THIS IS ME
A REGULAR INSIGHT INTO SUNSHINE COAST PERSONALITIES
Cindy Steel is a much-loved teacher and mentor at Kawana Waters State College. She also helps manage Top Gear Security and is involved in Seeds to Health.
She is a big part of the Coast community and loves to give back any way that she can.
1. Favourite time of day and why?
The hours leading up to bed. I’m grateful for the time with my husband Anthony and two sons Max, aged 15 and Jack, aged 12.
It’s great to catch up on their day.
2. What excites you?
Anything to do with family and pre-teens and teens I help, including our sons. They certainly keep you “young at heart”. I learn a lot about what they’re thinking and how they see the world. 3. Favourite sport? Player or spectator? NRL – Parramatta Eels, NSW as a spectator. I can remember when I was approximately five years old watching the football on TV or at the old Parramatta Stadium.
The thrill of them running onto the field, the roar of the crowd when they scored a try. I also met my husband at Parramatta Leagues Club many years later.
4. Best childhood memory?
Being outdoors with the family, and having my parents introduce me to both water skiing as well as snow skiing at an early age.
The adrenalin was a great feeling of being free.
5. Where were you born?
Western Sydney, NSW (a lot has changed since then).
6. Where would you like to holiday?
Europe, in particular the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland, where our family and extended family came from. I’d love to see our son’s reactions when they meet their cousins.
7. Cats or dogs? Do you have a pet?
Dogs – we have a dog named Belle. We also have many Kermits that are green tree frogs hiding in our garden.
8. Who are your heroes?
My husband Anthony is my hero. He is my “rock” who is gentle, kind-hearted soul and very patient.
He does the best Kermit the frog impersonations.
My second hero is my dad, Opa, who always wants everyone to be happy and is a very hard worker.
9. Dream job?
I’m already doing it.
I teach, help run Top Gear Security and Seeds to Health working with many experts in their field helping people, pre-teens and teens be their best in every way.
I support a number of local charities such as Ended, The Encouragement Foundation, Connect Kids and Sunnykids. It’s inspiring, rewarding and fun.
10. What will you be doing in 10 years?
I hope to be doing the same thing; teaching and helping our community on a larger scale, especially teens in their Seeds To Health programs via Aroma Freedom Techniques.
11. What’s the best thing about living on the Sunshine Coast?
The environment. We have the best waterways, mountains at our doorstep where we can all recharge and reset, respect the culture of our elders and continually understand ancient wisdom in modern times and how we can get back to basics on so many levels.