Fred Pitt

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Certified UM Trainer/Teacher

Fred Pitt is a Meditation Teacher, as well as a former corporate leader and Chief Information Officer. Having been drawn to Meditation 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 current pandemic, Fred has found that many people have 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 Meditation 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 Meditation to organizations and individuals looking to make a positive change.