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Mindfulness Informed Coaching

Online Coaching with Richard Smith

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Welcome to New Moon Coaching

You find yourself here because you feel uncertain about your next steps on your journey. Life seems somehow unfulfilling and you are aware of a need for greater authenticity and purpose. Perhaps you have identified a need to know yourself better, or it could be that your journey has lost some existential meaning.

As a coach of 12 years experience I am passionate about working with motivated people who wish to rediscover themselves and achieve their full potential.

After working with me you will understand yourself at a deeper level, you will know how to align your life with your own unique values, and you will reconnect to your purpose with greater clarity. 

Contact me for a free twenty minute taster session, after which I will email some options of how we can best work together. 

                          Become who you are! - Nietzsche


Coaching Services



Know Thyself coaching conversation

Gain understanding and clarity about your direction, values and purpose. Exploratory coaching to unleash the power within you. Let's work together in order for you to know yourself fully


Mindfulness Informed Coaching

Existential coaching conversations leaning into the wisdom of mindfulness in order to find meaning and purpose in life. Explore and understand your essential nature in order to find joy and peace 


Personal development

Identified an area of personal growth on which to focus? Eg, confidence with public speaking, improved interview technique, or work satisfaction. 

Try a free taster session see if mindfulness informed coaching can set you free

About Me

Mindfulness Informed Coaching

Ever since I can remember I’ve been driven to understand the nature of people – how they think, feel and behave, and in order to do this I had to embark on my own journey of self-discovery.


If you want to understand others, first understand yourself.


I have been a coach since 2011, having trained at the University of Hertfordshire and Ashridge Business School. I offer services in personal coaching, working with clients on self-discovery, finding your existential purpose, developmental coaching from a perspective of mindfulness, and releasing the potential of clients by exploring barriers to progress.

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My story

My coaching philosophy

My coaching journey began in 2011 as an internal coach at the University of Hertfordshire. As such I enjoyed partnerships with colleagues, while developing my learning further at Ashridge Business School.

As my experience of coaching grew, I also became involved in the running and delivery of monthly CPD presentations, workshops and talks on the subject of coaching and mentoring. Six years ago, I became active in the training of new coaches and the training of coaching techniques for both the University of Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire Business school, and I am still delivering coaching skills programmes and continued professional development on a part-time basis today.

Grounded in relational coaching and driven by a lifelong desire to understand other people, my coaching practice developed into an existential style involving the exploration of a client’s values, goals, and beliefs to identify the existential true nature of the client and thereby understand the path to peak fulfilment. To paraphrase Abraham Maslow, the process of coaching is the same as the goal of coaching – through inquiry and insight to understand the essence of what makes up the client. The paradox of coaching is that once a person understands how things truly are, it gives them permission to change and grow into a higher version of themselves.

Become who you are! - Neitzsche

Through experience I came to realise that when coaching from a position of mindful attention, the extra power of such presence (the coach staying fully in the present) enhances the presence of the client too, and this creates an even deeper richness to the coaching conversation.

Mindfulness Informed Coaching involves maintaining this powerful sense of presence in the coaching space, which is beneficial in itself, yet it often also leans into other aspects of the ancient Eastern traditions of mindfulness such as in recognition of the noble true nature of all people, acceptance of what is, and the impermanence of all things.    

You are perfect the way you are, and you can use a little improvement

– Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki

Please browse my services and get in touch if you’re interested in working with me.

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Contact Richard

 Existential Coach

Contact me for a no-obligation exploratory chat about how we could work together. Use the contact form, drop me an email on, or even message me on +447769644003 to get in touch.

You can change without growing, but you can't grow without changing - Rigel J. Dawson

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What I Specialize In

Reset Your Digestion System

Establish Eating Habits

Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

Set Health Goals

Personalized Nutrition Plan

The Journey Towards.

Coaching gave me the important space I needed to work through my transition to leadership. Conversations with Richard provided the clarity I needed to grow into my new role

- Simon, London

Many big changes seemed to be happening all at once for me. Richard's coaching led me through some important decisions and gave me the space to grow. The mindful approach helped!

- Alisha, Bedford

I found myself aware of a need to change, but with no clarity about the direction my journey needed to take. I valued our coaching sessions for the insights that appeared and which showed me the right path to take

-  Melissa, Kent

Get in Touch

Colney Heath, Hertfordshire


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You are perfect the way you are, and you can use a little improvement

– Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki

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