Auriel Majumdar is a creative coach and consultant. She specialises in business growth and leadership development in the creative sector with a particular emphasis on the use of creative techniques to empower leaders to drive change and growth.

Before setting up her own business in January 2013 link, Auriel was Head of Business Development at Sheffield City Council, heading up a large internal service and reporting directly to the Council’s Executive Management Team.

As a coach, Auriel has a thriving private practice and has coached participants of the prestigious Sheffield City Region Leadership Programme, PhD students at the University of Sheffield and business leaders within the Creative and Digital Industries Sector in Sheffield and nationally. Her clients have also included an impressive list of musicians, DJ’s, chefs, contemporary dance troupes, artists, poets and performers. Auriel specialises in the use of creative methods to enable her clients to explore and reflect on their experiences and become powerful, effective leaders. She now teaches on the Coaching Masters, is proud to be a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam and most recently joined the board at Site Gallery.

Auriel is also an entrepreneur, running markets, gigs and street food events. She has worked with a number of Sheffield's renowned festivals including Tramlines, DocFest, Sensoria and Sheffield Year of Making and regularly appears on the door at underground house music clubs and parties in Sheffield. Her story about her clubbing days in the 80s can be heard here link.

And if all that wasn't enough she has recently begun researching her own PhD (what happens in the space where Coaching and Art meet?) - 'because I 'm obsessed|!'.

Auriel will be talking candidly about what it is to be a pioneer – past, present and future. A formidable lady who gets involved and who helps many to go lead the way. As always, leading by example. Coffee will be provided by Ink and Water and seen as we are at the superb Picture House Social link there may be a cheeky cocktail on sale, so bring your wallet just in case! #CMpioneer

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