WIND Networking for Today’s Professional

WIND/South Meeting

Thursday April 18

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month

Fred Nothnagel

Facilitator: Fred Nothnagel


Trinity Episcopal Church
1 Blue Hill River Road, Canton, MA 02021
Look for the outside stairway to the second floor and the WIND Networking sign. At the top of the stairs, take a right and enter the door on the left.

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda

9:00am:   Doors open for Unstructured Open Networking

9:15am:    New Member Registration

9:30am    Introductions, Needs

10:00am: Connections, Leads, and Resources

10:30am: Unstructured Open Networking & Break

12:00pm: Meeting adjourns


If due to weather Canton schools are closed or delayed (or activities at the schools are cancelled) on the day of a WIND/South meeting, the meeting is cancelled. If schools are open and not delayed, but the weather is a concern, first check this website for updated information. If there is no updated information, feel free to call or text Fred Nothnagel 978-501-4854


"Beat the Age Rap"

Age discrimination is a perennial vexation for those of us with wrinkly skin or a few gray hairs. Some have said that it’s the most common, most written about but one of the most difficult prejudices to combat in the hiring process.
At our April 18 WIND South meeting Fred Nothnagel will present and lead a discussion about that thorny topic.
The most important question is:
“What can I do to overcome ageism so they’ll hire me?” (for a job in my field, not retail sales or Uber driving!)
The good news is that you can fight ageism, often neutralize it completely, by understanding
– why it exists (i.e. what are the stereotypes of mature workers)
– how to read the signals and anticipate the stereotypes, and
– how to use Pre-Emptive Positioning to show that they don’t apply to you.
This highly interactive session will give you that understanding and those skills, so that you can overcome the stereotypes and land the job.
You’ll learn
– the hidden concerns and fears behind the stereotypes
– how to determine which ones they may have of you even before you talk with them
– the tactics, techniques and behaviors you can use to undermine and destroy the impression that you are “one of those old people.”
You will PRACTICE in simulated situations some actual techniques and wording to use.
In his career Mr. Nothnagel has coached dozens of professionals to turn their interviews from concern about their ages to valuing the advantages that only a seasoned professional can offer. He’s eager to share his comprehensive approach to this important topic at WIND South.  Come join us in Canton on the 18th.

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 Consulting practice, Mr. Nothnagel served for 14 years as a Senior Career Marketing Consultant and consultant trainer with a nationwide career consulting firm.

Cost to Attend

No advance registration required

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

Coffee and refreshments