What a wild first quarter this has been! Pretty disorienting isn’t it, with so many changes and turmoil. Consider these questions: Are you feeling on track with your business and personal goals so far? Are you feeling this year has been a real uphill battle so you need to be super-focused, clear, balanced, and

In late 2009 a two-year health and personal crisis began for me — surgery for cancer, life-threatening staph infections, the death of my mother after a long bout with Alzheimer’s, double hip replacement, stepping down from the CEO job of a visionary organization I helped to found, and the dissolution of my marriage. It was

I’m sitting in my study on a glorious almost-summer morning. The coastal fog is still swirling in its morning dance with the sun. “Who will win today?”, they seem to say as they challenge each other daily (I’m rooting for the sun!). My heart is full from the beauty I see from this hillside home perched

For more than a thousand years, and up until about six hundred years ago, the world was mired in the Dark Ages, a time of horrific plagues, religious wars between Christians and anyone non-Christian, and utter chaos. In the midst of this deep darkness a new age of art, music, and culture was being born.

I’m excited to announce a new program I’m launching today called RENAISSANCE MENTORING, designed for visionary entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders. My 35+ years in business as a CEO, entrepreneur, marketing and sales executive, mentor, coach and consultant, and my love of all things beautiful and transformative — music, dance, art, meditation — blend to create a

Recently I learned that the Harvard Business Review was planning to republish an article I wrote for them in 2003 entitled “Pull the Plug on Stress”. The reason was a new HBR OnPoint Magazine issue on the theme of “How to Be Productive—Without Burning Out.” Twelve years after the original publication of the piece, the

I was privileged to speak at a powerful inspired conference in June 2015 called the Love Summit, a gathering of executives and organizational leaders at the headquarters of the legendary ad agency, Wieden + Kennedy. Organized by DreamChange and produced by the remarkable Samantha Thomas, it was an empowering memorable day for all of us

What silent wishes of your heart have never arrived in the bright sunshine of a vivid dream? What dreams in your heart have yet to come true? Carl Sandburg was so accurate when he said: “Nothing happens unless first we dream.” How could this profound statement change how you work with clients, with co-workers? How

Having had careers spanning publishing, biotech, nutrition, wellness, music, theater and art, I deeply believe and know in my bones that artistic expression and creative imaginings represent the highest manifestation of our humanity. What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience? — Rollo May      

Beauty awakens the soul to act

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 by

I awoke again this morning as a stunning pastel sunrise formed over the Bay. I never tire of these glorious mornings, even when the sun is hiding behind fog or clouds. There is no question for me that “beauty awakens my soul to act.” Beauty inspires me to share my heart, share my feelings, to

The Tracks We Leave Behind

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 by

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” – American Indian Proverb I’ve thought a lot in recent months about the legacy I’m leaving, the tracks left behind by my life. I know that if my life ended now I would have left a lot to the world: the ground-breaking, soul-enriching work of

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” — Henri Bergson Are you creating yourself endlessly, as Henri Bergson suggests is the key to life? Or does that sound hopelessly exhausting? I have found in my own life, and as a physical reality of

I grew up steeped in the idealism of the 60s. I and many of my generation envisioned a world that was good, where people were treated humanely, where war was rejected as inhumane and inherently bad, where human and personal rights were regarded as sacred. Implied in so many of the movements of that era,

Some of my connections know I went through a serious health crisis several years ago when I was still CEO of HeartMath, an organization I helped to found in 1991. I learned a lot about life, death, fear, and love while experiencing two life-threatening illnesses. I went through a painful and scary rollercoaster involving multiple surgeries, multiple tests,

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast I had the good fortune of having a three hour conversation with Brother David Steindl-Rast about 30 years ago as we drove together to a monastery and retreat center along

Four years ago when I stepped down as CEO for HeartMath, an innovative research and education organization in the stress and well-being space, I was a recovering cancer patient in the middle of bilateral hip replacement. I had started to feel optimistic after a very scary two years which included life-threatening staph infections and the

I’m traveling to the East Coast of the US today for a two week trip of reflection, deep inquiry, meditation, vacation, and some business. This quote struck a chord as my journey starts. “The greatest strength is gentleness.” I am meditating deeply — and gently — over the direction of my life spiritually and professionally. As

Dear friend and colleague, I’m excited to announce the launch of my new Cryer Consulting services through my new website and blog, BruceCryer.com. I’ve combined my 35 years in business as an executive, coach, facilitator, speaker, business development guy and strategist — as well as my life experience in theatrical performance and overcoming serious health challenges

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