WIND Networking for Today’s Professional

WIND/East Meeting

Tuesday December 11

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



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 says, “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, Dec. 11, 2018 to learn more about Michael Gill’s journey and how it applies to you and your job search.



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 on their own. Gail also works with professionals who are currently employed and want to consult with her on issues regarding work performance and navigation of work place politics. Gail’s background is in high tech business development and marketing. She is a sought-after presenter and workshop leader who speaks on career topics including: assertive communication, the art of small talk, and understanding your boss. 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