38 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

    S3 Ep 3: Quiet Quitting Isn't The Answer

    S3 Ep 3: Quiet Quitting Isn't The Answer

    If you haven't heard the term "quiet quitting" yet, it's all over social media recently.   What does it look like?  Well, it doesn't mean quitting your job - it means doing only what's required for your job,  or setting boundaries that say "I'm not going to do more than I’m being paid to do."
    But is quiet quitting actually a solution to the problems that we're facing?   I vote No!  That’s what today's episode is all about.  Listen now!

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    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. 

    • 18 min
    S3 Ep 2: Belly Dance Conventions! Let's go!

    S3 Ep 2: Belly Dance Conventions! Let's go!

    If you've never been to a belly dance convention, you're missing out!  In this episode, I share some lessons learned about the 4 P's of belly dance conventions:
    PlanningPacking (or overpacking...)ParticipatingPerformingListen now and get excited about attending one of these fantastic events! 

    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. 

    • 32 min
    S3 Ep 1: The Power of Self-Awareness + Self-Management

    S3 Ep 1: The Power of Self-Awareness + Self-Management

    The Belly Dance Alchemy Podcast is back for its 3rd season!  We're kicking off our new competency-based format with a long look in the mirror.  Yes, this episode is all about self-awareness and self-management.  These two skill areas are critical for any other professional or personal growth you may attempt.  Without them, we're all just oblivious wrecking balls of human beings, and nobody wants that, right?
    Register today for the Resume Revamp online course: Resume Revamp | Nottingham Professional Development (teachable.com)

    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. 

    • 29 min
    S2 Ep 21: Building Your Resilience

    S2 Ep 21: Building Your Resilience

    Light out of darkness: the theme of so many holidays at this time of year.

    Know what else is all about light out of darkness?

    Resilience

    Resilience isn't being impervious to setbacks - it's the ability to bounce back from setbacks.  Which is good, because we all deal with disappointments!

    Think you're born with a set level of resilience?  Nonsense.  We can build that skill just like any other.  In this episode, we look at 2 ways to start strengthening your resilience muscle today!

    I'd like to say a quick but sincere Thank You! to all my listeners.  You make this endeavor worthwhile. 

    Feedback is appreciated!  Email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com
    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

    • 15 min
    S2 Ep 20: Exploring Self-Gratitude (+ group hug!)

    S2 Ep 20: Exploring Self-Gratitude (+ group hug!)

    It's Gratitude Time!  
    Gratitude gives us a different (bigger) perspective on our lives.  It can make us feel humble, small, receptive.
    That's awesome.  Except when it goes too far.  Then it's not great.  When we have too much humility, we may not advocate for ourselves like we should, whether at work, in dance, at home, or with any opportunity.  
    In this episode, we turn gratitude inward, to discover how to be grateful to ourselves, by ourselves.
    Does that make you feel weird or selfish?  Oh then you DEFINITELY need to listen.  
    Thank you for listening!  I'm grateful for you!
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    Feedback is appreciated!  Email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com
    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

    • 15 min
    S2 Ep 19: Prioritizing - First Thing First

    S2 Ep 19: Prioritizing - First Thing First

    I’m going to go on record here saying that the word "priorities" plural is just messed up.  The word priority (singular) means the thing that goes first.  
     As in, the singular first position. 
    Saying that we can have more than one thing in the first position is a recipe for stress and overwhelm and divided attention.
    And here's a Big Truth:  Our priorities aren't what we say they are, they're what we actually DO.  Our priorities aren't defined by our vision boards or the goals we set for ourselves.  Our priorities, in reality, are where we spend our time, our energy, and our focus.
    So where do you spend your time + energy + focus?  Where do you WANT to spend them?
    Let's explore some ways to get our ducks in a row (with that first duck being the first duck!)

    Feedback is appreciated!  Email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com
    Subscribe to our awesome newsletter and 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

    • 24 min