George Wachiuri - CEO Optiven Group

Mentor Others So That They Benefit From Your Experiences

Investment, Advice and Commentaries February 16, 2021

Today is the World Mentoring Day, and the year 2021 marks the second observation of the day globally following the first observation in 2020.  What is the day all about?  I believe it is an opportunity to reach out and guide someone out of the darkness and into the light by sharing your experiences over the journey you have had.

Forty One Kenyans Empowered through George Wachiuri School of Mentorship

Good to Great Mentorship December 18, 2020

It’s a bright end of the year 2020 for 41 upcoming Kenyan entrepreneurs who have just been empowered to become great business and career men and women courtesy of the George Wachiuri School of Mentorship.

How to Appropriately Manage our Mutual Friends on Social Media Spaces

Investment, Advice and Commentaries July 8, 2020

Social Media is one of the most positively influential tool in our world today. On the flip side though, I have observed that it can be used to spread hate, and unfortunately so. I have severally experienced many social media enthusiasts spreading some form of hate to their former friends turned foes.

Success with George Wachiuri

Success With George Wachiuri January 11, 2020

Adding VALUE to OTHERS is the Best thing in Life – Join the movement in 2020

Life is a gift, it is short, it has challenges galore and sometimes one may feel like giving up. Such situations have led to very many people committing suicide, engaging in drugs or just giving up, waiting for fate to deal with them.

Service To Humanity and Leadership to Humanity is a Humble Calling

Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 26, 2018

It was extremely humbling to be recognized for Service to Humanity and Leadership to Humanity and to be awarded as African Business Personality Award 2018 By Voice Achievers, Netherlands – Asante Sana! This Award is not my Award but it is an Optiven Team Award.

How to Deal and Cope with Depression

Investment, Advice and Commentaries September 26, 2018

For the last 20 years, I have done mentorship to thousands of individuals across the globe. I have done inspiration talks in the USA, Europe, Africa, Dubai, South Africa, East Africa and parts of Asia.

How to Solve a Brand Social Media Attack

Investment, Advice and Commentaries July 25, 2018

There are three sources of brand Social Media attacks:

  1.  Dissatisfied customer(s)
  2. Competition
  3. Brand haters
  4. From the company itself: to mock up the risk-coping mechanism in real attacks

How to Keep Your Business Afloat During this Electioneering Period

Investment, Advice and Commentaries September 25, 2017

Who said that electioneering period must be a bad omen for the business community? Far from it – Here are some positive ways you can adopt to keep your business afloat.


Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 1, 2014

Importance of Giving thanks God – Optiven Devotion with Bishop Phillip Katutu

  1. When we give thanks to God we appreciate His mercy on us.
  2. Gods favor is all powerful- God needs to be thanked at all times

Welcome to My Blog

George Wachiuri is the Chief Executive Officer of Optiven Group, a leading brand in Kenya that has interests in real estate and hospitality. He is also the Chairman and Trustee of Optiven Foundation, a charity arm that is guided by four pillars namely; provision of education to needy children, poverty alleviation, promotion of health and environmental protection. He has indefatigably been at the fore-front of empowering Kenyans and Africans in Diaspora, especially to invest in the real estate sector. George Wachiuri is also a family man and a celebrated author of bestselling books; Soaring like an Eagle and Unleash your full Potential.

Latest Blogs

Catchy Phrases August 15, 2014

Catchy Phrases

Your Thoughts – “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is” Proverbs 23:7

  • You become what you consistently think you are
  • You are your own mindset
  • The key to your life transformation is your thinking
  • When you change your mindset, you change your worldview
  • You will rise as high as your predominant noble thoughts or descend as low as your debilitating thoughts – by Anthony Gitonga- Best selling book ” Mindset Shift” it’s a must read book


Comfort Zone is Read More

Investment, Advice and Commentaries August 4, 2014

How to Negotiate a Property Deal

It is a higher wish of every individual to own a property one day. As you actualize this valid dream, it is very important to know how to negotiate. I would like to share my experience that I have gained for over 15 years in Business in Kenya, Africa

Have a Shortlist of Properties
It is very vital to have a shortlist of preferred properties. Identify the location, neighborhood, accessibility, amenities, security, Read More

Investment, Advice and Commentaries July 21, 2014

How God respond to our prayers

Highlights on How God respond to our prayers.

