How NOT to Run a Company

Many of you may know me through Twitter. It’s been an amazing platform to connect with people of like interests. I personally have secluded myself from the complete crazies because I’m spending my time with #lawtwitter and #academictwitter. 💥        This is where I’ve been able to cheer people on as they studied for the Bar … Read more

Treating Women and the Environment Well

Mountain river scene

New York State’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has made national headlines again . . . and not for good reasons. You are likely aware that Letitia James, the state’s Attorney General (a Black woman), investigated sexual harassment complaints against him and found that they were credible. And today he resigned. 👏🏾 I was never a fan … Read more

Practicing Law – Anxieties Survey Results

Flyer for event reading Are You an Anxious Lawyer?

When I started Michelle Dionne Thompson Coaching and Consulting, I could have easily just targeted academics with my services because that was the world I was in. And yet, I remembered what was so challenging about practicing law. It wasn’t just the 80 hours per week for 40K per year. It was the never-ending anxieties … Read more

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933 – 2020)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 19, 2020 I write this to you a little over 12 hours since we learned of her death from pancreatic cancer. She died on Rosh Hoshana, the Jewish New Year (it’s 5781). One way that Jews memorialize the holiday is by dipping apples in honey to symbolize a sweet new year. What a sour … Read more

Time Management During the Plague

old fashioned alarm clock with bells

In NYC, we’re starting week 6 of sheltering in place, and it certainly is a challenge. Perhaps you live alone and have nothing but yourself to work with unless you are doing a call. Perhaps you live-so-not-alone-and-there-are-young-people-underfoot-and-when-does-school-start-again-please. Perhaps you are with your spouse. All of the time. And these new worksite arrangements really put a dent … Read more

Zoom Fatigue Syndrome

woman pressing finders to bridge of nose looking stressed with phone and glasses on table

Hello everyone!  Here we are in week 3 of the COVID-19 Tango here in NYC, and I suspect it’s not getting any easier for you. If you haven’t caught coronavirus, you may be suffering from Zoom-Or-Fill-In-The-Online-Platform-Of-Your-Choice Fatigue Syndrome. Is this a thing? I think it is. We’ve finally tired of our screens! Can you believe it? … Read more