Global Director, HeartMath Healthcare
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, he served as Vice President for a biotech company. Bruce is 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, UCSF’s Center for the Health Professions, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and more than 25 hospital systems across the US. He has worked extensively with both clinical and administrative leaders throughout the US and within the NHS. He has been on the faculty of the Center for Health Professions at University of California, San Francisco. He has led retreats for health professionals in Italy, and has been a regular speaker at the American Congress of Healthcare Executives for the past decade. In 2005, HeartMath was honored with the ACHE “Management Innovations” award for its work with Delnor-Community Hospital in St. Charles, Illinois.
Mr. Cryer is co-author of From Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance. Bruce is also lead author of the Harvard Business Review article (July 2003), entitled “Pull the Plug onStress”, and co-author of “An Inner Quality Approach to Reducing Stress and Improving Physicaland Emotional Wellbeing at Work”, published in the journal Stress Medicine (1997).
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), amember of the Adaptive Business Leaders Health Care Roundtable, has been a featured speaker across the US in the Lessons in Leadership Distinguished Speakers Series, and is on the facultyof the Global Institute for Leadership Development. He has lectured at the Institute for Health andP roductivity Management (IHPM), the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, the StanfordSloan Program, the Stanford Executive Briefings series, Columbia Senior Executive Program,University of California Berkeley Haas Business School, the Santa Clara University LeaveySchool of Business, the Nanyang Polytechnic University School of Business Management in Singapore, and the International Center for Leadership in Finance, based in Kuala Lumpur.After a two year healing journey convinced him to focus his energies and passions in the global arena for healthcare transformation, Bruce stepped into a new role as Global Director, HeartMathHealthcare.