  1. Total Silence – Request denied. He does so when He knows what is better for you. Psalms:102
  2. God can say Yes but wait….request granted buy still processing.
  3. God can say Yes but be part of the answer ..For instance, we pray about ethnicity and God can ask that your daughter be married to “that tribe”,
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Talk to George July 11, 2014

Talk to George

Do you have comments, reviews, words of encouragement you want to share with George? Fill in the form at the end of the comments below

Photo Gallery July 11, 2014

Investment talks to Hibiscus Investment Group – Serena

It was amazing talking to visionary, dedicated, self motivated and focused investment group at Serena. The group has a great vision to enter into a serious business in coming years. The group will be able to add value to our Economy, employ more Kenyans and give back to the community. Special thanks to the Chairlady Madam Glory Kiogora, Joseph Mutinda, Rosemary Mugambi, George Kimaro, Daniel and Damaries and the able investment Chairman Patrick Mwirigi.

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries July 11, 2014

Inside you is full of seeds of greatness

I am glad to confirm to you that you were well designed for success and for massive accomplishment in your life. You are specifically engineered for great success, yes, I mean it . Inside you is full of seeds of greatness. Wah! My advise for today;

My advise for today;

  1. Plan your time – do not allow nature or circumstances to control you. Be in charge of yourself. Be the real you.
  2. Acquire new knowledge
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Investment, Advice and Commentaries July 4, 2014

Real Estate Opportunities in Kenya

Kenya as a Country is land of massive opportunities, it is destined for great progress, lately we have seen investors from Germany, China, Israel, Turkey and many other countries flocking to Kenya to Zero in on real estate Opportunities available. We as Kenyans need to open our eyes wide, see these opportunities and seize them. We have key real estate niches that one can pick and build a business empire like no other; These include:

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Book Launch Invite July 4, 2014

Soar Like An Eagle Memoir Launch Invite


I take this opportunity to humbly invite you for a fabulous book launch at Hilton Hotel on 8th August 2014 from 6.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Your presence will be highly appreciated!   As you may have noted on other media, all the proceeds for this book will be channeled to Charity focusing on Education support to needy Children.   During this event, Optiven Foundation will also be launched. Come ready to Eat, Dine and be thoroughly entertained. Secure your booking today by paying Dinner fees   as indicated on the card. You will also go home with a copy of the Book “Soaring Like an Eagle”. This book wills inspire you for the rest of your life. We shall also have a guest speaker who will motivate your life going forward. Yours SincerelyGeorge Wachiuri  Dinner Charges + Book copy =  Ksh 3,000  (  Payable by  Mpesa to 0722-260 357 )Deadline for payment 25th July 2014

Please fill in the form below to reserve a place

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 24, 2014

Kenya’s oil deposits can run her for 300 years

JUST HOW MUCH oil deposits could there be in Kenya ?

According to an analysis by the prospecting companies- Tullow oil and Africa oil of Canada- perhaps enough to run the country for 300 years. Or enough to run the US for 18 months. Bloomberg reported that the two oil drillers, who first discovered oil in Kenya’s rift valley basin only last year, now say the 450 KM long basin could hold 10 billion barrels- enough to run Kenya for 300 years!

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Photo Gallery June 23, 2014

Delivering a Speech at KYEP Graduation Ceremony

I love the Zeal, determination and resilience of Kenyans . They have been able to listen to my presentation for two and half hours. LYP members, guests and fans . I value you greatly

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 23, 2014

How Nairobi can save Ksh 50 Million a day

It’s possible to save 50 million a day in Nairobi alone if these projects are implemented

