About Vivid Academy

Vivid Academy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) and social learning platform. We exist to help make vision vivid to empower individuals and communities, inspire collaborative action, and create sustainable wealth.

The most valuable resource we have is each other. The Vivid Academy Community of entrepreneurs is where you will find people who understand what you’re going through, and they can help you get to where you’re headed.

It’s the place where we create the future we imagine.



The secret to lifelong success is continual learning. We develop courses to teach you what you don’t learn through traditional education.


Every top performer has a coach–even a team of coaches–for support, accountability, and confirmation that they have what it takes to perform when it counts.


Everyone needs the wisdom, insight, and encouragement of a mentor who has been where they want to go–even if they are only a couple of steps ahead.


Get the tools you need to get organized, write your vision, plan your life & actions, and be more informed and productive.

Fundtabulous Fellowship

Invest in the unlimited potential of women & people of color to close the wealth gap for themselves, their families, and their communities. 

The goal of the Fundtabulous Entrepreneurial Fellowship is to identify gifted students and leaders, give them a fellowship grant, provide them with transformative training & mentorship, and multiply the money they put into their projects by a factor of ten or more.

Vivid Academy | Gwen Witherspoon, Better Life Coach

Gwen Witherspoon  |  Chief Executive Officer

A serial entrepreneur who has spent her career building businesses and coaching other entrepreneurs. Her experience has spanned from direct sales to luxury retail management to startups and agency operations.


Vanessa Hardiman  |  Director of Development

Her corporate finance background and experience in community relations is invaluable to the work that we do. She makes the vital connections that we need to forge strategic partnerships that lead to the long-term success of our learners.


Katrina Mitchell  |  Executive Director

Driven by a passion to develop entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, Katrina is known for being an insightful and effective business coach. She brings nearly two decades of executive leadership in the nonprofit, beauty, fashion, and wellness sectors.


Brittney Major  |  Program Manager

A skilled marketing and project manager, Brittney leads our programming execution teams. She assures that we deliver on our strategic partnership agreements and that our member service objectives are met.