Welcome to the Emotional Fitness Institute
What is the Emotional Fitness Institute?
The Emotional Fitness Institute is an organization with a mission on developing a world that is emotionally fit using our very own Emotional Fitness® tools.
Our approach is simple. We create the opportunity for every individual to be listened to and to be heard. Through the tools of Emotional Fitness®, anyone can make sense of their feelings, thoughts and beliefs.
This is the way to Emotional Fitness® and your personal and professional success. You have your own wisdom, experience and answers. What we offer is an approach to listen in on that inner wisdom and find your success in your personal and professional development journey.
Meet Warren & Darren
Creator of Emotional Fitness®
Warren Redman began coaching in 1983, the same time as he started to develop the approach now known as Emotional Fitness®. He became certified as a Master Coach with the International Coach Federation in 2014, the only one in Atlantic Canada.
Born in England, Warren has worked in retail, manufacturing and corporate businesses. He turned to community and youth work and opened his own community consulting and coaching practice, working with a wide range of small and multi-national corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies across the UK.
He moved to Calgary in 1994 where he set up the Centre for Inner Balancing, later called the Emotional Fitness Institute. He taught his Emotional Fitness® Coach Training Program to hundreds of people, including psychologists, human resource professionals, health workers, entrepreneurs, leaders and managers.
In 2009 Warren moved to Shediac NB, continuing to coach and to train others. He has presented at counselling, HR, education and coaching conferences across Canada, as well as the UK, Australia and Israel.
Warren is now turning to a different kind of writing, enjoying the challenge and stimulation of the world of fiction. He is currently working on his eighth novel.
He is a recipient of the YMCA Peace Medallion, past President of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick and a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada.
Darren Duguay, BSc, BEd, EFI, n.d.
Emotional Fitness® Educator
He is a former Community College instructor of eight years and has completed 27 years’ service in the Canadian Armed Forces. As a Naturopath Consultant (n.d.), he is a member of the Alliance of Professional Naturopaths & Naturotherapists.
As an Emotional Fitness® Educator for eight years, Darren leverages his personal, educational and leadership background to educate and train with the tools of Emotional Fitness® to pivot, navigate and succeed through life and business.
Darren is a passionate advocate of holistic fitness. Some of his highlights includes being a two-time Boston Marathon Finisher, being equipped with tools to effectively manage complex Post Traumatic Stress (C-PTS) and embracing his Mi’kmaw heritage.
Darren is a veteran Toastmaster, spoke at a World Summit entitled “Find Your Voice Summit 1” is a co-author of the book “ONE” with a chapter entitled “Connect Within – Trauma Is Our Friend”.