Intelligent and elegant, Olive Gachara – a Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Certified Image Consultant, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Show Producer, Model Agent, Speaker, Mentor and now a judge on the upcoming television reality show Lions’ Den – always walks with an effortless presence.
Produced by KCB Bank Kenya, NTV and Quite Bright Films Kenya (QBF), Lions’ Den is Kenya’s version of the widely popular Shark Tank television reality show. Budding entrepreneurs get the chance to bring their dreams to fruition in this reality show as they present their ideas to the sharks in the tank — five titans of industry who made their own dreams a reality and turned their ideas into lucrative empires.
In Lions’ Den, the format will be similar with five judges dubbed as KCB lions; and Olive Gachara is one of them. The youthful and formidable entrepreneur launched her first business at the tender age of 19 and has not looked back since. Capital Lifestyle recently had the chance to get to know this “Lioness” better.
What is your screensaver?
On my laptop, the date [boring, I know] on my cell, a super cool fiery quote that says “Love is Friendship On Fire”
Live today like it’s your last or live today like it’s your first?
Live Today Like It’s Your Last [reduces procrastination]
What’s your favourite dish?
Mac’n’Cheese, Cheesy Fries, Cheesy garlic Bread… Anything with Cheese really…
What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you?
I cannot remember [selective amnesia]
Ghandi or Martin Luther King?
Ghandi; his outlook on life is/was unbeatable.
What is your most treasured possession?
My loved ones, of course.
What is your favourite word?
KAIZEN. Been addicted to that word since the first time I learnt what it meant!
What do you want to say to your parents?
Thank you for letting me be whoever I wanted to be…
What keeps you awake at night?
Things not done that day… Deadlines… Targets… Projects…
How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who dared to dream, dared to try and achieved everything!