Melissa J. Nixon is founder of the Courageous Life Academy, a coaching and consulting firm. She formerly served as director of organizational development and learning at Delhaize. Are you chasing a promotion or a purpose?February 25, 2019 Emerging LeaderCareerPersonal growth Ambivalence, discontentment and disappointment get dragged into work every day. So what’s stopping you again?February 2, 2017 Mid-CareerPersonal growthAs the keynote speaker at a women’s leadership conference, I asked the 400 women one important question: “What would you do if you were not afraid?” Are you a drama queen at work?June 20, 2016 LeadershipPersonal growthI must admit, I sometimes overreact. Especially when a perceived injustice has been done. Thankfully, only those closest to me have ever seen it. 3 solutions to feeling overwhelmedNovember 10, 2015 LeadershipPersonal growthDo you ever wake up in the morning with a sense of dread? Does your mind race as you think about your hectic schedule, your family obligations and all those deadlines and conflicts at work? If you’re going to jump, take a parachuteOctober 11, 2015 LeadershipTransitionsHave you ever thought about quitting your job? Just packing up and walking out because you see no clear career path, you’ve had enough dysfunction or because your dream was ready to burst out? I have — and I did.