Bruce Cryer

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Bruce Cryer

Bruce Cryer has had a diverse career spanning musical theater, biotech, personal development, health and well-being, leadership development, and executive mentoring. He began as a singer/dancer/actor on Broadway, including two years as The Boy in The Fantasticks, the world’s longest running musical. Since the early 80s, Bruce has been leading innovative businesses while also teaching science-based approaches to optimal health, personal balance, and human performance. Bruce has been adjunct professor at Stanford University since 1997 and was named CEO of HeartMath LLC in 2000, having helped launch the HeartMath Institute with founder Doc Childre in 1991. Bruce’s clients include Mayo Clinic, The World Bank, Kaiser Permanente, NASA, Unilever, Cisco, Cathay Pacific Airways and the NHS. He mentors many visionary leaders and entrepreneurs.

Bruce is co-author of From Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance and the Harvard Business Review article “Pull the Plug on Stress”, both of which chronicle HeartMath’s experience with large organizations. He contributed to five books being released in 2020.

Bruce is a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders (ATL) and was a co-founder of the New York regional chapter of ATL in 2018. He is on the faculty of the New York Open Center, and Chairperson of the Advisory Council for The Graduate Institute.

A two year health crisis beginning in 2009 convinced him to focus his energies on awakening creative expression. Bruce now enjoys robust health while singing, dancing and sharing the beauty of nature through photography. His keynote performance, “What Makes Your Heart Sing,” awakens the power of inspiration. In 2013, he released Sonic Sanctuaries, a guided meditation CD in collaboration with Emmy-winning composer Gary Malkin. In 2018 he released Renaissance Human, an album of original songs co-created with the Brothers Koren and he performs regularly in New York City.


There can never be too much peace and love in a world starving for both.