Welcome to Mind The Gap

Where people come to learn to Meditate


Mind The Gap offers the following services, as well as customized packages for clients.

Introduction to Mindfulness

A one or two-hour session introducing participants to Meditation techniques that they can start to use immediately and be on their way to achieve its many benefits. These sessions can be tailored to group-specific requirements and offer an overview of Mindfulness Meditation based on Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness System. These sessions work well for leadership teams, a town hall learning session, mental health learning or as a regular feature in your organization’s learning schedule.

Session outcomes:

  • Understand ‘what’s in it for you?’ ‘Why Mindfulness’
  • Learn basic Mindfulness techniques that you can start to use immediately.
  • Understand how a regular practice of Mindfulness can help improve your resilience and your ability to effectively lead and work in an environment of constant change.
  • Learn how Mindfulness can help reduce stress, improve focus and develop self-awareness.
  • Understand how practicing Mindfulness is like going to the gym, but instead of working out your physical muscles, you work out your mind!
  • Recognize how Mindfulness can impact individuals as well as organizations, leading to more organizational resilience and sustainable high performance over the long term.
  • Receive on-the-spot instruction demonstrating how to bring Mindfulness practices into daily life. Deliver presentations mindfully, participate in meetings mindfully, walk to work mindfully, take the train or subway mindfully, and more.

Fred draws from his unique business and personal background and presents the information in a fun, informative and very impactful way. Fred’s teaching and coaching style sets a foundation for a permanent behavioural shift allowing for positive growth and change.”

Eva Gutsche, Stem Consulting

The Mindfulness Workout

Since you won’t get ‘ripped’ by going to the gym just once, Mind The Gap provides a comprehensive 8 module workshop series based on the Unified Mindfulness ‘Feel Great’ family of techniques, training participants in five Mindfulness Workout Techniques, as well as introducing strategies for when and how to fit Mindfulness into Daily Life; how to Deal with Obstacles and Opportunities; and how to build and keep up your Mindfulness Workout Practice over time. Modules are approximately 1 hour each and can be taught one per week or combined to meet your organization’s needs.

Outcomes include:

  • All the outcomes of the Introduction to Mindfulness program above, PLUS…
  • Learn the Feel Great family of Unified Mindfulness Meditation techniques and start to use them on your own immediately while developing your own personal Mindfulness practice over the length of the 8-module series.
  • Weekly check-in with the teacher to answer questions and give technique guidance

One-on-One Coaching or Personal Training

A personalized program of coaching, just like with your personal trainer at the gym! Programs are designed based on your objectives, which could include:

  • All the outcomes of the Introduction to Mindfulness program above, PLUS…
  • Through personalized one-on-one coaching, learn the Feel Great family of Unified Mindfulness techniques and start to use them on your own, immediately while developing your own personal Mindfulness practice over the length of the personal coaching series.

Public Speaking

Fred Pitt is available for speaking engagements. A personable and insightful public speaker, engaging and funny, Fred pulls from his background using real-life stories from the corporate world as well as his personal life experiences.


Fred Pitt

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Fred Pitt is a Mindfulness Teacher, as well as a former corporate leader and Chief Information Officer. Having been drawn to Mindfulness as an Information Technology Executive looking for ways to cope with the stress and demands of his leadership roles, Fred turned his passion into a teaching career.

Fred is an engaging speaker who uses humour and personal stories from his life and work experience in his workshops. Introduced to his teacher Shinzen Young while reading Maria Gonzalez’s best-selling book Mindful Leadership, he found Shinzen’s Unified Mindfulness method easy to understand, and applicable for use in daily life – which is what makes it so powerful for anyone at work. As is his style, Fred dove right in, training in North America, India and Thailand, and becoming a Certified Unified Mindfulness Lead Coach, a MindSize Performance Coach for Athletes as well as attending over 2,000 hours of silent meditation retreats.

During the recent pandemic, Fred has found that many people developed a real desire to stay fit – both physically and mentally. Having taught leadership teams, sports teams and staff in organizations from municipal governments to insurance companies how to keep their minds fit using Mindfulness techniques, he has seen the positive impact it can have on people’s lives. As a former business executive with over 30 years of public and private sector experience, he is uniquely positioned to bring Mindfulness to organizations looking to make a positive cultural change.


Looking for more information or have questions? We’d love to hear from you.

    What people are saying

    The mindfulness program that I completed with Fred Pitt has been very beneficial in helping me broaden my experience with my mindfulness practice.  We were introduced to a variety of methods, like “See, Hear, Feel” that I have easily integrated into my everyday life.  Fred’s accessible approach to teaching, along with his sense of humour and caring personality made each session a delightful experience.  I continue to use the techniques I learned in Fred’s sessions to help me stay centred, breath and generally reduce stress on a daily basis.

    Fred is a very patient and positive instructor. Going into the course, I didn’t know much about mindful meditation.  Fred introduced us to the concepts with engaged and informative discussion, followed by practice. I really enjoyed the experience and am continuing to incorporate what I learned into my daily life.

    I participated in a Unified Mindfulness course taught by Fred Pitt. Although I have taken a few other courses in Meditation, Unified Mindfulness offered some different and interesting techniques that made it a bit more fun and easy. Overall I would say that the Unified Mindfulness approach is a fairly accessible approach to meditation. Fred as an instructor was genuine about his passion for the subject and was helpful through his understanding of the process. His compassionate and often humorous way of presenting the material made the time in class fly by.

    Thank you, Fred, for an amazing “mindfulness in the workplace” workshop for our agency! We all gained valuable tactics and methods on how to be more mindful which continues to prove to be invaluable across our agency. From practicing mindfulness before team meetings to managing conflict resolution effectively, Fred taught our agency the skills to be mindful in all situations. His session was relevant, thoughtful and necessary for our teams who work every day in a fast-paced environment. I highly recommend him as a coach for any office, team or individual mindfulness sessions.

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