We had the good fortune of connecting with Kelli Corder and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kelli, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Whenever I feel that I have risk running through my veins, I know that I am on the right track. Trying something new, taking a leap of faith, and sensing risk create a recognizable feeling that I have come to welcome in my life, even though it feels really uncomfortable. I spend a sensible amount of time accessing the risks I take in my life and business, and once I know I have prepared best I can, I go for it! For example, investing $500 into a new website for my business can be a financial risk, but the risk I take of never trying will be much more costly. I have never regret the risks I have taken; I have just gotten more familiar with pivoting, shifting, and honestly, totally failing.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have always been a working creative, with a vibrant resume to show it! As a Yoga Teacher, my classes are unique in their patterns, sequencing, and kind approach. I work passionately on making Yoga Accessible to all physical and mental bodies, and that requires great creativity and a different kind of flexibility. Being able to work freely by adapting to the needs of the student is a craft that brings me great joy and never goes unnoticed. The confidence that I built from my Yoga teaching career launched me to my other expressions and incomes: completely changing the products sold in my Etsy shop, starting a podcast with my best friend, and announcing my first Little Free Library installation. These passion projects took great courage, and they had challenges. However, following my heart to these avenues of art was easy and organic. This energy is palpable, and has enhanced my professional career to match my dreams and goals. I look forward to seeing what future Jane-of-all-Trade pivots I make in my lifetime! I want the world to know that I will always leave her better than I found her; my imprint on the world guides my decisions and creative choices.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A dreamy day in San Diego starts with The Reboot, a cinnamon honey latte at The Forum Coffee in Clairemont! Tecalote Canyon has some gorgeous hiking trails close by; the winding trails will take you through beautiful views of the ocean, Sea World, USD, and some of the most gorgeous vegetation San Diego has to offer! My favorite place for take-out is SIPZ Vegetarian restaurant, and there are a few here in SD. With a thai iced tea & full belly of Tom Yum, you are ready to watch the sunset at, well, Sunset Cliffs! If you’d prefer to take a dreamy yoga class, I suggest Hapa Yoga; their teachers are magnificent.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to take the time to shout out Adrianna Zizzo of Not Your Nonna’s Sauce Company! This woman-owned sauce company from San Diego is at many local farmers markets and is a plant based, delicious pesto and pasta sauce company. firstname.lastname@example.org