Fred Pitt is a Mindfulness Coach, a former CIO and business executive with over 25 years’ experience. Fred has been passionate about mindfulness for many years, having been drawn to the power of the practice as an executive looking for ways to cope with the stress and demands of his leadership roles.
Fred combines his rich depth of knowledge of private and public sector organizations, change management, employee engagement and executive management to his mindfulness teaching. He continues to be mentored in mindfulness practice by Andre Talbot since 2014. While reading Maria Gonzalez’s best-selling book Mindful Leadership, he was introduced to Shinzen Young and found Shinzen’s Unified Mindfulness method uniquely systematic and easy to understand. In 2018 he started studying with Shinzen and has since become a Unified Mindfulness L2 Coach. As is his style, Fred dove right into his new vocation, spending time meditating at an Ashram in India, and completing over 750 hours of silent meditation retreats which have taken him from Niagara Falls, Canada, to Wat Suan Mokkh Monastery in Southern Thailand.
Convinced that the clarity of thought and improved focus that come from a mindfulness practice will improve performance at work, at play, or at home, Fred’s areas of focus are mindfulness in the workplace, on teams, and in personal life. Having introduced Mindfulness to leadership teams he has seen the incredible and measurable impact it can have on performance. He is excited to share this method with others who are seeking strategies to thrive in the ever changing environment of the modern workplace. A mindfulness practice will bring benefits to a diversity of workplaces including corporations, competitive sports organizations, the creative arts world and more. Through Mind The Gap, Fred guides and supports people to be mindful, healthy, happy and productive.