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Bruce Cryer has spent the past thirty years researching and teaching innovative approaches to maximizing health and organizational performance. He was named President and CEO of HeartMath LLC in 2000, having helped launch the non-profit Institute of HeartMath with founder Doc Childre in 1991.
For eight years prior, Mr. Cryer served as vice president for a biotech company. He was the key architect of programs that incorporate HeartMath's innovative biomedical research into practical tools and strategies to enhance health, performance, creativity, innovation, and productivity for both the individual and the organization. He has successfully guided HeartMath programs at organizations such as Mayo Clinic, Duke University Health System, Stanford Medical Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, UCSF's Center for the Health Professions, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BP, Unilever, and dozens of hospital systems across the U.S. In 2005, HeartMath was honored with the ACHE Management Innovations Award for its work with Delnor-Community Hospital in St. Charles, Illinois, and was a finalist for ABL's Innovations in Healthcare Award.
In 2007, Bruce Cryer was named one of the Top 50 Thought Leaders in Personal Excellence by Leadership Excellence magazine. He is co-author, with Doc Childre, of the book From Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance. He is also lead author of the Harvard Business Review article (July 2003), entitled "Pull the Plug on Stress," and co-author of "An Inner Quality Approach to Reducing Stress and Improving Physical and Emotional Wellbeing at Work," published in the journal Stress Medicine (1997). He has also been interviewed in or written for such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Modern Healthcare, Management Review, Business 2.0, Christian Science Monitor, Executive Excellence, and Leadership Excellence.
Since 1997 Mr. Cryer has been an adjunct professor at Stanford Business School's Executive Program. He is on the Board of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (part of NIH), a member of the Adaptive Business Leaders Health Care Roundtable, has been a featured speaker across the U.S. in the Lessons in Leadership Distinguished Speakers Series, and is on the faculty of both the Global Institute for Leadership Development and UCSF's Center for the Health Professions. He has lectured at the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM), the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, the Stanford Sloan Program, the Stanford Executive Briefings series, the Columbia Senior Executive Program, the University of California Berkeley Haas Business School, the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, the Nanyang Polytechnic University School of Business Management in Singapore, and the International Center for Leadership in Finance based in Kuala Lumpur.
A former actor, singer and dancer on the New York stage, Bruce Cryer starred in more than 700 performances of the internationally acclaimed musical, The Fantasticks in New York City. He lives in Boulder Creek, California, with his wife and daughter, enjoying the fabulous California weather, hiking, gardening, and good health.
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