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Welcome to Belly Dance Alchemy - a captivating blend of the best elements of career & professional development and the magic of belly dance. Life is too short for a day job that doesn't make us feel motivated or fulfilled, or a dance life that doesn't make us feel empowered! I'm Kelli Nottingham, and this podcast brings together the learnings from my professional training & development career, and melds them with important life lessons gleaned from belly dance. We'll cover tons of topics like change management, public speaking skills, influencing others (and lots more) in fun, action-oriented and practical episodes designed to spark joy and excitement! Ready to make your day job sparkle and your dance life grow in new and inspiring ways? Listen now! bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com www.bellydancealchemy.org

Welcome to Belly Dance Alchemy - a captivating blend of the best elements of career & professional development and the magic of belly dance. Life is too short for a day job that doesn't make us feel motivated or fulfilled, or a dance life that doesn't make us feel empowered! I'm Kelli Nottingham, and this podcast brings together the learnings from my professional training & development career, and melds them with important life lessons gleaned from belly dance. We'll cover tons of topics like change management, public speaking skills, influencing others (and lots more) in fun, action-oriented and practical episodes designed to spark joy and excitement! Ready to make your day job sparkle and your dance life grow in new and inspiring ways? Listen now! bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com www.bellydancealchemy.org

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Welcome to Belly Dance Alchemy - a captivating blend of the best elements of career & professional development and the magic of belly dance. Life is too short for a day job that doesn't make us feel motivated or fulfilled, or a dance life that doesn't make us feel empowered! I'm Kelli Nottingham, and this podcast brings together the learnings from my professional training & development career, and melds them with important life lessons gleaned from belly dance. We'll cover tons of topics like change management, public speaking skills, influencing others (and lots more) in fun, action-oriented and practical episodes designed to spark joy and excitement! Ready to make your day job sparkle and your dance life grow in new and inspiring ways? Listen now! bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com www.bellydancealchemy.org

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English


Episodes

S2 Ep 11: Managing Conflict (Without Becoming A Jerk)

6/3/2021
Conflict is NOT a 4-letter word! If your reaction to conflict is either: then today's episode is going to change your perspective (with no anger or yelling at all!) The truth is, most of us don't like the idea of conflict - we think it'll feel messy, personal, and damaging. But it doesn't have to be that way. Conflict can be a wonderful opportunity to learn about ourselves and others around us, and it gives us a chance to make the world a better place. No really! It can! No martial arts...

Duration:00:24:30

S2 Ep 10: Emotional Intelligence 101: What's Love + Hate + Fear Got To Do With It?

5/20/2021
Humans are emotion-driven creatures, whether we want to admit it or not. And many of the most challenging situations that come up for us aren't based strictly on fact - they're based on feeling: managing conflicts, change, influencing others, sales, delegating. Trying to fix a feeling-based problem with a fact-based solution, ain't gonna help. In this episode we dig into the work of Daniel Goleman, who wrote (arguably) THE book on Emotional Intelligence (EQ). He says: “The rules for work...

Duration:00:38:06

S2 Ep 9: Networking the Non-Icky Way

5/14/2021
Hi dancers! Does the thought of networking (for day job or dance life) make you feel: Well fear not, listener! In this episode we're going to bust four common myths about networking that keep many people from building the strong, mutually beneficial relationships that great networks provide. No pushy or smarmy behaviors needed. Who knows? You might even learn to *gasp* LOVE networking! In this episode I mention a book that's been a great resource: Elaine Biech's Skills For Career Success:...

Duration:00:26:52

S2 Ep 9A (Mini-sode): Four Networking Questions to Ponder

5/5/2021
Let's start digging into building our professional and personal networks. Here's a mini episode to prepare you for next week's full episode on Networking The Non-Icky Way. I'm on vacation this week, visiting with family I haven't been able to see in 1 1/2 years (yay for vaccines!), but I didn't want to leave you hanging. Next week we'll have a full episode on how to network professionally without feeling salesy or pushy, and in ways that feel comfortable and beneficial for everyone...

