WIND Networking for Today’s Professional

WIND/East Meeting

Tuesday April 24

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month

Gail Birger

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


"Book Review of 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 worth reading especially if you need motivation to start anew. Come to WIND EAST on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to learn more about Michael Gill’s journey.






Speaker Gail Birger

Gail Birger is an experienced career coach who helps professionals in career transition with resume writing, interviewing, salary negotiation, and networking. Professionals who are coached by Gail get more interviews and land jobs faster than if they job search alone. Gail also works with professionals who are currently employed and want to consult with her on issues regarding work performance. She has been quoted in The Boston Globe and The Watertown Tab, and has appeared on Boston Cable television. Her background is in high tech business development and marketing. She is a sought after presenter and workshop leader who speaks on career topics including: Finding Your Assertive Voice, Managing Up: Understanding Your Boss, and The Art of Small Talk. She holds an MBA from Simmons School of Management.

Cost to Attend

No advance registration required

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

Coffee and refreshments