25 episodes

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

Belly Dance Alchemy Kelli Nottingham

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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

    S2 Ep 12: Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

    S2 Ep 12: Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

    Whether it's knee-knocking terror or just butterflies in your stomach, fear of public speaking holds so many people back in their careers, their dance adventures, and life in general.
    In this episode, I share 4 practical approaches you can take to manage (and even conquer!) your fear of public speaking.
    Don't hide your voice and ideas - the world needs them now more than ever!
    So listen now and get ready to speak up!  "Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking" is out now, wherever you get your podcasts.
    If you like the Belly Dance Alchemy podcast, please help me spread the word by rating the podcast on your favorite podcast directory, and telling your friends.  It's greatly appreciated!
    Subscribe to our mailing list at bellydancealchemy.org
    Follow the podcast on Instagram @bellydancealchemypodcast
    We also have a Youtube channel with more content!  Belly Dance Alchemy Videos
    If you want to grow your professional skills, either 1:1 or through workshops at your company or organization, let's chat!  For a 30-minute complimentary consultation, email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com, go to bellydancealchemy.org, or reach out to me on LinkedIn, so we can see if I'm a good fit for your needs.

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

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

    Conflict is NOT a 4-letter word!   


     If your reaction to conflict is either:


    Slip on the ol' boxing gloves orRun away as fast as possiblethen 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 skills required.  


    So listen now to find some new ways to approach the inevitable conflicts that show up.  


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    Subscribe to our mailing list at bellydancealchemy.org


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    We also have a Youtube channel with more content!  Belly Dance Alchemy Videos


     If you're interested in working with me, either 1:1 or in conjunction with your company or organization, let's chat!  For a 30-minute complimentary consultation, email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com, go to bellydancealchemy.org, or reach out to me on LinkedIn, so we can see if I'm a good fit for your needs. 

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

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

    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 are changing. We’re being judged by a new yardstick: not just by how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also by how well we handle ourselves and each other.”
    So let's learn about that new yardstick!

    Subscribe to our mailing list at bellydancealchemy.org
    Follow the podcast on Instagram @bellydancealchemypodcast
    We also have a Youtube channel with more content!  Belly Dance Alchemy Videos
    If you're interested in working with me, either 1:1 or in conjunction with your company or organization, let's chat!  For a 30-minute complimentary consultation, email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com, go to bellydancealchemy.org, or reach out to me on LinkedIn, so we can see if I'm a good fit for your needs. 

    • 38 min
    S2 Ep 9: Networking the Non-Icky Way

    S2 Ep 9: Networking the Non-Icky Way

    Hi dancers!  Does the thought of networking (for day job or dance life) make you feel:
      Icky  Grumpy  Queasy  Terrified  All of the Above   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: Maximizing Your Potential At Work.  If interested, you can buy it here.

    Subscribe to our mailing list at bellydancealchemy.org
    Follow the podcast on Instagram @bellydancealchemypodcast
    We also have a Youtube channel with more content!  Belly Dance Alchemy Videos
     If you're interested in working with me, either 1:1 or in conjunction with your company or organization, let's chat!  For a 30-minute complimentary consultation, email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com, go to bellydancealchemy.org, or reach out to me on LinkedIn, so we can see if I'm a good fit for your needs. 

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

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

    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 involved. 

    Talk to you next week!

    Subscribe to our mailing list at bellydancealchemy.org
    Follow the podcast on Instagram @bellydancealchemypodcast
    We also have a Youtube channel with more content!  Belly Dance Alchemy Videos
     If you're interested in working with me, either 1:1 or in conjunction with your company or organization, let's chat!  For a 30-minute complimentary consultation, email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com, go to bellydancealchemy.org, or reach out to me on LinkedIn, so we can see if I'm a good fit for your needs. 

    • 3 min
    S2 Ep 8: What's Your Communication Style?

    S2 Ep 8: What's Your Communication Style?

    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 to flex our natural default communication style to be much more effective communicators.
    Subscribe to our mailing list at bellydancealchemy.org
    Follow the podcast on Instagram @bellydancealchemypodcast
    We also have a Youtube channel with more content!  Belly Dance Alchemy Videos
     If you're interested in working with me, either 1:1 or in conjunction with your company or organization, let's chat!  For a 30-minute complimentary consultation, email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com, go to bellydancealchemy.org, or reach out to me on LinkedIn, so we can see if I'm a good fit for your needs. 

    • 35 min

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