Revamp the railway transport and adopt new stop overs Expand major roads Upgrade Nairobi Outer Ring roads ( 10 billion approved last year by ADB bank). We need to see work start. Eng. Kamau, we are waiting. This will open East lands in a big way. Property market will sky rocket, rentals will go up. New frontiers will open up such as Ruai, kbc, kantafu etc . No wonder property developers want a piece in Kangundo road. Get your piece at our project called Blessed Gardens check it on Lusaka road, enterprise road, Likoni roads , Ring road, quarry road are all going to be dual carriages. We thank European Union who gave us approximately 4 billion yesterday (17th June 2014).Our government will contribute 1.5 billion to make the project come to a success. Wah! What does this mean to business. We are going to see a boom. Our workers will be able to arrive to work early, we will see more productivity and more businesses along these highways. Definitely the average drive speed will go up currently, the speed for driving on cbd is 40km per hour. We may achieve higher speed. More savings on fuel and less theft of side mirrors as no slowing down on highways. If you are my fan take advantage and find out more opportunities in those areas.

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  • Extention of General Waruingi road via Juja road to Thika Superhighway. There will be cycling paths, and foot paths.
  • Lusaka and Mumias road will also be done.
  • KeNHA has been allocated 1 billion to create additional lanes towards road junctions which is cheaper than over passes and flyovers. …KeNHA update your site so that we know which junctions are these.
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    Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 23, 2014

    What does the uptake of Eurobond in Kenya mean?

    I am utterly amazed by the uptake of the Eurobond. As as Nation we were looking for 170 billion and the wealthy people in Europe and other countries are willing to loan us at an interest of 6 to 7 per cent per year a whooping 702 billion. This is a record in the whole of Africas history.

    To my fans what does this mean in simple language

    We have too much money out there for people to lend in low interest. Imagine 6 per cent when my company Optiven Ltd borrows at 19 to 20 per cent. Investors have seen opportunities in Kenya and they have a lot of confidence. They are able to see long term. They do not see mpeketoni or terror attacks as these are just speed bumps at the moment. I learnt this from Vimal Shah . A good lesson to my fans. ..Do not miss any investment opportunities because of the current situations or happenings. All these are coming to pass and Kenya will exist millions of years to come. Learn from foreign investors and also plan to invest. If you had planned to buy a value added plot log in and buy one. Refuse to be myopic. KENYA is strategic investment destination despite the security situation

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  • Foreign investors have got faith in our currency. Just two days ago, EU gave Kenya 52 billion for infrastructure. They were
  • Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 19, 2014

    Choosing A Property For Medium & Long Term Investment

    Property, your best investment choice. Property investment is planting your money and watching it grow. This in the only invest that you commit and go sleep and wake up richer.Remember there are two major types of property investment in Kenya:

    1. Long and Middle Term Investment: You can purchase property with a view of getting capital growth (This is any increase in the original amount you invested)if the property is sold for a gain
    2. Short Term Investment / Property development: Alternatively you can purchase property directly with a view to developing it and settling or either selling it for a good margin

    Let us take you through Long and Middle Term Investment:
    Choosing a long term investment property is a completely different choosing a Property for immediate development. A long term investment in property Read More

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 19, 2014

    My Investment Property! Should I Sell Or Keep It?

    Tough times come knocking without notice. What do i do? Should I sell my investment property or keep it? This is a question that most real estate investors face at some point in life. It can always be handled but first read this story (true story…)

    “A property mentor of mine once talked about his battle with this decision which I found very interesting and very helpful. He was at a point Read More

    Adverts June 13, 2014

    Instalight Power Solutions- Power Your Power With Clean Energy

    Power outages in Kenya have become a major problem. They come at a time when we are watching our favorite TV program. Your phone could have lost charge, hence you are not able to recharge, and maybe leading to missing that all important call. You may have carried work home to work on your laptop but you cannot complete it because the laptop battery has reached its critical level and gone off. With lights off, staying in the darkness for long can be very irritating. Read More

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 11, 2014

    How to be happy

    Happiness boils down to your outlook on life. It is also determined by the quality of your relationship and very basic amenities like good governance and good utilization of community resources. Happiness is never determined by the amount of money you have, properties that you own or investments that you own. How do you unlock the happiness with you?

    1. Be Optimistic – be always grateful for the things that you have. Always view the glass half
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