conversations about Money. Tad is a Co-Active Coach trained by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). He has an MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BS in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.

Fred Nothnagel

Fred Nothnagel

email: Fred Nothnagel

tel: 978.501.4854

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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 23 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.