who we are
enlivenment is a generative space where artists, particularly artists of historically marginalized genders*, can come to nurture their practice, take risks in their work and get more comfortable and confident exploring who they are on camera.
we are a home for creative, ambitious, remarkable forces of nature who are committed to building impactful careers while staying true to their artistic integrity.
we offer a unique blend of on camera, career, personal and creative development coaching.
*Our definition of historically marginalized genders includes transgender women, cisgender women, transgender men, non- binary individuals and all gender identities which have been systematically oppressed by those in power throughout history- especially as pertains to discrimination and exclusion in the entertainment industry.
“Vivien is hands down the best coach I've ever had. She is generous, kind and creative and the work we've done together has made me feel more confident, comfortable and, above all, more like myself on camera. I cannot recommend working with her enough.”
- Bryn Kennedy, Actor (V- Wars, Coroner)
"Vivien goes out of her way to make me feel seen and heard; it’s more than just the craft of acting— we talk about what it is to be a woman in the industry and how being in tune with all parts of me ties into my work.
I leave every session feeling empowered and inspired!
- Lindsay Wu, Actor
“Sometimes in acting class, I feel like I'm not allowed to be human" I told Viv during our first session. Over the past few months, while working with enlivenment coaching, I've been allowed to feel overwhelmingly human and guided to see the humanity in the characters I play. It's a beautiful and also terrifying thing. What makes the On Camera Confidence course so unique is that not only are you doing scene study and character work but you're also cultivating personal growth and self compassion. Vivien has coached me through some of the most exciting times in my life, but also, through the times when I was at my lowest, when all I could do was cry. She never once told me that I should grow thick skin because the industry was hard. In fact, we embraced the opposite philosophy, because not growing thick skin means that you allow yourself to feel all your emotions and that's not a bad thing and can actually help you do better work. So yeah, I think it's obvious that I give this course a glowing five stars and I recommend it to all actors who have big goals but aren't sure how to put them into action. Thank you for guiding me towards scary and exciting life changes. I am so filled with gratitude and love for you.”
- Shayla Brown, Actor (Women Talking, See)
“When I say working with enlivenment coaching has been life changing I am not exaggerating. I have grown so much as an actor in our twelve weeks together, but I've also come away with a whole new mindset and a set of strategies for how to approach my work, this industry and the highs and lows we experience as artists.
I cannot recommend the On Camera Confidence course enough. I am going into this year with a healthier outlook, a sense of purpose and a lot of excitement
- Sarah Hime Actor (Pink is In)
"Viv is an amazing listener, teacher and mentor. A lot of growth these past few years has been thanks to her.
Our sessions always fill me with inspiration and determination and I truly believe that so many people can benefit from working with her".
- Erin Humphry, actor
Vivien has helped me find better ways to work through the uncertainty of this industry, develop a personal practice, and work from my own experience to create more truthful performances.
She is a highly qualified, incredibly supportive, hands on acting coach and her warm and nurturing personality is what I love most about her!
- Lauren Wolanski, actor
"Vivien's approach allowed her to get to know me in an organic way and meant our work was perfectly tailored to what I needed in my personal growth and development as an actor.
Techniques I learned with Viv remain invaluable to me every time I prepare for a role".
- Justine Christensen, actor