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Bruce Cryer

Bruce CryerCo-Founder, What Makes Your Heart Sing?; CEO, Lissa Rankin, Inc.; Senior Advisor, HeartMath; Senior Fellow, Samueli Institute

Bruce Cryer is a leadership coach and consultant, author, speaker, and co-founder of What Makes Your Heart Sing. For eleven years he served as CEO of the internationally acclaimed HeartMath, an innovative research‐based firm offering scientifically-validated products and award‐winning technology to boost performance, productivity and health while reducing stress. In September 2014 he became CEO for Lissa Rankin, Inc., working closely with founder Dr Lissa Rankin, NY Times bestselling author of “Mind Over Medicine” and the forthcoming “The Fear Cure”. Bruce is deeply honored and excited to join Lissa’s phenomenal team of visionaries, health care leaders, skilled coaches, and humanitarians.

Bruce’s clients have included Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Stanford University, the NHS (UK), HP, NASA, Boeing, L’Oreal, and the Samueli Institute. He is co‐author of the book “From Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance” and the Harvard Business Review article “Pull the Plug on Stress”. Bruce has been a faculty member of the Stanford Executive Program since 1997, Stanford’s Health Improvement Program since 2008, and was named a Top 50 Thought Leader in Personal Excellence. He has been interviewed for or written in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, Fast Company, Modern Healthcare, Leadership Excellence, and medical journals such as Stress Medicine as well as many other business and health publications. A series of major health challenges convinced Bruce to transition to a variety of new roles more closely matching his passions. A former actor/singer/dancer on Broadway, he has revived his singing and dancing skills as a “keynote performer” helping audiences align your work with what is most alive and inspired in your heart.

“Bruce has made a fantastic contribution to the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) over the past twelve years. His insights and practical methodology on how to develop executive coherence provide leaders with both the confidence and the strategies to approach the challenges of change with a minimal level of stress and an optimal level of effectiveness. Bruce has unusual skill in his ability to articulate sophisticated research concepts, effectively share practical skills and essential tools while being emotionally engaging and personal. Our SEP participants are some of the best and brightest leaders in the world and they benefit both for managing large, complicated organizations around the world as well as for managing themselves. I am not surprised that Bruce’s program is so widely accepted and praised.”

~ Bev Smith, Administrative Director, Stanford Executive Program


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Gary Malkin

Gary Malkin - What Makes Your Heart SingMultiple Emmy-award winning composer, producer and recording artist, founder, Wisdom of the World; Co-Founder, What Makes Your Heart Sing?

Gary Malkin is a multiple Emmy, CLIO, and ASCAP award-winning composer, producer and recording artist dedicated to making a difference in the world by creating music-driven media and events that inspire the heart and catalyze individual and social healing. Gary is the co-creator of the internationally acclaimed book and CD set, Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying. He is also the founder, along with co-author Michael Stillwater, of a non-profit organization, Companion Arts, dedicated to supporting greater compassionate based practices and addressing the rampant ‘burn out’ in the caregiver community through provider-focused educational programs and resources called Care for the Journey.

“Gary Malkin’s work goes right to the heart, providing powerful ways to create health and peace within our minds, bodies and souls. It connects me with my soul and inner wisdom, moving me to tears of gratitude. I heartily recommend his presentations – and his music – for anyone seeking a greater a connection with one’s humanity and one’s sense of meaning.”

~ Dr. Christiane Northrup, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

He has given keynotes, presentations, and performances for the Harvard Medical School and George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health’s’ Conference on Spirituality and Health, Scripps Clinic, National Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Association for Professional Chaplains, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine. He was a contributing author to the Oxford University Press compilation entitled, A Time for listening, A time for Caring: Spirituality at the End of Life, was featured in the Huffington Post, as well as the nationally syndicated PBS health and wellness TV show, Healing Quest.

Gary has served as Artistic Director for several conferences including the Quest for Global Healing Conferences, featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other Nobel Laureates, and the Noetic Sciences International Conference on Health and Consciousness. In May of 2008, TED Curator, Chris Anderson, commissioned him to compose the theme package for the global media phenomenon, Pangea Day. After many years of exploring the power of combining music with spoken wisdom, he and his team launched WisdomFIlms: Contemplative Media for Human Being featuring some of the world’s humanitarian luminaries, enhanced with customized music and imagery. Through his performances, presentations and recordings, he is committed to promoting a greater understanding of the power of music and the media arts as a potential source of healing and the integration of body, mind, and spirit. You can see his WisdomFilms at www.hulu.com/wisdom-of-the-world. His websites are www.garymalkin.com, www.wisdomoftheworld.com and www.musaic.biz.

 

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