S4 Ep 4 - Managing the Emotional Side of Layoffs + Job Instability
Belly Dance Alchemy
by Kelli Nottingham
8M ago
Companies laying off employees is anything but rare nowadays.  But that doesn't make it any easier to deal with if you're at risk of losing your job or just found out you're now unemployed. In our last episode we discussed practical steps you can take to manage the logistics of getting laid off.  In this episode, we're discussing the wide variety of emotions that happen when you're dealing with job loss.    Let's learn some ways to cope with the loss of identity, confidence, friendships, and stability that may come with losing your job.  Things will get better! Do y ..read more
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S4 Ep3: Managing Job Loss + Instability Successfully
Belly Dance Alchemy
by Kelli Nottingham
11M ago
The news today says that yet another company has announced layoffs. Layoffs have become such a standard operating practice for companies nowadays that there's corporate-speak to talk about them: RIFs (Reductions In Force), Rightsizing (yeesh), Corporate Outplacing (wow).  But calling it something different doesn't make it any easier to deal with if you're at risk of losing your job. However, there are practical steps you can take to manage the changes that happen if you're losing your job or are concerned that you might.  In this episode, we discuss the things to focus on when you ..read more
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S4 Ep 2: Stress Is Trying To Murder You
Belly Dance Alchemy
by Kelli Nottingham
1y ago
No, that's not hyperbole.  Stress really is trying to murder you.  This episode is all about stress: what it is, how it affects our brains and bodies.  But it's not all doom and gloom, because yes, beloved listeners, we also brainstorm some ways to reduce your stress.  Show that murdering jerk who's boss!  By relaxing.  And other stuff. Want to share something that's worked for you?  Let me know!  Email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail.com Do your goals include getting a new (less stressful) job this year, but your resume stinks?  Sign up toda ..read more
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S4 Ep 1: Goal Subtraction (Huh?)
Belly Dance Alchemy
by Kelli Nottingham
1y ago
If you're anything like me, by mid-February you've already fallen off the wagon with some (or all!) of your new goals or New Year's Resolutions.  It happens.  But instead of beating ourselves up for not being as disciplined as we should, let's consider a new way of looking at goal achievement - Goal Subtraction.  What's that?  Giving up on my goals?  But how would I achieve anything?  Oh my lovelies, take a listen and find out! Like this idea?  Want to share something that's worked for you?  Let me know!  Email me at bellydancealchemypodcast@gmail ..read more
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S3 Ep 6: A Little Spark of Gratitude
Belly Dance Alchemy
by Kelli Nottingham
1y ago
I'm so grateful for you!  And to say thanks for listening, here's a quick episode sharing some inspiring quotes about gratitude. 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 ..read more
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S3 Ep 5: Finding Our Value Outside of Work Pt 2 with Kristin Chesnutt
Belly Dance Alchemy
by Kelli Nottingham
1y ago
In Part 2 of our first Belly Dance Alchemy Duet, I talk with Kristin Chesnutt, a friend, former colleague, instructional designer, and book lover about the challenges of finding our value outside of our work/title, the importance of appreciating work no matter the "corporate ladder" level, and some books she recommends (along with a lot of other great insights!) Kristin's recommended books: Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price PhD Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA Subscribe to our mailing list at bellydancealchemy.org Follow th ..read more
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S3 Ep 3: Quiet Quitting Isn't The Answer
Belly Dance Alchemy
by Kelli Nottingham
1y ago
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! Subscribe to our mailing list at bellydancealchemy.org Follow the podcast on Instagram @bellydancealchemypodcast We also have a Y ..read more
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S2 Ep 6: Mimic & Model (aka Let's Learn From Other People's Successes)
Belly Dance Alchemy
by Kelli Nottingham
2y ago
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 rails fast.  Ahem.  In this episode ..read more
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S2 Ep 21: Building Your Resilience
Belly Dance Alchemy
by Kelli Nottingham
2y ago
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 e ..read more
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Ep 4 - Maximize Your Private Coaching or Mentoring Sessions
Belly Dance Alchemy
by Kelli Nottingham
2y ago
Does the thought of working individually with a dance coach or a work mentor terrify you?  There's a BIG reason why, and it's probably not what you think!  If you want to get the most out of 1:1 time with your dance teacher or a work-life mentor, this episode will give you some great tips to maximize your time together, and make the relationship (and your private sessions) a whole lot easier! Subscribe today to be notified of new episodes as soon as they pop up! www.bellydancealchemy.org ..read more
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