From zero capital, to starting her own business, to becoming a Lioness in the Den!

From zero capital, to starting her own business, to becoming a Lioness in the Den! Meet Olive Gachara

Experience

  • Publisher & Editor-In-Chief

    COUTURE Africa Magazine
    – Present (3 years 2 months)

    COUTURE Africa is a MULTI-PLATFORM women’s FASHION AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE that touches on every aspect of a woman’s life, from fashion and beauty to relationships and career, from food and restaurants to finance and decor. It is an aspirational magazine that EDUCATES as
    well as ENTERTAINS.

    COUTURE Africa is a high quality publication that boasts of high SUPERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY and print, as well as an easy to read, easy to follow layout amass with CAPTIVATING FEATURES.

    COUTURE Africa is a magazine EVERY WOMAN WANTS to have on her bedside, home page, tablet or coffee table to slowly read through, throughout the month. At COUTURE Africa we
    pride ourselves in our ability to source for UNIQUELY INTERESTING and DYNAMIC
    stories and features, as our main purpose is to INFORM our reader, day after day and month after month, on maters pertaining to their lives.

    At COUTURE Africa we Live Life and Love Africa!

    Image Consultant

    Image with Olive Consultancy
    – Present (5 years 6 months)

    Image with Olive Consultancy Ltd is an image consultancy firm aimed at improving the professional image of our clients. We strive to merge your God-given talents, and self attained skills with your overall image. The importance and impact of a first impression is a known fact. Image with Olive works at perfecting that first impression from grooming and dress sense to communication, both verbal and non-verbal. Never should you let your image get in the way of achieving your desired career progression, or brand association.

    At Image with Olive, we offer individual consultations and corporate workshops on Professional Image, Communication Skills and Body Language, Business Protocol and Etiquette, Customer Service and Satisfaction as well as Personal Branding. We work at empowering individuals to be the best they can be by breaking all image barriers, self imposed or otherwise, that would prevent them from achieve their professional goals with ease.

  • Marketing Director

    KINKEY Modelling & Talent Agency
    – Present (11 years 10 months)

    Recruiting and promoting models for advertising work, editorial shoots, fashion shows and hostessing jobs.

  • Fashion Editor

    African Woman Magazine
    (2 years 7 months)

    Organise and execute all Fashion and Cover shoots

Projects

  • Couture Africa Magazine

    Starting

    COUTURE Africa is a MULTI-PLATFORM women’s FASHION AND
    LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE that touches on every aspect of a woman’s
    life, from fashion and beauty to relationships and career, from
    food and restaurants to finance and decor. It is an aspirational
    magazine that EDUCATES as well as ENTERTAINS.
    COUTURE Africa is a high quality publication that boasts of high
    SUPERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY and print, as well as an easy to read,
    easy to follow layout amass with CAPTIVATING FEATURES.
    COUTURE Africa is a magazine EVERY WOMAN WANTS to have on
    her bedside, home page, tablet or coffee table to slowly read
    through, throughout the month.
    At COUTURE Africa we pride ourselves in our ability to source for
    UNIQUELY INTERESTING and DYNAMIC stories and features, as our
    main purpose is to INFORM our reader, day after day and month
    after month, on maters pertaining to their lives.
    At COUTURE Africa we Live Life and Love Africa!

    Team members:
  • COUTURE Africa Magazine

    Starting

    fashion beauty lifestyle

    Team members:

Skills

Education

  • Image Asia

    Professional Certification, Image Consultancy Training

    Activities and Societies: The best of The London Image Institute, Atlanta and Academy of Image Mastery, Singapore

  • Swiss Management Academy

    EBBA, Business Entrepreneurship

Recommendations

A preview of what LinkedIn members have to say about Olive:

  • Olive, is the best deal you can get in terms of value, quality and commitment. Her keen eye for detail is quite impeccable! If you are looking for something that’s unique, a class of its own, she is the person to see.
  • Olive was working with us at African Woman magazine as the Fashion Editor for more than two and a half years years. Olive was always creative and innovative yet efficient and worked exceptionally well to deadlines, the end-all-be-all of publishing. She has a charming and easy-going personalty meaning she works well with all the diverse personalities that flourish in the fashion and media world.
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