Resistant Vision

What is Resistant Vision?

Resistant Vision is creating synergy between global concerns and daily life for academics and lawyers. Your career is more than grasping for the next rung on the professional ladder. It is about internal gratification and the sovereignty of mind, body, and soul to create a sustainable workplace, family, community, and world using your unique expertise.


Resistant Vision believes that you matter first. Without you - your work - your career is impossible, so we start with you.


Find your Resistant Vision with us here.

Resistant Vision works with lawyers at any point of their career (including law students) and academics who are Doctoral Candidates through Full Professors.


How do we help you craft your Resistant Vision?

  • Meetups
  • Workshops
  • Writing programs
  • And coaching, including Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)


Academic writing is hard work and it is the currency with which we can do what we want with our expertise. And this work causes us no end of stress. Let’s create your Resistant Vision.



We have worked so hard in law school and (often) taken on massive debt to make the dream of becoming a lawyer possible. With all of that training, we did not learn how to actually navigate the many parts of practicing law, including taking care of ourselves. Let’s create your Resistant Vision.


"Michelle Dionne Thompson Coaching and Consulting is a GOD send. As a coach, she offers that perfect combination of academic and intellectual rigor and support to assist you move out of your own way. She has been through the process and knows when to gently lead and guide and when to push you ever so gently along. In the short time we worked together I was about to accomplish more than I had accomplished working 2 years on my own."

—Myrtle Jones, Doctoral Candidate

"Prior to working with Michelle Thompson, I was an unstructured writer and researcher who lacked a framework to constructively move through the phases of researching, writing and editing. Prof. Thompson taught me that beyond having a will I needed a way to write more effectively. Her constructive feedback on my work and writing process resulted in the publication of a peer-review article. Since working with Prof. Thompson I learned the tools to write with a plan and feel more confident about my ability to publish what I write."

—Ana Ozuna, Assistant Professor

"Having Michelle as my coach provided structure, weekly accountability, and time for reflection. I'm a highly organized and ambitious academic, but a number of life events came up, and she helped me readjust my expectations and continue writing even during difficult times.

She has a way of bringing lightness to what can otherwise be a tedious subject of writing and publishing."

—T.R., Postdoctoral Fellow


Community is essential to transformation. By ourselves, we make up stories that keep us stuck such as imposter syndrome and perfectionism. At Resistant Vision, we build in community to support the goals you seek to achieve.

Expertise Each one of you has profound expertise in your fields and industry and you often cannot see it underneath the rubble of climbing in your careers. Resistant Vision is here to remind you of your expertise as part of helping you be seen as the powerhouse you really are.

Soul Soul-sucking work is not why you became a scholar and/or a lawyer. This work was meant to feed your soul. This is about having your purpose and nurturing yourself. This is about not trading what you care about or burning yourself out.

Community, Expertise, and Soul. This is the core of what we value at Resistant Vision.

Why Us?

Lawyers and academics come to Resistant Vision because they want their entire being seen, heard, and loved. It’s not just about work. It’s not just about home and whatever that includes. It’s not just about your larger community. You create your Resistant Vision when all these components feed each other and create synergy. You choose Resistant Vision if you want synergy with work, with you, and with your community.

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