WIND Networking for Today’s Professional

WIND North Meeting

Wednesday February 12

Meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Fred Nothnagel

Facilitator: Fred Nothnagel


Fellowship Hall, downstairs at the Wilmington United Methodist Church
87 Church Street (a.k.a. Rt. 62)

Meeting Agenda


9:15 am Doors open for unstructured networking.  New Members Orientation (Bring a friend! Share the wealth! Expand the networking!)
10:00 General Meeting, featuring Roundtable Networking, WIND announcements, program of the day, business news and upcoming professional events, Needs and Leads
12:15pm Adjourn
Post-meeting: Time for more networking and perusing WIND’s print resources

Cost: $10 for active WIND members, $20 for first-time attendees and long-inactive members

Questions about WIND or your job search?

Fred Nothnagel

Executive Director, WIND
Independent Career Coach/Consultant


"Turn THEM Down Or Delay Your Response"

Many, if not most seasoned professionals in transition are tempted to accept the first half-decent offer they get.

If you take a little time and take your finger off the elation button, you can clearly evaluate the offer and perhaps conclude that either
– you lack enough information about one or more of the employer’s readiness and ability to meet YOUR minimum requirements on key desirables
– you need time to kill or accelerate your candidacy for another job
– the job is not for you, no matter how they might sweeten it

Our February 12 WIND North meeting will focus on these situations. Fred Nothnagel will cover how to:
– deal with such offers in a timely and professional way
– avoid burning bridges
– and keep your network alive in case something changes after you accept an offer there or somewhere else.

There are of course many variations on the situations, which lead to interesting discussions. As is WIND’s long-established custom, there will be plenty of time for discussion.
Optional preparation — if you have an offer in hand or expect one soon, bring the offer letter, a verbal offer, or what you anticipate in an imminent offer. Programs like this work better when we can use and analyze real examples. I will also bring one or two offer letters — with names disguised — to use.

Speaker Fred Nothnagel

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 a 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 followed his heart and embarked on his current career motivating, training and coaching professionals to reach their career goals.

In addition to his private Career Coaching practice, Mr. Nothnagel served for 14 years as a Senior Career Marketing Consultant and consultant trainer with a nationwide career consulting firm.

For 24 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 enjoys researching best search practices and current trends in the employment and business marketplaces, and produces handouts of his own making that dive deep into various job-search-related topics.



Cost to Attend

No advance registration required

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

Coffee and refreshments