Julia (Jules) Vaughan Smith
It is a time of transition for me after a long career in the personal, professional and health development fields, latterly as an Accredited Executive Coach, Supervisor, and Qualified and Registered Psychotherapist. I am not sure where this transition will take me but I am turning my attention to thinking and writing about issues of interest to me, and hopefully to others.
in the last 10 years I have been very involved with the work of Professor Franz Ruppert concerning Identity orientated Psyche-Trauma, through doing my own work, learning how to facilitate his therapeutic process, and then using that in my client work. My book 'Coaching and Trauma', which applies his theory to coaching practice, is due to be published by McGraw Hill in August 2019.
Before becoming involved with Ruppert's work I completed a facilitator's training in family constellations with Vivian Broughton and Albrect Mahr, and have also been involved in systemic constellations. This offered me much insight into family and multi-generational dynamics. As part of that I co-facilitated some workshops on step-family dynamics, which also gave me an understanding of the deep unconscious systems at play and a writing project that sits unfinished.
My book 'Therapist to Coach'(2006) was also published by McGraw Hill/Open University Press and arose out of a series of qualifying coach training I ran for therapists and counsellors. It was very rewarding to have some one come up to me recently at a conference and tell me how she still uses that book in the training she provides.
In the past, I have had a varied career as a nurse, education and training policy strategist for the NHS, organisation consultant in health care, leadership and group process consultant, provider of leadership development programmes, small and large group facilitation, and ILM accredited provider of Executive and Management Coaching qualification training. I have been able to work with a very wide range of people, in many different settings facing similar and very different personal, work and organisational challenges.
I live by the sea in East Devon, and am fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful scenery. I play with abstract painting, create and paint mandalas, enjoy walking, take time for mindfulness practice, and value my husband, friends, colleagues and family greatly.