Duration:00:03:43

S2 Ep 8: What's Your Communication Style?

4/22/2021
Are you a Take This Fun Quiz kind of person? If you said yes, today's episode is especially for you. We're digging into different ways that people communicate, using a modified DISC assessment that we'll do right here! In this episode! No complicated test needed! But if you're afraid of being labelled as Type X or Style_______, no worries - we'll also explore how we aren't really putting ourselves into a self-limiting box by dissecting the way we communicate. In fact, we'll learn some ways...

Duration:00:35:49

S2 Ep 7B: Take The Lead - Leading Remote and Hybrid Teams: Communication & Visibility

4/15/2021
EXTRA EXTRA (mini-episode!) Are you a leader who is now managing remote employees or a blended team of remote and in-office people? Are you a dance teacher or studio owner with online and/or in-person students? You now have even MORE responsibilities, including one very important one: VISIBILITY! (Yes I'm shouting, because this is crucial stuff!) Today's video shares one tactic to start the process of building solid communication and visibility for both your team and yourself! Subscribe...

Duration:00:09:19

S2 Ep 7: Building Visibility While Working Remotely

4/8/2021
The world is so much more open to remote work, to being a digital nomad, and that's fantastic! If that way of working is calling to you - great! Go for it! Bon voyage! But there are some really important things to keep in mind. {Cue sad trombone} One of the most crucial concerns about remote work is the lack of VISIBILITY that comes with it. And I don't just mean turning your camera off during video calls. We're talking career-stalling, Wonder Woman's Airplane types of invisibility to the...

Duration:00:35:43

S2 Ep 6: Mimic & Model (aka Let's Learn From Other People's Successes)

3/25/2021
I’m all for individuality - doing things your own way! Forging your own path through life! Woo! Unique Rules! But hey. If someone has learned a lesson the hard way, or has figured out an amazing technique for dealing with a situation, why reinvent the wheel? We may be unique, but it doesn't mean we're remote desert islands in a sea of I Gotta Figure This Out By Myself. We're more like an Archipelago of Shared Knowledge, washed in a sea of Human Experience. This metaphor is going off the...

Duration:00:29:18

S2 Ep 5: You Are Not A Fraud! Beating Imposter Complex

3/11/2021
Picture the scene: You've been hand selected to participate in a big work project or a huge dance event! Woo hoo! How exciting! Except a loud voice is booming in your head, saying: I am a complete fraud. They just don't realize it yet. Ah yes, the dreaded Imposter Complex. In this episode, we're going to face this bully head on, digging into what Imposter Complex is, nine ways that it shows up, and a whole bunch of practical steps we can take to send it on its miserable way....

Duration:00:26:28

S2 Ep 4: Fixed Vs. Growth Mindsets

2/26/2021
Do you believe you're smart? Talented? Creative? What happens when your intelligence or talents or creativity are put to the test, and don't make the grade? Do you focus on what you can learn from the situation? (This is the answer we know we should give, but deep down inside is that really our reaction? Or do you question whether you're really smart or talented or skilled? - That's the one that often comes up instead!) In this episode, we dig into some research on fixed vs. growth...

Duration:00:23:53

S2 Ep 3: We Are (Not?) Our Self-Identity

2/10/2021
We behave according to who we believe we are. So who do you believe you are? Powerful? Adaptable? Scatterbrained? Never good enough? In this episode, we dig down into the many layers of our identities, and explore our beliefs about ourselves. Why, you ask? Because our self beliefs shape how we interact with our work, our dance, and our relationships, both professional and personal. Our beliefs can propel us forward, or hold us back. It's our choice! (p.s. My cat, Loki, decided to make a...

Duration:00:23:14

S2 Ep 2: Creating A Development Odyssey

1/27/2021
"I'm unhappy but I'm comfortable with it." Sound familiar? This the Siren Call of Complacent Despair, and it keeps us stagnant, sitting alone on our little island of I Guess This Is Good Enough. But it's not good enough, dear listeners, and in this episode we're exploring a new way to think about developing our careers and our dance - the Development Odyssey. This odyssey is going to take us far beyond what a traditional career or skill development plan would. Don't have an actual...

