Carmen’s greatest achievement thus far is raising her two beautiful, talented children Whitney and Ihaka. Through commitment and dedication they have attained success in their respective fields of higher education and the NZ building industry. She couldn’t be more proud.
Carmen’s own talents lie in relationship building and service excellence. Her passion is bringing people together and helping them realize their dreams.
As an accomplished recording artist and song writer, Carmen has drawn inspiration from legendary R&B artists like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Randy Crawford. Carmen’s own musical style is a fusion of R&B with the raw power of rock. A style influenced by her time spent in Australia listening to rock bands like Cold Chisel and Australian Crawl.
In 2001 Carmen won an EMI gold disk award in recognition of Sales for the Single ‘Believe in Me’. Her album ‘raw reality’ along with tracks recorded on 2004/5 compilation of ‘Gifted and Maori’ can be heard on amplifier.co.nz/artist/20602/carmen-steel.html.
Carmen continues to perform live music and work as a creative writer and vocalist for radio and TV advertising. Carmen applies the same passion and focus to her work in real estate as she does to writing and recording songs. This creativity is a positive outlet for providing a work – life balance.