Olive Strachan MBE

Author of The Power of You arrived in the UK, the young child of an immigrant family from Dominica.

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Through much of her life she has felt like a square peg in a round hole, trying desperately to fit in and curb her natural exuberance.

In this book Olive shares with us the highs and lows of her business journey, how she has triumphed in the face of adversity and continued to run a successful business through a global recession to be awarded an MBE in 2019.

Olive’s personal journey sees her develop resilience and self-confidence and overcome imposter syndrome to become the successful businesswoman she is today.

She has shared a lifetime of wonderful wisdom in a book to inspire us all to aim higher.

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What my readers say…


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Olive shares her personal experiences with us, providing hints & tips to help us deal with and overcome Imposter Syndrome and develop and improve our own Self Belief and Self Confidence.

As a specialist business coach for female entrepreneurs, the Power of You was initially written with female entrepreneurs in mind but has been internationally well received by both male and female entrepreneurs as well as business owners and managers.

Customer Testimonials

The Power of You – So Powerful I had to walk away!

I’m writing this on behalf of my husband. “I assumed this book was aimed at a female audience only. Olive shared a preview and it shook me to my core. How wrong was I? I literally couldn’t even read through the first page of the introduction because the chapter headings, foreword and intro were like layers of my life – in 2020. It moved me so much, that I had to get up and walk away, because I couldn’t believe that someone had put into words the way I felt, the way I thought. Read more here…

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A really good book and learning resource.

I’ve just finished reading this book. A fantastic read and I felt every word and emotion following Olive’s journey. Such a wonderful book and a great resource to tap into. Olive offers some nuggets and easy to follow learning tools to use in business.

An Enlightening Read of Real Life Experiences

Olive exudes such confidence and positivity despite the many challenges she has had to face on her journey toward professional success, which is testament to the enormous depths of innate drive and energy with which she has been blessed.


What an amazing and inspirational story. It is a fantastic account of Olive’s life and shows her passion, resilience and tenacity. I cried at the injustices that Olive had to go through but then I cried tears of happiness as Olive received her amazing award for all her hard work.

Inspirational and life affirming

I enjoyed reading this book as it was a story of a life journey and personal coaching rolled into one. I felt that Olive was sharing her challenges and successes to remind us to keep going to achieve our dreams.

Useful and heart warming

Olive created a business over 20 years ago and she has not only survived, but has thrived, despite the many challenges she has had to face. This is an inspiring, real-life story and includes some excellent tips for business owners too.

Inspirational Book of 2020

I bought this book because I’ve always suffered from lack of confidence and the dreaded Imposter Syndrome. After years of striving to find a way to overcome this, and after reading a variety of self help books, I found this gem.

Inspirational and informative

Olive is an inspirational leader who has devoted herself to empowering others. Knowing this and the level of her generosity, I was looking forward to reading her book to fill in any gaps and learn even more from this talented, knowledgeable and authentic force of nature.

Amazing read

An amazing read! Very very inspirational and infectious. Shows the ups and downs of normal life however, Olive shines through and never gives up. Olive is one of the most successful people I have ever met and her personality shines through.


A book for all, young old or in between!
Olive’s book has something for everyone, for affirming, for learning and for inspiring, a great read.

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