Duration:00:27:12

S2 Ep 1: Goal Setting and Our Self-Identity

1/13/2021
Welcome to 2021! Let's kick off this year by setting some GOALS! In this episode, we discuss 3 key aspects to setting goals that are actually going to get you where you want to go (yes yes, isn't that what they all say?) But if you don't pay attention to these 3 points, your goals will remain more like wishes than reality, your Vision Board more like a Disappointment Board. And we don't want that. If you want a much deeper look into goal setting and habit forming, I strongly recommend...

Duration:00:17:32

Ep 11 - 2020 in the Rearview Mirror

12/23/2020
Yeah, we might be ready to just say Good Riddance to 2020, but let's take a little time to learn what we can from this bizarre year. Pull out your notebooks or journals, a pen, and a beverage of your choice, and prepare yourself for a virtual coaching session with me! We'll take our time reflecting on the past year in this episode, both the ups and downs, and you can pause as much as needed to write out your thoughts and ideas. If you like this episode, please let me know, so I can do more...

Duration:00:22:41

Ep 10 - Self Care Is More Than Scented Candles

12/9/2020
Today we're discussing self care, but not the heavily marketed, commodified, Buy-Expensive-Luxuries version of it. Please don't pummel me with fancy scented candles! (Unless they're lemongrass scented). This episode reveals a much broader, truer way of caring for ourselves, so that we can be the most vibrant, powerful, and authentic versions of ourselves that we can. Yes, pampering ourselves is a part of caring for ourselves, it's just definitely NOT the whole package. So light a candle...

Duration:00:26:51

Ep 9 - How to Conquer Implicit Bias

11/18/2020
(Note: this episode discusses some topics that may be borderline challenging for younger ears to understand, including examples of common biases in the world and our dance community. Parents, you may want to listen when the kiddos aren't around.) Our brains are efficient, squishy little machines that can do amazing things! But they can also go on autopilot and default to thinking processes that reinforce stereotypes that can hold us back from living in an equitable world where everyone can...

Duration:00:32:44

Ep 8 - Gratitude for Cynical Types

11/11/2020
Well, dear listeners, it doesn't have to be that way! Trust me, I'm not a meditation person, but even I've found ways to bring more gratitude into everyday life. Here are some key points from this episode: Gratitude doesn't require religious/spiritual faith. Really!Gratitude doesn't need to be deeply philosophical to workGratitude doesn't have to be all about you and your lifeWe'll also discuss some Deep Thoughts about gratitude, but don't worry - we don't get heavy in this episode. So...

Duration:00:31:05

Ep 7 - Roll With the Change (Management)

11/3/2020
Often when we think of change, we think of "We're at Point A, Next We'll Be at Point B." But making changes successfully isn't so much about the logistics - it's about the mental and emotional transitions that we go through as we transition from Point A to Point B. When a change pops up in your life, do you get mad? Sad? Grumpy? Anxious? What's your Default Change Reaction? In this episode we talk about the 3 transitional phases we go through during changes, and ways to manage our...

Duration:00:37:36

Ep 6 - Making Friends With Fear

10/29/2020
It's the spooky season and this episode is Filled With Fear! No, it's not scary (I promise!), but we are going to chat about how we can use our fears productively. Fear is there to help us - it keeps us safe and makes us alert to possible dangers, but sometimes gets so big and so all-encompassing that it holds us back in our lives, our dance, and our careers. In this episode we explore: Don't be scared to look your Fear Friend in the eye! You might find you have a lot to chat...

Duration:00:29:27

Ep 5 - Being a Rock Star Coach or Mentor

10/21/2020
Like learning new dance movements, being an effective coach or mentor requires focused skills practice and a learning mindset. In our last episode, we discussed ways for learners to make the most of 1:1 coaching or mentoring time. Today's episode focuses on the other side of the relationship, with some best practices from the world of corporate coaching & mentoring, to help you make the most of that precious 1:1 time with your learner. We'll dig into: Effective Goal SettingActive...

Duration:00:28:29